"A few days later, I tried to call him back on that number – there was a recorded message that it was an outgoing US Congress line only." Five of their 15 messaging sessions occurred during days when Mr Weiner spoke in congressional debates, Miss Weiss alleges, adding that he ended one, on the day of a crucial vote, with the words: "off to class".
She produced explicit records of the congressman telling her to send naked photographs and describing his state of arousal.
In the end Papa has to explain that it's not a candy.
A boy needs to love and be loved, not just within the home, where affection is unconditional, but outside the home, in the beguiling world where acceptance is conditional – on looks, character, values and a host of other factors that lead us to make judgements about one another.
These include, but are not limited to, sex being: pleasurable, normal, biologically important and instinctive.
Having got that out of the way, it’s time to consider the sorts of things a parent (both parents, preferably) can chat about with their son on the topic of sex.
Mr Weiner is now set to face an inquiry by the Ethics Committee of the House of Representatives, which could recommend that he be reprimanded, fined, or even expelled if official resources were misused.
A Las Vegas Blackjack dealer claimed he had called her for phone sex from a congressional line, while a pornographic actress alleged he offered to have someone from his "team" help her prepare misleading responses to media enquiries.