Well ever since i was 5 years old I've hade a huge crush on my blood related 3rd cousin and i just dont know if thats wrong because were blood related or somethimg, but i just really want to know if its wrong or if its ok!!!
Most Helpful Guy
Depends on what the laws in your state say. First cousin marriage is legal in around half of the U. S. states. The reason it's a taboo is because the risk of having a baby with defects or genetic abnormalities increases. However. This taboo is taken to great lengths. People expect that if first cousin's have babies, the babies will inevitably come out retarded or defectual. This isn't the case. The chance of defects doubles, in percentage. The normal percentage is around 3% chance of defects. When first cousins have babies, the chance is 7%. So while it's doubling the figure, 7% is still quite low.
When you take it to a 3rd cousin, if the risk of defect increases at all, it's probably by like 1%. Not much at all. And if half the U. S. states say it's okay for 1st cousins to marry and have kids, then I can only imagine that it's legal almost in all of them for 3rd cousins.
But. Is it morally "wrong"? I don't think so. It's just a social taboo. You should determine whether or not it's wrong *to you*. It's inevitable that each individual will agree with some social standards and disagree with others. You just have to think about the pros and the cons, and your positions, yourself.0
Most Helpful Girl
If it's your third cousin it's not big deal1