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(Slate)   "Dear Prudence: My wife and I came from the same sperm donor. What do we do?"   (slate.com) divider line 68
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2013-02-20 11:59:35 PM
15 votes:
This did not farking happen.  But thanks for another dose of manufactured tabloid bullshiat.
2013-02-21 01:18:19 AM
12 votes:

ng2810: Why are there so many people calling this fake? It may be extremely bizarre and disturbing, yes, but it could happen!

I just discovered I have a brother who is around my age. Dad farked a hooker when he came to the US, and she became pregnant. Mom and Dad nearly broke up because of it, but they instead paid her to keep her trap shut and tried to keep him a secret. Once I became an adult and had access to our family financial records, I found out.

He is a sailor in the US Navy and frequents the same areas as me when in San Diego. My dad is a Navy veteran and I am at the Naval base all the time. We could have easily met up sometime before I found out he was my brother.

I also know of people who found long-lost siblings by meeting them at parties. It really isn't unusual for siblings raised apart and who have no knowledge of each other to become attracted to one another.


Wow... okay, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to tell anyone about this, but it's late and I'm sleep deprived so i guess I'll just write it now and regret it in the morning :(

First of all, - just for some background: My mom died right when I was born, (she was actually really, really hot- but this isn't about her. I guess that's farked-up up to say, but whatever.) I actually grew up with my dad's family, because my dad has all sorts of emotional issues and he bailed before I was born. So you can see, my childhood was really kind of messed up.

Anyways, growing up I feel like there was always a lot of distance between me and my sister. When I was about 17 or 18 I first noticed that my sister was a hottie.

I don't want to go into to many details about it, but basically what happened is that I accidentally found a video that she made of herself. I knew she didn't make it for me- but I thought she was so farking beautiful that I watched it twice. I probably would have watched it a hell of a lot more, except that like right around the time I found the video, all this crazy shiat went down and I had to leave home. (My dad's family who I was staying with got in bad trouble with the law. I never talk about it).

Sooo... I was totally lusting after my sister at that point. She was also having bad trouble with the law. She was actually in custody when I left home.

My friend and I went to go pick her up. When I saw her that day, after seeing the video, I have to be honest, I just wanted to fark her brains out. Looking back on it now, it's pretty messed up- but I think she had feelings for me too. She actually kissed me right after we came to get her... and it wasn't a sisterly kiss, you know? I mean, it wasn't like ridiculously sexual or anything, but it definitely wasn't sisterly.

After we left, we all went to crash with my Sister's friends. On the trip there, my friend sort of implied that he wanted to get with my Sister, and I got a little jealous. He's a good looking guy- and even though she was my sister- I just felt like he was competition. Not much else happened between us for a while except some maybe-sexy hugging.

Pretty much everyone in my life at that point was wanted by the government, so we all moved around a lot. I'm not saying that I'm proud of it or anything, but it was kind of an awesome time.

My friend and my sister never hooked up I don't think- but I thought there was some serious sexual tension going on between them. It was around that time that I got really badly hurt in an accident. It was farked up. I almost died. But when I was in recovery my sister came to see me, and out of the clear blue sky she started gives me this awesome, slow, passionate kiss on the lips.

Sadly (although, I guess for the best) nothing ever came of it. We spent some time apart... and I started to get really religious, so I tried not to think of her that way. It was actually going well for a long time- like I was totally over her. But I have to say, like a year or so after all that stuff went down, we were out sailing (not like a date or anything romantic like that), and she was wearing like the hottest bikini I've ever farking seen and it brought back all the old feelings. Sigh.

A little while later she actually wound up with my friend from before (the sexual tension guy). I can't say I was surprised.

But even after she was shacking up with my friend, there was one time we were at a party... my friend was inside, and my sister and I were outside alone. It was a really intimate moment. I think something might have happened, except that I killed the mood when I told her that Darth Vader was our father and that I had to go face him.
2013-02-21 01:22:24 AM
4 votes:
I was more interested in the "Auntie Moniker" question.

Growing up, my brother and I had an "aunt" and "uncle" who were friends of my parents before we were even born. To this day we still call them Aunt and Uncle - out of endearment, familiarity, and respect - even though we've long-since learned we have no blood relation whatsoever. There have and there will always be people who are not related to you but will happily give you everything in the world, and there will also be family who do nothing but leech, demean, and suck the life out of you. Sometimes, people place too much stock in bloodlines.

Get over it, lady.
2013-02-21 12:48:08 AM
4 votes:

Darth_Lukecash: postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.

Roosevelt?


Nope.

If you do the research, this kind of thing is actually far more common than most of us would like to believe.  In the west it simply isn't talked about, but in some cultures second or even first cousins are considered the best candidates for marriage.  In my case, so far I've been pretty healthy but the genetic counselor did suggest that I shouldn't try to have kids myself.
2013-02-21 12:12:46 AM
3 votes:
Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.
2013-02-21 12:02:39 AM
3 votes:

GAT_00: This did not farking happen.  But thanks for another dose of manufactured tabloid bullshiat.


THIS

but in case this happens to you,
1) kill your children, QUICKLY - they are the spawn of the devil and will destroy the world
2) after they are dead, mail all you cash to me
3) kill your self and your spouse, given that you are both clearly too stupid to live

/if only god had made DNA tests you could use before having crotch spawn to confirm that you are not twins.
2013-02-21 10:50:36 AM
2 votes:

dee231: Ha! This thread is a bit timely for me! No I am not inbred..but I did (briefly) date someone who was in high school. I broke it off as soon as he told me: My grandfather is also my father and my mother is his daughter. 0_o His parents lived together and did look alike. He ended up stalking me like the psycho he was after I broke up with him. Fast forward to 2013. I'm bored on FB. So I search some old names of people I used to know including inbred ex. Turns out he's married with two kids. So I email his wife: do you know your husband is the product of incest? (hopefully not) And now that you know you have an obligation to tell your children when they are old enough. I doubt he told her. I cannot make myself think she already knows and would knowingly have children with him.
/wonder how long my message will sit in her FB other box before she sees it?


Minding your own farking business? Have you heard of that? You should try it. Get a life.
2013-02-21 07:36:07 AM
2 votes:

James F. Campbell: It's not terribly surprising that people are intensely sexually attracted to others who share similar genes.


It is called genetic sexual attraction (GSA). Adoptees who go through counselling before meeting their birth family learn about it.
See, when you grow up with someone your brain gets wired to see them in a non sexual way. When you don't grow up with them you don't get that wiring. If you meet someone as an adult that you happen to be related too your brain can then see them as a possible sexual partner without all the internal mental prohibitions that would be there if you had grown up together.
Adding to that, people in this situation often mistake facial resemblance for attractiveness in the other person. Your brain doesn't know what to do with a face that looks like your own and often interprets that similarity incorrectly as attractiveness.

/adoptee
//Been through the counselling.
///Met my birth mom and she is awesome.
////Yay birth families!!!!
2013-02-21 06:56:48 AM
2 votes:
Honestly, who cares.
Even if this were real, I can't bring myself to think it's weird.  If you're raised with your sibling like normal brothers and sisters and then marry them, THAT'S weird.  Even if you haven't been raised together but you know ahead of time that they're your sibling and you have a relationship anyway... that's weird, even if the feelings are more understandable.  But if you were raised completely separately, grew up totally apart from each other, happened to meet under normal circumstances, fell in love got married and had kids, and now are JUST finding out that you're half-related?  Frankly I think the weird thing would be to let that fact change anything at all.  At that point it is of no real importance.
2013-02-21 04:33:40 AM
2 votes:

Oh, and just because we've wandered into territory where "Star Wars," sex and sisters have all intertwined...

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2013-02-21 03:13:40 AM
2 votes:

Oznog: But even after she was shacking up with my friend, there was one time we were at a party... my friend was inside, and my sister and I were outside alone. It was a really intimate moment. I think something might have happened, except that I killed the mood when I told her that Darth Vader was our father and that I had to go face him.


Well played!
Can't go wrong with the classics
2013-02-21 01:19:56 AM
2 votes:

ng2810: Why are there so many people calling this fake? It may be extremely bizarre and disturbing, yes, but it could happen!

I just discovered I have a brother who is around my age. Dad farked a hooker when he came to the US, and she became pregnant. Mom and Dad nearly broke up because of it, but they instead paid her to keep her trap shut and tried to keep him a secret. Once I became an adult and had access to our family financial records, I found out.

He is a sailor in the US Navy and frequents the same areas as me when in San Diego. My dad is a Navy veteran and I am at the Naval base all the time. We could have easily met up sometime before I found out he was my brother.

I also know of people who found long-lost siblings by meeting them at parties. It really isn't unusual for siblings raised apart and who have no knowledge of each other to become attracted to one another.


This is my biggest fear as a spermbank baby. I meet a guy and find out we're brother and sister. I know the chances are slim but life is stranger than fiction.
2013-02-21 01:17:04 AM
2 votes:
i dont think the article is fake, i saw an episode of 20/20 once and there was this guy who had like 15 sperm donor kids in the same town and two of them got married but didnt know
2013-02-21 01:14:06 AM
2 votes:
At first I was like:


i.imgur.com

But then...

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-21 01:11:26 AM
2 votes:
So they're half-siblings. As long as their mother's weren't related their kids would likely be fine (and they are - they have three).  The main concern would be if the father had some genetic disease or was a carrier of one as they would have an increased risk of having kids with the disease.

 It may seem gross, but they should just continue as they are if they're happy.
2013-02-21 01:09:46 AM
2 votes:
Why are there so many people calling this fake? It may be extremely bizarre and disturbing, yes, but it could happen!

I just discovered I have a brother who is around my age. Dad farked a hooker when he came to the US, and she became pregnant. Mom and Dad nearly broke up because of it, but they instead paid her to keep her trap shut and tried to keep him a secret. Once I became an adult and had access to our family financial records, I found out.

He is a sailor in the US Navy and frequents the same areas as me when in San Diego. My dad is a Navy veteran and I am at the Naval base all the time. We could have easily met up sometime before I found out he was my brother.

I also know of people who found long-lost siblings by meeting them at parties. It really isn't unusual for siblings raised apart and who have no knowledge of each other to become attracted to one another.
2013-02-21 12:59:46 AM
2 votes:

postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.


www.genealogyintime.com

Family tree?
2013-02-21 12:59:32 AM
2 votes:
Either move to West Virginia or do anal.
2013-02-21 12:50:26 AM
2 votes:

postnobills: If you do the research, this kind of thing is actually far more common than most of us would like to believe.  In the west it simply isn't talked about, but in some cultures second or even first cousins are considered the best candidates for marriage.  In my case, so far I've been pretty healthy but the genetic counselor did suggest that I shouldn't try to have kids with my first cousin family-arranged partner myself.


FTFY?
2013-02-21 12:47:35 AM
2 votes:
Dear Editor: I couldn't get a real job as a real journalist. Will you give me a job as a pretend journalist who writes outrageous "reader letters" to themselves, and then "answers" them to fill column inches? Love, every "advice" columnist ever.
2013-02-21 12:47:29 AM
2 votes:
adopt... your not meant to breed, and keep it a secret so you dont lose any social status.
2013-02-20 11:54:03 PM
2 votes:
Do you mean after you've run around in circles screaming for an hour?
2013-02-21 12:43:40 PM
1 votes:
nilestylepolitics.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-21 10:24:19 AM
1 votes:

dee231: Ha! This thread is a bit timely for me! No I am not inbred..but I did (briefly) date someone who was in high school. I broke it off as soon as he told me: My grandfather is also my father and my mother is his daughter. 0_o His parents lived together and did look alike. He ended up stalking me like the psycho he was after I broke up with him. Fast forward to 2013. I'm bored on FB. So I search some old names of people I used to know including inbred ex. Turns out he's married with two kids. So I email his wife: do you know your husband is the product of incest? (hopefully not) And now that you know you have an obligation to tell your children when they are old enough. I doubt he told her. I cannot make myself think she already knows and would knowingly have children with him.
/wonder how long my message will sit in her FB other box before she sees it?


I can't believe he didn't pick different parents. What a sicko.
2013-02-21 07:43:34 AM
1 votes:

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: So they're half-siblings. As long as their mother's weren't related their kids would likely be fine (and they are - they have three).  The main concern would be if the father had some genetic disease or was a carrier of one as they would have an increased risk of having kids with the disease.

 It may seem gross, but they should just continue as they are if they're happy.


I agree with the genetic counseling advice (just to be sure for the kids). I don't know that I'd recommend telling the spouse...it really depends on the person and the relationship. I'd have said go talk to a marriage counselor (alone) and have them take it from there on whether or not to disclose. I think there are some people who just couldn't handle it, and it would take a good situation and ruin it for everyone...for no purpose. That being said, there are people who'd want to know no matter what, and she might be that type of person. Extremely situational.

And probably fake, but one of those 'could've happened's
2013-02-21 07:03:39 AM
1 votes:

Gawdzila: Honestly, who cares.
Even if this were real, I can't bring myself to think it's weird.  If you're raised with your sibling like normal brothers and sisters and then marry them, THAT'S weird.  Even if you haven't been raised together but you know ahead of time that they're your sibling and you have a relationship anyway... that's weird, even if the feelings are more understandable.  But if you were raised completely separately, grew up totally apart from each other, happened to meet under normal circumstances, fell in love got married and had kids, and now are JUST finding out that you're half-related?  Frankly I think the weird thing would be to let that fact change anything at all.  At that point it is of no real importance.


Wow, that was really well said, and I believe it to be correct. I didn't expect that on fark congrats ; )
2013-02-21 05:16:02 AM
1 votes:

themasterdebater: What do you win from Slate for having the most outrageous Dear Prudence letter ever?


Prudie's job.
2013-02-21 04:47:08 AM
1 votes:

postnobills: Darth_Lukecash: postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.

Roosevelt?

Nope.

If you do the research, this kind of thing is actually far more common than most of us would like to believe.  In the west it simply isn't talked about, but in some cultures second or even first cousins are considered the best candidates for marriage.  In my case, so far I've been pretty healthy but the genetic counselor did suggest that I shouldn't try to have kids myself.


That's odd to me, as no matter what, you're only donating half your genetic material to a child. Maybe get a second opinion.
2013-02-21 04:46:47 AM
1 votes:
Species of all varieties regularly mate and spawn with what, by human terms, are close family.  This isn't that big of a deal so long as the ensure that their children do not repeat the cycle.
2013-02-21 04:44:09 AM
1 votes:

postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.


In researching my and my husbands family tree, I found lots of examples of cousins marrying. Mostly above 1rst cousin level, but it appears it just wasn't that big a deal until recently.

...also discovered that husband and I share at least one ancestor several generations ago. Kind of neat.
2013-02-21 04:17:56 AM
1 votes:

James F. Campbell: It's not terribly surprising that people are intensely sexually attracted to others who share similar genes.


That's been documented.  It's offset by another biological tendency to find the people you were raised with as siblings sexually repulsive.  This safety mechanism fails when siblings are raised separately.
2013-02-21 04:12:51 AM
1 votes:

postnobills: In my case, so far I've been pretty healthy but the genetic counselor did suggest that I shouldn't try to have kids myself.


So long as you fark someone who is completely unrelated to you, there should be no more risk than anyone else having children.
2013-02-21 03:46:03 AM
1 votes:
www.wearysloth.com

It matters to God!
2013-02-21 03:43:51 AM
1 votes:
As the child of a couple who had to term to sperm donation?  This is the nightmare scenario.  A small but not zero number of individuals develop something called Genetic Sexual Attraction.  When I was a younger man in the dating scene I crossed my fingers that this wouldn't happen.  While I doubt the story?  Definitely feel for the writer if it is true and thank everything that it wasn't me.
2013-02-21 03:00:17 AM
1 votes:
Always a good read Oznog, but not the 1st time I'd seen that one
2013-02-21 02:58:07 AM
1 votes:

Oznog: ng2810: Why are there so many people calling this fake? It may be extremely bizarre and disturbing, yes, but it could happen!

I just discovered I have a brother who is around my age. Dad farked a hooker when he came to the US, and she became pregnant. Mom and Dad nearly broke up because of it, but they instead paid her to keep her trap shut and tried to keep him a secret. Once I became an adult and had access to our family financial records, I found out.

He is a sailor in the US Navy and frequents the same areas as me when in San Diego. My dad is a Navy veteran and I am at the Naval base all the time. We could have easily met up sometime before I found out he was my brother.

I also know of people who found long-lost siblings by meeting them at parties. It really isn't unusual for siblings raised apart and who have no knowledge of each other to become attracted to one another.

Wow... okay, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to tell anyone about this, but it's late and I'm sleep deprived so i guess I'll just write it now and regret it in the morning :(...


24.media.tumblr.com

Beautiful
2013-02-21 02:55:02 AM
1 votes:
Isn't 10% of EastAsia descended from Ghengis Khan?

Awkward.

And for a time South Koreans could not marry someone of the same surname even though 20% of the nation was Kim.

We are all related.
2013-02-21 02:37:45 AM
1 votes:

Oznog: I think something might have happened, except that I killed the mood when I told her that Darth Vader was our father and that I had to go face him.


A true thing of beauty you just did.
2013-02-21 02:22:25 AM
1 votes:

postnobills: Darth_Lukecash: postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.

Roosevelt?

Nope.

If you do the research, this kind of thing is actually far more common than most of us would like to believe.  In the west it simply isn't talked about, but in some cultures second or even first cousins are considered the best candidates for marriage.  In my case, so far I've been pretty healthy but the genetic counselor did suggest that I shouldn't try to have kids myself.


Is that because you are an only child with no sister leaving no suitable candidate?
2013-02-21 02:18:20 AM
1 votes:

Oznog: I killed the mood when I told her that Darth Vader was our father and that I had to go face him.


www.theurbanshogun.com
2013-02-21 02:04:23 AM
1 votes:

Oznog: ng2810: Why are there so many people calling this fake? It may be extremely bizarre and disturbing, yes, but it could happen!

I just discovered I have a brother who is around my age. Dad farked a hooker when he came to the US, and she became pregnant. Mom and Dad nearly broke up because of it, but they instead paid her to keep her trap shut and tried to keep him a secret. Once I became an adult and had access to our family financial records, I found out.

He is a sailor in the US Navy and frequents the same areas as me when in San Diego. My dad is a Navy veteran and I am at the Naval base all the time. We could have easily met up sometime before I found out he was my brother.

I also know of people who found long-lost siblings by meeting them at parties. It really isn't unusual for siblings raised apart and who have no knowledge of each other to become attracted to one another.

Wow... okay, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to tell anyone about this, but it's late and I'm sleep deprived so i guess I'll just write it now and regret it in the morning :(

First of all, - just for some background: My mom died right when I was born, (she was actually really, really hot- but this isn't about her. I guess that's farked-up up to say, but whatever.) I actually grew up with my dad's family, because my dad has all sorts of emotional issues and he bailed before I was born. So you can see, my childhood was really kind of messed up.

Anyways, growing up I feel like there was always a lot of distance between me and my sister. When I was about 17 or 18 I first noticed that my sister was a hottie.

I don't want to go into to many details about it, but basically what happened is that I accidentally found a video that she made of herself. I knew she didn't make it for me- but I thought she was so farking beautiful that I watched it twice. I probably would have watched it a hell of a lot more, except that like right around the time I found the video, all this crazy shiat went down an ...


That's art.

/Nothing more to add
2013-02-21 01:54:47 AM
1 votes:

postnobills: Darth_Lukecash: postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.

Roosevelt?

Nope.

If you do the research, this kind of thing is actually far more common than most of us would like to believe.  In the west it simply isn't talked about, but in some cultures second or even first cousins are considered the best candidates for marriage.  In my case, so far I've been pretty healthy but the genetic counselor did suggest that I shouldn't try to have kids myself.


First cousins are actually fine to marry, the "increased genetic risk" amounts to 1.7% to 2%. As you mentioned, many other cultures first cousins marry quite frequently, in fact in some of them they account for 50% of all marriages. Just do the math - if it was actually genetically "bad" for first cousins to marry, the populations in these countries wouldn't be able to sustain themselves.

Unless your ma and pa are brother and sister you have nothing to worry about and it's highly unlikely that their genetic closeness outside of that appreciably increased your odds of any sort of genetic defects, if you have a genetic disorder like sickle cell anemia, then playing the odds it's pretty likely you were going to have it anyway.
2013-02-21 01:51:34 AM
1 votes:
Came for Joe Dirt, leaving with you're sister.
2013-02-21 01:37:43 AM
1 votes:
I think this was one of the premise why the United Kingdom banned anonymous sperm donors.
2013-02-21 01:37:34 AM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Oznog: ng2810: Why are there so many people calling this fake? It may be extremely bizarre and disturbing, yes, but it could happen!

I just discovered I have a brother who is around my age. Dad farked a hooker when he came to the US, and she became pregnant. Mom and Dad nearly broke up because of it, but they instead paid her to keep her trap shut and tried to keep him a secret. Once I became an adult and had access to our family financial records, I found out.

He is a sailor in the US Navy and frequents the same areas as me when in San Diego. My dad is a Navy veteran and I am at the Naval base all the time. We could have easily met up sometime before I found out he was my brother.

I also know of people who found long-lost siblings by meeting them at parties. It really isn't unusual for siblings raised apart and who have no knowledge of each other to become attracted to one another.

Wow... okay, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to tell anyone about this, but it's late and I'm sleep deprived so i guess I'll just write it now and regret it in the morning :(

First of all, - just for some background: My mom died right when I was born, (she was actually really, really hot- but this isn't about her. I guess that's farked-up up to say, but whatever.) I actually grew up with my dad's family, because my dad has all sorts of emotional issues and he bailed before I was born. So you can see, my childhood was really kind of messed up.

Anyways, growing up I feel like there was always a lot of distance between me and my sister. When I was about 17 or 18 I first noticed that my sister was a hottie.

I don't want to go into to many details about it, but basically what happened is that I accidentally found a video that she made of herself. I knew she didn't make it for me- but I thought she was so farking beautiful that I watched it twice. I probably would have watched it a hell of a lot more, except that like right around the time I found the video, all this crazy shiat went ...


Seconded. Fished in right until the end.
2013-02-21 01:30:03 AM
1 votes:

postnobills: My point is there are plenty of people out there with trees like that who aren't even royalty.


I'd say chances are every genetic line has had it happen several times, at least.

Would only become a serious problem if you do it for many consecutive generations, and even then it would be worked out after a few generations of breeding outside of your family. They breed horses within the same families all the time. The logic is supposedly that it amplifies any existing traits within family genetics, but it's kind of a crap shoot on whether what gets amplified are good traits or bad. If that applies the same to humans it wouldn't always mean bad things happen.
2013-02-21 01:28:21 AM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: This is a seminal question about the nature of assisted reproduction

Uh-huh.


I LOL'd there too.
2013-02-21 01:27:29 AM
1 votes:

gittlebass: i dont think the article is fake, i saw an episode of 20/20 once and there was this guy who had like 15 sperm donor kids in the same town and two of them got married but didnt know


Add that story to the fertility doc that fathered over 75 (I think) kids with his own sperm and the guy that discovered he has over 80 kids out there due to his donations. I saw a documentary about the second guy, can't recall the title though. It's not unpossible.

Add in a smallish geographical area in which the guy donates and it's not all that unbelievable. Fertility clinics have started to change rules and guidelines in recent years partly because of these situations.
2013-02-21 01:23:28 AM
1 votes:
They could have died never knowing they were related.  Good thing they found out so we can all call them immoral.  Whew! That was close.
2013-02-21 01:10:37 AM
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postnobills: Maggie_Luna: postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.

[www.genealogyintime.com image 500x385]

Family tree?

Not even close.  My point is there are plenty of people out there with trees like that who aren't even royalty.


Most people ain't marrying their siblings any more thought. Although a prime example for pro-siblinghood is Cleopatra, she was smart, well spoken, and seduced two of the most powerful men in the world while having her kingdom (just ignore the whole suicide, cowardice, and defeat thing). Cousin marriage is common still in several parts of the world, problems become more susceptible after several generations.
One of my grandparents were cousins and it's a family shame that my uncle is married to his (first) cousin *(because he um seems to like family which is grody).

My brother is genetically my 'half'-brother; is we *shudder* procreated I sincerely doubt there would issues but it's more likely to happen to due to similar genes that are problematic.
2013-02-21 01:08:56 AM
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meh--I have a set of great grandparents who were first cousins.
yeah, from Kentucky, why do you ask?
2013-02-21 01:03:31 AM
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FNG: Good Lord.  Aren't we done with this "Dear Prudence" crap yet?  It's like wrestling meets Dear Penthouse.  Give it up, and please just stop.


It liket to read the agony columns. It makes me feel better about myself or like a soap opera, watch the train wreck presented but it doesn't take forever! More importantly you can read other people's comments and deride humanity/agree/feel superior.
2013-02-21 01:03:13 AM
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It's not terribly surprising that people are intensely sexually attracted to others who share similar genes.
2013-02-21 01:03:13 AM
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FNG: Good Lord.  Aren't we done with this "Dear Prudence" crap yet?  It's like wrestling meets Dear Penthouse.  Give it up, and please just stop.


They should go on Jerry Springer, he's like... both.
2013-02-21 01:02:34 AM
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Maggie_Luna: postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.

[www.genealogyintime.com image 500x385]

Family tree?


Not even close.  My point is there are plenty of people out there with trees like that who aren't even royalty.
2013-02-21 01:01:30 AM
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postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.


As long as you don't procreate with your sister you're probably okay.
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-02-21 01:00:29 AM
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Good Lord.  Aren't we done with this "Dear Prudence" crap yet?  It's like wrestling meets Dear Penthouse.  Give it up, and please just stop.
2013-02-21 12:58:53 AM
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Harry_Seldon: postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.

Do you have any extra nipples?


1.bp.blogspot.com

Can get you a nipple.
2013-02-21 12:58:29 AM
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Move to Arkansas?
zez
2013-02-21 12:58:13 AM
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I'm pretty sure that she made up the article, but why couldn't it happen? More and more females are cutting out the middleman and going straight to the source and that source has vials all over the area.
2013-02-21 12:57:54 AM
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If stuff like this didn't happen where would new advice columnist come from?
2013-02-21 12:57:31 AM
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Harry_Seldon: postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.

Do you have any extra nipples?


Not nipples, no.
2013-02-21 12:56:27 AM
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gweilo8888: postnobills: If you do the research, this kind of thing is actually far more common than most of us would like to believe.  In the west it simply isn't talked about, but in some cultures second or even first cousins are considered the best candidates for marriage.  In my case, so far I've been pretty healthy but the genetic counselor did suggest that I shouldn't try to have kids with my first cousin family-arranged partner myself.

FTFY?


Um, no.

On the other hand, whenever I start to get the "why won't you settle down with a nice girl?" lecture from my mother, I pretty much always win the argument.
2013-02-21 12:50:32 AM
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"This is a seminal question..."

Best troll EVAR. Oh wait, it was her column? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2013-02-21 12:50:26 AM
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This is a seminal question about the nature of assisted reproduction

Uh-huh.
2013-02-21 12:49:44 AM
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Incest, the game the whole family can play.
2013-02-21 12:47:53 AM
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postnobills: Meh.  My parents are related - not quite this closely but close enough to have the same last name.  The extended family considered each of them unmarriageable so why not kill two birds with one stone and marry them off to each other?  The only condition was they weren't supposed to have kids.

Oops.


i451.photobucket.com
2013-02-21 12:14:22 AM
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Start saving for little Goober's banjo lessons
 
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