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Incest - Prevalence Of Incest, Effects On Victims, Profile Of Offenders, Treatment

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Incest is the sexual exploitation of a person who is legally unable to give informed consent due to age, intellect, and/or physical impairment by an older person having a close family blood tie (e.g., parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, or cousin) or a substitute for such a blood tie (e.g., stepparent, stepbrother, or stepsister). In short, incest can be defined as the sexual exploitation of a child by a relative with more power. Incest includes sexual contact, exhibitionism, masturbation, anal intercourse, exposure to sexually oriented media, or any acts that have a sexually stimulating component for either the victim or the perpetrator (Renvoize 1993). Sexual contact includes touching, kissing, fondling, or overt sexual contact such as intercourse, manual stimulation of genitals, and oral-genital contact (Trepper and Barrett 1989).

Incest often involves collusion of the nonperpetrating parent and/or siblings and occurs in an inclusive system (Glasser et al. 2001). Psychological preparation for incest often occurs within a family by way of dissolving healthy generational boundaries. Some victims are manipulated by withdrawal of love or affection or with rewards of money, objects, and/or time with the perpetrator. Incest perpetrators often use elaborate methods of persuasion to manipulate victims. Isolation and secrecy is part of the grooming period that often comes before actual incest. Perpetrators use trust, favoritism, alienation, secrecy, and boundary violations to prepare children to participate in sexual activities (Christiansen and Blake 1990).


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That definition of incest is INCORRECT. While a lot of the time there may be sexual abuse going on in a family, this does not pertain to "incest" in as a wholeSure incest may pick up the scope of some sexual abuses within a family but it IS NOT "the sexual exploitation of a person who is legally unable to give informed consent due to age, intellect, and/or physical impairment by an older person having a close family blood tie..." There ARE consanguineous/incest consenting couples. There is no abuse in these types of relationships so to deem incest as, how it is most commonly viewed, as usually like a father molesting a daughter (etc) is NOT correct. That would be more under sexual abuse because not all incest relationships are abusive and those are rather beautiful.

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over 7 years ago

even from a law point of view the way relations between family members are regulated varies considerably from country to country. Often incest becomes illegal in most countries when its openly displayed, but the act itself is not illegal, in this its just a matter of social order.
In case of abuse that would fall into the various sexual abuse categories that is interference or assault or coercion, without having anything to do with the incest law and the blood relations are treated just as bringing more weight onto the accused.
The association incest-abuse its an incorrect one typical of north american society.
Furthermore incest refers to blood relatives in most countries law, adopted relatives are not blood related so not included most of the times and even relative above the second degree are often excluded

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almost 8 years ago

The definition of incest given here is incorrect. Incest is any sexual relationship between close kin. Age and coercion have no part in the definition. The text given here would be appropriate in a law encyclopedia - if it were properly edited. It does not fit in an encyclopedia on marriage and the family. Some contries have put laws into effect that relate to certain incestuous situations, such as those described here. The article needs to start by specifying which laws of which country it is referring to. For completeness it should give examples from more than one country. It should also note clearly that such laws do not define what incest is, they only define what situations are illegal.