From Anarchy In Action

Formed in 4th-century CE Syria, the Massalians were a gnostic Christian heresy which believed that a period of strict asceticism enabled practitioners to reach a condition of such purity that they subsequently did not have to worry about sin and could indulge themselves sexually as they wished. The Massalians had female and male leaders. They would influence the 10th-century Bulgarian Bogomils.[1]

  1. Arthur Evans, Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture: A Radical View of Western Civilization and Some of the People it Has Tried to Destroy (feral death coven, 2013), 62.