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Its Relatively Taboo, but...

Nobody Loves You Like Family


The topic of incest in classic literature stimulates complex reactions amongst readers due to religious and cultural prohibitions against incestuous relations. Given the sacred nature of families in most societies, incest epitomizes the greatest taboo in violation of family safety and security. Any deviation from this social rule is considered both morally and legally reprehensible.


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Lots Cave presents true stories of incest  and the most wicked family erotica, free for your reading pleasure.  Some stories are True Incest, some are purely Fantasy. Still others are ‘Faction', a mixture of fact with fiction. What is true and what is pure incest fantasy? Lot's Daughters welcome you to submit your own incest fantasies or true incest stories for publication on these pages at Lots Cave. Submit Here

 

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Lots Cave presents wickedly intimate poetry celebrating the incest taboo, free for your reading pleasure. Lot's Daughters welcome you to submit your own incest poetry for publication on these pages at Lots Cave. Submit Here


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In their classical form, type 510B folktale's consist of a central incestuous motif: "The Father Who Wanted to Marry His Daughter." These folktale's include this specific element of incest.


The continued fascination of the topic of incest has evoked a great amount of scholarly research, both from a sociological and psychological perspective. Research first started during the early 20th century. It was during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in which incest as a literary theme was integrated into numerous if not most works. It focused mostly on father-daughter and brother-sister relationships, though in many examples, such as Pendennis by William Makepeace Thackeray, the mother strongly lusts after her son. During the time period when Sigmund Freud presented his psychological theories on the repression of incestuous desires as it involves normal psychological development, many literary discussions revolved openly around the theme of incest.

Anthropologists and psychologists, seeking to understand the physical, moral, and emotional taboos against incest as well as the frequent manifestations of incest in literature, regularly select the Victorian age as their area of study. Yet clearly the subject of incest appeared commonly in earlier literature, most notably in Jacobean Drama and 18th-century novels, particularly those set in the America's Deep South. Many critics claim that romantic poetry of all periods with themes of incest is widespread in works describing sibling incestuous relationships. Poetry that depicts an idyllic shared childhood of sisters and brothers is often associated with a subtle accounting of incest. The plot line most often seen in novels of this time period feature siblings separated at birth who later find each other and develop what is characterized as, "a forbidden closeness".

Tragedy characterizes most incestuous relationships in both romantic novels and poetry of the Jacobean or Elizabethan era. Dr. Sigmund Freud classified these depictions as "the exacting of punishment for prohibited relationships" carried down from ancient times when the penalty was death for incest. Freud noticed incestuous themes within the relationships of many brothers and sisters depicted in literary works. For example, The White Doe of Rylstone, written in 1815, shows a brother and sister relationship which Freud interpreted implicitly as incestuous based on the unusual closeness of the main characters. Lord Byron's Manfred in 1817, and Shelley's Laon and Cythna in 1818, are both poems from this romantic era. Both of them depict incestuous relationships which resulted in tragic consequences.

Incest as a morally and socially unacceptable relationship drove the writings of many on this topic. Victorian era literature presents the subject of incest in a less explicit way. Critics offer The Mill on the Floss, written in 1860, and Wuthering Heights, written in 1847, as the two most prominent examples.

Stringent legal measures were enacted and enforced during both the Elizabethan and Victorian time periods regarding the legality of printing erotica of any subject matter. The entire concept of copyright was invented as a control to in order to censor free speech. This censorship via copyright significantly shaped the nature of erotic literature. Queen Elizabeth I officially created legal penalties against incest in 1583. She made sure that crimes of incest would be addressed appropriately (to her standards with no teeth) by setting up a High Commission Court which dealt with violations. However, it took many more years for England to pass another major law with real teeth in it called, the Punishment of Incest Act.

During the 19th century, incest in literature was made to appear less obvious in order to meet copyright requirements of the Victorian censors. It was not until the 20th century when Dr. Sigmund Freud once again brought the discussion of incest out into the open as a subject addressed in public forums. Only then did psychoanalytical studies of incest in literature begin to proliferate. Psychoanalytical analysis was being applied to detect incest which was real or inferred in regard to analyzing explicit or implicit sexuality in incestuous relationships.

Jane Ford, in Patriarchy and Incest from Shakespeare to Joyce written in 1998, theorizes that not only does James Joyces' Finnegan's Wake contain the incest theme, but also that a deeper examination of Joyces' Ulysses also uncovers it. Taking the Freudian approach, and by rereading literature to look for hidden meanings, Jane Ford presents an abundance of incestuous themes throughout literary works. Ford points directly to father and daughter relationships in many of Shakespeare's plays. She refers to narratives in Henry James' novels as well as to ambiguous meanings in Joseph Conrad's book, titled, Lord Jim.

The matter of incest in literature has actually produced a class of its own literature which predominantly consists of analyses based on the feminist perspectives or psychoanalytical research viewpoints. These analysis types have only emerged in recent years. However, previous studies by the esteemed Otto Rank who, in addition to Sigmund Freud, observed recurrent themes of incest in literature. Otto Rank's book, written in 1912, titled The Incest Theme in Literature and Legend (Das InzestMotiv in Dichtung und Sage), is considered today by psychology experts to be a pivotal work of psychoanalytical criticism on the subject of incest.

Real cases of incest are said by most of today's psychologists to manifest most often with sex between fathers and daughters. This so-called phenomenon is reflected in literature they claim. These detractors of incest have analyzed these occurrences within certain ahhh... frameworks. Mostly against the backdrop of paternalistic cultures. They point to Shakespeare's King Lear and portray the relationship between Lear and his daughter Cordelia, as the literary representation of incest in literature. These same expert psychologists predictably forget about Shakespeare's Hamlet. Throughout the entire play, the Dane is represented as overly fond of his mother, Gertrude. In a scene from Act V, he even joins her in her bed.


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The Incest Cover-Up

It's Relatively Taboo...

Incest is rampant in the majority of families all over the world. One psychologist who wishes to remain anonymous tells Lot's Cave she estimates that 70% or more people walking around have had a long-term sexual experience with at least one of their parents. Incestuous parents are everywhere. They represent the majority of parents in every socio, economic, educational, and religious group. No particular pattern is detectable.

The cover-up of the frequency of incest has long been a historic fact. While incest is often termed the "universal taboo", it seems the only universal taboo about incest involves family members admitting it. How can this taboo be measured in such a society?

Is the preoccupation regarding incest in American society exaggerated, or is the preoccupation a basis for measuring the true extent? Psychologists are saying that incest has reached epidemic levels. But I wonder if these levels have not existed all along. In any case, the cover up of incest will continue.

Kinsey's co-author wrote, "Incest between adults and younger children can... be a satisfying and enriching experience," and clearly condoned all forms of incest.