‘I’m too shy to express my sexual needs except
over the phone to people I don’t know.’ Garry Shandling
A survey of online chat rooms highlighted their popularity among people who were married or in serious relationships. Able to discuss fantasies anonymously without actually cheating on a partner, many felt it was harmless fun. However, a spouse may not be so easily convinced, as one blissfully-in-love-yet-unaware wife in America found out. She discovered her partner had been a member of a number of dating and sex sites for several years, posing under various guises and orientations, having cyber sex with men and women, listing weird cravings and, although he did sometimes admit he was married, he also implied that his wife was just a blot on his landscape.