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Incest exists when close relatives have sex with each other.

Incest" is when close relatives, for example father and daughter or mother and son, have sex with each other. This usually refers to first-degree relatives.

Nowadays, incest is punishable by law. In the past, many royal families used this procedure to ensure that their own sex remained as "pure" as possible and that there were no outside influences. But: here, too, it became apparent comparatively quickly that incest is not only morally reprehensible, but can also be harmful to health.

Especially when incest is perpetuated over several generations, it often leads to deformities and serious diseases.

Many people who deliberately commit incest are firmly of the opinion that they are in love with each other and deliberately go against existing conventions.

Incest can also occur in connection with rape. Among other things, it is quite possible for a daughter to become pregnant by her father. Anyone who finds themselves in such a predicament should definitely seek help. Especially in big cities, but also increasingly in rural areas, there are many services that can help victims defend themselves against the perpetrators.

On the other hand, anyone who realises that they have voluntarily entered into a relationship based on incest and, for example, with their brother or their Sister should consult a therapist as soon as possible. In the course of time, the therapist can often find out the real reason for the behaviour and usually help the person concerned to establish a normal relationship with a non-relative person at some point in the future. Of course, this also requires the cooperation of the patient.