In what can be called a strange love story a 51-year-old woman has reportedly fallen in love with her biological son, who has left his wife in Colorado to pursue a relationship with his mother. The couple are now planning to get married and have children.
Kim West, who grew up in Islington, London, had given up her son for adoption soon after his birth, but they reunited as adults and have been in a relationship since then. West had become pregnant at the age of 19, while she was studying in California.
Ben Ford, now 32, came in contact with West in December 2013 after his measures to track down his biological parents led him to the UK. They both first met in January 2014 and instantly felt sexually attracted to each other. They shared their first kiss during a meeting in a hotel that was followed by sex. West describes her sexual experience with her son as "incredible and mind-blowing".
In an interview to New Day, Ford, a freelance computer coder, revealed that soon after he had sex for the first time with his reunited mother, he informed his wife Victoria about his plans to leave her to start a relationship with his mother. "Every time I have had sex with you since I met her, I imagine it's her I am kissing, otherwise I can't perform," Ford told his wife, the magazine reported.
The mother-and-son couple, who have been in a relationship for two years now, are living in Michigan. They call their strange love story Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA). West, an interior designer, reportedly told the magazine, "This is not incest, it is GSA. We are like peas in a pod and are meant to be together. I know people will say we're disgusting, that we should be able to control our feelings, but when you're hit by a love so consuming you are willing to give up everything for it, you have to fight for it."
In Michigan, incest is a punishable offence and those found guilty can get a life sentence. The couple, however, are ready to move out of the city if the situation demands so, The Daily Mail's Mail Online writes.
What is Genetic Sexual Attraction?
It is a term that explains sexual attraction between close relatives like parents and offspring or siblings or cousins. The phenomenon, first identified by Barbara Gonyo in the 1980s, is more common among adoptees and their long-lost biological parents, because when they meet as adults, their brain struggles to establish a family-like bond with them. Instead, the genetic similarities instil intimate feelings among them leading to sexual attraction.