If this is too much, feel free to close the thread - I'm not trying to start anything, but I really do think there's a good discussion to be had here.
Most people consider incest to be bad. Usually, it breaks down into one or more of the following:
- Abuse of power/age differences (parent/child incest, older sibling/younger sibling, etc.)
- Deformities in the resulting children, should pregnancy occur (inbreeding)
- Children shouldn't experiment with sex (sex play between siblings)
- Denouncement in religious texts / by religious leaders.
But if we take away those three things, what are we left with?
Personally, I find the thought of incest between two consenting adults to be...well, wrong. But without falling back on one of the above reasons, I can't really say why. If there are no children involved, and no abuse, it doesn't seem like anyone is being harmed.
Is there a discussion to be had here? Maybe. What do you all think?