'doing/done it within the family" - is it more common than we think?

Me and a friend had this debate, that "sex within family" or incest is more common than we think. He says it may not necessarily be of a such relationship, but if we count girls/guys having done it within family at least once, the number would be very large. i know some may hv done with a sibling, uncle or cousin out of curiosity maybe once or couple of time or till they get a real sex partner. So do you think that percentage would be very large? Have any of you had such an experience? or still having? if so with whom ( sister/brother, cousin, aunt/uncle, etc)?
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I am talking Of consensual sex, not molestation or rape
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  • No. It's normal for small children to experiment, before they really know what sex is, but otherwise, no. We're wired to don't think of people we live with or are very close to while growing up as sexually attractive, There are exceptions, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia were said to be one, but in general siblings aren't attracted to each other , the same can be said for parents
    Incest is genetically not a good idea and we evolved to avoid it. We reject people who smell similar to us because they wouldn't make a good genetic match

    Now with uncle and aunt it's a bit different. But since it's clearly moral no go, there's usually a big age difference and you know even if you're attracted to your nephew or niece, would you really do that to your brother/ sister, those kinds of affairs are extremely rare.

    Now cousins are different again. We come from a long history of marrying cousins to each other. They don't make a great genetic match either, therefore most cousins won't see each other as sexual partners, but society takes a very different stand here.
    I'm sure there are quite a few people who kissed or had sex with their cousin

  • It depends on what you consider "family"...I think immediate family like (blood) siblings, parents, aunts/uncles, grandparents is absolutely disgusting...I just cannot imagine that being a common consensual practice...I have never known anyone to do this. However, cousins seem to be more common at least in my culture.

    I also think having an intimate relationship with cousins is gross...just my opinion...but my father is the product of a first cousin marriage (which may explain why his whole family is so messed up, lol)...and on top of that two sets of my first cousins have gotten married on my dad's side.

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  • When I was real young around 5 and 8, I would get nude with my girl cousin and play with each other in the closet. We never had sex but we definitely rubbed all over.

    Would I do it again now that I'm older? No I wouldn't. I didn't know any better back then.

  • Are you including like rape/molestation in your tally, or only consensual encounters?

    One of my childhood babysitters got knocked up by her brother. I think it's more common than people realize.

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  • No, I don't think it's common. I've heard some people fantasise about it but even so a VERY small amount of people actually act on it.

  • Yes, how exactly did this conversation start?

    • It started with a carpenter band song, when he said the carpenter siblings are in love with each other.

  • Sex question lol.. And no I haven't.. I'm sure some have.. Maybe when they were little they accidently see a clip of R movie or being 12-13 and they are curious.

  • I have, and I married my adopted brother, we've grown up thinking we were related but in the end we were just related by a piece of paper, not blood. I've also had sexual expirence so with one or two other brothers. It was all consensual and only went as far as I wanted it to.

    • So u believe its ok if consensual?

    • Yea, it's perfectly fine. I know the consequences if it I've experienced it for just being with my husband. Some people consider us an incest couple because we grew up not knowing we weren't blood related. What I've done with my brothers was an accumulation of my "firsts" when it comes to my sexual experiences. It's not something I'm ashamed of, not something I regret.

    • Now say for sake of argument, u are blood related to guy u hv sex with. Will it still be fine, if consensual? would u continue?

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  • I don't think consensual sex is that common.

    Molestation and rape is most likely to occur in the family, though.

  • I honestly figured it was very rare, lol. But I DO have a friend who dated a distant cousin. They secretly dated on and off for years, and she was his first.