Between the ages of 15 and 20 I was in a sexual relationship with my brother. You may ask me anything.That was good to read.
Edit: For a long time I was on the fence on whether I should post this or not. Now I'm really glad I did. The vast majority of you have been very respectful, and it's been great to get a lot of this stuff off my chest. I've talked more about it here over the last 24 hours than I probably have for the last nine years.
- Note that English is my third language. I'll try to keep my responses at least readable, though.
Many thanks to all who have participated, and if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask.
LLment has a simple question...
Why?There was a good answer...
Well, we just felt right for each other, we both loved one another and, frankly, it felt good.Some more questions and answers...
And more...So do your parents know?I'm not sure. I think they may have suspected something was going on at the time. The issue has never been raised.
Do you get jealous when the other is in a relation ship?Not at all. My brother is married to a wonderful woman now.
Did you use condoms?Mostly, yes.
Marsha_Brady is an ally....What was the age difference?My brother is two and a half years older than me.
Why did you stop?We found other relationships, and sort of realized that what we were doing wouldn't last anyway.
Does anybody know?Very few people know. It's hard to find anyone to trust not to spread such information.
How does this affect romantic relationships?I've had very few sexual or romantic relationships so far. My brother has had several and is now happily married.
What do you think of what happened now? Do you feel guilt, nostalgia, nothing?I mostly feel guilt because people say I should, if you get what I mean. I thought it was pretty great at the time, but it's hard to talk about without people smashing the stigma in your face. Overall I don't think it's that big of a deal, really. It was great at the time, now a days I don't think much about it.
People think because a relationship is between family, then it's wrong. Then they try to tell you that you need to be angry and/or guilty because it's dirty and wrong. Guess what? It doesn't have to be that way.The question and answers are continued. Click through to read it all.
My belief, if it is consensual, then what's the problem? I was molested for years as a child. Everything ever done to me was against my wishes. This is wrong. This is what people should be angry about.
If it's not screwing you up, then don't let it start now because someone said you should be screwed up from it. I had horrible things done to me, I'm not screwed up. I'm not sure why. It wasn't forgiveness. I used to be angry, but I let it go. I thought if I held onto that, then he wins because I'm still being tortured. So, one day I sat down and wrote out every single horrifying act I was put through, copied it and kept one while I sent the other to him. I burned the other copy eventually.
Anyway, the thing I'm trying to get at is to not let the opinions of others dictate to you how you should feel or be feeling. It's your life, you live it how you want. Maybe if you can inject this way of thinking into your lifestyle, things will turn around and you'll have a whole new world in front of you.
If, by chance, you are experiencing effects of this relationship, please seek help by talking to a therapist or counselor of some type. Even support groups help. Good luck. And if it's of any consolation, I don't think any less of you.
This brother and sister had a long, slow-building youthful journey into sexual exploration with each other. It doesn't seem to have hurt either one of them. She looks back on the experience positively, with the only negatives being the prejudice of others. As such, the myths continued to be exposed as such.
If you have had such experiences and you want a welcome place to talk, I know of such places.