Online, I wasn’t overweight, nearsighted, brace-faced and lacking in social skills.
I was a sexual being capable of courting and receiving male attention. The Internet is a dangerous place for any sex addict, but for female sex addicts, there is the extra appeal of judgment-free access to an endless stream of sex partners willing to offer intimacy, flattery, money and whatever else it takes to get our attention.
I even discovered my sexuality and the World Wide Web at the same time.
I was 13 in 1995 when we finally went online at my house.
Consider the following statement from a 41-year-old married man (all citations are from to cheat—something that may even add spice to their offline relationship.
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.
Imagination and suspension of disbelief are also critically important.
Cybersex can occur either within the context of existing or intimate relationships, e.g.
But from the moment I first heard those dulcet dial-up tones and the hopeful purr that followed, the online experience was tinged with sexual possibility.
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.
Many of them believe cybersex to be similar to pornography—an extension of fantasy that actually helps to keep them from physical affairs with other people.
Couples and singles alike are ‘connecting’ in cyber space and engaging in fulfilling sexual acts; couples living apart can make Skype dates, while the more promiscuous can meet new people online - in an anonymous and safe environment. And if you are already in a relationship - all you have to do is set the time and the place.
You can get frisky via email, instant messages or even video calls. These days lots of people have web cams and microphones.