If you thought the world couldn’t spiral further into depravity and degeneracy, you should just build a rocket and fly off the face of the earth. The newest sex fetish for hip young Redditors is called "breeding" and it's a lot worse than you might think.
While “breeding” sounds like couples who have a lot of kids as a sexual kink – which is in itself a terrifying thought – the term is a misnomer for couples who get pregnant on purpose, carry the fetus to the first or second trimester, and then force an abortion.
Yes, it does sound unbelievable. But the main hub for this community has 0.5 MILLION members and growing.
In a Reddit post titled "Question regarding abortions and breeding fetish," a female poster asked Reddit’s "breeders" about a friend she says has never used birth control and instead has frequent pregnancies and abortions as a way of practicing their fetish.
Fellow breeder, a user under the name klaus-2018, responds:
I know this fetish. My girlfriend and me have the same fetish. My girlfriend enjoys her pregnancies and she enjoys the abortion. Her preferred date to abort is between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation. I enjoy making her pregnant. And I enjoy the time of her pregnancy. She has no menstrual period and she is sexually very active.
Sexuality without prevention is very emotional and inexpensive.
In the last ten years in our relationship we have done seven abortions and my girlfriend is pregnant again with a little girl.
Abortion fetish is a great method for birth control.
Do not be angry about your girlfriend. Let them enjoy their pregnancies.
Which reveals that that Klaus and his girlfriend have already aborted seven babies and are currently breeding a girl for the next sacrifice.
Other users titillated by the fetish praise and encourage those who take the fetish as far as repeated abortions. Reddit user aborterrific even waxed:
It is good (and rare) to hear of a couple (both man and woman) where both members are into abortion and pregnancy. This is a wonderful and potent example of personal power, where sex meets violence and creation combines with destruction.
Thank you for sharing your exciting romance and would like to know about how this latest abortion was for you. I can imagine that it is a very bonding experience between you and your partner.
Some users also found the idea disgusting.
Further investigation into the breeding fetish on Reddit reveals that they mainly congregate on a subreddit called r/Breeding, and that the users and the fetish itself seems to have a significant overlap with last year's hottest fetish, cuckolding. r/Breeding is a largely pornographic journal of fantasies and experiences on the subject, and it caters to a whopping
148,000 449,000 subscribers. [Ed.: updated count, May 2, 2022]
The subreddit has a rule against "partner seeking," which no doubt is there for legal reasons. The community clearly serves as a meet-up and dating platform for breeding fetishists who connect with each other on the subreddit itself and in private messages.
How many babies have been "bred" and disposed of in service of this fetish? What is Reddit's moral culpability in enabling this mass killing – especially considering post-2016 has seen the banning of vast swathes of subreddits disagreeable to its leadership?
And what's next at this point?