One major reason I still avoid sex at 33 is that normies who go and fuck succubi just don't seem to get any long-term fulfillment from it. However temporarily happy they might be, in the aftermath I think most of them feel let down by the experience and probably lose their sense of wonder for erotica. I really enjoy erotica and don't want to lose my sense of wonder for it. I think I idealize sex in my mind and know that 3D would never be able to match 2D, that it would come with too many complications, so it's better just to fap to waifus and explore fantasy scenarios from a safe space.
To me it feels like being a wizard is can be a ramification of having important values, but not actually a cause of them. Like we abstain from sex because we are observant, have forethought, witness how society functions, how people change. We see behind the curtain at components normies overlook, and we can't unsee those components, which push us away from participating.
That's the so-called "volcel" point of view, mind you. It would not reflect the so-called "crab" point of view, and I consider them to be wizards too. I'm not sure how much better off their celibacy makes them, if they constantly waste efforts trying to obtain sex or are upset because they cannot pursue it.
At the same time, while volcels are not wasting time pursuing it or fretting over its lack (partly I think because it feels better to choose a path than for there to be only one path) I think it is actually our prioritized time and conscientiousness which elevates us above normies, not actually the lack of sex.
Say for example: some succubus drugged you and raped you in your sleep and you never found out about it. You'd technically no longer be a virgin anymore, but your mind wouldn't actually change. You'd still have elevated priorities above a normy. "Mana" is for the most part a metaphor, and I think when we discuss succubi stealing mana, rather than it being a metaphor for sperm, I think we can also view it as succubi stealing our souls: our attentions, our worries, our identities.
That is what is protected by not being involved in relationships. However, these factors can be stolen even without sex: succubi (and even men) can steal those factors from you regardless of whether or not sex is involved. Whether it's a so-called "crab" friendzoned by some succubus he's thirsty for, or some guy getting bossed around by his mom, they can still wreck your life, Post too long. Click here to view the full text.