Glad you asked.
A mother who was reunited with her son after giving him up for adoption more than 30 years ago says the pair are in love and trying for a baby after he left his wife for her.
British-born Kim West, 51, and her son Ben Ford, 32, who lives in Michigan, have been in a relationship since they met in 2014 and says they have 'incredible and mind-blowing' sex.
Yikes! A 32 year-old man having sex with a 51 year-old woman? Disgusting!
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This wacky relationship is more confusing than it seems. Unlike other guys, Ben has to remember to buy birthday, anniversary and Mother's Day cards. And if Kim gives birth, their offspring will also be her grandchild, thus having the urge to be strict and spoil the kid.
(Quick aside: These two seem to have skipped science class the day they would've learned that incest is icky, and getting knocked up at 51 is impossible without some lab work.)
It all began like any number of "love at first sight" romances:
The pair came back into contact two years ago after Mr. Ford wanted to find out more about his birth parents and got in touch with Miss West.
They found themselves sexually attracted to each other and shared their first kiss over a bottle of champagne in a hotel before having sex.
You probably had a similar encounter at least once in your life. Only not with your goddamn parent!
That wasn't the only fly in the incestuous ointment. Ben, you see, was married. And he found himself in the same predicament that many men do when there's another woman:
He told New Day that he told his wife: '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.'
Needless to say, this would have the opposite effect on most men.
Now, I understand the urge for some couples to tell the world about their love. Especially when you can make money off it by selling it to a British tabloid. But if you were mother and son, wouldn't you want to keep it under wraps?
Perhaps Kim and Ben are thinking that now. Under Michigan law, they could serve 15 years in the slammer, forcing them to go underground (although not far enough). However, they appear to have science on their side:
Research by the British Medical Journal shows that half of people separated from relatives at a young age experience strong sexual feelings when they are reunited.
When families grow up together, an inherent taboo is created which desensitises them to sexual attraction.
But those who miss out on this time can develop powerful, obsessive feelings for their parents or even siblings in adulthood.
This is known as Genetic Sexual Attraction. And if it has a name, you know you can't help it.
So reflect on that when you wish you had been given up for adoption instead of growing up with your stupid family. That could be you on the front page of New Day.