Married Half-Brother And Sister Defend Their Incestuous Relationship – ‘It’s Just Perfect Love’

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November 3, 2015 6:33pm PST

A man and woman who met in their early 40s when they found out they were brother and sister have opened up about how their initial meeting as siblings turned into a steamy sexual relationship.

Melissa and Brian, whose names have been changed for privacy reasons, say that they fell in love at first sight, and have revealed they are now engaged.

“Few human beings get to experience something at this level. And it’s not a taboo. It’s nothing wrong. This just feels like love, perfect love,” Brian told Good Housekeeping.

According to Daily Mail, Melissa believed she was an only child until she was 40, and she grew up in a happy suburban home in the Great Lakes region. Her life changed forever, however, when her father committed suicide when she was 10. Her mother couldn’t deal with it, and let her boyfriends stay in her house with both her and her daughter.

“She spoiled me rotten and let me do anything, probably because she felt guilty for hiding who I really was,” Melissa said of her mother, who died a few years ago.

Last year, Melissa received a Facebook message from a man named Chris who dropped a bombshell on her.

“Your dad was not your dad. Your mom lied to you your whole life about who your father was,” he told her. He went on to explain that he was the stepson of her biological father, who her mother had an affair with and became pregnant by.

Chris eventually met Melissa and told her about Brian.

“Well, I guess I’m your brother,” Brian wrote to her in their first Facebook exchange.

They set up a time to talk on the phone, and that’s when things got…odd. Here’s what happened next, as reported by Daily Mail:

Upon hearing his voice, Melissa, who is married with two teenage daughters, says she was instantly drawn to Brian.

‘That’s where things started getting a little bit weird. I don’t really know how to describe the feeling, but I was really attracted to it,’ she reveals.

She began perusing his Facebook photos, saying: ‘I was confused. I was attracted to him. Then in bed, I started having actual sexual fantasies.’

 ‘I thought, There is something wrong with me. Something isn’t right,’ she remembers.

Meanwhile, Brian also began having sexual fantasies about Melissa while he was in bed with his wife.

He says her Facebook photos made him feel ‘very turned on’, and he thought to himself: ‘I must be a sick and terrible human being.’

Two days later, Melissa drove two hours during a snowstorm to meet her half-brother, and was instantly attracted to him.

‘It was love at first sight, absolutely the craziest thing I have ever experienced. The sexual force was like I was levitating off the earth. Your body instantly craves the other person,’ she recalls of their first encounter.

Brian felt the same way, sharing: ‘It was trippy, like seeing yourself in the opposite form. Everything inside you is just vibrating. Your cells know that this is your person.’

hey went to a bar, and immediately began telling each other their deepest secrets. After one drink, they returned to the car and began intensely hooking up.

‘We couldn’t keep our hands off each other. It was primal, but we were also scared, like: “What is wrong with us?”‘ she remembers.

Two weeks later, Brian ended his marriage. ‘Melissa wasn’t the reason I left, but she was the catalyst. My marriage had been over for a while, I just didn’t know how to get out of it,’ he shares.

He hasn’t told anyone about his sexual relationship with Melissa except for his adult daughter from a previous marriage.

Meanwhile, Melissa hasn’t directly told anyone in her family about their relationship either, but she says that her husband and her teenage daughters know that something is going on because she stays at Brian’s house every Saturday night.

She reveals that her husband, with whom she hasn’t had sex in five or six years, is ‘open-minded’, and that she’s had several affairs over the years, but they are committed to co-parenting their kids.

Melissa says her kids are upset when she returns from Brian’s house, sharing: ‘My daughters view him as an infiltrator, as some guy who fell from the sky and made their mother go nuts and be gone all the time. There’s a lot of animosity in my house. I’m living a double life.’

The mother-of-two has only confided in her friend of 15 years, Kimberly, about her relationship with Brian.

‘When I met him, it all clicked,’ Kimberly says. ‘I don’t understand it, but I can see their connection. It’s magnetic, like gravity.’

Brian further reveals that he and Melissa have more in common than just their physical attraction.

‘You wouldn’t think that everything would line up, but it did. There’s even molestation in both of our backgrounds – and at the same age, by the same [kind of] people who were at the same age,’ he shares.

Meanwhile, Melissa says she and her half-brother have an ‘innate trust’, offering: ‘This is my brother, he’s never going to do anything to hurt me.

‘He’s able to be my father, my brother, my lover, my best friend – all these roles that others have never filled. I have everything in one human,’ she adds.

Brian agrees, saying: ‘All I care about is her happiness. And from the moment we met, I’ve known exactly what she lacks and what she needs. And she knows exactly what I need innately, naturally.’

And while all U.S. states prohibit marriage between relatives, the couple says they plan on being wed in the future – even though the offence is punishable by life in prison in the state that they live.

Because Melissa’s childhood father is listed on her birth certificate rather than her biological dad, they will be able to get married when she divorces her husband after her daughters are grown up.

‘Obviously, it’s still illegal. But we can hide and do that,’ she shares, adding: ‘It’s just not going to be for a number of years, unfortunately.’

And while their relationship is jarring, the half-siblings are not alone in their experience.

Melissa and Brian defend their relationship by citing genetic sexual attraction (GSA), a term coined by Barbara Gonyo in the 1980s, who became sexually attracted to the adult son she had put up for adoption as a baby.

The American Psychological Association does not recognize GSA, but there have been numerous cases of separated siblings meeting as adults and forming romantic relationships.

GSA is rare in family members who have been raised together in childhood, according to social scientist Edward Westermark, who said that they develop a sexual aversion to each other as an evolutionary trait to prevent genetic mutations caused by inbreeding.

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