Re: Incest taboos

Jason A. Ruiz (
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 02:48:31 -0500

> How universal is the notion of prohibiting incest (by any
> recognizable definition)? For example, do ALL human cultures prohibit
> incest in some way? Are there ANY that don't care. If so, how rare are they
> (roughly)? Any references in the literature?

although I'm pretty sure (I have yet to come across one that doesn't) all
cultures have the incest taboo...they vary as to what that entails...some
are more broad as to who is considered off limits while others only
exclude a few members of the immediate family