Following a rather bad car accident, my father was left unable to care for us for quite some time and I, as the eldest son, was left to not only attend school, but earn a living as well. I spent much of my time at home working around the house and pitching in wherever I could. My mother and I grew quite close during this ordeal and that escalated into affection being shown that neither of us understood at the time. This led to date nights which one night led to spending the night together in my mother's bed and from there a secret yet absolutely fulfilling relationship which still flourishes today. It's been well over 20 years of taking care of each other's wants and needs and is still absolutely secret. No one is being harmed or doing anything they don't want or desire. It is an amazing feeling fulfilling her needs and her fulfilling mine.
The key issue is if the incest really consensual or if it is one person pushing or forcing the other to participate in any act that makes them uncomfortable. Obviously brother, sister or same sex siblings are most likely to play doctor or get involved out of curiosity. However neither a brother or sister should forcibly pursue a sibling. Nor should a parent pursue a child (under that age of consent). Legally a child cannot consent so it renders that argument moot anyway.
When it is a parent child relationship that is in focus, the parent should always be careful to protect their children when they are not mature enough to make a decision of a sexual nature. A parent should warn their children against sex with anyone until they are mature enough. However, once a child has reached adulthood and the child wishes to pursue a loving relationship with a parent there should be no problem as long as they use protection from pregnancy. 32 states recognize 16 as the legal age of consent meaning the child can choose a sex partner of any age. Parents probably should not make their feelings of wanting incest from their child known to their children unless the child approaches the subject first. This insures that the parent is not influencing the child to make a decision against their will.
After the age of consent it is possible that a child wants their first experience to be with someone they love and trust. Someone in their family. They may want the security that if anything goes wrong their parent or siblings will be more understanding and help them more it they were involved. A person in a relationship with a person that is not in their family can find the partner they trusted has simply run away to avoid any responsibility. Boys and girls get themselves in lots of trouble because they got involved in non incestuous relationships that ended in pregnancy. So talking about harm to a boy or girl as a result of an incestuous relationship is not really valid unless you also consider that a non incestuous relationship can be equally harmful.
In most cases I would think that a brother or sister having relations with each other would involve both of them trying to keep it secret to avoid societal taboos and would necessarily also include the need to protect against pregnancy. In this way it is probably less dangerous than unprotected sex in non incestuous relationships. More often than not a non family member is more interested in self gratification and not so concerned with the welfare of a partner.
If the relationship is between a father/daughter or mother/son or same sex parents the same rules would apply. It is just a little more complicated.
If the States recognize a persons right to choose any sex partner they want, they must also recognize that person has a choice and responsibility to report the relationship as abusive if necessary.
My mother raised me since I was a baby. I slept in her bed and eventually she taught me how to make her satisfied. She has always given me pleasure as well, since the day she discovered I was hard for her, without shaming me. I will be grateful forever, mom!
The object of desire is pleasure. Mutually desirous pleasure through sexual activity is the basis of and reason for Humanity`s existence. Various religious arguments against incest are motivated by unreasoned and unrealistic factors of imaginative symbols such as "God" and "God`s purpose" and "Original Sin" and the "purity" of virginity.
Universal acceptance of my argument does look a long way off but in my personal experience I have met three female persons who have thrilled to incestuous pleasures (two with father and one with brother) and two male persons who have enjoyed enduring sexual relations with their mother.
Depending on the ages of said sister or family member it's acceptable in my opinion, 18+ only of course. If you're both consenting to this and have talked about it thoroughly even if it's just occasional flings then go for it. That said it MUST stay private considering the social stigmas and problems that would arise from continuing said relationship in the open. If you'd like to be open and public about it then the choice is mainly to move somewhere remote where nobody you know would be able to recognize or validate that you two are family.
I don't see why this would be illegal, it should be the choice of both the individuals involved. Obviously rape is wrong, but there is such thing as consensual incest. I would never do it personally, but I wouldn't think anything negative about the people who do have intimate relations with their siblings. I do NOT mean pedophilia, because I am strongly against that. I mean simple consensual sex between siblings of similar ages.
I think that it's okay for eachother, if each other likes it, and enjoys it. And as long as they don't get kids. I'd like to say Yes to the debate because I think it's alright. Though I don't think that it's alright if they get kids. Then in the other way I think it's okay if they use condoms or take pills, if you know what I mean.
1. Your sister is good practice. When you go through it with your sister, you work with each other and understand what to expect. You live in the same household, so you are forced to deal with each other. Too many people at this age, just take relationships for granted and hurt someone emotionally and mess with other peoples feelings. There is no running, from the other, when you are related, you just have to accept they live in the same house and work with them.
2. There is no emotional roller coaster. You would just have simple sex to understand it and enjoy yourself. There's no "He broke up with me, and rumors are going to fly at school". No, its simple, you both know this is taboo, and if either of you tells others, BOTH of you suffer societies scrutiny and possibly parents scrutiny. Being discreet is the best choice.
3. Take the time to get to learn each others bodies. Learn what she likes, and how to do it, so that when you get a girlfriend, you know the hotspots. Not every girl is the same in what they like, but they all have the same hotspots, and you will have the basics down. Intimacy is not just about hitting it and quitting it. It is about taking time to please one another and make love. There are various spots that really get a women going. Practice on sis, so you can be a pro when you get to your future girlfriend.
6. You must question, who is anyone to tell you who you make love to or how you make love? As a society, if we tell people who to make love to, that is beyond equivalent to arranged marriage, where your parents tell you who to marry and make love to. Except in incest, society would tell you who NOT to make love to. This is just as equally wrong. If 2 people want to make love, suppose its 2 relatives, then they should, period. Its no ones business to try to separate them.
10. Remember that incest is not accepted because of culture. Religion has told everyone its not ok, yet religion has been the cause of so many wars. People argue that children can be deformed from incest. Yea, so wear a condom. You should be wearing a condom with WHOMEVER partner you choose, not just a relative. The third argument is that it disgusts some people. That is fine, those disgusted people do not have to do it. However if 2 people enjoy it or want it, then so be it. If you like chocolate ice cream, and chocolate disgusts me, I will not prevent you from eating it, because you enjoy that. I will just go have vanilla because that is what I prefer.
I noticed that some people started using all caps when saying no. Is caps necessary? When you start banging your fist, it means that you have nothing good to say, and that you need to bang your fist to grab people's attention. Anyways, people should be allowed to love whoever the hell they want, and shouldn't be criminalized for trying something else. Yeah, deformities are a problem, but that just means one needs to use a condom/pills/abortion in case.
Also, I am not saying father/daughter incest or mother/son incest is okay. A minor (under 16) and an adult is and will always be wrong. If they are both over 16, so be it. For people fearing that abuse will become more problematic, that is not the case. Abuse will always occur, no matter what laws are in place.
Families should be able to practice safe sex if they wish to do so. As long it doesn't harm anyone, then why not? I mean, to me it would be safer to have sex with a sibling than have sex with a stranger. It is all about freedom of choice. Morally some say it is wrong, but then again it is not illegal to have sex with a stranger, and that is also morally wrong to some.
In my opinion adult Incest should be acceptable, because there are many mother and sisters can not have sex satisfaction because of being early widow. It helps them to live a satisfied and safe life (In their own community). I have a sister (7 years elder to me), she is 43 years old and widow, and sexually unsatisfied.
I have come to know in recent times that incest is not criminal in many countries and a few states in the USA itself.
Also that this non criminal situation has existed long enough to ask the question: how has such incest freedom affected those societies in which it has been free to indulge for a long time?
Seems to me Russia is doing fine. And as far as I see Japan has also done good for more than a hundred years no since their incest has been decriminalised. No social disintegration there..Nor in Holland, Brasil, Argentina, China etc
Destroys society, eh?! Interesting!
Seems to be that the taboo keeps incest alive as an issue. Drop the illegality and ultimately reduce or kill the activity completely.
Those who are titillated by the incest taboo better watch out! Legal incest may just kill the excitement that may attach to the issues at the moment
Incest is an integral part of human evolution. That is obvious no matter what experts may say to the contrary.
Going backwards, humans were increasingly smaller numerically, until you get to a point at which if no incest... No human species. Now with 7 billion we can speak of full diversity, in terms of widespread genes mixing.
Yet there it appears incest will never be a big factor in life again. The taboo which is the real attraction, was imposed by the church, male domination opposed to female promiscuity and the full establishment of the fatherhood in society.
Once legal strictures against incest are removed the taboo will die or decrease significantly. Humanity will not have to be wasting time and resources policing people for incest, nor paying for such jail time.
Someone mentioned heterosexual incest is much more natural than homosexuality. Quite true.
I am not a fan of gays but I give them rights among which would not include official marriage. I would recognize common relationships and deal with the issues resulting positively.
I am truly aghast at the behaviour of american homosexuals, who, organised into a huge powerful lobby have become just as tyrannical as any source of social power anywhere, seeking to impose their life style on the world, not just on America.
That has been a huge turn off to me, causing me me to lose all empathy with the gay movement. I consider their issues now simple and practically with no emotion in the process...As in previous times in consideration of their issues as one of civil rights...About which I am passionate.
So I will accord gays their rights to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, freedom from targeting and all prejudice due to sexual orientation. But I am truly unhappy about the intrusion of homosexuality into all areas of social life as proper alternative for relationships. Especially where children are concerned.
That's totally ridiculous. Homosexuality is not and cannot be a permanent state of social existence producing an enduring orientation in society as we go. Gays are born the way they are...Not a choice of theirs. Which means if they had a choice they would not be homosexual.
Well...Society may find ways to prevent or correct whatever it is that makes people gay long before they are born and the gay issue would be done.
The point is the gays who are alive now...Their right to live and do so as best they can...Their right to education and working at what they are qualified for without prejudice due to sexual orientation. That is the concern..The protection of the rights of all who are alive including gays to the best life they can earn for themselves.
Doing so does not require that everyone live with homosexuality up in their faces, taught to children in schools, the boy scouts, marriage etc.. That that is in fact happening has turned me off almost totally from the gay issue in affirmative sense
The only arguments against incest are that it causes birth defects and that it's "sick".
2 individuals with preexisting genetic defects can reproduce legally, but when 2 healthy, closely related adults reproduce, it's breaking the law. For obvious reasons, that is a stupid argument. Besides, studies have shown a certain degree of incest is actually beneficial to our gene pool.
As for incest being "sick", that is a matter of opinion. With America striving to be so politically correct and non-judgmental, you would think that incest would've been legalized before gay marriage.
People need to mind their own business
Sex between male and female is much more natural than between those of the same sex, yet the latter is legal in the UK and the USA. I am a widow, and have been having sex with my son since he was 11 years old. He is 33 and married now, but he still find time to satisfy my sexual needs. His wife knows about this, and approves. Incest is wonderful when those involved really love each other.
Decriminalize it between two consenting adults. And I mean CONSENTING! No familial rape or abuse or coercion. But two adults who are in love well maybe.... But I am a very liberal open minded man. I never engaged in such behavior but the world was different back then. There are married relationships that are abusive and negative power struggles. Two adult equals in love well maybe. The Bible says that if our children talk back to us then we are required to stone them. And if a man spills his seed, i.e. Masturbates then he should be put to death and any one who is married and has an adulterous affair should be put to death. Not to mention shellfish and pork and the wearing of cotton is off limits. Leviticus is filled with "laws" that would put most of the world to death. Get real people!
If two people love each other in that way, what difference does it make? What business is it of anybody but those parties involved in incest, what those parties do? Provided that incest occurs in private and all parties involved are at the age of consent (18) and willingly give said consent, then nobody has a right to stand in their way. We've seen the catastrophic failures of laws that attempt to prohibit sexual freedom, often on religious grounds. Because church and state are justifiably separate powers, the church cannot sanction laws based on their religious beliefs. Why should an atheist follow God's laws? That's just nonsensical. If you believe incest is wrong by your religious belief, fine. Nobody's telling you you have to engage in it. All we want is to give people who have nothing to do with your religion anyway, a chance to live with their stolen rights returned to them.
There's no real difference between incest, so long as it's within the age limit, and other every day relationships. Who is anyone to really say how and why people fall in love? I say as long as you keep your business behind closed doors, and don't openly flaunt the fact that you're dating your blood relative, then it really shouldn't make a difference.
Oh and use a condom, genetics do tend to get a bit rampant with incest.
My mother and I were reasonably close but a few years ago we started to argue constantly and drift apart from each other. We were both very frustrated after we found out my dad had another woman and child and left us. One day I suggested that we have sex and initially she refused and things got worse, but after a few days she agreed and I must say it was the most meaningful sex I'll ever have. A mother and her child already love each other, what better way to strengthen that love and existing bond then to partake in intimate activities together. We were extremely close after that and so much happier. I say YES to incest.
Legally permitted incest would merely make incest optional, not compulsory! Those who dislike incest would only have to abstain.
Legalising such acts would mean a lessened need for secrecy, and thus make open discussion of such sexual matters more easily accepted.
Historically, incest was severely frowned upon because of the likelihood of damaged infants being born, but with modern education, and modern contraception, social sex without pregnancy is easily available.
Incest, openly participated in, does create stronger bonds within a family and lessens the urge for secret extra-marital affairs
Legally permitted incest would free participants of the fear of blackmail with threats of prosecution or public humiliation.
Involving children in open incest and sex discussions would reduce the number of shild abuse cases as they would feel freer to talk about any attempts to manipulate them without shame or fear.
Everything should be legal by default. Laws ought then only be created to restrict an individual's behavior when it would bring harm or gross endangerment to another person. Thinking something is nasty, gross, or even icky is not a compelling reason to enforce your will on everyone else. With respect to child birth, so what? There are any number of reckless things you can do while pregnant that may cause defects, yet we don't pass laws to regulate them. What makes this so different?
Not every time someone has sex, a baby pops out. That's not how it works. So you guys can STFU with this nonsense about babies. I think there should be something in place to stop them having biological children, but I see no reason to stop them having sex altogether.
Incest is banned because of possibility of mental defects in offspring. If female partner is past child-bearing age there are no grounds for it's banning. This of course would lead to the conclusion that the ban had no validity at all to sex between consenting practitioners of the same sex. Except on the grounds that it was sinful or immoral as we are always told but by whom? Those who control behavior by using the guilt stick or some other religious trick.
Laws against incest in the us did not come about until the 1860's and have become more stringent. It is widely practiced in Muslim nations where 1st cousin marriages are preferred and are normal. Arguments against incest always talk about birth defects etc. But research finds that there are greater risk of birth defects from woman conceiving over the age of 40 than there are from incest.
All people who say that it is against god's will, not everyone shares your religion. There are thousands of different religions world wide that don't even have anything to do with your bible and your god. If you think that incest is just immoral and wrong for no reason, it is probably because you've been thought that all your life and it never occurred to you to question what you were told. Furthermore, those who said incest can cause severe deformities in offspring, you might also appose incest between two brothers or two sisters which can't possibly produce offspring. I think that if two people love each other and they happen to be related it should be their choice to be together as long as they are consenting adults, and make sure not to produce a child with deformities. Yes, incest is disgusting to us, but homosexuality is disgusting to most people as well and is not always considered immoral. Also, I think it's disgusting if two fat people have sex. That doesn't mean it's immoral. It's their decision as long as its between two consenting adults. That is all.
Typical reasons people think incest should be illegal:
1. Power differential. So should we ban S&M there's typically a power differential there. Should we ban capitalism? Employer/employee, that's a power differential. Consenting adults can consent to power differentials.
2. Increased risk of genetic disease. Still not 100%, unlike couples who share the same recessive genetic illness who do have a 100% chance that any kids they have will have the disease and not only is it legal for them to have sex but they can even marry.
3. Eww... Self-explanatory. It disgusts me too and I would never get involved in a sexual relationship with a close family member BUT that's not a good reason to make it illegal.
If both parties are in love and no coercion involved, and they have protection then there is nothing wrong.
Sex can be for procreation but can also be for recreation. Incest is for recreation.
It strengthens the bond between two consenting individuals
You can save from a lot of STD in this way.
Sex is beautiful and enjoyable activity. If you are not harming anybody else then it is very positive and best LTR.
It is a choice between two adults to be involved in Incest. If you look at the past we know there was Adam and Eve but there was no other human beings, so their children must have been involved in incest. I have nothing else to say in this matter.
Incest between two consenting adults should be permitted because it is a beautiful expression of love between two adults. But underage sex should be forbidden and abuse should also be forbidden. The two must be adults. So my answer is yes. Legalize incest. But only for adults. I believe that it can be a rich, lovely and beautiful relationship.
An adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion, should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with any and all consenting adults, without prosecution, harassment, or discrimination.
The Constitutional principles of equal protection, freedom of association, freedom of religion, and the right to privacy, along with basic fairness, rational reflection, and compassion, necessitate that the US government ensure the rights of all adults.
There is no rational reason for keeping laws or taboos against consensual incest that is consistently applied to other relationships. Personal disgust or religion is only a reason why one person would not want to personally engage in what I call consanguinamory, not why someone else shouldn't do it.
Some people try to justify their prejudice against consanguineous sex and marriage by being part-time eugenicists and saying that such relationships inevitably lead to “mutant” or “deformed” babies. This argument can be refuted on several fronts. 1. Some consanguineous relationships involve only people of the same gender. 2. Not all mixed-gender relationships birth biological children. 3. Most births to consanguineous parents do not produce children with significant birth defects or other genetic problems; while births to other parents do sometimes have birth defects. 4. We don’t prevent other people from marrying or deny them their reproductive rights based on increased odds of passing along a genetic problem or inherited disease. It is true that in general, children born to consanguineous parents have an increased chance of these problems than those born to nonconsanguineous parents, but the odds are still minimal. Unless someone is willing to deny reproductive rights and medical privacy to others and force everyone to take genetic tests and bar carriers and the congenitally disabled and women over 35 from having children, then equal protection principles prevent this from being a justification to bar this freedom of association and freedom to marry.
Some say "Your sibling should not be your lover." That is not a reason. It begs the question. Many people have many relationships that have more than one aspect. Some women say their sister is their best friend. Why can’t their sister be a wife, too?
Some say “There is a power differential.” This applies least of all to siblings or cousins who are close in age, but even where the power differential exists, it is not a justification for denying this freedom to sex or to marry. There is a power differential in just about any relationship, sometimes an enormous power differential. To question if consent is truly possible in these cases is insulting and demeaning.
Some say “There are so many people outside of your family." There are plenty of people within one’s own race, too, but that is no reason to ban interracial marriage. So, this isn't a good reason either.
Some people who say it is wrong seem to have no problem with complete strangers having sex. So get over it, all of you who want your personal disgust to dictate the lives of others.
Incest should be legal if both side (Male & Female) happily agree to do so. There is no matter who are they, Brother & Sister - Mom and Son - Dad & Daughter etc. Love can't see boundaries. We can marry whom we just know for last few months but can't marry to whom we love from childhood or since birth. There is risk of genetic disorders if child birth happens into this type of relationship but medically now we can test at pregnancy time and save the disorders.
Child starts loving their family members since birth and more attached to father,mother and siblings. When it comes to sex, person feels more comfortable with the person whom they love most. So if it is just for pure sexual pleasure mutually agreed for without any force or seduction involved, there is no harm.
I think it should be legalized because the government has no right to interfere with what you do behind closed doors as long as it does not hurt anybody else. A person committing incest does not do it "just because". There is an extremely strong feeling of love that arises here, and it is rare and powerful. The people that say it is sick or wrong are casting judgement because they never felt how powerful this feeling of love is. If you are married and in love, then multiply that feeling by a 1000, and you might start to understand how 2 people with similar genes might have emotional connections that most people only dream about. They should not have children. They should be allowed to adopt though. If this is illegal, then homosexuality should have a prison term as well. The naysayers speak of the bible, and what is right in evolution. 2 men having sex is far worse than a man and woman who are deeply in love but share a close gene pool. I happen to be a committed follower and Christian as well. Now I can see problems in an immediate family, but it should be okay between a half sister or half brother who are separated at birth and reunite as adults. Or even cousins for that matter. Full blood relative in immediate family is probably not a good idea for obvious reasons.
If no one is getting hurt/forced into it, then who cares? Seriously, there are probably more people in non-incestuous relations that are being treated worse than those who are. Not all incest is about rape, there are people who just cant help who they have fallen in love with. Even if love has nothing to do with it, if it is a consensual act, then leave them alone.
The Bible may say that incest is wrong, but what about Adam and Eve? Only two people populated this planet at one point according to it. If incest is wrong, then how are there over 7 billion people now? Adam must have had sex with his daughter/daughters, while Eve had sex with her son/sons. And the son/sons had to have had sex with their sister/sisters. And this is all according to the Bible.
Consenting adults are consenting adults, their sexual business is not any concern of anyone else. Offspring from these relationships should be avoided, but honestly if someone is willing to take on the potential financial impact of a child with a genetic disorder related to inbreeding, then have at it. Personally I think the entire idea is disgusting, but my personal feelings shouldn't bar someone else from happiness.
There is no substantial evidence showing an increased risk of birth defects among children who are products of incest. That said however many people are born into a family that uses coercion, rape, and incest indoctrination for mainly religious reasons to continue the "purity" of whatever bloodline they believe they are continuing. This is where the damage lies within the incest family. Further marrying a close isn't crazy or wrong depending on where you live it may be easier to live and love your with close family, a person you are used to being with and working closely with.
Let us take offspring out of the debate for one second and then consider if incest can be justified between related adults. I say Yes
The only reason sexual contact with related family is against the law is because of suspected problems for offspring.
In my mind: If you get the snip and you can not reproduce, why the fuzz?
Recent evidence has shown that incest isn't as likely to produce unhealthy offspring as once believed. So, one of the primary reasons for it being illegal is greatly reduced. If it is illegal, it needs to be shown that it is harmful to society, to the people involved, or to the offspring. And, I'm not sure if it is or not, at this point.
Nothing has been proven about offspring having a more substantial retardation risk.
As repellent as the idea of incest is, the state has no business interfering in the sexual practices of consenting adults as long as no one is being harmed. The only harm that can come from this practice is the potential birth of an unhealthy child. So the laws against adult incest should be replaced by laws against having children in that situation.
While personally disgusting, there is no actual reason for consensual incest to be illegal. Chances of birth defects are real, but not guaranteed. If there is any history of abuse, then children from incestuous families must be removed. If anything, it should be treated similarly to addiction, with therapy. But so long as there is consent on both parties and neither party is charging the other with coercive actions, then it should not be a matter of the law.
I believe that adult incest should not be legalized. It is proven that if close family member have children they are more likely to be born with birth defects such as mental retardation. It is also morally wrong in the view of society to perform such acts with another family member.
Incest has been traditionally illegal in most nations. The primary reason for this is the worry over possible offspring the offending parties might produce. There are some valid concerns over the multiplication of genetic abnormalities these children could possess. That being said, however, incest between consenting adults is a victimless crime and there should be changes made to the laws to reflect this. While I am uncertain how to best implement it, the ideal situation would be that any two parties of whatever biological relation could legally engage in sexual relations providing they are both of legal age to consent and at least one party has to be surgically sterilized to prevent possible conception.
Incest should be illegal it's not good for anyone involved. Offspring produced from incest are not born healthy. Incest can also be an indication of sexual abuse within a family. A niece should date her uncle it's wrong. A person who feels attracted to their family is lacking good moral judgment. Most cases of incest are really cases of molestation and deep lying abuse.
Incest between first cousins may be distasteful for some individuals but the practice produces few if any detriments to children created by the union. First cousins who create children due to an incestuous union typically only have slightly higher rates of birth defects than normal couples. But, since we do not prevent individuals from reproducing or attempting to reproduce who are carriers of known genetic mutations then we cannot prevent first cousins from attempting to do the same. There are no legal grounds to prevent incestuous relationships between first cousins as there is no demonstrable side effects to these types of unions.
At a basic level, laws exist to protect a society from itself. People are restricted from making decisions that negatively affect other members of the society. Incest, even between consenting adults, has a greatly increased risk of genetic defects for the offspring. However, it could certainly be argued that consenting adults have the right to take that risk. After all, we do not forbid others with a high risk of birth defects from having children.
This notion that incest is all about love is nothing but a lie and a cover-up. Lets face it. People involved in any form of incest are thinking of only themselves. There is much disrespect and manipulation to get what they want. It's sad but very true. Incest supporters are in deep denial of there condition. It most likely goes back into there childhood. Somewhere proper boundaries were broken, and as a result there is some form of abuse.
People involved in incest try to rationalize and justify there behaviors. To them it's only about getting what they want and that is sex. Nothing else matters. They don't care if they hurt others. I wouldn't be surprised if many people involved in incest suffer from very low self-esteem, self-worth and guilt. But, they will never admit it. Why? Why would they want to give up there drug? They love it! How many times you hear someone that's having sex with a family member saying it the best sex they've ever had? All the time. They don't want to give that up. As a result they stay in there sickness and don't get help. They most likely cannot develop proper healthy relationships outside of family. Why would they want to anyway? They got there family. If a brother wants to go screw his sister even if it's consensual do you really think he cares about her? I don't think so and visa versa. He just wants to get laid, that's it. There is so much disrespect in families involved in incest. Everybody suffers! If there is children involved it's far worst, and not fair to them. So irresponsible is incest.
I once went on a incest forum, and I was so disgusted but what I read. Here you have brothers, fathers, and others family members, mostly males bragging and posting pictures of there mothers, sisters, etc. Doing various sexual poses saying how great it is to screw them. For the world to see and read. Made me so sick and I felt so much guilt going on that site. They don't love there family. You're suppose to protect and honor your family, not use and abuse them. They are not blow-up dolls!
One more thing. I like how people who support incest try to justify there behaviors but taking out a couple of Bible verses from the old testament such as Lot and his daughters, Adam and Eve. They say here is the justification of incest, but they are forgetting one very important thing. They are breaking God's Ten Commandments. That's right. Which one? The seventh one "Thou Shalt not commit adultery." They are having premarital sex outside of marriage. Either you believe the Bible as a whole or none at all.
So, incest in all forms is wrong. It hurts everyone. The family must be preserved. That's why we must have laws to prevent incest. I support them.
Consenual or not and no matter age incest is wrong. Children of incest are most often born with physcial deformitites and/or are mentally retarded. If not for the couple then for the child. When something like that happens it is nature's way of saying it is wrong and if incest becomes mainstream it could destroy the entire human race. Incest and wrong and it should be prevented and if it has happened in any form then it should be corrected with pyschological help.
I do not understand why anyone would need to marry a close relative. I could possibly understand a third cousin, but it just does not seem that people should ever think of their relatives in a sexual manner, it goes against the way we have arranged society. Also, in the case in which this couple would choose to reproduce, the children are at extreme disadvantages due to health issues that could plague them, and also due to the strange family relationships that they would have to explain for the rest of their lives.
Adult incest can produce children who have genetic diseases or disorders much more frequently then people who do take part in incestuous activities. It should not be legalized for these reasons.
I don't think incest should be legal, no matter how old you are. And, if there is incest going on as adults, it was probably present when the child was little, and that is sick and wrong, and the older person needs to be punished. Under no circumstances should incest be legal.
Adults can choose to have sex with their relatives. But, what if it causes, what amounts to, long term childhood abuse? Say, for example, that someone gets pregnant and has a retarded child. That child will suffer the rest of their lives, because of a grotesque act by two consenting adults.
I oppose incest. Not just for the obvious reason that it is inhumane and gross, but mainly because, unlike the many justifications for murder (the death penalty and overall ignorance), some things cannot be justified. Rape and incest being the two main ones that come to mind.
Wow are you serious? Should pedophilia be legalized too? THis is completely sick, even homosexuality is crashing with the laws of nature! A magnethic field with a + and a - pole attracts eachother, while a + and a + does not! Homosexuality is wrong, and INCEST IS COMPLETELY SICK.
HOW can THIS be legalized?! Let's then legalize necrophilia, pedophilia, zoophilia! Why NOT?! It's freakin SICK! As sick as incest and homosexuality, it's ALL sexual deviation, it's WRONG! Homosexuality was taken out of the list of mental illnesses only because they forced the psychologists of WHO. And because there are just TOO MANY of them. Don't tell me about having all this in nature. We are animals too, yes, but we are MORE intelligent than they are. These people should be TREATED, because they have mental problems, they are SICK, only they will deny it, they won't accept this, a sick person will never say that he's sick.
Incestuous marriage are thinkable only if they are childfree. Otherwise, genetic consequences could be disastrous. The genetic information of two partners too closely resembles each other; that's why bad genes can too easily become dominant. This is probably the reason for the revulsion to such relationships at the instinctual level. One never can guarantee that children will not be born!
Incest is against the nature. Love between siblings, especially close ones like sister or brother, mother and son, father and daughter are unhealthy on so many levels. Most people who encounter this kind of sexual experience are saying that it's loving, healthy and long but the truth is that this kind of experiences are leaving deep psychological traumas. Not all of the incest enjoyable and many of them are forced into this kinds of encounters. Putting aside the children that comes from this relationships who are born with mental or physical retardation. For some it's just fun experimentation, but for some people it could leave deep scars. It's also unnatural because those siblings share the same blood, born by the same mother which is banned by the culture, religion, society.
Incest destroys relationships of love and trust. No father should ever
break the trust and love he has with his child by initiating sex. Our society is built on
relationships among family and friends and allowing incest would complicate and alter our
societies structure. Love is a beautiful thing but incest violates nature and society and destroys trust. Incest is in no way beneficial to our modern society and it is therefore ok to condemn and ban incest.
Man is not born Free. God has its rules and laws for humanity. We don't come in this world by our own will nor will we migrate to the next world by our own wish. All things are written by God. Incest is sin according to the book of God, and those who commit this have to face the judgment day. Incest is all the Devil's ideology and thinking. One who saves himself will find paradise in the next world
One of the main reasons why incest was made illegal in the first place was the genetic mutation that was created in children as a result of inbreeding. A higher proportion of babies born with defects is reported between inbreeding couples. This is because in many cases there are recessive genes that are harmless when one is mated with an individual that does not carry that gene. Through generations, the gene sort of "washes out" of the family line. However, multiple members of one family are capable of carrying that one recessive gene. If they mated, the recessive gene will become, well, less recessive. After two or three generations, the gene is no longer recessive and becomes dominant, resulting in congenital birth defects.
Incest, regardless of the age of the participants, is an action that should not be legalized. Incest has been proven to create many issues within the children born from it, and is also very emotionally damaging to the participants. Some may argue that sexual preferences should be left alone by the law, but this action is strange and outlandish and should not be legalized by any form of law enforcement.
First cousins as couples should stay illegal because there are many things that could happen due to this issue. First cousins could create a baby and this baby would be inbred due to the fact that both its parents are related. This child would have a good chance of being born with mental retardation or physical retardation.