Consider this reaction: Just as casual sex is not necessarily inherently harmful, neither are online affairs.
But they may be so when participants are also involved in another primary offline relationship, because of the harm imposed on those partners.
Other people are willing to concede that cybersex without the knowledge of their partner, ; nevertheless, some still maintain it's a type of "OK" cheating.
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pizza, burgers, fries) FBM – Fine by me FC – Fingers crossed FC’INGO – For crying out loud FEITCTAJ – Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke FFS – For Fuck’ sakes FICCL – Frankly, I couldn’t care a less FIDGAD – Frankly, I don’t give a Damn FIIK – Fucked if I know FIIOOH – Forget it, I’m out of here FIMH – Forever in my heart FISH – First in, still here FITB – Fill in the blank FOMC – Falling off my chair FOAD – Fuck off and die FO&D – Fuck off and die FOMCL – Falling off my chair laughing FPS – First Person Shooter FRT – For real though FTBOMH – From the bottom of my heart FTW – For the win FUBAR – Fouled up beyond all recognition FUBAR – Fucked up beyond All recognition FUBB – Fouled up beyond belief G – Grin G – Giggle G/F – Girlfriend G2CU – Good to see you G2G – Got to go G2R – Got to run G9 – Genius GA – Go ahead GAL – Get a life GAS – Got a second ?
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.
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.
Thus, people may agree not to develop a relationship, permitting themselves only virtual one-night stands, or an uncommitted affair, or a promise with a partner to tell each other about each online affair.
As one woman in a committed relationship remarks about her online sexual affairs: "I've had this discussion with my boyfriend and we both agree that as long as it's not with the same person more than twice, it is really masturbation.
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.
Online sexual activity can involve various activities, such as viewing explicitly sexual materials, participating in an exchange of ideas about sex, exchanging sexual messages, and online interactions with at least one other person with the intention of becoming sexually aroused.
In his stimulating paper, "Chatting Is Not Cheating," John Portmann defends online lust and characterizes about sex; he maintains that such talking is more similar to flirting than to having a sexual affair.
WITW – What in the world WIU – Wrap it up WK – Week WKD – Weekend WRT – With regard to W/O – Without WOMBAT – Waste of money, brains and time WOW – World of Warcraft () WU – What’s up?