“…there are some very healthy people who voluntarily forgo all kinds of pleasures, who neither walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the pestilent (Ps. 1:1). Therefore, those who voluntarily “make themselves eunuchs” and try to abstain from pleasures have the prospect of entering the Heavenly Kingdom. ”
(Hieromonk Irenei Pikovsky, Homily for the Circumcision)