These people believe that if they do not even know the real name of their cybermate—and never actually see them—their affair cannot be regarded as from a moral point of view; it's no different from reading a novel or other form of entertainment.
In other words, a way to play out fantasies in a safe environment.
Online sexual activity can involve various activities, such as viewing explicitly sexual materials, participating in an exchange of ideas about sex, exchanging sexual messages, and online interactions with at least one other person with the intention of becoming sexually aroused.
The second victim was a 20-year-old man who lodged his complaint with police in Kwai Chung at about 10.45am today.
In reality, though, the issue of online cheating is more complex—especially when it concerns sexual activities involving actual interaction with other individuals.
People, consciously or not, consider their online sexual relationships as real—they experience psychological states similar to those typically elicited by offline relationships.
Police figures showed there were 506 local reports of ‘sextortion’ in the first six months of this year – more than eight times the 60 cases reported for the whole of 2012.
In 2013, there were 477 cases, and last year there were 638.