First, some background about me. I am blessed to come from a home and a family of my biological parents (still married after 55 years), and one brother 11 years my senior. There was no incest, no domestic violence, no alcoholism, no dysfunction that "damaged" me when I was a child.
Rawrly saidIncest is illegal and will likely destroy your reputation so I would avoid it.
Isn't sodomy illegal in some places? Aren't practicing homosexuals considered to be engaged in sodomy? Does being LGBTQ destroy your reputation? At one time it did. Today, things are changing because we're learning more about how love can manifest beyond the the boundaries of the ancient Male/Female in a monogamous marriage and family. The definition of family is evolving (some would say devolving). The point is that it is changing and becoming more diverse in manifestation. In the end, it's supposed to be all about love, caring, commitment to each other, and where children are involved, the passing of values that strengthen individuals, families, communities, nations, and the world.
There are certainly grave biological consequences of inbreeding that support criminal prohibition of incest between people who may conceive of a child.
There are also psychological consequences that surround incest. Stigma is perhaps the one that I most commonly think of. And, I would argue that stigma is a result of societal mores, expectations of conduct, and the propensity of people to judge each other, and not of the act of incest itself. Other psychological consequences with symptoms common to abusive relationships also surround incest. And here I would argue that these consequences are a result of domestic abuse and violence, not of the act of incest itself.
In this thread I see words such as "Ew", "Creepy", "Gross", and "disgusting and wrong". Those are the comments' authors personal judgments and feelings, based on their own personal beliefs. Every person is allowed to have their judgement and say on whatever they would like. However, those words are not evidence that same-sex incest is wrong.
In this thread so far I have not yet seen any conclusive argument on why same-sex incest is truly wrong. I see comments such as, "Incest is Incest. It is not ok.", Those sentences form a circular argument that uses itself as its' own evidence.
Another comment from the same author states, "Incest just isn't right. It's creepy like having sex with kids.". I agree that having “sex with kids" (pedophilia) who are under the statutory age of sexual consent in a jurisdiction and in violation of other affiliated statutes in that jurisdiction which serve to protect young people from sexual predators, is criminally wrong. It is also “creepy”, but that's a feeling and personal judgment.
Most disturbing is the way this last set of statements are constructed like an analogy which might confuse some readers to equate "incest" with "sex with kids" (pedophilias). The first sentence "Incest just isn't right." is a personal judgment that does not support itself with evidence in any way, The second sentence "It's creepy like having sex with kids" attempts to create a basis for judging, based on the shared stigma of "creepy". By linking both incest and pedophilia (sex with kids) with the shared stigma of "creepy" feelings, the author attempts to create a mental and emotional association that incest and pedophilia are the same. This is a similar psychological operations strategy that has been and is continued to be used to demonize the larger LGBTQ community in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Same Sex Incest and Pedophilia are not the same.
Love between two consenting adults is beautiful, and can contribute stability to our society. There is extensive research on how the institution of secular marriage has a “settling” effect on members of society.
Perhaps the laws on Same-Sex relationships between genetically related consenting adult partners may benefit from review and for possible change.
Heck, it's only taken the LGBTQ community 41 years to get as far as we have from the “love that dares not speak its' name” to the rights, protections, and openness we enjoy today. And we still have sodomy laws on the books in places.
Milo and Elija Peters (same sex gay male twins who make love with each other) have a long wait ahead of them if the LGBTQ community is a yardstick against to measure.
Aloha and Be Well!