Question by Jane doe: Why am I attracted to my second cousin?
He is a little over 10 years’ older than me. We are both adults in mid-age. We share a mutual attraction, but have never done anything about it because we are blood-related (he is my dad’s first cousin). Every time he hugs me, he kisses my neck at-length and this puts unexplainably pleasant shivers and up down my spine. Does this sound like a case of pheromones at play, independent of whether we are related or not? (I never believed in the phenomenon they call “genetic attraction”, but now I do).
Answer by Wiz
You are attracted because you are people who like each other. There is nothing wrong with being attracted to a second cousin. The only prohibitions have always stopped at first cousins and even they were not founded on any good scientific reason. You are both adults, enjoy each other.
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