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I Am Involuntarily Celibate

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26 People

    I Don't Really Know Where To Even Begin... - Other than the fact that this problem, and my either own lazyness or inability to overcome and solve it, has driven me crazy, left me...
    OneLonelyDude OneLonelyDude 22-25, M Nov 3, 2009

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    Chronic Penile Pain For 3+ Years - I wasn't always involuntary celibate, I used to have a pretty active sex life. Around 3 years ago I began experiencing pain in the penile shaft...
    brewpunk74 brewpunk74 36-40, M Jul 17, 2012

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    So Close, Yet So Far Away - I grew up in a rural Bible Belt part of the country, and although my parents were loving, I found that I could never connect with women there while I...
    widukind746 widukind746 26-30 1 Response Sep 13, 2010

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    I Don't Think It'll Ever Change. - I am 37 years old and have never had a relationship. Never been taken out to dinner, never strolled down the street on a lazy Sunday afternoon...
    single37 single37 36-40 Apr 14, 2012

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    Incel, Not Virgin... - I already have a story up about being a virgin, one of the first I wrote when coming to EP. Looking at it now, and reading other people's stories about being...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Yes, I'm Still Incel... - When I created this group as TheRealWoman, I had hoped that things would improve. They haven't. Over a year ago, I gave a lonely male acquaintance a hand...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    Stifled, Strangled Passion - Yes I would say I am involuntarily celibate: I don't choose to strictly get along with internationals or just anything but locals but somehow that is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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    This Whole Thing.... - This incel problem, is something I can't stop thinking about. It drives/has driven me crazy and gotten me so angry before. I mean, how and why does this...
    OneLonelyDude OneLonelyDude 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2009

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    Without the Right Affection and Sexual Contact... - One can go insane. Look at me, living proof! It's not that I choose not to have sex because of any moral reason, it's...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 15 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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    By choice, because I am Christian and not married. I have a boyfriend and don't flirt with anyone else. It's his choice to be celibate before marriage too. We have the same...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I recently decided to become celibate. I was living with my boyfriend but I moved out. I want to be a committed follower of Jesus. Since my ex-boyfriend is Atheist and we have...
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    Being in a celebrate relationship is not that hard anymore. Kissing is the only sexual thing we do, seriously, oh and cuddling and holding hands, and that's it. At times, we have...
    Sistahsky Sistahsky 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to my post yesterday. I was overwhelmed by the friendship and advice that you guys gave. As I think about the situation I am in...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 3 Responses 30 mins ago

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    How naive to say 'never'. You don't know what you'll do in 5 or 10 or 20 years. Things are not always black and white. What if, on your honeymoon your husband suffers a serious...
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    So here we go... I am a Christian. I am also in a beautiful relationship with a girl and have been for the past year and 3 months. This is the story of my journey and struggles. I...
    tshirthappy tshirthappy 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Overview: Male 47 ; Australia; Dated (celibate) a young Catholic lady for seven years; Married for seven more years (sexless after honeymoon); no children (guess why); We have had...
    angelwanderer angelwanderer 46-50 27 Responses Apr 1

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    I've been Celibate for almost two years. I'm ready to give up because honestly there's not many people wanting to wait until there's at least a commitment. Help!!
    Livelaughlearn76 Livelaughlearn76 36-40, F Apr 5

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    1. I was born on September 5th, 1954. 2. I am female. 3. I have one child, a daughter who was born June 15, 1985. 4. I watch FOX News. 5. I live with my parents: Mom was born...
    azny azny 56-60, F Apr 5

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    I don't have a family. There's nothing more than blood that links me to the people that I'm unfortunate enough to live with. These people are petty, they are racist, small minded...
    TheSchemingPuppeteer TheSchemingPuppeteer 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Black, White, Red, Yellow, Brown, Atheist, Buddist, Christian, Hindi, Jewish, Muslim, New Age, Believers in Reincarnation, Spiritualism, Voodoo, Tall, Short, Fat, Skinny, Ugly...
    LonesomeGeorge LonesomeGeorge 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    Hi, I am 17 years old and I have been dealing with HS for 4-5 years now. I was only diagnosed last month though because I was afraid and ashamed to tell anyone about it, including...
    ab019 ab019 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Okay so yesterday was horrible. My best friend was in the corridor alone and he (my teacher) walked up behind her and playfully kicked the back of her foot. When she turned around...
    dontstandsoclosetome1 dontstandsoclosetome1 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    A majority of my yearly recurring dreams often fall under one of the following categories: 1. Holiday themed. 2. Food related. 3. Old places i've lived. 4. Places i've visited...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 28

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    "Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Joyce Carol Oates
    yesenia25 yesenia25 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Yours truly is an INFJ – Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, and Judging. The skinny is that time alone energizes me, my thinking is big-picture and gut-feeling dominated, my...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Good bye. i found ep in the month of december, in the year when i decided that that year would be my last. it was my home where i could share, where i met people like me. People i...
    kragoth135 kragoth135 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    They are insulting to people who actually experience it involuntarily. They make people who actually wet the bed look bad and bring negative attention to bed wetting.
    Akakios1 Akakios1 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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