If you've answered "yes" to any of the above, blaring alarms should be ringing in your head, because you have definitely slid down the slippery slope of emotional sex and into cheating.If this is indeed the case, you need to deal with the truth of what's really going on, .· Sending or receiving flirtatious or sexy emails, texts, photos or videos? · Feeling cold when it comes to having sex with your partner?· Doing anything sexual using your webcam (or your imagination)? More interested in reading a book, Facebooking, watching TV, or talking to your "friend" then making love with your partner?Take this 60-second reality check quiz from my book "Chatting or Cheating" to see whether it's just chatting or if you're really cheating.The key is whether the 3 S's are present: Shared intimacy, Secrecy and exclusion, or Sexual chemistry. Shared Intimacy · Exchanging personal, intimate, and confidential information (and/or had offline contact) with an online "friend" that your partner doesn't know about?It's easier than ever to meet others, stay constantly (and secretly) in contact, get intimate and cheat on our partners.
It used to take a long time for affairs to develop. With the advent of social media and technology at our fingertips 24/7, the pathway to cheating is fast and practically unobstructed.In reality, though, the issue of online cheating is more complex—especially when it concerns sexual activities involving actual interaction with other individuals.People, consciously or not, consider their online sexual relationships as real—they experience psychological states similar to those typically elicited by offline relationships.· Feeling high and happy when connected with your "friend" and low and lonely when you've been disconnected for too long?Secrecy & Exclusion · Hiding your correspondence with your "friend" from your partner?