Posted: Jan 09, 2017 9:11 pm
by archibald
Fallible wrote:Physical harm to the child, lack of bodily autonomy, lack of social and sexual awareness?

Yes, that seems obvious. But I want to be controversial. Some people have questioned whether it is necessarily harmful, that it depends on exactly what takes place (eg affection, nurturing and/or cuddling etc), that society's disapproval may be more of a negative influence than the relationship itself, that children are more sexual than we like to think, and that the studies done use unrepresentative samples and lack strong empirical foundation.