I'm fairly sure most (all) of us feel parent/child incest is wrong, and for fairly obvious reasons.
However, if a brother and sister are very careful about pregnancy prevention or, better, one or both of them is unable to conceive, what would be wrong with it?
BTW, I'm NOT trying to decide whether to do it with my sister (LOL). This is just a question that came to mind while in a discussion with another person.
What are you proposing, some sort of agency they need to apply to in order to get a sex license?
Haha, ok, you win the best and last absurd statement award, if it helps your argument. (And you are proposing. . . ? I don't want to presume anything. )
If you have the conditions you pointed out. Then there is nothing wrong with it.
That may not be the answer some will want to hear, but I have yet to hear a good argument against it. Once you remove the genetic issue. Its done.
There is nothing bad about Brother/Sister incest that you would not get in a regular relationship, other that they just happen to be brother and sister.
And people talking about possible mental issues should keep in mind that homosexuality was considered a mental illness at some point. So the mental issue is just a baseless assumption.
Good argument other than that "built-in override mechanism". I don't think any evidence exists for that other than anecdote, at least not in a general, cross species, sense.
I don't think the sense of smell is given enough credit as a human motivator. I think that, more than any other sense, it is tied directly to emotion centers. I think that there are some molecular structures in the scent that tell the receiver to turn off sexual responses regarding this individual (a sibling) - all subconscious and subliminal, of course. Going across this interaction could well stir feeling of revulsion - stronger in some than in others.
That sounds like a lot of conjecture. I understand the concept of pheromones, but I've never heard of them being tied to incest before. Besides, pheromones do not a moral or ethical argument make, so they have nothing to do with the question I asked.
Pure conjecture. But I think it does relate to the question. It could explain why what might seem to be a harmless act (after dealing with the problems with offspring), is pretty universally considered to be morally wrong. Isn't a proposition the first step in a scientific study? Or do you just want a yes/no answer as to morality?
Actually it's not universally considered morally wrong. It's a taboo that exists in the statistical majority, but their are existing and historic cultures that accept it. And has been studied.
if a brother and sister are very careful about pregnancy prevention or, better, one or both of them is unable to conceive, what would be wrong with it?
Does that sound like I'm looking for a yes or no answer? I'm asking what would be wrong with it?
No - Just no.
I can understand it at a child level but really - as an adult i think that I would have problems relating to my brother correctly. Its not the sort of adult secret I would want to have with a sibling ... ewww . just no
I used to pick on my little sister all the time. My mom would tell us to quit flirting. The thing is, being raised with a person of the opposite sex exposes you to marriage fallacies from an early age. For example, my sister, while cute, passes gas and bleeds out of her crotch. As a result, I have little capacity for intimacy with her. Maybe a hug on christmas.