Dear fellow LPSG members, This thread comes to you from me Freddie the member, not Freddie the moderator. I have had contact with the man who we all knew as Jacinto. I will reveal what I learned from him. I am not validating any of his statements as truth or fiction. You the member will have to read this and determine on your own what you choose to believe. Please as you read, remember that our purpose is to discuss issues concerning the penis, sex and talk about other things like politics, music, religion and whatever. Will anything you post after reading this make this a better board or will it cheapen the board and make it less inviting for our members and prospective members? The e-mail I received came from DoubleMeatWhoppers email address. In it he includes some information that gives me every indication that the writer is the person who created Jacinto. I am going to quote from the e-mail here. I am editing some of it to protect the privacy of some of our members. However all under quotes are verbatim from the e-mail. Im not asking for forgiveness, I have deceived you and others that I met and came to care about, and that can never be undone. I was wrong, and I am sorry. I can try to explain, but that will not excuse me. On the character of Jacinto he says: The character of Jacinto began as an experiment: what would I have done differently if I had my early adulthood to do over again. What I found out is that msot of my regrets come from later events, the LPSG masquerade being one. Low self-esteem was never a motive Im actual quite proud of my true accomplishments. but fo Jacinto, part of the point was the was a younger guy still finding his way. Thats not what happened. For the most part, Jacinto is me about 15 years ago. Jacintos online life pretty much paralleled mine from the age o 20 to 27. I was a New Orleans college student who taught school while working on his doctorate. I was an ex-seminarian and ex-dancer. I was the gay jock who was often taken as straight. All that applies to me as well as to Jacinto, but Im now 43. Im not Cuban, but there are parallels to my life in that respect as well. I do speak Spanish and I tend to do so with a Cuban accent because I have quite a few Cuban friends. Thats a big reason that Jacinto was Cuban: It was necessary for me to be different, and passing myself off as Cuban was a difference that I could maintain. It may seem strange that I took on this psychological exercise online, but I never expect anyone to invest so much interest in this persona. I certainly never expect anyone to become so emotionally attached as to become hurt as a result. The opinions and feelings expressed by Jacinto were mine: those were genuine. The deception is that they were not the product of a guy in his twenties: they were born of experience not possessed by me at the age I claimed, I was expressing thoughts that would not normally occur to a man fifteen years younger than my actual age. (As a matter of fact, many of view that I held seven years ago when I joined LPSG are no longer what I believe. ) Jacinto took a life of his own: the false personal become all to real to too many people, and things became way too complicated. I wanted a clean break: Jacinto needed to die I handled things badly, and I recognize that. All I can do at this pint is offer my apologies I know each of you will draw different conclusions. But I do believe that the above is as an accurate statement from this man as we can expect. Truth is, I believe his statement that the beliefs and values that Jacinto had were the same as is own. Both good and the bad. Is there a time for unconditional love and forgiveness? Each of us will have to decide that for our self. There is more. I will post that in the morning. Unfortunately my computer is in my sons bedroom. He is asleep. I cant turn the light on to type from the printed e-mail I received. However, this man does continue to tell his story about the pictures and his avatar. Again, this is his story, not mine. Except for some comments that I believe concern privacy, that is all the information I have. I will turn over to the other moderators the entire e-mail if I can get it to transfer on my computer. I will leave it up to a majority of the moderators to decide what further steps may be needed.