“An interview with Smashwords CEO Mark Coker He mainly gloats about company’s recent standoff with PayPal, in which the e-book publishing juggernaut defended his right to sell oddball erotica, just as long as it’s legal. Also, he lets it slip that the authors of incest erotica are ‘incredibly articulate and well-spoken.’ [Fast Company]“
Christ Coker! The Christians, religious groups, authors and publishers are going to tear you (YOU) up with that comment. Incest . . . .erotica? You have not witnessed yet how “pissed off” writers can be. Hang on Coker for a real surprise.
PayPal . . . you need to seriously reconsider your position on ”Smutwords” . . . seriously. Coker has demonstrated that he has no social values and would rather profit from the 1st amendment.
[NOTE: Erotica is very popular on "Smutwords", about 20% . . . yes 1/5 of the sales on Smashwords is trash, rubbish, porn . . . incest! Rise up religious leaders and folk. It's time to pull your books off of "Smutwords" and make a statement to the porn merchant of "Smutwords," . . . Mark Coker. (Does he have children?) Hmm . . . "My Daddy sells books about incest . . . what does your Daddy do?"]
Incest is sexual intercourse between close relatives that is usually illegal in the jurisdiction where it takes place and/or is conventionally considered a taboo. The term may apply to sexual activities between: individuals of close “blood relationship”; members of the same household; step relatives related by adoption or marriage; and members of the same clan or lineage. See also Laws regarding incest.
Consensual adult incest is seen by some as a victimless crime. However, children born of incestous unions have greatly increased risk of death and disability at least in part due to genetic diseases caused by the inbreeding.
Although it is illegal or partially prohibited in most countries, Russia, China, The Netherlands, Spain, France, Turkey, Israel and the Ivory Coast have no legal prohibitions on consensual incest between adults, and Switzerland has considered legalizing it.
The incest taboo is and has been one of the most common of all cultural taboos, both in current nations and many past societies, with legal penalties imposed in some jurisdictions. Most modern societies have legal or social restrictions on closely consanguineous marriages. In some societies, such as those of Ancient Egypt, the European royal families, and others, brother–sister, father–daughter, and mother–son, cousin-cousin, uncle-niece, and other permutations of relations were practiced amongroyalty as a means of perpetuating the royal lineage. In addition, the Balinese and some Inuit tribes have altogether different beliefs about what constitutes illegal and immoral incest. However, parent-child and sibling-sibling unions are almost universally forbidden.