This is a love story. It’s about two people who fell deeply in love. It’s about a young woman losing her virginity to a more experienced, older man. It’s a fascinating tale about biology, genetics and sexual attraction … with a built-in ick factor. It’s about what it feels like to date your daddy. There is an occurrence of what is known as Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) that often happens when estranged or adopted children are reunited as adults with their parents. According to the Guardian, the taboo feeling of wanting to have sex with a parent occurs in half the cases. NY Mag‘s Alexa Tsoulis-Reay explains that “those who have studied GSA offer a range of possible explanations for it, including a primordial feeling of always having ‘belonged’ to the estranged relative, a sense of wanting to experience the bonding missed out on during childhood, or simply an overwhelming closeness based on similarities: like meeting a mate who was designed for you in a science lab.” Tsoulis-Reay interviewed an 18 year-old woman about her romantic relationship “with the biological father she met after 12 years of estrangement.” After the two reconnected on Facebook, “we chitchatted online for a few days and found out we were similar. We shared the same favorite TV shows — The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory — and we both love to draw. He came to see me about a week later. You wouldn’t have believed we hadn’t been around each other for 12 years. The idea of ‘getting to know him’ seemed strange because we are so much alike.”
The sexual attraction she felt for him was strong. “It was so weird and confusing. 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? What is wrong with you? I saw him as my dad but then also part of me was like, I’m meeting this guy who I have been talking to over the internet and really connecting with and I find him attractive.” It turns out the feeling was mutual; after the pair fell asleep together one night, they ended up spooning and her father woke up with “morning wood.” The two became very close (there is talk of “play-wrestling” in the interview.) “That night we were play-wrestling in the room I was going to sleep in and I bit him. He was wearing a pair of basketball shorts and a tank top and after I bit him I could see goose bumps pop up from his toes to his shoulders. Then he pinched my inner thigh and I got goose bumps. We stopped and said that we didn’t know what was going on but admitted that 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 … It was insanely sensual. It lasted for about an hour and there was a lot of foreplay. We both had orgasms. We are so similar, so it’s so easy to sexually please each other. For example, we both love neck-biting. I’ve never been in a more passionate, loving, fulfilling situation.” The full interview (in which it’s revealed the two are planning to get married) is here. The edited just the icky bits version is here.