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“I had my dad looking over my shoulder at the stuff I was finding,” he says. Sarah had a plane ticket bought and plans to meet her virtual partner, Martin — but she canceled her trip.
And plenty of people are interested in the sex aspect of the hookups. “You talk about your day, your dreams, that kind of thing.” she says.
“It was pathetic.” That’s where the lines get blurry, says P.
Shavaun Scott, a marriage and family therapist from San Luis Obispo, Calif.
A recent family vacation was punctuated by furtive Second Life meetings with his avatar girlfriend.
“I dreamed up any excuse I could with my family to tell them I needed to get online for a few minutes here and there,” he says.