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    what are your views?is it acceptable
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    (Original post by littleone)
    what are your views?is it acceptable
    Well, incest is a prerequisite for the corruption of a gene pool as there is more chance of heriditry diseases being passed on and birth defects are more likely.
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    Not as far as I'm concerned! Although the pharoahs did use to practice it as a way of maintaining their blue blood!
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    (Original post by savvy10)
    Not as far as I'm concerned! Although the pharoahs did use to practice it as a way of maintaining their blue blood!
    And then the dynasty become so inbred they were incapible of ruling and died out.
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    Much like our own aristocracy really...
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    Just keep it in the family I say.
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    Everything's relative.
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    (Original post by savvy10)
    Much like our own aristocracy really...
    Haha - hear hear. Queen Victoria's sons died of haemophilia due to incest.
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    Before anyone accuses me of it, I really don't at all feel like this about my brother, dad, cousin or anyone...

    But if two people, who are equals to each other (so one is not in a position of power over the other, like a parent, or grandparent etc.), and who are old enough to take responsibility for their actions want to have a relationship, I think that's really up to them, I don't think they should be treated as criminals.

    Other taboos are starting to become more accepted, for example, I can't imagine ever wanting to be in a three-way relationship, and I can see that a lot of people could be hurt by that kind of thing, but it's not illegal, and if people want to open themselves up to that kinda thing it's really their choice.

    The children issue is difficult (although that programme on channel 5 last week had a genetic brother and sister with 2 healthy children), both with physical problems and psychological issues, but the psychological issue at least, happens to thousands of children with all sorts of unusual parental set-ups. Also, parents who are known to have some sort of genetic disorder that will be passed onto their children are allowed to have children still, why should they be allowed that right, when relatives who are only risking a genetic problem rather than knowing it as a certainty aren't?
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    (Original post by 6 String)
    isn't there something in the body so that you won't be attracted to your relatives? and how distant can a relative be before its "ok"..

    please dont accuse me of anything
    Second cousin I think
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    (Original post by 6 String)
    isn't there something in the body so that you won't be attracted to your relatives? and how distant can a relative be before its "ok"..

    please dont accuse me of anything
    No there isn't, humans have no mechanisms to prevent incest. It is just a cultural taboo - and a rather reasonable one at that!
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    incest, in my opnion, should be accepted in some sense as long as it is not driven by sexual desire.
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    (Original post by cofactor)
    as long as it is not driven by sexual desire.
    why?
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    why?
    as long as both active parties are voluntary and not forced by either one of them on another, and their motive is purely based on the desire to unify as one or for some other than selfish purpose.
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    (Original post by 6 String)
    are you sure? i swear i heard it on some documentary....
    As far as I knew it was just a cultural taboo. This comment ripped from a website (nothing dodgy btw, just informative) seems to me to put forward the view that incest is actually natural:

    The members of a family are usually not sexually attracted to each other. Feelings of desire tend to be aroused by unfamiliar people rather than by those we know well. In spite of this, sexual desire is sometimes directed towards relatives. Most siblings play sexual games These games are often short-lived and only happen occasionally, but they are triggered by feelings of sexual desire. This makes them a kind of exercises. Sexual attraction also occurs between fathers and daughters, and mothers and sons. Men find younger women attractive. A father experiences a diminished attraction to his wife and finds his daughter attractive during her adolescent years. The daughter can be attracted to her father because other men are out of reach or frightening.. Mothers are less often attracted to their sons. This is because women are generally focussed on older men with typically male characteristics. This is why feelings of desire that a son has for his mother often remain unanswered, are repressed and become guilt-ridden. Probably the most famous history of the sexual relation between a mother and her son is Sophocles' tragedy about King Oedipus.
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    I don't think that siblings should be allowed Marry. But I don't think it should be illegal for them to have a sexual relationship.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    No there isn't, humans have no mechanisms to prevent incest. It is just a cultural taboo - and a rather reasonable one at that!
    If you grow up with a sibling or a parent you develop in such a way that you wouldn't want to have any relationship of that kind with them. It is if people are separated a lot that this can happen. There's no inbread mechanism. It develops over time.
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    (Original post by cofactor)
    as long as both active parties are voluntary and not forced by either one of them on another, and their motive is purely based on the desire to unify as one or for some other than selfish purpose.
    i sometimes find it very hard to comprehend your style of writing :eek:
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    yes if your sister is HOT
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    i think it is sick. when religion and science show us that something is wrong, we cannot argue with it
 
 
 
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