Monday, September 19, 2005

About incest.

Incest is the sexual activity or marriage between very close family members.
In many societies premarital sex is allowed or encouraged; in most such societies, the same restrictions to marriage apply to sexual unions.
Sometimes the word "incestuous" is also used metaphorically to describe other inappropriately close relationships, for example between an authority figure and a subordinate, or between people in the same profession or creative field.
The precise meaning of incest varies widely, because different cultures have differing notions of "sexual activity" and "close family member.