“This is my story of mother-son incest” via . I was born into a religious family, into a family, though, with many problems. We were one thing on the outside and something else on the inside. Within the family, there was no peace. My father had turned to religion when he was eighteen but with little effect other than to The term incest refers to any sexual activity that takes place between non-spouse family members or close relatives. Incest is illegal in the United States and many other countries around the world. Incest laws are intended to protect the security of the family, and to prevent the genetic defects that typically occur when babies are born of parents too closely related.