First there was David Messerschmitt.
He was a comer in the legal sector, employed as an associate by law firm DLA Piper. He had this beautiful, young wife. Then he was found murdered in a Washington D.C. posh hotel, waiting for gay sex. His killer Jamyra Gallmon faces up to 25 years in prison. That's what prosecutors are asking for. She was running a scam answering "help-wanted" ads from those seeking a little side action.
Now, there are the users of AshleyMadison.com, the digital middleman for hookups among the married. Ranging from pillars of the conservative political establishment to lawyers (like Messerschmitt) their names are being published in the media. They, too, were chasing some action.
Those with a few extra bucks in their pocket can seek out all kinds of entertainment. The rub is that double lives cannot always be kept under wraps.
How can a double life be pursued with complete discretion? Probably it can't. And that's part of the fun. The fear of getting caught provides infinite excitement.