Ok I know everybody on here is going to criticize me for this but I am dating my cousin. I like her a lot! Is it wrong to be dating her? And one more question, if we had sex, would the baby have defects? If you look at the hill people in places where they inbreed you can see the level of intelligence is lower.
Its only wrong if you feel its wrong.
Since you are cousins due to the closely matched DNA the baby's would have a higher chance of having some sort of defect, so its possible. Would the baby have- What the literal heck?
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Just because you have a baby with your cousin doesn't mean it'll have a defect. To answer your question about baby defects, there are possibilities. Your blood is way to close. I do not recommend going that far. One example is a 2nd cousin of mine who passed away when he was 15 due to a rare blood disease. His parents where 2nd cousins.
That depends on who you ask. Do you think it is wrong? Cause you are the only one who's opinion really matters. I personally think it is really weird, and possibly even illegal depending on where you live And yes, if you had a baby, there is a very high chance of defects.
On a side note people WILL criticise you allot so if you get you let people get to you easily it may be hard for you. Answer Save. Favorite Answer.
I'm dating my cousin!?
I had a cousin I liked a lot and she was near my age. We were friends but no sex or even kissing. So, I would say for you as long as you just hang out no issue. If you have sex and would that lead to birth defects The issue is around recessive genes.
That is when it takes the same gene from the male and the female to get the effect. Blue eyes are like this.
You need blue from both you mom and dad to get blue eyes. If you get a brown gene it will be brown even if the other gene is blue. So brown is dominant and blue is recessive.
There are many recessive genes for dwarfism, mental conditions, and so on. If you and your cousin have both of these you are more likely to produce a flawed child.
I am dating my cousin
This is called incest sweetheart. Ethan Smith.
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Dec 27, Iam dating my first cousin which is 11 years younger than me. She is also dating her ex. She broke up with him after 3 years but they still see each other. She told him to continue with his life and find someone else but he keeps insisting. I first met my first cousin when she was We both had. I have a sexual relationship with my cousin, AMA. I do not really go on so hopefuly I am not breaking the rules in any way but lately I have been feeling like I live a double life and wanted to tell someone about my sexual relationship with my cousin. Jun 21, I believe it is wrong to be dating your own cousin. To answer your question about baby defects, there are possibilities. Your blood is way to close. I do not recommend going that far. One example is a 2nd cousin of mine who passed away when he was 15 due to a rare blood disease. His parents where 2nd cousins.
If cousin couples happen to be carrying known genetic diseases, the risks faced by their offspring can jump. Experts say 1 out of 4 such children will have some sort of disorder. Legally, you can date and be intimate with your first cousin, but if you are considering marriage, laws vary by state and country.
In the U. You can find out more about family law in your own state by contacting a legal services office, a law school that offers legal services to students and the public, or searching your state's homepage on the internet.
You can also look it up under "marriage" or "domestic relationships" in the legal statutes for your state paper copies are found in a state government office. Regarding your question of the moral consequences of dating your first cousin, it's up to the two of you to know what your values are, what you're thinking about for the future, and what's best for you as individuals, a couple, and a family.
As with all moral decisions, this is a personal, but complicated matter, given societal norms and the many who see cousin marriages as taboo. If you are considering having children together, it makes sense to seek genetic counseling.
A genetic counselor is a nurse or doctor with special training or expertise who will perform tests and learn about you and your partner's family history.
With a clearer picture of the risks your offspring might face, a counselor can help you reach a decision that makes sense for you, your partner, and if you choose to go down that path, your children as well. For more general information and studies on the effects of blood related unions, visit the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation web site.
You say you have a "don't care" attitude, but you are smart to ask about the risks - legal, moral, and medical. Additionally, while you may not care what society thinks, do you care what other members of your family think?
You may want to consider discussion how your relationships affects them. All that said, it sounds as though you and your partner have found something special in each other.
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