Kimberly Young, Ph D, who is the founder and director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery in Bradford, Pennsylvania, agrees that virtual worlds can allow individuals to explore new types of sexual behavior.
It's the dirty secret many adults keep hidden only in their browser history.
Today adult conversations within an "adult-chat" is so common the term ("Cyber Sex") itself is rarely used. Perhaps society has made men less patient and more overt about their intentions but women have the same desires as men.
Allowing separated couples to stay in touch, almost literally, is only one of the many positive aspects that virtual-sex advocates see in the refinement of — and increasingly widespread access to — cyber-sex technologies.
“One of the huge benefits is safety,” says Brenda Brathwaite, a veteran video game developer (whose credits include Playboy: The Mansion) and author of Sex in Video Games.
” I ask, pointing to the trailer on the home page, where Jameson’s digital image appears to be competing in some kind of timed, multi-partner sex decathlon.
This is a little unfair, I realize, this testing of my spouse’s reactions to my exploration of Internet sex, all in the name of journalism. Lying is cheating.” “Everyone’s always interested in where the line [with cheating] lies,” says Cory Silverberg.“An interest in what constitutes infidelity isn’t new. In virtual life, everyone wants to push those boundaries a little bit.” Which brings me back to my wife.Despite every chat site having a long list of guys exposing themselves and posting seemingly endless requests for pictures, there are girls who choose to engage with them.Instant & Private Messaging: You can private message (PM) or "whisper", anyone within the chat.“For a busy single mom or dad whose life is packed with activity,” she says, “at the end of the day virtual worlds can allow them to socialize.” Brathwaite, who is also a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, says cybersex holds tremendous potential for education on sexual health topics for youth and at-risk populations as well as untapped potential for sex therapy for couples.