genetic sexual attraction


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genetic sexual attraction

A contrived term for an overwhelming sexual attraction that may develop between close blood relatives who first meet as adults.

In the US, a sexual relationship between close blood relatives (father, mother, brother and sister, aunt, uncle, niece and nephew, often also first cousins, step parents and step brothers and sisters) is illegal and deemed incestuous; the specifics of incest laws vary by state.
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FAMILY AFFAIRS: Documentary investigating the phenomenon of genetic sexual attraction
Genetic sexual attraction was first identified in the late 1980s by sufferer Barbara Gonyo.
Such reunions can spark off intense sexual feelings and this is called genetic sexual attraction (GSA).
They believe they are a classic case of genetic sexual attraction, which is growing to be more widely recognised in family members reunited as adults.
Doctors recognise a syndrome called Genetic Sexual Attraction, which occurs when close relatives fall for each other after meeting as adults.
Experts say genetic sexual attraction can occur between close relatives who are separated at an early age and meet as adults.