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How do you feel about incest manga?
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Posted 10/29/10
Manga does such a wonderful job of bringing to the surface the things society gets uncomfortable talking about. For all the comments about it never being ok, you really, should look back through history. Many royal families interbred, usually half-siblings. Roman controlled Egypt, incest was common among commoners, took Rome 300 years, and the threat of revoking Roman citizenship to stop it. African Azande had brother sister practices, and the Azande king would marry his daughters. Greeks and Spartans permitted half-sibling unions. Even Abrahams wife Sarah/Sarai (Various spellings through various religious texts) was his half-sister.

A more relavent and current example, would be the Samaritans of the Middle East. From about 200 B.C.E., when the Samaritans broke completely from Jewish society, until the twentieth century, the Samaritan population declined dramatically (largely due to persecution by more powerful neighbors). At the end of World War II, the Samaritan population numbered 146 individuals, and this population had remained relatively stable for 100 years. By the 1980s, however, the population had increased and the Samaritans consisted of two communities of about 250 individuals (Bonne-Tamir 1980; Jamieson 1982; Talmon 1977).

Inbreeding in the Samaritan communities has been intense, not only because of their small population, but because of three other well established customs. First, Samaritan religion prohibits marriage with individuals outside of their faith. Second, the Samaritans limit their marriages to extended family lineages. Third, they prefer cousin marriage. Batsheva Bonne-Tamir (1980) has observed that nearly 85 percent of all Samaritan marriages are between first and second cousins. However, over a long period of time, the Samaritans have revealed neither a higher rate of genetic disease nor lower fertility than other populations.

Think of incest what you will, but contrary to what you may want to believe, its always been around and always will be. I, frankly, have no real opinion of it being right or wrong. Most of societies taboos are viewed as gross or disturbing because we are raised to always believe such.
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Posted 10/29/10
My relatives are not too attractive so I don't care.
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Posted 10/30/10
It's like communism. Great on paper, not so great in practice.
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Posted 10/30/10
unless theyre twins and its a yaoi im fine with it.. otherwise it freaks me out!! u easily get over it when u put it in ur head that it's just a mangas..
Posted 11/1/10
I happen to like incest, especially in yaoi and yuri.
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Posted 11/1/10
So far I have discovered these types in mangas:

-Twincest
The classic "I love my younger sister"

-Sibling Incest
I forgot the title, but the brother and sister fell in love with each other after years of separation since their parents got divorced

-Cousin Incest
I found a manga with this- usually they would be far-off degree cousins, which may be okay

-Paternal/Maternal Incest
blood-related: result of a really twisted oedipus or elektra complex
step-parent: it's possible, but very weird. I think it was the one where the old father married a very young woman then he died, but her step son was about the same age, so they got together. (forgot the name of the manga)

-Relative Incest
Fruits Basket - a lot of them, like ShigurexAkito, MomijixKagura, HatsuharuxRin, HiroxKisa, ...
The Name of the Flower - The guy's her 2nd degree uncle.

Well, we can't do anything about their feelings. I'm against it since they're damaging their gene pool and producing sickly offspring, or will result in it. Poor things.
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Posted 11/1/10
I'm open too all kinds of love. Yes, there are forbidden loves that cause problems. Does it being a story effect anything real? Does reading bleach make you feel like taking a sword and attacking people? Does reading a love story you like make you feel like dumping your gf/bf and finding somebody like in the story? Does reading a story about a brother and sister falling in love make you want to do it? The answer is no. Stories are just that, stories. They are for people who like to read them. Playing a violent video game doesn't make you want to blow up a building or shoot somebody. It can be weird if you aren't a fan of it. Everybody likes different things.
Posted 11/2/10
It's freaking me out.
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Posted 12/20/10
I don't like it. I watched an incest anime and I was like WTF. I REALLY don't like it.
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Posted 12/20/10
I'm okay with it as long as it doesn't go into the NC-17 stuff.
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Posted 12/20/10 , edited 12/20/10
First of all, thank you to all the posters who understand the difference between fiction and reality.

To all the posters who felt the need to express their "dislike" of incest, I have two comments:

1. The title of this thread only asked your opinion about incest in manga! Not the real thing.
2. Liking a genre in fiction doesn't mean you like or practise it in real life. Period!

But, expanding on comment #2: IMHO, the majority of people who like reading about incest in manga only like it because it's happening to someone else. Not because they want to "do it" with their own siblings (or parents for that matter).
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Posted 12/20/10
Don't understand nor care for it. It's odd to me. never dealt with that in my own upbringing so..ya not a supporter and stays very odd to me.
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Posted 12/20/10
I'm okay with incest (actually supports in some way) though if it's the 'Paternal incest'...that freaks me out. A whole lot.
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Posted 12/21/10

pelsjoem wrote:
Siblings having sex/making love for me is ok as long as both consented on it, not rape or anything. I mean they wana do it so what? It's their life, your not losing money because of what their doing. Right?

Me personally don't have a sister or a brother so I don't mind reading or watching this stuff. But to be honest if I have siblings, probably I would be grossed at this too BUT yeah. We don't know. Let's just mind our own business and let them be. Their not trying to kill you right?

Just an opinion.


Thank you for being a decent person. Without a doubt, I would consider a lack of empathy more 'wrong' than incest. There are tons of people out there, and what they do with each other is more complex than a matter of right or wrong. If it's not consensual, then there's a problem in that violent crime stems from a greater lack of empathy than closed mindedness,.but, in general, happy sex is happy sex, and whether or not it's right or wrong can only be judged by the people doing it.
Posted 12/21/10
weird.

thats why i don't read incest.
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