The consequences come later.  Ask Monica Lewinsky.
'Monica has tried to move forward, but the nightmare of her affair with Bill still haunts her,' a friend told the [National] Enquirer. 'She’s facing 40 without a man in her life, and seething about the way her reputation was destroyed as the whole world watched.'
It all seemed so much easier in that Barbara Walters interview, where they could share a giggle about how she was telling the president he had competition.
As well as the heartbreak she suffered after her relationship with Clinton, Lewinsky also plans to detail the pain of ending a pregnancy at the height of her liaison with the president, the source said.

She was carrying a child fathered by a Pentagon employee called 'Thomas', she revealed in an earlier biography written by Andrew Morton. 'That void has never been filled,' said the friend.

She decided to develop the memoir after her sullied reputation meant she struggled to find work but realised she would get a generous offer for the book.
The article notes that Ms Lewinsky did earn a master's degree in the UK and had a stint as a news reporter there. It also notes that protesters in the Middle East have other ways of taunting the current administration. "[I]n July, during a visit to Egypt as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was taunted by her husband's affair by protesters as they chanted 'Monica, Monica!'"  It's a hard way to learn that getting a reputation, in the high school locker room sense of the word, still has enduring consequences.

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