For example, you can read and reply to emails, finish typing a document, or have a conversation with someone who is in the room.
Flirting exchanges, chat rooms, news groups, online role-playing, and social networks – wherever one looks, everywhere alternatives to vanilla sex at home.
In real life a secret affair between someone from Hamburg and someone from Munich would involve an incredible logistic effort – not so in virtual space.
For our subject the third aspect is of particular interest: Studies have shown that it is not primarily sexual gratification the makes a cyber affair irresistible for the user.
If you chat with strangers over the Internet, you can open yourself to predators.
People can lie about who they are in an effort to hurt you in some way.