Why do I have sexual urges for my sister?

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

Without knowing more details about your personal family dynamics and your age, I am only able to guess.

Maybe the reason is because she looks attractive to you.   Whether this means anything more than a fleeting fantasy moment or if it is more serious, depends for how long you've felt this way toward her.

Sexual urges are sometimes hidden wish to be nurtured.   If your sister reminds you of a loving presence then your sexual urge for her may really reflect your need to be nurtured, not necessarily sexually satisfied.

Basically, give yourself the mental freedom to let your mind wander as to your own theory on your question.

When the find the answer which feels accurate you'll have a sense of having reached your answer.

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