This study describes the self-reported histories of four women who experience long-term negative effects from childhood incest with their older brothers. In all of these cases the women describe symptoms of low self-esteem and guilt, in relation to their role in the incest. Other perceived long-term harmful effects vary according to the amount of force or coercion used by the brothers, the duration of the incest, and parental response to the incest. These include depression, difficulties with trusting others, and sexual dysfunction.
Effects of older brother-younger sister incest: A review of four cases | SpringerLink
The incest taboo is one of the most widespread of all cultural taboos , both in present and in past societies. In most cases, the parents did not have the option to marry to remove that status, as incestuous marriages were, and are, normally also prohibited. A common justification for prohibiting incest is avoiding inbreeding : a collection of genetic disorders suffered by the children of parents with a close genetic relationship. In some societies, such as those of Ancient Egypt , brother—sister, father—daughter, mother—son, cousin—cousin, aunt—nephew, uncle—niece, and other combinations of relations within a royal family were married as a means of perpetuating the royal lineage. However, sexual relations with a first-degree relative meaning a parent or child are almost universally forbidden.
What was once a taboo has now become, to many brothers and sisters, a cool pastime and an even cooler way to make money online. Brother-sister incest seems to be on the rise, at least according to my unofficial survey of incest websites. In perusing websites that feature incest, I found two types of brother-sister incest clips.
Most of my requests for help are on this subject matter. It is a tough one and happens a lot more than most people think. It is also tricky to define and understand, much less recover from.