Child sexual abuse Sex between an adult family member and a child is usually considered a form of child sexual abuse  known as child incestuous abuse,  and for many years has been the most reported form of incest. Father—daughter and stepfather—stepdaughter sex is the most commonly reported form of adult—child incest, with most of the remaining involving a mother or stepmother. In a news story, BBC reported, "Close-knit family life in India masks an alarming amount of sexual abuse of children and teenage girls by family members, a new report suggests. Oldest and only daughters were more likely to be the victims of incest. It was also stated that the incest experience was psychologically harmful to the woman in later life, frequently leading to feelings of low self-esteem, very unhealthy sexual activity, contempt for other women, and other emotional problems.
No matter how casual its immediate lustful attraction, sex often develops into an emotional bond — one that could threaten the original couple. I also believe that most people are way more territorial than they let on. Even if both parties agreed to the experiment ahead of time, learning what happened in the sex lab can haunt one or both spouses so much that it destroys the relationship. Your own hall pass, of course, is unlikely to feature a million-dollar proposition from Robert Redford. So consider the potential emotional fallout from getting, or granting, a hall pass of your own: Regardless of what the two of you consent to in advance, you could easily find yourselves unable to handle the emotional wreckage of your own hearts. This time off could include having sex outside the relationship , but it remained unknowable to and inviolable by the other party.