Inspired by this thread.
I know statutory rape and hebehilia (sex with children who are 10-17) was socially acceptable in various cultures in world history. Even in the US hebephilia was not really legally or socially condemned up until a couple of generations ago and men in their 30s marrying 13 year old girls was not always frowned upon.
Plus outright pedophilia has had cultures where this was legally and socially acceptable. Ancient Greece as an example, and some tribal cultures (whose name I cannot remember) that I read about in college.
Obviously, there are and have been cultures where rape (especially spousal) is not legally or socially condemned.
So sex acts which we oppose in western civilization in the 21st century are not universally opposed across all times and geographies. That doesn’t make them ok (slavery, child abuse, torture, religious totalism and political dictatorship were perfectly acceptable in most civilizations in most of history), but it does mean that there were social systems that did not find these acts repulsive.
So what about necrophilia? Is the opposition to necrophilia totally social, or are there innate aspects of our minds that make us oppose necrophilia almost out of instinct?
Then again, evolution seems to have made us oppose incest since the progeny of incest among siblings or parent/children tend to have shitty survival odds. Incest among cousins on the other hand is legally and socially endorsed all over the world. However has incest (among immediate families) been socially and legally prohibited in all cultures across all time periods? I’m sure there are cultures that were openly incestous.
And to reiterate, socially/legally acceptable is not the same as morally acceptable. Rape, child abuse, spousal abuse, torture, political dictatorship, religious totalism and slavery were all legally/socially acceptable for most human civilizations in most of human history. That doesn’t make them morally acceptable (morals being based on concepts of sentient creatures having innate worth, dignity and autonomy).
I am asking because I am curious if necrophilia has innate instinctive repulsions to it (like incest) or if it is banned due to cultural reasons (like hebephilia).
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This is a thought exercise.