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[–] Poppet 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Gaming. As a 40 yr old mom, it's kind of embarrassing to talk about computer gaming with those who don't play.

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[–] Poppet 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Oh, it's not really because of the stigma..it's more because if you are my age and don't enjoy gaming then you don't really understand why someone would spend time doing it. At least that is how I feel that people view it. So, I just don't really talk about it except with the people in my life that play.

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[–] schwanstucker 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

sexuality and other issues, since I'm into bdsm (always consensual) and that seems like a taboo subject, even with the popularity of "Fifty Shades" (which is NOT bdsm. Not at all). Relationship status, which is not really anyone's business--but I don't troll at all, so it's not as if I was hiding it. I just don't discuss it.

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[–] AmpDragoness [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm the same way. My family has made comments about bdsm based on what they know of 50 shades and none of them have been good. I've decided it's better to just not bring it up heh

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[–] statutegrity 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

My extensive drug use when I was a teenager. Why am I open about it? I think I learned a lot about myself from it, and I think some of those lessons are worth passing on. Why do I keep it private? Cause no one wants to hear about a teenager and his dog food habit. Also, jobs.

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[–] GoAskErin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If drug use of whatever kind were to become legalized, do you think that'd affect your feelings either way? I like to hear about people's drug use on occasion. Sometimes they have cool stories or insights. And, I like to be a safe way for them to sound off about it and reflect. Good bonding sometimes.

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[–] statutegrity 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think I might be a bit more open about it, but I don't think I'd ever bring it up in normal conversation. Even if drugs were legal, there'd still be a lot of anti-drug individuals, and I wouldn't want to cause any friction.

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[–] pipispapas 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

good thing with getting older is you don't give a fuck about anything anymore. after 40 everything is public because you don't care what people think about you

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[–] Amakaphobia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

have you ever told ppl about it IRL?

How did they react?

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[–] ec69f4c200b442f59e9f 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My sex life. It's easy to talk about anonymously. Would be shocking to f&f in real life.

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[–] G4 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

f&f?

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[–] CmdVimes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Friends and Family

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[–] SkyWest1218 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Just about everything. I live in an area which is extremely conservative and the religious population around here is so evangelical they border on militant (what the hell, I thought Colorado was supposed to be the opposite of that). Meanwhile, I'm an atheist, pro-choice liberal, so basically I can't share a single opinion or talk about a belief that I hold without the people around me jumping down my throat, insisting that I'm wrong about everything (justified or not), then blasting me with personal attacks and demanding that I conform to what they believe/value/do. I learned very quickly to keep silent about that stuff, because on several occasions (all of which were in high school, incidentally) I was physically threatened over it (on one occasion I was even blackmailed by a former friend for my lack of religion. As you can imagine, thanks to that one experience, now I'm extremely weary of people who are openly religious).

Conversely, on the internet, I feel like I'm actually allowed to be a person with his own independent thoughts. I've stumbled across my fair share of ideological circle-jerks, but for the most part, online I can openly talk about things and not be dehumanized for them...at least, not as much.

Tl;dr: real-life people are judgemental pricks. Internet people are far more open-minded.

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[–] ReverieandEnvisage 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wow, interesting question. To be honest, I don't talk very much in my everyday life, and I certainly would not be able to be as open as I am on the internet about topics that could potentially cause strife and grief amongst the few people I talk to. Mainly, politics, and religion, especially religion. There's so many born again christian nuts around me that I have to bite my tongue.

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