We turn to our laptops, tablets and cellphones for the kind of attention, stimulation and intimacy we crave. Divorce rates are increasing, infidelity stats are rising and social media is increasingly to blame; Facebook, as an example, is reportedly being cited in over 30% of divorce cases as the cause of the breakup.
The widespread availability of Internet pornography has made it possible for millions of people to get sexual gratification easily, frequently, and without public attention.
But because we so widely associate attraction to pornography with men, and because Internet pornography in general is a relatively recent phenomenon, there’s been very little scrutiny, either in academic research or the popular media, on women who become addicted to cybersex.
‘Let’s just say if people knew the truth of what’s gone on and how Lewis has treated me, it would ruin him,’ she wrote.
‘But I couldn’t do that to him, even though he deserves it.
is a new and more insidious kind of infidelity that was born out of the digital era of the 21st century.