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I want to tell you about the creepiest woman who ever made a pass at me. I was in my 20s at work and a new hire was placed next to me one day. I'll change her name to “Linda” for this post. She was a divorcee in her early 40s. She had a peculiar way of talking to me and my coworkers and had a habit of touching people on the shoulder, including me. Linda liked telling me about her teenage son. She said he had an awesome physique and was great at sports and all that. Well, gee, I'm no athlete. That really boosts MY self esteem. She also talked about her future travel plans and asked if I liked to travel too. It was a hard call to make. I didn't know whether all this stuff was innocent chit chat or stuff that I should be concerned about. I was open to dating women older than myself, but not a lady who already had a head full of gray hair (remember I was 20 something then) and a nearly grown son. I also don't believe in dating divorced women. I thought Linda was weird but that it was just me. One of my other coworkers came by and we began talking about how strange she was. That was reassuring. I'm not the only one who saw it then. Well, one day, it was announced she was being transferred to another office. The last day there, Linda told me how much she enjoyed working with me and, if I ever needed anybody to talk to, to give her a call. She then handed me a little note with her number on it. After an awkward hug goodbye, I threw the note in the trash. A few minutes later, I thought it over and retrieved the note. I figured I better hold onto it in case I needed to file a complaint against her in the future. But I never gave her my number and, thankfully, she didn't call my office looking for me. While I've had some strange encounters with women over the years, this is the only time I ever thought about a possible sexual harassment case.
There have been a number of events lately involving inappropriate sexual content in private roleplays here, enough to the point where I need to touch on a few important points with the community at large. The Global Rules are truly global, so they extend to personal messages as well. For the most part, personal messages are private, and the staff doesn't monitor them. However, if someone reports a message, or if we have a strong reason to believe that something harmful is going on, that privacy is voided and we will review the situation. Roleplaying via PM is welcome here, but please keep the content in PG-13 territory or milder. This is not the place to carry out pornographic roleplays and/or cybersex with others. There are many sites that allow such interaction, and we aren't passing a negative judgement on it by any means. We just want this site to be safe and appropriate for a more general audience. On that note, engaging in sexual relations with a minor is never appropriate. This includes cybersex and sexually-fueled fictional roleplays. This does not extend to romantic roleplays with little or no focus on sexuality. Engaging in any form of sexual interaction with a minor here, including through fictional roleplays, will get you permanently banned immediately. You could also potentially face legal trouble. It doesn't matter if it's public or in a personal message. Don't do it. On a more general note: sexual harassment of any form is not tolerated here, and any instances of it will result in harsher penalties than simply breaking the NSFW content rule. To summarize, MLP Forums is not the place for sexually explicit roleplays regardless of whether or not they are private. Romantic roleplays are welcome, but please keep it PG-13. Do not get into any form of sexual relations with a minor, including sexually-oriented fictional roleplays. Do not sexually harass anyone, and respect people's boundaries. Please remember that some members of this community are as young as 13 years old. They should be able to have a safe and friendly experience here, as should everyone else. Thank you.