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Colette Browne: Why no-strings sex remains the ultimate sin for women

Published 23/07/2013 | 05:00

Even the most intimate online comments can go viral in a nanosecond, especially in a world where social media is all-pervasive
Even the most intimate online comments can go viral in a nanosecond, especially in a world where social media is all-pervasive

AYOUNG woman who claimed to have had a threesome with two Irish rugby players was horrified when a Facebook message she sent her friend about the alleged encounter went viral.

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According to reports, she has left the country after being subjected to a stream of vitriolic abuse from scandalised strangers when details of the private conversation were published.

So far, so mortifying. While consenting adults are free to engage in whatever sexual proclivities they desire, the reaction to the story online has been depressingly predictable. She is a slut. The rugby players are studs.

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