Moreover, when online affairs are revealed to the significant other, which is done more often than when offline circumstances are involved, it could be considered as something less than cheating.Nevertheless, since online affairs are real they do often cause actual harm to one's primary, offline romantic relationship.
The private nature of online affairs may make them less painful for the betrayed partner as well.
Indeed, people consider cybersex to have a high degree of psychological reality—but many do not consider it to be consider it to be infidelity.
Many of them believe cybersex to be similar to pornography—an extension of fantasy that actually helps to keep them from physical affairs with other people.
In some circumstances, cybersex may in fact help a person through a rough period in an offline, loving relationship.
In such situations, cybersex may even be advisable—but still regarded as cheating.