I love musing about taboos. Why are they taboos? Why are they considered wrong? I don’t see why any conversation or topic should be off limits. So, with that said, something I’ve been musing on for a while now is this:
Is there anything inherently wrong with incest?
I know it’s gross to a lot of people, and I know a lot of knee jerk reactions are “Of course there is! Why would you even ask that?” I mean, I’m still even in that camp, but, for the sake of conversation, let’s hold those knees down.
Now, to clarify, I’m not talking about or including any interplay that can happen with different dynamics. I’m not talking about power dynamics that could be totally fucked up and/or controlling or anything else like that. I’m stripping this conversation down to the bare bones dynamics of siblings or other family members dating.
There’s something to be said about the reproduction side of things. Yes, there are higher possibilities of genetic problems if you were to procreate incestually, but, does that disqualify the relationship and make it immoral?
If the relationship is one of consent between adults, why must we deem it incorrect?
I think that, perhaps, as a whole, incest is considered wrong because of social moores, rather than any inherent problems. Throught history there have been many cases of incest in a variety of different groups and nationalities of peoples.
Ultimately, truth be told, incest grosses me out, but then again, so do golden showers, but hey… whatever floats your boat if it’s consensual, right?
If there’s another taboo subject you want me to cover, let me know in the comments below! Have a beautiful day sunshines, and take gentle care of yourselves.