For both men and women, however, the researchers note that the best predictors for developing an extramarital relationship was engaging in cybersex, which often followed on from sexting.For women, engaging in cybersex tripled their odds of straying online and doubled their odds of cheating offline, while for men, having cybersex quintupled the odds of developing an online extramarital relationship and slightly less than doubled the odds for cheating offline.After a while we got to know how to talk like they did and started “doing” things to other players – always without consent. Not for one second did we imagine that these weren’t teenage boys, or consider why the people behind the screens were asking to add us on MSN Messenger.
But that doesn’t seem to subtract from the carnal abandon.
Thankfully I wasn’t groomed by older players and became bored and went back to Myspace. My dad was less relaxed about the whole thing and I felt 13 all over again confessing what my friend and I had been up to.
Until this week I had forgotten all about our secret dining room romps, and I almost wish it had stayed that way.
The goal was to discover what role the Internet plays when it comes to finding sex partners, and how common activities like "sexting" are.
(The researchers defined sexting as sending sexually explicit texts or e-mails to another adult in order to increase the likelihood of a sexual relationship, either online or offline.
In fact, cheating in real-life appears to generally increase with age, especially for males," reads the paper.