Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sex e-mail broadcast to thousands

BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) -- Two German women complaining on office e-mail about their partners' poor sex drive found the details of their private lives broadcast to thousands after one of them hit the wrong button, Bild newspaper said on Saturday.

"Everyone stares at us now and whispers behind our backs," Anica G., a 21-year-old worker at the Federal Labour Office, told Bild.

The e-mails between Anica and colleague Christina S., with descriptions on how the women try but fail to arouse their partners, were first sent by accident to other colleagues in their department at the Labour Office.

They were then forwarded to thousands throughout the Labour Office and other government agencies and widely distributed by recipients to people across Germany.

Anica told the daily she and her colleague had not broken any rules because the e-mails were written on breaks.