A deadbedroomer aka a marcel is someone who is in a sexless marriage. Deadbedroomers are a subset of nearcels or quasicels. The word is a metonym that metaphorically describes the state of sexlessness in marriages.
The synonym marcel is a blend of the words “married” and “incelibacy”.
Monogamy as incel-promoting
Unlike non-married involuntary celibacy, the marcel spouse’s only escape is divorce if he or she cannot resuscitate the marriage and the spouse is unwilling to allow an open marriage. For various reasons, this may not be possible, effectively trapping the marcel spouse in an incel state.
This leads some incels to reject monogamy out-of-hand as unworkable for incels, given the incel-promoting nature of many marriages. Such incels may instead adovcate for polyandry, and sometimes a subset of polygamy called polygynandry. Other tradcon incels make fun of such incels as cucks
Charles Fourier once wrote that an objective of marriage was to give women to poor men, but he also implied that marriage is bankrupt due to dead bedrooms, and suggested that marriage only works for "monotonous and methodical countries", such as Germany, and does not work in France, which he stated, "Has the best cuckolds in the world".
- The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy by Charles Fourier
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