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The Voluntary Eunuchs

When Jesus’ disciples told him that a lifetime married to a woman, with no option for divorce, was not necessarily an desirable path, Jesus reflected on an alternative; the life of a eunuch.

Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”
Matthew chapter 19

What seems particularly remarkable to me, is that there are those who choose to live like eunuchs. So what are eunuchs, and are there people today who prefer to live as eunuchs rather than enter heterosexual marriage for life? Yes, apparently, according to this article –

http://bigthink.com/experts-corner/the-surprising-truth-about-modern-eunuchs

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