Incest - Research Article from World of Health

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Rape and Incest

It is clear from research findings that rape and incest share many similarities but also have some differences as well. The differences are found in three areas: the duration and progression of sexual activity over time; coercion; and consent. Most incest involves multiple acts of sexual violation over time, ranging from several months to many years. The usual pattern is for the sexual activity to escalate. In addition, most incestuous relationships begin not as the result of physical force and violence but rather under the guise of affection or education. Frequently, the perpetrator offers the victim the opportunity to be involved in a special relationship with a known and valued adult. Usually the coercion is subtle, especially at first. However, it may intensify over the course of the incestuous relationship. Threats, lies, and manipulation are often used to ensure secrecy and continued involvement.

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