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Stephen Kelly had this at radiotimes.com citing relationship psychologist Susan Quilliam's opinons on some television character relationships...
Cersei Lannister and Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)
Who? The Lannisters are the most powerful family in Westeros, yet hide a sensational secret: two of their most influential members, Jaime and his royal sister Cersei, are totally doing it.
The potential problem: It's incest. Use your imagination.
Susan says: “The underlying thing here is that when you're totally related – there's supposed to be an in-built resistance. However, genetically, similarity can bring us together. It's called GSA – genetic sexual attraction – and there's a lot of anecdotal evidence of brothers and sisters meeting, not knowing they're brother/sister and there being a magnetic attraction. Also, because there's a lot of social pressure, it becomes you against the world, and that brings you close together too.”
Would it work? “They'll probably cling together because of the secret – until it's discovered, and then there will probably be a lot of blood involved.”Just for clarification, Genetic Sexual Attraction can happen when people don't know they're close genetic relatives, but it can also happen even if they do know, as long as they weren't raised together.
Speaking of GSA, it popped up in several places that Mark Hamill addressed the physical affection between his character Luke and his sister Leia. Here's what Megan Davies wrote at digitalspy.com...
Here's what we blogged before about more affection between the twins.Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has never really commented on the kiss and what the reveal did to Luke, but earlier this week he broke a 35-year silence to finally weigh in on the whole incestuous affair.
Still speaking of GSA, someone wrote into Dear Deidre at thesun.co.uk for advice about being in love with his long-lost half sister. It sounds like many other cases we've seen. The advice back was...
Take a step back and make every effort to get back into brother and sister roles. You can still be close but must stop having sex.No good reason was given, only mentioning that it is illegal. Well here's an idea... how about getting rid of such ridiculous laws?
I found a page called Easy Answers to Common (and Fallacious) Objections to Poly Marriage. The blog doesn't seem to be very active but there are some good answers on that page.
At washingtonpost.com there were answers to questions about polyamory...
1. What types of people are drawn to polyamory?As a reminder, other great places to get information and analysis include...
Franklin Veaux, a sex educator and co-author of “More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory,” has five partners — and all of his partners have other partners. He notes that he knows people in their 20s up through their 80s who are in polyamorous relationships.
“In my experience,” Veaux said in a phone interview, “there’s a huge range of people drawn to polyamory. The only thing they have in common is that they don’t want monogamy.”
And they often have non-traditional ideas about relationships, he added. “There’s a lot overlap with polyamory and BDSM, polyamory and swinging.”
That doesn’t mean, however, that polyamorists are always casual about relationships; they take them very seriously. “It’s not for people who are afraid of relationships,” Veaux said, noting that that’s a common misconception about polyamory. “That would be like saying mountain-climbing is for people who are afraid of heights. If you’re scared of relationships, you’re certainly not going to do multiple relationships.”
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