Incest Stories

27 True Incest Stories Told By The People Who Lived Them

Incest refers to sexual relationships between people classified as being too closely related to marry each other. In all but two states, incest is considered a crime in the US. But the definition of what constitutes incest—and the punishments for committing it—vary widely from one jurisdiction to another. Sometimes, sexual relationships between biologically unrelated individuals can even be considered incestuous if there’s a close legal relationship between the two (in the case of adoption, for example).

Incest Stories — 27 People On Reddit Share Their Experiences

Incest! The very idea is deeply shocking because most of us automatically cringe at the thought of engaging in a sexual relationship with someone we’re biologically related to. The ick factor is major! But incest happens. These are real incest stories reported by individuals who have experienced it.

1. Distant cousins: Me and my distant cousin drunkenly made out/cuddle and now I have lots of fantasies with her in it.

2. First cousins who dated: There wasn’t really any actual sexual activity but it still counts so here we goo. I once dated my first cousin. We hadn’t seen each other in 10 years and when we finally saw each other, it was… Weird. We were shy around each other but after a few weeks, we started this flirtationship, which then turned into a relationship. Lasted for 6 months. We didn’t tell anyone from our family. But every time that we see each other in family reunions, there is no awkwardness. He’d call me over and we would just talk about the failed relationship.

3. An aggressive cousin: My cousin has repeatedly texted me asking me for boob pics. I also woke up to him rubbing my “area” one night when I fell asleep next to him. I just pretend that these things have never happened and our relationship is rather normal.

4. 2nd cousins ruin their family gatherings: I haven’t really told anyone this but I used to sleep with my 2nd cousin. Our fathers were close but our mothers were extremely competitive. So we were never really “friends” per se growing up. I hadn’t seen her in years and I got dragged to her birthday by my parents. I was hoping she’d have cute friends (she did). But wow, I still remember seeing her legs coming down the stairs. We spent a summer together and then it didn’t work when school started again. We ended up doing that again for about 6 months a few years later. She followed me to college.

Long story short, it ruined our family gatherings. Our parents knew something was up. We were too young to be slick about it. You get caught. They don’t have to catch you in the act, but they catch you looking at each other a little too long and laughing at inside jokes. You act like lovers and not friends and everyone knows it’s going on even if they don’t want to believe it. It all came to a head when her new boyfriend and some of his friends jumped me. We were long since over and I told her to leave my friends and me alone. So she told her parents I raped her.

5. 2nd cousins casually dated for 5 years: Dated my cousin for almost five years. But here this is pretty common, so it’s OK.

6. Siblings keep their relationship a secret: Yes, with my sister. And it didn’t, since we were the only ones knowing about it. But it did affect our behavior with each other since we started to act more like a couple, which in turn caught the attention of family and friends. When asked about anything suspicious we usually play the “we’re just good friends” and in a last resort move the “how dare you!” card and we’re cool.

7. Siblings who ruined their relationship with their father: I’ve been with my brother for ~4 years. My profile’s littered with everything about us, but the gist of it is, our father hates us, and we’ve pretty much had to cut all ties with him now. Our aunt (dads side) knows about us and is more than supportive of it, and just wants us to be safe and baby-free. I’m 99% sure that our mom knows, but her and our dad are separated so I don’t know how much they talk right now.

A bunch of shit went down on Thanksgiving, and our dad basically “outed” us to our entire family. Afterwards, we got a lot of phone calls from relatives who either tip-toed around asking us what was going on, or called to tell us how disappointed in us they were about how we “treated” our father. Our mother heard all of this, and is either in denial or didn’t put the pieces together completely. My gut is telling me it’s just denial and we’ll be forced to face her when she finally accepts it.

8. Cousins caught by other cousin: My first cousin and I hooked up for roughly a few months. She’s younger than me, but this happened when she was 19. I have been in love with her for years now. But I was always to shy to do something about it. Until one day when I just told her that I’ve been in love with her. She accepted it but didn’t reciprocate the feelings until one day, when we were alone one, and I asked to kiss her. She let me, and then she kissed me back and we ended up making out and getting down for a good few hours. Then we started dating and having secret hooks up, until one day when we got caught by our other first cousin.

We were into fun things. So one day, when there was a family reunion at a lake house, all the family members went to the lake, but we decided to stay at the house for a little bit and told them we’d meet them later. We wanted a little quickie. Remember how I said we were into weird things? Well, I was into cross-dressing in panties and women’s lingerie. She was into femdom and pegging. So we were in my room that I shared with another male cousin. I was dressed in lingerie, waiting on my bed while she was getting ready in the bathroom attached. So there I was, on the bed in women’s lingerie, and my male cousin came in because he forgot something. He walked in, saw me on my bed, jaw dropped, shocked. At the same time, my female cousin in the bathroom walked out naked with a strap on yelling, “Ready your ass,” unaware that there was one more body in the room. My male cousin turned around and was horrified. There was no way to lie our way out of there. He walked out, closed the door, forgot his thing that he came into get, and we still got it on. I don’t think he told anyone except maybe a psychologist because no one has treated us differently or asked us about it.

9. An oddly healthy relationship between cousins: I had a story with my first cousin. We saw each other and were together a few times over two years but we live in different countries so even if we weren’t related we probably wouldn’t have had a realistic future together. It’s over now and we are ok with each other. No one has ever had a clue about us so family gatherings are not ever affected by us messing around. There is still a bit of sexual tension at times, but we just control ourselves for a few hours and then get on with our lives.

Some things just happen in your life that you’d never imagine. I had never really thought about this sort of stuff before and now I’ve opened my mind about it. If I ever meet someone who is in love or has a relationship with a cousin I’ll give him or her my full support.

10. A brother and sister in an 8-year relationship: I’ve been in a relationship with my sister for 8 years. Our relationship has no impact on family gatherings because we’re the only ones who know about it. Yes, it’s consensual. We have the same biological parents. We’re 18. We have had sex. No, we don’t want kids. We’ve considered running away to a different country, but decided that would be something we’d do only if we were cornered and couldn’t really deny our relationship. The reason we won’t run to a different country is because we know breaking off all contact with our family and friends would really upset them. We’d like to get married one day but it’s not going to happen. No, you cannot have nudes of my sister/of us. I don’t watch Game of Thrones, but my sister does.

11. Unknowingly dated 2nd cousin: Yes, but not knowingly. I dated my 2nd cousin for a couple months back in high school. Had no idea we were even related until I introduced him to my aunt and she started talking to him about his family. We hadn’t done anything besides kiss but we were both pretty weirded out by it.

12. Lost virginity to step-brother’s step-sister: Lost my virginity to my step-brother’s (my dad his mom) step-sister (his dad her mom). Not incest but the families didn’t feel great about us as an obvious couple.

13. Dude comes on to step-brother: The last time I was home my stepbrother acted inappropriately a few times. Came into my room in his underwear when everyone was in bed to use my en suite. There is a different bathroom closer to where he was sleeping. Then showering and getting changed at the end of my bed in the morning. I didn’t see but he would have been nude at some point. He knows I’m gay.

He’s visiting me in March and I’ve found myself thinking of what might happen. Feels weird. Mix of obvious guilt but excitement too. Already feel awkward when talking to my dad about him visiting.

14. Father and son relationship: Me and my own Dad. I’m male. Happened for 5 years straight, he was the bottom, I was the top. It made life awkward because he would feel the need to treat me like his husband, but if I did bad in school he would blow up and go strictly father on me. Then that same night he’d want to have sex with me and tell me he is sorry. And I usually stayed out of school when I wanted to because I was his ‘love’. I ended it on my 18th but he still brings it up when we’re alone, he demands that he gets a hug every single day, and if I don’t he will fall into depression. If I do hug him he feels the need to cry on my shoulder and tell me that he misses me so much, and that he loves me. I can’t pull away from his grip or he will think I don’t love him. So I stay there and hold him, and say nothing for around 30 minutes to an hour. He also walks in on my room, even if its locked he will unlock it, hoping to find me masturbating so that he can laugh and ask if I need help and I just say no and stop what I’m doing and turn away.

15. Stepbrother and stepsister tryst: So my stepsister and I dated for a few years. We were both 18 and it was consensual, and it never really affected our family life. We kept it pretty secretive around my dad, but my step mom knew. My room was in the basement, and the parents never went down there. There was also a family room down there, so we would ‘watch movies’ every now and again so we could sleep together. We moved apart, but are still good friends.

16. Guy hooks up with his cousin and his aunt:My first cousin and I lived in the same apartment complex for a while. We constantly made out/fondled each other. Also, our other cousins lived nearby and they would be in the house while we did it. The apartments were very small ~1,000 sq. ft 3 rooms but we still got away with it. We were both horny teenagers and this went on for about 2 months. Haven’t seen her since and we don’t even talk on FB or anything. I wonder what it will be like when we meet again.

The second time, my somewhat distant aunt who is only a few years older than me. It was only one night but we made out, fondled, groped and “if you show me yours I’ll show you mine” thing. She was around 20 I was a few years younger. No one knew, haven’t seen her since. I think we’ll probably do it again when we meet.

17. Girl confessed her love to her cousin:My first cousin once confessed her love for me when I was staying at her place with my future roommates as we transitioned moving. I freaked out and we left, but she managed to steal a lot of our used underwear.

18. Two cousins too young to know any better: When I was younger, like five or something, I had something with my cousin. Of course it didn’t last, we were young and didn’t even understand the meaning of love.

19. A gay relationship between two cousins: A few years ago I had gay relations with my cousin. Nothing was ever inserted anally but we regularly gave each other head. We wore thongs when we knew we were going to see each other and would wedgie each other when no one was looking. We even would make out any chance we got. This lasted for about 3 years until we went to high school. The sex-ed kinda changed our views on doing it. Now we are both 15, he has a girlfriend and is happily strait. While I am outwardly bisexual. We never talk about it, yet we are still pretty damn good friends.

20. Oddly sexual activities with a stepbrother: I was never in a relationship with him, but my stepbrother and I did act sexual towards each other for a while. He jerked off in front of me once as well.

21. Girl abused by both of her older brothers: When I was about 6 years old one of my brothers (who was 7 at the time) began exploring/ fondling my body. A few years later my other brother began doing the same to me (he is 3 years older than me). Eventually it became rape, from both of them, regularly. This continued for many years until I was in high school. I was always uncomfortable with it and never felt like I could tell anyone. Our parents ended up divorcing and life dramatically changed for me over the next ten years. I was able to separate myself from all the abuse. Not only had I been sexually abused by my brothers, but I had experienced physical/emotional abuse from my father. In 2010 I received a call from my oldest brother who told me he missed our sexual relationship. I freaked out and haven’t talked to him or my other brother since. I finally came out in the open about what happened. At first my mother called me a liar. Then she wondered why I didn’t tell her. She and I have a very strained relationship which makes sense to me. This past August I spoke to my dad for the first time in years and told him everything. He told me it was my fault (I know it wasn’t). Despite all the family illness, I have found a great life. I have a wonderful boyfriend, job, friends and a bad ass therapist. I don’t speak to any family (immediate or extended) because it is too painful. I no longer feel oppressed by them, but rather empowered. FUCK ABUSERS.

22. Guy finds out girl he likes is his cousin: I fucked my cousin but didn’t know she was my cousin. Contacted through Facebook, hooked up and all that. My bro saw her like my status and I said, “yeah, she’s cute”. He says “haha dude that’s our cousin”, I researched and found out that, yes, she was my cousin. It honestly made me want to fuck her more. Which we did, and she knew at the start that we were related. We still hook up every now and then.

23. A relationship between two cousins makes family gatherings unbearable: Had a gay relationship that went on with my cousin for about 2 years when we were both 13 or so. We never actually had sex although there were a few attempts, we did however do everything else. It didn’t get really weird for me until towards the end when it went from just getting each other off to actually emotionally embracing each other and kissing. We were almost caught so many times and I think that played a pretty big part in putting an end to it.

Family gatherings are the absolute fucking worst but thankfully I only have to see him maybe once or twice a year. Everything was consensual so nobody blames anybody but you could still slice the awkwardness with a knife. We used to be really close when we were young and I kind of regret what happened and what it did to our relationship.

24. Step siblings get together: It wasn’t actually incest, because it was my stepbrother, but whatever. We dated at age 11-12. When we got together, my mom was divorced and his dad was divorced….soooo… our parents married each other. We had been mostly friends more than anything, but just made out every now and then. We broke it off a few months before our parents got married. Biggest mistake ever. Turns out that his father molested me for five years. So there’s that.

25. Girl sleeps with her father: I met my dad two and a half years ago. Since last April, we have been in a sexual relationship. Nobody knows, nobody will ever know.

Aside from the sex, we have a normal father/daughter relationship and sex is only about the sex. No feelings, just orgasms.

I don’t know if it will ever end, but I don’t think it will for a fair whole yet.
I am 25 and have nothing that tells me that this is wrong, except for the social stigma, of course.

26. Boy marries his sister and sleeps with his mother: Married to my sister at the age of 13. At first I was neutral towards her, but as time passed we got closer. Also, went to bed with my mother on my 18th birthday. Was weird but okay.

27. Girl got caught being sexual with her cousin and her brother: My uncle caught me going down on my cousin, he freaked out. He took me home and told me we were too young. I told him I was still curious and we were just ‘learning’. He never told my aunt or my parents but when my cousin and I tapered off he asked me if I was done being a lesbian. My cousin says he never talked to her about it either. I was also caught letting my brother see me naked. My dad was very upset. He’s a possessive man though.

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January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University.

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