Incest: Family and Child Sexual Abuse

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I never in life want to see you again! Door slams. Mother breaks down and cries again. She lies down in her room. Her son lies beside her to comfort her. Mom rubbed him, kissed, and told him she loved him. She woke him up in the morning; he gathered his pajamas from the edge of the bed and on the floor. Mom today was extremely happy this morning. Dad no longer being around and me taking his place was just the thing that mom needed.

Are there true causes to why there is a desire to want to have sexual preferences with someone younger, vulnerable, and also in the family?
This is stereotyped as incest or incestuous relationship. A number of thing depression, obsession, passiveness and many others could cause this. When an offender tries to pursue this type of relationship, he or she may use bribing, manipulating situations and or threating action to get what they are after. Once the relationship is started. The victim will reject and will want to expedite the situation because he/she will begin to feel that this is not normal. The victimizer is afraid to stop because as long as he/she know that it is a secret, they are safe; since, it is lawfully wrong and may cause mental disturbance with the child for life. Father-daughter incest is responsible for 70-90 percent of incestuous relationships, yet this may seem like the only type of incest although there are others: Mother-son incest, the son wanting to keep the mother happy after a separation, divorcee or death can cause this. The son feels as though he must uphold the responsibilities of a fatherly figure. While the son is innocently trying to help the mother, she is taking advantage of the generosity given by her son.

Father-son incest is usually caused by a troublesome or psychotic father figure, though it is not noticeable or violent. It may begin with mutual fondling, masturbation, oral genital contact, or exposures. This type of incestuous relationship is not found very often, it is considered to be breaking two taboos – first the molestation of a child, and second homosexuality. In this case homosexuality is considered to be unimportant as part of the motivation. Mother – daughter incest is the least reported type of incest, studies show that 97 percent of ht e offenders are men. The 3 percent involve mother-son and mother-daughter relationships. As a daughter grows older she may not feel certain of herself let alone her mother and her needs. Yet, she is filled with responsibility towards her mother. When this type of relationship is started the daughter may want to get out and is not able and may have hatred towards her mother for passiveness and the daughter might begin to self-destruct. Extended – Family applies not only to step – parents but too uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. The first concern is that, is there an age difference. Two cousins close in age to one another, experimenting with each other on a summer vacation or a weekend visit, is not considered harmful. However, a sixteen-year-old uncle bribing his eight-year-old niece to mutual masturbation is not part of the normal growth and development for either person. Second the living situation is important, if the incestuous relatives live within the household. In the extended family the most common thing is the Grandfather-granddaughter incest (since) the offender is a grandfather and is considered to be nonsexual). If he married or has a widow he is no longer to be considered sexually active, and no one would ever suspect him as an offender of such a crime. The reason this may come about is that the Grandfather is no longer feeling that he is upholding his reputation as once he did when he was younger, and unable to cope with the aging process. He wants to have companionship and did not have to worry of rejection and or disapproval. He confides in someone who likes to be around him and thinks that he is fun to be around. Sibling incest is considered to be more widespread than...
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