Beth & her dad: “Fooling around” develops into consensual adult father-daughter incest — “the most wonderful thing” (case narrative)

[This entry was initially posted to the original Red Keyhole blog on 11 April 2011.]

This case narrative, drawn from a January 2010 posting in response to a survey on an online incest discussion forum, and excerpted below for its research interest and educational value, describes the initiation and development of adult consensual incest. Posted by a young woman identified as Beth, in North Carolina, the narrative may be somewhat unusual in that most such incest cases appear to begin at an earlier stage, usually in the daughter’s adolescence.

Once again, the daughter’s enthusiasm for her sexual relationship with her father seems to contradict the common portrayal and assumption of “exploitation” and victimization” in public discourse and attitudes.


Some daughters enter into an incestuous relationship with their dads beginning in young adulthood.

The original narrative has been slightly edited for readability, and is posted here for its research interest and educational value. Original language and dialect have been retained as much as possible – including somewhat mature and sexually explicit language – in part to indicate such aspects as psychological dynamics, emotional and moral attitudes, and physical logistics of this type of activity.

I have been involved in a sexual relationship with my father for this past year. My parents have been divorced for about ten years and I get on fine with both of them. I am 20 now, and lots of times I go to visit my father and I spend the entire weekend.

My father is a really nice guy and I love him. It’s just the two of us and we always have a good time together.

I think it mostly started because we got pretty uninhibited around his apartment when it came to seeing each other undressed. One day he let me see him with an erection, and I was so surprised and delighted. I ended up giving him a hand job.

After that, every time I visited him we would fool around until we finally decided to just do it. It was just the most wonderful thing having my father make love to me like that, and my father thinks that it’s great he can do this with his daughter.