They say that you would instantly know when love strikes you. A May-December love affair or even same-sex marriage is now openly accepted in most cultures. However, Genetic Sexual Attraction or GSA is still frowned upon.
All across all states and in most countries all around the world, children are not allowed to marry their parents or the other way around. Genetic Sexual Attraction is a term of the 80s where intense romantic and/or sexual feelings happen between reunited biological family members after they have been apart for a very long time.
According to research, these taboo feelings can happen. And half of the cases involved in GSA are with relatives who have been reunited as adults. GSA was first discovered by a person who realized that she had a condition after she met her son as an adult. She had put her son for adoption when he was still a baby and did not see him for 26 years.
When she did, she was shocked to realize that she had sexual feelings for him. Her son though did not reciprocate the intense romantic and sexual desire of his mother.
Scientists who have studied cases of GSA found out that a number of reasons can affect this experience. Some people might want to experience the bonding that they missed out when they were children. And others might be overwhelmed by the similarities as well as the feelings of closeness.
GSA might also explain why there are first cousins who have romantic attractions towards each other where some would end up getting married like normal relationships would. However, most of the taboo GSA relationships are between fathers and their daughters.
However, this is the least reported and the least studied out of the types of GSA simply because not many people report them out of fear that these young girls would be looked at as abused victims.
In fact, a young woman from the Great Lakes region shared her story with The Cut. this 18-year-old woman described her intense sexual and romantic feelings for her biological father. She said that she reunited with him after 12 years that they have been apart. Her mom is suffering from bipolar disorder. And because of this, she was raised by her grandparents since she was two years old.
When she was young, her dad would give her presents. She would gift her with lots of Barbies and other things that any little girl would love. However, he went away for twelve years. When she turned 15, the father emailed the girls’ mom. Father and daughter started talking online and discovered that they have similarities. They both loved to draw and they have the same interests in television.
She said that when she first reconnected with her dad “it was so weird and confusing.” She explained, “I was seeing my dad for the first time in forever, but it was also like, ‘He’s so good-looking!’ And then I was like, ‘What the hell are you thinking?’”
She spent five days with him. This is when she realized that she was romantically and sexually attracted to her dad. She shared, “We had strong feelings for each other. We discussed whether it was wrong, and then we kissed. And then we made out, and then we made love for the first time. That was when I lost my virginity.”
She said that afterward, it wasn’t weird at all. It felt so natural. Now, she is planning to marry her dad and she is happy to be dating him.