The practice itself has become quite popular, particularly with the rise of certain internet service providers.
Cybersex can oftentimes employ the use of webcams, by which those engaging in cybersex can physically view the other participants.
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Regardless of the motivation on both sides, this can have serious consequences for the individual's real family.
Money earned to support their family is instead diverted to impress a lover, who may in fact be a con-artist.
Although virtual infidelity may never involve physical contact, the emotional pain it causes is all too real.
In either case, parents are not providing adequate support and care for their children.
Adults and teens alike eagerly await the next installment of their favorite game, which makes back its development costs in just a week. This means that a person who seeks to divorce someone on the basis of their virtual infidelity must first separate from their partner and live separate and apart for one full year.
While people may think their online indiscretions are harmless or "don't count," the consequences of their behavior are very real. Cyber-sex or sexting are simply not infidelity under the Canadian legal definition.
The reality is that a person sacrificed time with their children in favor of his or her online love.
The effects of obsessions with virtual worlds are not necessarily limited to adultery, but can also include custody and child support.
A person may spend increasingly large amounts of time escaping online in an effort to be with their would-be-paramour.