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 progressives 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.

The fetish was first brought to light by Summit News, which pointed out a Reddit post entitled ‘Question regarding abortions and breeding fetish.’ In it, 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.

Another redditor crimes in: “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.”

He then reveals that that they have already aborted seven babies and are currently breeding a girl for the next sacrifice.

Other users titillated by the practice praise and encourage those who IRL it this far. One man even waxed (in response to the above), “This is a wonderful and potent example of personal power, where sex meets violence and creation combines with destruction.”

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 prog fetish, cuckolding. r/Breeding is a largely pornographic journal of fantasies and experiences on the subject, and it caters to a whopping 148,000 subscribers.

One of the memes shared in the breeding community. The tattoo represents a score log for fetuses killed during the “recreational pregnancies.”

The subreddit has a rule against “partner seeking,” which I suspect is there for legal reasons. The community no doubt also serves as an meet-up and dating platform for breeding fetishists who connect with each other in private messages.

How many babies have been “bred” and disposed of in service of this mental illness? What is Reddit’s moral culpability in enabling it — especially considering post-2016 has seen the banning of vast swathes of subreddits disagreeable to its leadership? What is the mechanism by which such a sick act converts into a sexual fetish — and in so many people?

And what’s next at this point?

Do you know?

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Ian Miles Cheong is the managing editor of Human Events and owner of Hype Break. Subscribe to YouTube.com/HypeBreak for insightful analysis of games and criticism of game journalism and the culture surrounding video games.