It takes a lot to shock people on the internet nowadays. So when one woman recently shared a story of a particular sex habit, the outraged reaction she received said a lot. The anonymous woman admitted that she and her husband, both in their 40s, have an adventurous sex life, even more so than when they were younger. People were appalled, which is all the more noteworthy as the discussion appeared on Mumsnet , where comments are usually supportive on the whole.
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If it was once an underbelly, it has now been ripped off and surgically stapled to its forehead. Nor is it seedy in the sly-Soho-anorak-sitting-almost-unseen-in-the-corner sense of the word. It is uproariously blatant. The all-powerful website, once the place for over-educated mums to alleviate the tedium of maternity leave by boring each other about their children, has branched into other areas. You do it then spring apart, you rush to the bathroom and he plunges his knob into a bucket. Like most illicit activities, the front of the website is almost too innocent.
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So Gordon Brown and David Cameron have both fallen foul of Mumsnet, the leading internet networking site for parents. Presumably this must have caused outright panic for their spin doctors, as the one million middle-class women who use it are said to hold the key to the next election. Gordon Brown stalled when asked to name his favourite biscuit. David Cameron stands accused of not remembering how many nappies his disabled son Ivan used in a day. Anyone know a man who does?