(NEWSER) – It's been established that reuniting with long-lost relatives can and does result in "Genetic Sexual Attraction," a term coined in the 1980s. In fact, some have estimated that elements of sexual attraction occur in as many as half the cases of estranged loved ones who meet as adults. Still, it's widely considered taboo, and even more so when the attraction is between a father and daughter, reports New York magazine. As the woman who coined the phrase GSA told the Guardian in 2003, "That group tends to stay very silent.
It's still regarded as dangerously close to abuse, even though it is no different from other forms of GSA." But one such unnamed couple living in the Great Lakes region is now making news after the teen daughter talked at length with the magazine about reuniting with her father—whom she hadn't seen since she was about 5—12 years later and finding herself instantly attracted to him.