ANOTHER MORAL DILEMMA
Are there any circumstances in which incestuous sex with a minor is justifiable?
“Of course not!” we’d say. “That’s sick.”
Max is 14 years old and has Down’s Syndrome. He is going through pubescent changes to his body and his emotions which he doesn’t understand but which are dramatically and adversely affecting his behaviour, including self-harm and violence towards others.
Other boys of his age have an entirely natural outlet for these frustrations of which he is unaware.
Should his mother show him how to masturbate? She would know, on the one hand, that it is incest, that he is a minor and that it would be illegal; whilst on the other that it would be a gift of the only sexual pleasure he is likely to encounter in his (possibly) short life.
Difficult isn’t it?