Your life and relationships
If people think about possible consequences to their offending, they might think about arrest and jail but might not consider what would happen to their relationships and other parts of their life.
Your relationships may deteriorate
How are your family going to feel if your partner, your children or your parents find out you have been engaging in illegal online sexual behaviour?
What opinion are they going to have about you? Will they still love you? Will they still want to have contact with you?
How are you going to tell your children what you have done? What will they think if you suddenly move out of the family home with no explanation?
Many individuals in your situation are lucky as they have family members and friends who want to support them through this. Others are not so lucky.
Nobody can predict how a person is going to react. Do you want to take this risk or do you want to get help now?
You might be in the media
There is a chance that your case will be written about in the media. This is never guaranteed, but it can also never be avoided or controlled.
If it’s in the media, it’s in the media. If it’s not, it’s not. You just need to be aware that it’s a possibility and think about what effect it will have on you, your children, your partner and the rest of your family.