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In a world of instant communication, where you can easily find dates online and share intimate pictures in seconds, barely a day goes by without someone being 'caught out' with an illicit image to the wrong person.
Just this week we've seen Kelly Brook's (now ex) man David Mcintosh accused of sending inappropriate messages to an ex and Conservative MP Brooks Newmark was forced to resign from his post as Minister for Civil Society after he sent pictures of himself in paisley pyjamas to a reporter posing as a woman on What's App.
There is a fairly large distinction between fathering a child with another woman while married and flirting with a coworker in texts.
There is a fairly large distinction between hiring prostitutes and typing out sexual fantasies to an anonymous internet chat room There may even be a distinction between porn addiction (while in a relationship) and sexting (while in a relationship) and some might say they're all the same.
“Sexting” typically refers to sex-related or nude photos taken and shared via cellphone (most sexting happens on phones and doesn’t make it to the Web, according to research in the medical journal Pediatrics).
Some experts say sexting can also be just sexually explicit text.
In the same year, the comedian Jason Manford stepped down from his presenting role at The One Show when he was caught out exchanging sexy Twitter messages with a female fan - he and his wife have since split.
'I remember talking to a man who had been caught in flagrante on the internet and he said to me in injured tones that he was only mucking about - it's this schoolboy and schoolgirl idea that it is only mucking about, but it isn't.' She said: 'Everyone has their own definition of what constitutes cheating - which is why you need to spell out, specifically, what counts as infidelity for you when you're in a monogamous relationship.
It can be destructive to your relationship, your job and your reputation.