Incest is as old as the human race. In fact, the human population wouldn't have thrived had people back then didn't engage in incest. Today, incest is a top global taboo. An average person sees an incestuous relationship bestial, barbaric, and horrendous. Incest, in whatever form, is illegal in many first world countries. Interestingly, it isn't a punishable offense in many Asian, African, and For reference, every relationship is technically incest since everyone is at least your 16th cousin. However, we use the term incest for people who are at least 3rd cousins. In reality, marrying a 3rd cousin is taboo because of social reasons and not genetic as 3rd cousins are not known to produce