Generally, online affairs are easier to perform and put the agent in a less vulnerable position, as the chances of getting caught or being hurt in other ways are considerably reduced.
They are also perceived to involve a lesser degree of betrayal, as they involve more imaginary elements and the degree of neglecting the partner's interests may be lesser.
Whereas people having online affairs tend to understate their problematic nature, their offline partners typically do not see difference between online and offline affairs: A lack of direct physical contact and face-to-face meetings does not diminish the sense of a violation of their vow of exclusivity.
The fact that most of these affairs are concealed from offline spouses is indicative of the possible harm.
These people believe that if they do not even know the real name of their cybermate—and never actually see them—their affair cannot be regarded as from a moral point of view; it's no different from reading a novel or other form of entertainment.
In other words, a way to play out fantasies in a safe environment.
In some circumstances, cybersex may in fact help a person through a rough period in an offline, loving relationship.
Accordingly, cybersex is about sex, but a form of sexual encounter involves experiences typical of other encounters, such as sexual arousal, masturbation, orgasm, and satisfaction.
Indeed, people consider cybersex to have a high degree of psychological reality—but many do not consider it to be consider it to be infidelity.
Bio of Dan Houston, raised in Michigan, studied and lived in NYC prior to moving to Houston, Texas more than 30 years ago, and has been a proud Houston resident ever since.
Houston has always studied, developed and cultivated his love for art, often creating his “first masterpieces” with crayons on brown paper bags... Houston’s natural artistic talents were nurtured at School of Visual Arts in New York City and Cooper Union School of Art, graduating with degrees in fine art in 19 respectively, continued studies include marketing.