Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Virtual Affair

Blogging was something I never really imagined myself doing because I wasn't confident that what I had to say was good enough to be put out there. But hey, there's always a first time for everything so lemme give it a shot.

I was thinking of what to blog about since this morning when a recent convo with a friend about virtual infidelity hit me. This has been a hot issue since NY Rep. Anthony Weiner accidentally posted his infamous underwear bulge photo on twitter while trying to send it to another woman.

Internet sexuality is evolving as fast as technology that extra-marital affairs now have a modern twist. Secret meetings and furtive phone calls are now a thing of the past. Chat rooms and social networking sites have become the new "lipstick on the collar", and it is not difficult to see why. Cyberspace not only provides ease and affordability of access, anonimity, and an extensive selection of people and services. It is also perceived to be the safest means of fulfilling sexual urges and fantasies without fear of contracting STDs.

Indeed, the internet has changed and continues to change the way people live and interact with each other. Studies in the US show that virtual infidelity plays a key role in an increasing number of marital problems and divorce cases. That said, people nowadays have to be wary of the fact that though the Internet can be used for many good things, its overuse can lead to some serious drawbacks too.

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