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Well, I don't think, deep down, that I'd have a problem with genuinely consensual protected sex between adult brother and sister.

However, ensuring that it's truly consensual may well be next to impossible. There are endless possibilities of emotional pressure. True, they exist outside a family as well, but the childhood years spent together probably magnify them. So there may be a need for some protection from the law.

Then, there is the problem of unprotected sex. They may be consenting adults, but if they were to have children, they may (I have to go with may -there probably aren't enough cases to make a study population) find it difficult to find their place in the genealogy. Especially, they'll find it hard to cope with being born from an act that would be considered an abomination if they were to do it themselves, simply because they aren't 18 yet.

So, while the act itself between consenting adults would not necessarily be any of my business, I can see a case for society to decide to ban it. Probably not criminalise it, though.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Nov 7th, 2012 at 10:24:20 AM EST
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