Sexuality and the Internet

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Cyberspace offers an alternative romantic (and sexual) environment that provides people with easy access to many tempting options. It is a kind of huge, dynamic, electronic bedroom loaded with imaginative interactions. This novel environment has a significant impact upon offline romantic activities. This impact is expressed in increased opportunities, greater self-disclosure, decreased vulnerability, greater satisfaction, lesser commitment, increase in violations of boundaries, and reduced exclusivity. Cyberspace provides technical tools that facilitate the opportunity to conduct several romantic (and sexual) relationships at the same time. Although cyberlove and cybersex are likely to become more popular, they will not replace offline relationships, but rather complement them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Addiction
  • Anonymity
  • Availability
  • Boundaries
  • Boundary violations
  • Cybering
  • Cyberlove
  • Cybersex
  • Cyberspace
  • Emotion
  • Exclusivity
  • Facebook
  • Heterosexual
  • Imaginary interaction
  • Imagination
  • Interactive revolution
  • Interactivity
  • Love
  • Marriage
  • Online relationships
  • Regret
  • Sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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