Primetime and Genetic Sexual Attraction Part 2

February 22nd, 2007

Although Barbara Gonyo agrees that acting on these feelings would be a horrible mistake she acknowledges that in adoption reunion “emotionally you are the adult, and they are the child. If you go through with the sexual act, then I hold the parent responsible, not the child.” I think what Barbara Gonyo was trying to get a across is that those experiencing genetic sexual attraction need support and there needs to be a sensitivity to the attraction that adoptees and natural parents may have for each other. The bottom line to all the guest comments and the segment was that people are attracted to other who look and think like them. When relatives meet that they did not grow up with the normal… [more]

Primetime and Genetic Sexual Attraction Part 1

February 22nd, 2007

An article was published on Monday, February 19, 2007. The entire story aired on ABC’s Primetime Live, on Tuesday, February 20, 2007. The title of the article and show was "Brother and Sister, and Lovers. " The subject was Genetic Sexual Attraction. Although I was not able to watch the entire segment, I did catch bits and pieces. Joe Soll was one of the guests speaking on the attraction that natural parents and adoptees feel. I did find it odd that Joe was not identified as an adoptee but only as a psychotherapist. Barbara Gonyo was also a guest and she spoke about being sexually attracted to her son. Another guest was a man, whose name I didn't… [more]

Genetic Attraction Information and Resources

October 27th, 2006

Adoption reunion can spark some intense sexual feelings. This can happen in reunion natural mothers and sons, natural fathers and daughters, siblings of opposite sex, and more distant relatives. Some have engaged in a sexual relations with their natural relative while others have described experiences ranging from intense erotic feelings toward their relatives to sexual behavior such as fondling and touching. The best way to explain it is when the lost relative is met for the first time an overwhelming and complicated rush of emotions and an almost irresistible sense of falling in love. There may be a need to discover an unusual form of closeness and intimacy with their relative who had felt the same way. Another example may be feelings… [more]