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Sep 9
14:49
Do you think its wrong/disgusting for cousins to marry?
 
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Sep 9
15:06
As long as it’s not hurting anyone, what two consenting adults do is not my business. There are worse things that could happen.
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Sep 9
15:19
@aurielle exactly!
 
Sep 9
15:30
Yes I do.
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Sep 9
15:34
First cousins? Or are you talking distant cousins?
 
Sep 9
15:39
In western culture incest, in any degree, is frowned upon.
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Sep 9
15:41
@amarie56 first cousins
 
Sep 9
15:41
@katara_ cousins are not incest
 
Sep 9
15:42
@Tjena incest by definition is a sexual or romantic relationship with family members or relatives.
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Sep 9
15:44
Most of the girls on this app live in western countries so your results will reflect that.
 
Sep 9
15:46
People’s views on this will heavily be influenced by culture/countries
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Sep 9
15:49
@Tjena in Western culture first cousins is very much considered incest
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Sep 9
15:49
I personally don’t have strong opinions against it if we’re only considering the couple. However if they want to have children themselves, the couple should be aware of the risks associated with that.
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Sep 9
15:51
@Tjena where I live it is incest and it’s just as illegal as marrying a sibling or any other family member here.
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Sep 9
15:52
As long as they don't have any biological offspring then it's fine
 
Sep 9
15:55
I don't really care what others do, though in the west, it is considered incest. The only thing I'd care about is the consequences of them having biological children.
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Sep 9
15:59
Not my relationship, not my business. As long as you do genetic counseling before trying, having kids really isn’t an issue with first cousins anymore than it would be for two unrelated adults who both have or carry genetic illnesses.
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Sep 9
16:08
so yall are saying that I don’t have a right to have biological kids
 
Sep 9
16:08
Personally I do.
 
Sep 9
16:09
I think this really depends what you’re asking - do I find it wrong that people do this? No. Would I find it wrong as something to do in my life? Yes.
 
Sep 9
16:21
As it’s illegal where I live I do consider this to be wrong.
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Sep 9
16:23
I don’t wanna offend anyone but inbreding is very bad for DNA. It happens very often in ‘purebred’ dogs, it really messes up their little bodies. They start to have very serious health issues. My partner was a vet tech for many years and he would hate to see them suffering like that. My point is if we come from animals and if this is a clear sign of what happens to them when they breed internally then I suppose the same would happen to humans. People should do as they please but by definition then I see it as ‘harming’ someone else in the long term IF they have children.
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Sep 9
16:29
The 'tradition' of marrying your family members has long been considered illegal and inappropriate in occidental cultures, therefore viewpoints on this will be very much biased. Traditions ALWAYS change and they're not an adequate parameter to justify actions and behaviour. I personally don't pay much mind to this concept because it's none of my business. But for me as an individual it is not something I see as appropriate. I wouldn't want a sexual-romantic relationship with my own blood. I understand some cultures practice this and it is not in my place to criticize it. In general terminology it is still considered incest.
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Sep 9
16:38
@Tjena of course you have a right to have kids...but the genetic risks assosited with that don’t lie 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Sep 9
16:55
OMG am I actually reading this🤣incest at the max😑🤢
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Sep 9
17:13
That’s disgusting. They are apart of your family. It is wrong.
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Sep 9
17:16
Does anyone care that you’re married to your cousin? No. But most of the girls on this app are from western countries where any sexual/romantic relationships with relatives is not the norm, so obviously your results will reflect that. The vast majority of us don’t care who you’re married to but wouldn’t marry cousins because our culture is different than what you were raised with. But the proper response to that isn’t slut shaming and misogyny like you’ve exhibited.
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Sep 9
17:30
It’s legal in England to marry your cousin, I personally don’t like the idea of it but each to their own 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Sep 9
17:37
@Sams2095 i actually think that’s partially what I see wrong with it on top of it being illegal, incest and the fear of genetic issues for children. I understand it’s traditions but I feel like it can pushed on you by your family/culture as a way of keeping their children more under control and not experiencing life outside the family. You’ll be more likely to put up with poor treatment because divorce would literally mean splitting up your family and every issue will involve all your family vs usually your family has your side. Knowing your mother in law is your moms sister, etc. I think mentally it make your relationship very different.
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Sep 9
18:03
Yea it is. I don’t care that it’s a tradition, many traditions are super wrong and should be left in history books. You do you but I wouldn’t associate with someone married to their cousin
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Sep 9
18:43
Yes??? Omg
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Sep 9
18:50
I think it’s weird af but to each their own...
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Sep 9
19:31
All I got to say is gross ... 🤮
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Sep 9
19:42
I grew up with my cousins, I could never look at them in any other way besides my family. @tiff10 made a really good point about it causing family issues too.
 
Sep 9
20:27
Yes, I think it’s gross.
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Sep 9
22:00
First cousins are just one degree away from being siblings to me, as far as growing up together and family dynamics, as well as genetics of course. The thought that if I had a kid they’d marry my brother’s kid honestly makes my stomach turn. Doesn’t effect me if that’s what someone else wants to do but I guess I don’t get it when there’s so many other fish in the sea.
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Sep 9
22:24
Yes I think knowingly dating someone in your family is gross.
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Sep 10
00:58
@tjena it’s not about having a “right” to have a biological child. Having a child with a cousin massively increase the risk of congenital defects and health issues later on in life too. By marring a cousin and reproducing and continuing such “traditions” you make the gene pool very small. I would never marry a cousin, let alone have a child with a cousin because for me they’re like brothers and sisters and so that would be gross. I see a lot of people that have generic issues in my practice caused by inbreeding.
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Sep 10
05:38
That’s a no from me chief. From a medical perspective - big yikes.
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Sep 10
06:10
@Tjena not saying you don't have a right to children but there are greater genetic risks
 
Sep 11
15:37
again from a medical perspective - big yikes, i’m pretty sure it messes the kid up because your chromosomes are too alike. just don’t marry your cousin. nasty. IMO
 
Sep 11
16:26
FYI the risk of genetic defects from first cousins marrying is not nearly as high as most people think. It’s about a 1.7-2.8% increased risk from the general population. Meanwhile, those with hereditary disorders like Huntington’s disease have a 50% chance of passing it to their children. According to this article, there is no biological reason to discourage first cousins from marrying and having children. {yihv6Xx9a}
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Sep 11
16:27
it’s still just weird to do^ no offence to anyone who wishes to marry their cousins.
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Sep 11
17:08
@pandoraaa that’s fine, I just saw that many people were justifying their discomfort with the idea by citing “medical and biological” reasons that aren’t actually based in fact.
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