“They get along so well, they’re almost like brother and sister”

Except, that is, they are brother and sister.

This BBC article discusses a rare instance where a set of twins were separated at birth and adopted by different families. They grew up without knowing each other, met later on, fell in love and got married – only to then to find out that they are related. This is one of many reasons why I, and other mental health/public health/sexual health professionals feel that it is important to be honest with individuals about their birth and their identity.

(Thanks, M.)

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.