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true opinions on incest

Hello, I have this huge project in school, and it deals heavily with sexual attraction, the who and why's we fall in love with. Naturally incest is a part of this, but I found i could not get a real opinion on the topic, just a lot of what people were expected to say. so please use this post to tell me what you think, don't hold back. be honest please, my grade depends on it. Oh i will be posting this a few other forums for the most saturation, so feel free to post several times.
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902589 tn?1268148853
I think incest is absolutely completely disgusting and should never be allowed. Yes family is about loving each other but sexual love should be for those who are not of your family, i mean not any part of your family. I don't even think cousins(be they first, second, third etc) should have any kind of sexual relationship at all. And if someone is having a sexual relationship with anyone in their family then they need intense therapy.

Sorry that was really blunt but I think it's really ridiculous(and messed up) that incest is even an issue in this world
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incest is disgusting. a love you feel for your family should NOT be the same as the love you feel for someone you would marry.
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684030 tn?1415612323
Incest is one of those taboos with boundaries that a mentally healthy person wouldn't dare cross. It's socially incomprehensible; morally unacceptable and among the ultimate indulgences of sexual depravity... in short, it's a psychological abnormality that can be clearly defined as a perversion.
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Incest: Unatural, mental illness, not love, dark and evil, physically and emotionally distructive, jail time with the full extent of the law (throw the book and use as an example of what not to do).  Can result in an unwanted, potentially severely disabled child with serious abnormalities, which should be a sin in itself.

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730826 tn?1317943334
I have a cousin who is married to his cousin, the only way this is except able (still weird though) is that one of the cousins was adopted so it wasnt blood related.
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Definition of Incest as per the website dictionary.com:

Sexual intercourse between closely related persons.
The crime of sexual intercourse, cohabitation, or marriage between persons within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity wherein marriage is legally forbidden.
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Origin:
1175–1225; ME < L incestus (n.) sexual impurity, deriv. of incestus (adj.) profane, sexually impure (in- in- 3 + -cestus comb. form of castus chaste ), by analogy with v. nouns derived with -tus
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in·cest  (ĭn'sěst')    
n.  
Sexual relations between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal or forbidden by custom.
The statutory crime of sexual relations with such a near relative.

[Middle English, from Latin incestum, from neuter of incestus, impure, unchaste : in-, not; see in-1 + castus, pure, chaste; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

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incest


Sexual relations between relatives who are forbidden by law to marry; for example, between father and daughter or mother and son.

Note: Though each society has its own system for determining the range of people who fall into this category, every society has an incest taboo of some sort.
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incest  

c.1225, "the crime of sexual intercourse between near kindred," from L. incestum "unchastity," also specifically "sex between close relatives," noun use of neut. adj. incestus "unchaste, impure," from in- "not" + castus "pure" (see caste). In early use also in ref. to sexual relations or marriage with one under a vow of chastity (sometimes distinguished as spiritual incest).
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We all know that incest is wrong morally.I think that most people that may do this are people whom have low morals, no integrity, and do not know the meaning of integrity also mentally retarded people may do this. years ago this was done cousins married, but it is wromg, as they are blood kin, also some girls were taken by force by a relative, then again i think you meant incest with consent of both parties.sometime a person may have a fixtation on a brother or cousin. and think it is love, but they have a sick mind. and of course i find it disgusting, but this is my own personal opinion, I do not think all of the therapy in the world would help one that beleives that incest is ok, because it would be a fixtation, and nothing will change that  luck with your paper  jo
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Thank you all so much, this really helps.

A few things i want to point out, what if you are related but the family bond does not exist. like your long lost brother. If you dont look at you kin as family is it still incest.
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684030 tn?1415612323
Family bonds, or lack of it thereof, do not alter the genetic or biological
connection; and, therefore, does not change the incestuous impropriety.
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303824 tn?1294871401
Is this about a school project, or about yourself or someone you know?
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Very good call.
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684030 tn?1415612323
imanaddict...
I thought the exact same thing too.
Only, I held back on commenting beyond the answer to the question at hand.
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303824 tn?1294871401
I wasn't trying to be rude, just curious because of his last comment.
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your not being rude. had i been in this situation i would have said, i only asked the second part because i think it is an interesting aspect of my project you know like nurture vs nature.

but i guess thanks for asking.
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902589 tn?1268148853
Family is family regardless if you knew the person or not. You still share the same blood so it is still incest and it is still wrong(imo).

Just to add another point dealing with adopted siblings.To me if you were raised your entire life as siblings(even with no blood relation) and you get into a sexual relationship i would still consider that wrong.  In that situation, it's a little bit more ok i guess because there is no blood relation, but still to me i think it's wrong because you were raised as family and shouldn't cross the line into sexual relationships.
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Genetic Sexual Attraction is a condition where relatives such as siblings or the like that have never met until adulthood form sexual emotions towards one another due to misconstruing the flood of emotions when they first meet. It has been scientifically proven that when long lost family meet or reunite there is an undeniable surge of emotions that can if not dealt with correctly can turn into sexual thought. Through no ones fault, the mixture or love, joy, excitement & an already present bond can all lead to this situation, it is not uncommon or unheard that twins or siblings seperated at birth or whilst very young have an uncanny ability once adult to find one another due to such a bond & begin the proceedings of a normal sexual relationship without knowingly being related, these people explain that it has never felt like this with anyone & it's as if fate or God had created them specifically for each other only to have their world crushed through finding they are related & that's why the bond or initial attraction was so strong.
Although I do not condone incest which I consider to be more about pedophillia I do believe that in situations like these (Genetic Sexual Attraction) there should be understanding & if both parties are concenting adults that are not procreating or harming anyone then they should just be left to be, I'm sure everyones heard of the saying "We can't help who we fall in love with."
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Hi there.  This is a really really old post.  And i actually disagree Roxy.  Love is just an emotion and we certainly can direct who we feel romantic love for.  I wouldn't feel it for my best friend's husband, for example, because I know that isn't right and wouldn't go there.  Love is an emotion like any other.  We feel it but we can control it.  
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