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because if there is something that draws genetic relatives that have never met to each other, then what exactly is it?
The only sciencey thing I can think of is something like pheromones.
"The attraction that occurs between separated family members can been defined by people not having experienced what is known as the Westermark Effect, a hypothetical psychological effect that suggests people who live in close domestic proximity during the first few years of their lives together means they become desensitised to any later sexual attraction."
and we haven't lived in close proximity in our first years
I suppose my question is, were they more sexually attracted to each other because they were brother and sister who had never experienced westermark effect or was it just a coincidence that they were attracted to each other? Would all brothers and sister who hadn't experienced westermak effect be attracted to each other?
"were they more sexually attracted to each other because they were brother and sister who had never experienced westermark effect"
The slightly controversial theory driving this is assortative mating, which is the idea that people are more likely to select partners based on their similarity. I guess it stands to reason that this would be strongest in people who were actually related, and without the watermark effect in place there would be little in the way of such an attraction becoming sexual.
the sexual attraction bit isn't inevitable. It's more that you share a huge amount in common with this other person (including physical features) which can lead to very intense feelings and then there's nothing preventing that from turning into a sexual relationship.
sounds like an amazing film from the 60s or 70s.
didnt mention it in cousins thread because people were having enough problems with the cousin thing.
PS I seem to remember that it is perfectly acceptable in Bali for twins to get it on
- how many separated at birth siblings DO get married/bone/nearly bone whatever
- and how many DON'T
no point using anecdotes and going oooooh genetics, is there
Pretty sure this is one of those things that happens too rarely for significant statistical analysis to ever take place.
I'm glad it's the home time lull right about now
how do you mean a female you?
I reckon most people would
Happened in hollyoaks, they couldn't resolve the conflict between true love conquering all and taboo so they just killed her off.
I mean it is gross, but people thought that about homosexuality once. If they aren't harming anyone, it is consensual, why ban it?