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.Chatting is not cheating provided the guy only CHAT not cheating.If you're flirting, sending naked pictures, and kisses etc, that's not call chatting. Cheating can be out drinking, lunch, coffee, dinner, bar, or even straight to the point "sxx" Well, for me, if my bf ever do that, and i will give him a chance, but how long can the women/lady tolerate.. Hello world, I am 30 yrs old and recently out of a relationship.It's like reading an erotic story and masturbating to it.I think, however, if you do it with the same person more than once there is a risk of getting attached to them." However, the above types of limitations are extremely difficult to follow, as online boundaries are less constant and rigid.
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.
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.
The private nature of online affairs may make them less painful for the betrayed partner as well.
Moreover, when online affairs are revealed to the significant other, which is done more often than when offline circumstances are involved, it could be considered as something less than cheating.