They met after being apart for most of her childhood, and they discovered they were both into each other. Yes, in that way. Also, they're engaged!
A stock photo silhouette that is nonetheless skeevy given the context of this article.
In an interview with New York Magazine's Science Of Us that's been grossing the Internet out for the past 36 hours, an 18-year-old woman from the Great Lakes region gave her account of what it's like to have a romantic—and sexual—relationship with her own biological father. Feel free to read the rest of this while peeking through your fingers if need be.
It's called Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA). Heard of it? Or worse, felt it? If not, consider yourself blessed. According to NYMag, GSA was coined in the 80s by the founder of a support group for adopted children to describe "the intense romantic and sexual feelings that she observed" amongst adopted children reconnecting with their biological relatives.
Apparently this kind of thing happens a lot when relatives who've been separated for a long time are reunited as adults. So attach one of those Tile thingies to your brothers and sisters to keep everyone on the up-and-up. The research is unclear, but suffice to say that feeling of somehow "belonging" to each other gets taken kind of the wrong way.
"I told him I wanted him to be the first person I made love to."
In the NYMag interview, the anonymous woman claims that her father was in her life only sporadically when she was very young, between the ages of 2 and 5, and then not at all for the next twelve of her developing years. She reconnected with him at age 17.
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.
We both think Sheldon is a real goofball. Let's boff.
She identifies as bisexual, but claims that when she met her father, she had not yet had sex with a man. Her only experience was with a girlfriend in school:
I had a girlfriend in middle school and that was the most major sexual experience I'd ever had. But she was very religious and every time we were intimate she would sob and read me verses out of the Bible.
We all have our pillow-talk.
When asked about her first encounter with her dad, she says the attraction was somewhat immediate:
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.
Thank God my dad never learned how to use Facebook to connect with whatever secret kids he's scattered around the tri-state Philadelphia area.
In case you were wondering when you're going to start really gagging, the interview kicks into high gear right around the first mention of "morning wood":
The second night I had him sleep on the couch again and then the third night I fell asleep with him on the floor lying on his chest, in his arms. The fourth night rolled around and we ended up on the floor again. This time we actually cuddled. When he woke up, we were spooning. I didn't know this at the time but later, after we admitted our feelings, he told me he had had "morning wood" and had gone to fix it.
Don't worry. She claims by "fixing it" he just went to pee.
Then later that night she porked her dad.
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.
Don't judge! Like your first-time story was a fairy tale?
Head over to NY Magazine's Science Of Us to read more details of this match made in absence, such as how long they had sex for that night, and how some family members support them and "can't wait for us to have babies." I'm going to spend the rest of the evening shivering in the dark.