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What does incel stand for?

incel stands for Involuntarily Celibate

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While not distinguishing between voluntarily and involuntarily celibate marriages, Donnelly (1993) found that unhappiness with marriage, plans or desires to leave the relationship, lack of shared activity, increased age, the presence of preschoolers, and poor health were significant correlates of sexual inactivity in marriage.