Archive for April 22nd, 2010

I take issue with cheating.

April 22nd, 2010 3 comments

I know I’m a little late to the party, and everyone’s pretty much over the whole cheating conversation, which makes it perfect for me to write about because then maybe I won’t get the “It happens all the time, so I don’t think it’s bad.” comments.  And to be honest, it’s not even on my mind because it blew up for half a second on Eden.  It’s on my mind because of a conversation I just had with Master.

I take issue with cheating because for the past thirteen years I’ve been dealing personally with the after-effects of having been cheated on.  Seven of the thirteen, as an outsider looking in.

You didn’t really think all my trust issues come from having been raped, did you?

There is no good reason to cheat.

Let me say that again.  There is no good reason to cheat.

I’ve heard all the usual excuses for cheating, and probably a few unusual ones, and I will never agree that there’s nothing wrong with cheating.  Except, perhaps, if your S.O. likes to be cheated on, but then it’s cuckolding, and not cheating, and it’s perfectly okay.  Until it’s not anymore.  And then you should stop.

You’re god damn right that’s me playing the moral police.  I absolutely condemn cheating, and if someone I know is cheating or facilitating cheating, it often affects how I feel about them as a person.  And I’m okay with that.  Because I know, first and second hand, what cheating causes.  Read more…

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