No. I think it's one of those issues in which you either have all or nothing. You can't fuck your sibling or mother or father or whatever, and wear a condom or pop a pill, and then declare that the people who are doing exactly the same thing, but are skipping a stage are on a lower moral rung. It doesn't quite work.
As for the "retarded baby" argument, there are people with obvious slight genetic disorders, who still legally reproduce. For example, my aunt and uncle. The father has a slightly mutated earlobe and the mother has a mutation on a chromosome, causing Morton's Toe; a second toe longer the first. Both are significantly short, with slightly oddly shaped skulls; a significantly heavy brow, and an underbite).
Their 5 children not only take a toll on them and their home's very low finances, but having severe physical developmental (2 have "retardation", one has Asperger's, one has dwarfism, and the baby is severely delayed in milestones, and is very small.) And not to mention their psychological (home"school") disorders (this affects very adversely the mother as well).
The issue of adults committing incest with birth control is nothing compared to this.
I personally don't think people should have relationships with their family members however if they're two consenting adults I guess all the power to them if they can get away with it. I'm not into it, I dislike it, but I won't go telling people what to do with their sexual lives so long as nobody is being hurt mentally or physically. :I
for me they can do whatever they want. i dont think having romantic relationships with siblings is defined as a medical disorder or something like that. so itd be just a choice, like homosexuality, or a liking for chubby women over skinny ones
Your incest... ahem, INTEREST in this subject seems like a cause for certain degree of worry conserning your mental health. Go have your head checked.
But to quote a famous song from Bobby McFerrin "Don't worry be happy" and myself "I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every second of it" I can only admit that in the deepest dark corners of my mind, I'm also curius of what people have to say on the subject.
Yes I can. Can you? I'd suggest that you read at least the second paragraph of my previous post again, assuming you have read it even once so far.
I never claimed you would. I merely stated that your interest in the subject could be considered worrysome. YET I ADMITTED in the end of my post that I SHARED THE INTEREST TO OTHER PEOPLES OPINIONS to some degree. So according to my own words I should get my head checked as well. Might not be a bad idea.
And lastly, My opinion in the matter itself is that due to plain genetic facts the act itself isn't adviseable.
Never mind. It seems you have taken this as such a personal offence that you are no longer able to see the ironic joke of it all, no matter how antic or contradictory I make my comments. All jokes die when you have to start explaioning them...
Let bygones be bygones. I don't care as long as they don't produce any web-toed babies out of it and everyone's a mentally sound, consenting adult. People used to act like being gay was so wrong when it wasn't. Recently they came out with studies that incest isn't as harmful as we all think. I think it isn't anyone's business.
I don't care. I wouldn't want it in my family but honestly I'm extremely open minded when it comes to sex and if it's consensual among adults I don't even care if it's legal or not. I used to think all kinds of sexual deviancy were disgusting until I started learning the psychology behind it all, now I find it quite harmless. There are certain psychological reasons behind most incestual relationships, but that does not inherently make them horrific. It's only our social conditioning that defines our right and wrong anyway, you would be naive to say something that's so subjective is wrong, in the same way it would be naive to say it's right.
There are enough people in the world you could have a long term/short term relationship, a fling or sexual relations with. Having any of those with a relative, in my opinion is gross, if a person feels they're getting too close to a relative then probably the best thing to do would be to seperate themselves from that relative, for good.