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Is incest on the rise?
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I think that while some fangirls may adore shipping brothers or siblings in fiction together, I don't think that they would seriously consider that in real life.
Most of all the incest popularity is online.
I, for one, wouldn't look down or disapprove of any who want to commit incest, but I, myself, have never thought of and will never think of my brother in that way. Ever.

Ugh, just thinking about it gives me the shivers. I have nothing against incest, just a lot against my brother.
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fangirl07 wrote:

I think that while some fangirls may adore shipping brothers or siblings in fiction together, I don't think that they would seriously consider that in real life.
Most of all the incest popularity is online.
I, for one, wouldn't look down or disapprove of any who want to commit incest, but I, myself, have never thought of and will never think of my brother in that way. Ever.

Ugh, just thinking about it gives me the shivers. I have nothing against incest, just a lot against my brother.


Totally agreed.
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Pikachu_kun wrote:


BodyBreakdown wrote:


Sekushi_Sushi wrote:


BodyBreakdown wrote:

Ignorance is on the rise. If two people share romantic feelings no matter who they are, let them be in love and stop insulting them. Stop being so ignorant. It's like people that hate homosexual people for being "immoral". :/

Also, who are you to say someone's love is wrong?




Thank you, thank you very much! :)


and I see people are still being ignorant, it makes me a little sad inside. :(


This.

You don't get to judge who someone can and cannot love even if it's a blood relative or someone of the same gender.

How would you react if I told you it was disgusting and heinous to be in love with a particular person?

Whatever happened to freedom of choice?


your barking up the wrong tree, but even so i need to say something about the hypocracy of such statements anyway.

People can judge whoever they feel like it for what ever reason they want to. "Whatever happened to freedom of choice?" indeed.

A few people saying "gross" doesnt constitute as someone trying to control another man's relationship. This isnt politics.

They are just expressing their opinions and didnt even use generalizations or even stereotypes when they made very simple assertions that you take way out of context. They simply find the act "gross". Nothing more nothing less.

If u told them they were "gross" for what ever reason, thats thier problem if they get offended. If u are offended, its your problem. Freedom goes in both directions. I just dont see the need for double standards. peace over war
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bluxberry wrote:

It may not be such a popular subject but I was wondering whether incest might be a lot more common today than we assume. I don't mean that more people are choosing to be in incestuous relationships but people might not know for sure who they are related to. There is an increase in single parent families. The mother might not know who the father is or whether he has fathered any other children, and the father might no always know about the children he has fathered. Also there is artificial insemination, surrogacy and adoption. What happens when the children from both sides meet each other or other close relatives?

I think it's possible in today's promiscuous society that incest might be much more practiced than we or the people involved realise. So I wonder whether it's something to worry about. Mostly I don't care so much about who people have sex with but it might be something to consider when having children as inbreeding is related to increased number of birth defects.

What do you think?
should we care or worry about it?





These random occurrences happen so rarely its not a problem. The chances of half-siblings meeting and having kids is rare perhaps both of them marry other people and their kids (who would be half cousins) get married.

Except Cousins loving each other isn't incest. Cousin marriages are allowed in most countries(some US states allow it) and in some is as commonplace as unrelated marriages. Children born from Cousin marriage bear very little increased risk. it's less then a 40+ woman having a child with an unrelated man.

As for people knowingly committing incest i doubt its risen. maybe more well know but not risen

I want to point out before industrialization most people did not move away from the village or town they were born in. This lead to hundreds of years of slow interbreeding. With today's globalization the gene pool is more diverse then it ever was so i think we are ok from inbreeding.


EDIT: i went to The Canadian government's department of justice website to find the Canadian definition of incest

here it is: " Incest (section 155) - no one may have sexual intercourse with their parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent or grandchild. The penalty for this offence is a maximum of 14 years imprisonment;"


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Unless I had a family member who looked like Megan Fox, I would never commit incest.
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I actually saw a documentary on the history channel with my friend a couple months ago. It was about this exact topic. The father and daughter had sex regularly, both with consent. She was raised by him like in any other family, but she grew up wanting to have sex with her dad. Apparently, he didn't mind that.
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