This thread is quite depressing - we've had some outrageously offensive declarations, like:
from someone who apprently can't tell the difference between consenual sexual activity, sexual assault, and statutory rape and / or pedophilia - a view which is apparantly not unique:Having sex with the brother? Ok. Sucking of a drunken straight friend without his consent? Ok. Having sex with underage kids? Ok as long as you don't get caught
Then, we've had a whole bunch of "I find it gross so it's wrong" arguments, made in apparent blissful ignorance that this is essentially the argument for sodomy laws and much homophobia. We've also had "it's incest and that's illegal so its wrong" arguments - which also echo the sodomy law argument. On the flip side, we've had a whole bunch of live-and-let-live arguments, some sufficiently nuanaced to recognise that such a position is only tenable within boundaries.I'm waiting for someone to say that rape is OK as long as one of the parties involved enjoys it.
As far as I can see, we have yet to have a rational, cogent argument put for the 'it's wrong' position - surely someone can offer a considered position, rather than a gut reaction?
BY the way, to pre-empt the questions: Yes, I have a brother. No, I wouldn't have sex with him.