And I’m not meaning to be antagonistic either. It’s just that I made it really clear that this is a scam, so I wasn’t sure why you were prevaricating.

“And even though I knew this was a scam, in part because I don’t masterbate to porn I watch on my lap-top, so there is no video, and in part because I vaguely remembered hearing about this kind of blackmail attempt, it was still disconcerting to see someone waving my password at me.”

Anyway, interesting to learn that my post came up that high in a Google search. I can see how out of context, that might seem like a strange aspect to focus on — the shame rather than the scam, but again, as I said right at the beginning, I write a lot about my sex life very openly and in public, and so since it was indeed not an actual threat to me (other than someone having my password) then I was more interested in how and why so many other people are controlled by their shame. Perhaps we should blame Google for not giving you a good fit! Take care.

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