A Closer Look At The Weird World Of Genetic Sexual Attraction And Incest

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The story of a mother and son falling in love – which has been flooding media outlets across the world – has both intrigued and disgusted readers. 

Ben Ford, 32, ditched his wife for his mum Kim West, 52, after spending 30 years apart and reuniting back in 2013.

The pair claimed that their sex was ‘incredible’ and revealed they’re planning to marry and trying for a baby, but said what the couple are doing ‘isn’t incest’ and is actually Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA).

This is where people confuse the love bonds of family with sexual and physical love and desire.

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However, as reported by the Mirror, even though the law frowns upon such relationships in a big way, there are other examples of GSA.

Brother and sister

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This married couple hit the jackpot, winning £5.3million through the Lotto, but their moment in the limelight was dashed as they were exposed as brother and sister by the Daily Mirror in 2008.

George and Alice Wass – who lived in a caravan on an East London tip – were reunited as long-lost brother and sister back in 1983, but the pair insisted they were told at the time they were not related.

However, The Mirror confronted them with records that they shared the same mum, Margaret Wass.

Alice, 61, said at the time:

This is all coming out now. What am I supposed to do? If I’m getting you right, we’ve got the same mother but different fathers. You have learnt a lot more than I have.

Mother and son

Julie Harvey and son Jeff Anderson who are lovers A Closer Look At The Weird World Of Genetic Sexual Attraction And Incest

In very similar circumstances to Kim and Ben, Julie Harvey gave up her biological son at the age of 20, but was reunited with him in 2013.

But she didn’t experience maternal love, but instead a sexual desire for Jeff Anderson, which led to the pair trying for a baby, with the aid of IVF.

Speaking about her feelings for Jeff, Julie said: 

At that point I didn’t know about GSA. I felt my feelings were incestuous but when Jeff started saying I was his special lady I was like a schoolgirl. Then after the butterflies came disgust.

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The couple have since slept together and moved to New York State to try and have a child – despite being given warnings that their baby could be born with defects.

Gran and grandson

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One of the more extreme incest stories to come to light was that of Pearl Carter and her grandson Phil Bailey back in 2010.

Pearl, 72, told the world she was having sex with Phil, 26, and they were having a baby together after paying £20,000 to a surrogate mum.

Pearl gave away Phil’s mum as a baby after becoming pregnant at 18, but years later he decided to track her down and the pair then became lovers.

He said in an interview:

We make love three times a week, we can’t take our hands off each other. Making love to Pearl is an eye-opener.

The couple are still together in Indiana and living off Pearl’s retirement money.

Father and daughter

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In what can only be described as a Jeremy Kyle Show-esque story, a 36-year-old left her husband for her own father after having a two and a half year affair.

The father – who is 20 years older than ‘Jane’ – walked out on her and her family when she was just 16 and, when they reconnected later in life, they struck up a romantic relationship.

He left his wife for ‘Jane’, but their relationship broke down when he began drinking heavily and turned violent towards her.

In an interview in 2012, she said:

My dad worshipped me and it was the best relationship I ever had. We were just like any other couple apart from the fact he was my father.

After the relationship ended, she became convinced he seduced her and went to the police. However, there were no charges as she refused to incriminate herself.


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The Mirror

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