Throughout history and throughout the world, people have reported sexual contact with various supernatural creatures. Many people believe that “sex demons” were born out of the need to explain topics that are generally considered taboo. Usually, unintended pregnancy, miscarriage and promiscuity can cause anger and persecution.
The most well-known sex demon, the Succubus, is a female demon who takes the form of an attractive seductress to seduce men. It is generally believed that the Succubus legend came about due to the medieval preoccupation with sin, especially the sexual sins of women.
The male version of the Succubus is the Incubus. Like his female counterpart, the Incubus will drain the strength and life energy from his victims. Unlike the Succubus, the Incubus will impregnate his victims with another incubus. The victim will then carry the baby to term, but the baby appears to be stillborn when she gives birth. It will have no pulse, and it won’t appear to breathe. Then, around the age of seven, the child will appear to behave normally but will usually be very attractive and intelligent. According to some legends, the wizard Merlin is the product of an Incubus father and a human mother. Some also believe that the Virgin Mary was de-flowered by an Incubus.
Many believe the Incubi most likely came about as a scapegoat for rape and sexual assault. Both victim and rapist would have most likely found it easier to explain the attack supernaturally rather than confronting the truth.