A younger siblings cooperation does not suggest that they understood the nature of the sexual interaction.
For some children, especially if the abuse has been on-going since they were very young, they can believe that this sexual interaction is just what happens between siblings.
Often, sibling abuse is more coercive than physically forceful i.e.
you may have been gently persuaded that it would be fun; or you may have been bribed with sweets; and so even as adults, survivors are unclear as to whether what happened was abusive or not.
It can refer to abuse which takes place between brother - brother, brother - sister, sister - sister, as well as between half siblings, step - siblings, and adoptive siblings.
Sexual abuse between siblings remains one of the last taboos to be addressed by society - and as such, it is rarely discussed in the media, or even among survivors themselves.
From childhood, we are usually told that, as siblings, we are supposed to love each other - and especially where we are not clear what "love" involves, it may have felt that this was part of that special sibling bond.
Statistics show that sibling sexual abuse is more likely (although not exclusively!However, perhaps more frequently than found in adult – child sexual abuse, sibling sexual abuse is frequently non – touching.Non - touching sexual abuse may involve introducing a much younger child to pornography, or insisting on watching them in the shower, or telling them to watch them masturbate.Might go anywhere from a friendly rivalry, one deciding that they want their siblings to be happy or straight into Cain and Abel territory.In Fairy Tales, often inspires the Bride and Switch.