For the 37 million adults who were enjoying membership of hacked adultery website Ashley Madison, things have gone from bad to worse.
The shadowy group of hackers responsible have gone through with the threat they issued last month: to reveal members’ identities and intimate details of their illicit activities.
Given the scope and impression the hack has had and will have; site users, cheaters, victims and pretty much anyone with an opinion have had something to say.
And it’s fair to say it seems mostly like an adult-centric situation, with married love rats and their spouses coming forward with their perspectives and dealing with the fall-out.
But cheating, and the site’s data being made public on the darkweb, has a reach that goes beyond the couples involved.
Coming forward to talk about the impact cheating has had on his family and the issues it has caused, one teenager has shared his perspective – and it’s heartbreaking.
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“I’m a 16 year old boy. And to be honest, I’m so, so happy about this hack.
“My father had an affair when I was a boy and I don’t know how, but I found out about it.
“I learned about cheating before I learned about sex.
“These cheats don’t realise the impact that they’re having.
“My dad’s affair hurt my mom, but it hurt me more.
“I have extreme trust issues. I spend my time reading articles like this on women who cheat because I’m sure that it’s going to happen to me.
“The ‘needs’ of the men and women on the site affect way more people than their spouse.
“It affects their kids, their parents, and everyone else.
“I’m at the point in my life when I’m envisioning my future.
“And to be honest, I’m terrified of getting into relationships or having kids or getting married.
“I’m absolutely sure that any girl I’m with will cheat on me, even thought I’m actually a really smart, really nice kid. With abs!
“I really hope that the information is revealed, and I hope that all the men and women out there that have been wronged can get justice.”