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Incest Should Be Legal, According to Some German People

Incest Should Be Legal, According to Some German People: Photo credit: Fanpop.com

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An advisory board to Germany’s government is advocating for the decriminalization of sex between siblings.

Wait. What? Why?

Because the majority of the German Ethics Council believes that “it is not appropriate for a criminal law to preserve a social taboo,” Dr. Michael Wunder, a council member and psychotherapist, told NBC News.

In a 90-page analysis (which you can read here if you speak German), compiled by the 26-member council, concluded that “the right of adult siblings to sexual self-determination in a consensual relationship weighs heavier in these cases than the abstract good of the family.” The report also said, “Neither the consequence for the family nor the possibility for descendants from such incestuous relationships can justify a ban under criminal law.”

So, essentially, they believe that while having sex with your brother or sister may not be the best thing to do for yourself and your family, it also shouldn’t be illegal. Kind of like smoking cigarettes with your young children around.

Wunder stressed that the ethics council does not, however, recommend decriminalizing sex between parents and their children. So keep those Oedipus Complexes in check, guys, even if you’re traveling through Berlin.

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