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Guest
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 10:22:09 AM

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A couple of people on here know who I am...we have exchanged face pictures etc, a few know my name and real email address. Of the people that know I trust them enough to know that they wouldn't just turn up at my door.....well hopefully not anyway!!
Pelicanbill
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:19:46 AM

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I have done it about 23 times. I consider that anbody that requests to be my friend
, and those that I initiate friendship with deserve the "real" me.
simplyjohn
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:35:40 AM

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Location: Eating bloody salad, United Kingdom
Perhaps I am in a minority. Whilst clearly (duh!) the avatar isnt me everything on my profile is true even my location down to the local town. I have nothing to hide and actually dont feel comfortable not being me and perhaps telling porkies and sometimes BS. I am however single etc and have nothing to fear from the risks that others may have in different situations. Hope that makes sense !!
john712live
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:45:52 AM

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Location: United States
ive shared with 4 people here so far ..
naughtiestmommy
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:56:45 AM

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Joined: 3/26/2012
Posts: 197
Location: Coastal, United States
simplyjohn wrote:
Perhaps I am in a minority. Whilst clearly (duh!) the avatar isnt me everything on my profile is true even my location down to the local town. I have nothing to hide and actually dont feel comfortable not being me and perhaps telling porkies and sometimes BS. I am however single etc and have nothing to fear from the risks that others may have in different situations. Hope that makes sense !!


I absolutely know what you mean. Although I don't tell people my name unless I come to trust them, all my pics are me and I don't try to pretend to be something I'm not--what people see is what they get. I'm 40, have three terrific kids, and proud to say I'm married to a wonderful man who loves me to death (for some unknown reason lol). And he knows about my profile and time here, and we talk about the great people I've "met" all the time.

But the whole name is a tough one to give out, with all you can learn about people on the internet it's frightening. I've had several people stalk me before (one for 15 years!), so I do have to be careful with that.

I should also say that one of my new friends I trust enough to tell my full name (there've been three) actually sent me a page with a ridiculous amount of info about me, going back about 15 years. He did it to be a smart ass, but thank god he's not a stalker....yet lol

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I'm a loner, Dottie. A Rebel...
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Warlock
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:03:01 PM

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Location: Where I need to be right now, United States
simplyjohn
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:03:34 PM

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naughtiestmommy wrote:


I absolutely know what you mean. Although I don't tell people my name unless I come to trust them, all my pics are me and I don't try to pretend to be something I'm not--what people see is what they get. I'm 40, have three terrific kids, and proud to say I'm married to a wonderful man who loves me to death (for some unknown reason lol). And he knows about my profile and time here, and we talk about the great people I've "met" all the time.

But the whole name is a tough one to give out, with all you can learn about people on the internet it's frightening. I've had several people stalk me before (one for 15 years!), so I do have to be careful with that.

I should also say that one of my new friends I trust enough to tell my full name (there've been three) actually sent me a page with a ridiculous amount of info about me, going back about 15 years. He did it to be a smart ass, but thank god he's not a stalker....yet lol



Dont get me wrong I havent given out my surname but why would anyone want that unless they had devious motives !!
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:25:25 PM

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One person on here knows more about me than he probably ever bargained for. And the lucky lush friends whom are also on my Facebook really know everything about me. What you see is what you get.
Kimasa
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:36:33 PM

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My first name is Kim but I have changed my surname otherwise my ASL is real as is my photo.

I haven't given my real ID, email address, phone number, Facebook or Twitter links to anyone and no one has asked me for them.

It would take a lot of time and trust building on their part for me to disclose more information.

From the other angle I haven't asked anyone for their real ID either

My latest story:

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/reluctance/the-school-reunion.aspx
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:38:55 PM

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The selected people I often converse with on here know my name...It went well!
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:50:54 PM

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None so far but just got here
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:56:42 PM

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Very Few
dragonwarrior
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 1:18:21 PM

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None. Except anyone who reads this I'm BATMAN!!!

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JbStone
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 1:39:00 PM

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Joined: 6/21/2010
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Location: United States
I have revealed more personal things to a few persons, only a very select few. I do change my avatar at times, but today it's me. Gary hair and hat. I regard myself as a gentleman and trust people until they give me reason not to. I did recently get duped but that's a rare thing indeed. Yes, "JB" is a pen name, but all my friends know my real name, Gary. Now you all know it. Cheers.

Cheers,

"JB"
naughtiestmommy
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 1:43:13 PM

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Location: Coastal, United States
JbStone wrote:
I have revealed more personal things to a few persons, only a very select few. I do change my avatar at times, but today it's me. Gary hair and hat. I regard myself as a gentleman and trust people until they give me reason not to. I did recently get duped but that's a rare thing indeed. Yes, "JB" is a pen name, but all my friends know my real name, Gary. Now you all know it. Cheers.


Very glad to know both Gary and, now, Gary hair and hat (I know, we were acquainted before!)

Cheers, Sweet G.

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keoloke
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 8:23:35 PM

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I have not shared my info with anyone, but I'm also fairly new here. So, I can only give what I think of it.
I feel it would be great to share real info with selected individual, since you can share real thoughts with real same like peoples. You might not find this person on your job or within your circle of friends.

I also feel that many (not all) on this site might exercise who they really are. So it would be a real experience to share.

At least according to Oscar Wilde: Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask or lush, and he will tell you the truth.
well Wilde didn't put the word lush in it.

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Dirty_D
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 8:40:25 PM

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Location: Soaking up the sun, United States
Im fairly open: My first name is on my profile, I am a real nurse. My location is on my profile. I do keep my last name private. A couple of people on here have received my email. Im a little touchier with my phone number as I have had issues with people with it in the past. Again I have given to a couple people.


Callista
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:06:25 AM

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Location: Hunter Valley,, Australia
TraceyAmes wrote:
An excellent question. The vast majority of people here live under a pseudonym, me included. I have revealed my true name to only 3 people here on Lush. Although have some 200 "Friends", there are only 3 people I trust. Trust must be earned and not taken for granted. I correspond with these people very frequently. One of these people lives in Australia and I actually had the pleasure of meeting with and staying with her and her partner 5 weeks ago. I was very apprehensive at first, but through frequent emails and eventually telephone calls, I became more at ease with the situation. I saw it as a situation where I could help a person in genuine need, who was crying out for help. Bit by bit I revealed my real self, my dark secrets and more.


Hi Tracey. I am one of those privileged few to know you as both a mother and a lover; fate brought us together but nothing will ever bring us apart. I know why you use a pseudonym and its for a very good reason. I couldn't believe it when you accepted me as a friend and I was on cloud 10 when you gave me your phone number. meeting you was the best experience of my life. You have a big heart and you are such a wonderful person.

Hugs and kisses from Callie
gingerluv
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:09:12 AM

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Location: United States
One person knows and she was the one that told me I should join here.
Buz
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:24:03 AM

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Joined: 3/2/2011
Posts: 5,841
Location: Atlanta, United States
I haven't been forthcoming about my real identity for obvious reasons. I trust you all will be discreet. If I see ya out somewhere maybe I'll give ya a Cadillac, but don't tell anyone.

Now if you'll excuse me I need to go and get another peanut butter & 'nanner sandwich.


Thankya, thankya verimuch.





Magical_felix
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:05:35 AM

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Joined: 4/3/2010
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Location: California
Haha people used to call me elvis when I had a fucking pompadour like that... I got the lip curl down.

I have only revealed my real identity and face to a couple people on here. They could find me easily if they wanted now that I think about it... And I'm glad I got to know them. They are both highly intelligent and I value their opinion on almost any matter besides peeing standing up, but that's about it. Like any other type of friendship there are ups and downs but that's why I like them in my life.






Guest
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:33:04 AM

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One person knows what my facebook is, however you can see literally nothing of my facebook bar my profile picture (and it's a person I 100% trust anyhow) so it's fine.

A select few people have been told my first name, two or three people know what city I live in, I'm sure that more could find me relatively easily if they everything together, but thankfully I don't think I'm interesting enough to attract the stalker-types! Here's to hoping anyway 3601
LadySharon
Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 11:00:51 AM

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Just a handful of people know who I am off of here, and they have access to me in the real world, but only one has my cell number.

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CuriousButterfly
Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 2:40:21 PM

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There are few people here who have seen pictures of me and more or less know where I live. Some of my friends and most of the moderating team know my first name. One person I have met and we have become good friends and have even been to each other's houses. And of course there is my boyfriend, who I met on here almost two years ago. Obviously he knows the real me...all of me ;)

Edit: The pics in my gallery (visible to friend's only) are all of me. My av is not me but those who have met me say it's pretty darn close to the real thing!

carolinafun
Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2012 7:02:10 AM

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Joined: 4/18/2012
Posts: 98
Location: South Carolina, United States
two so far....pictures, email, first names...working towards more with them and others....just takes time and trust
Kitanica
Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2012 11:06:26 AM

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Joined: 4/16/2011
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Location: The Sprawl, United States
100,000+ and it goes up everytine someone joins. I've never intentionally hidden or lied about myself. I just don't advertise to the world
ByronLord
Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2012 12:58:48 PM

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Location: Massachusetts, United States
So far four. Two if you don't include Nicola and Gav. I keep my identity here private because I don't want people coming here following me. I am very well known in my world.

The only reason I have revealed my identity here is because it was necessary at the time.

Guest
Posted: Monday, May 07, 2012 5:36:16 AM

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Only one, its all about feeling comfortable online and until that happens my private life remains exactly that.
perverse_cowboy
Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 11:49:34 PM

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Location: West Central, United States
Two and it went very well! I am always wondering how my hidden sexuality will be taken by people especially when I tell them my profession.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:04:27 PM

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not too many. and most went well, but one went horrible.. really bothered me...
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