Over the years, as less-taboo situations get into the mainstream, more taboo subjects take their place.
People get titillated by slightly taboo subjects. As formerly scandalous entertainment became everyday occurrences, something a little more serious takes it’s place.
Years ago, any skin above a woman’s ankle made a lot of people blush. Then movies and photographs made them seem commonplace. Move on to more overt ‘love making’: holding hands, kissing on screen. Then those things by non-married folks. Implication of intercourse, then outright mentioning it to showing couples in bed together, to showing them naked afterward, to doing it under the covers to semi-nude scenes to outright banging on film. Intermixed in all that is mixed race couplings.
Not many people think twice about sex scenes in movies any more. Even gay sex is around. Trans sex slowly but surely, too.
Next logical step, other than with animals or corpses, is intra-family sex.
A lot of people don’t live on the edge of what acceptable, but don’t seem to mind peering over the edge from time to time to get their jollies.
But the thing is, these things have always been around. We know this because what’s popular in p0rn has never been what’s socially accepted, so there’s a disconnect there.
The only change is that people are more willing to talk about them, and not kink shame.
To me that’s a good thing.
There are degrees as to what socially acceptable. And as moral codes continue recede in prudishness, the behaviours just over the line are just a little bit exotic, spine-tingling. You get that little bit of naughtiness rush when you think about them or see or read about them.
After a while, if experienced enough (seeing, reading, hear the act, if not actually committing it), it becomes part of everyday life.\
Divorce is a common one.
Many years ago, it was literally a sin, and excommunicable act in many cultures, to get divorced. After a while, people still did it, and slowly but surely, divorced people staying in the social circles, though it was still frowned upon. After a while, as people’s moral curtains parted more and more, the idea of divorce, though unpalatble to many became accepted. Then it became a Seinfeldian “not that there’s anything wrong with that” attitude. Nowadays, there’s hardly anyone who looks down on someone just because they were once married.
Sex in literature and other entertainment follows a similar path. As something becomes more and more accepted “in polite company”, something more outlandish, seedy, prurient takes its place on the periphery. Then that idea on the edge comes into the fold and the next thing further out on the spectrum take a step down the ladder.
I guess, bottom line, people are become more jaded as to what they find morally unacceptable any more as popular culture is taking the place of our religious institutions, parents and schools as instructors of our moral compasses.
I certainly don’t think real kinks that people have should be stigmatized, as long as they’re victimless.
Incest for the most part is consensual sex between adults, so long as there are no prospects for reproduction.
Not a fan - Game of Thrones had a big arc on this but it was supposed to be taboo and emblematic of depravity and corruption, both the Lannister twins and the Targaryens. I haven’t watched the new spinoff yet, I’m waiting on it because GoT burned us with the horrible end. However I know the Targaryens are canonically incestuous so I’m not particularly curious. GRR Martin had a lot of questionable stuff in his books but at least it felt like world/character building. The show turned it into “haha sibling sex, boobs”.
The p*rn thing is, well, concerning but prevalent.
I wouldn’t say there is a normalization in general culture but there is a segment of the population (heavily but not entirely incels) that are very into it and that is concerning.
I’m curious to think why you think it’s concerning. Again, if people are educated about inbreeding and takes precautions to prevent it if needed, why does what two consensual people do in private concern anyone any more than any other consensual sex act.
Don’t most of these porn searches have ‘step’ in front of them? Inbreeding isnt even an issue then.
There might be some ‘accidental’ inbreeding in my extended family. Some of my relatives married neighbors/kids of family friends. Thanks to 23 and me, we’re finding out that some of the ladies that birthed these relatives might’ve gotten knocked up by the neighbor/family friend. No confirmations yet but… it would explain a lot!
That’s because you can’t legally have a porn name with real incest implications. So step is a way to get past that.
Another popular p0rn name convention is “NOT his real daughter”, but the plot indicates otherwise.
That said, I have watched real twincest porns, they’re made in Europe though. A few of them are actually quite famous (and they’re real twins).