Toby and I had an excellent conversation last night over some Thai food at Rice. It was about cheating and the internet. Basically, the question was this, is it considered cheating if you’re on AIM or in a chat room, repeatedly talking to someone about sex, involving yourself in the fantasy, and pleasuring yourself at the same time?
I realize this is a cliche topic, but I found myself curious anyway. At what point does an act become an act of cheating, online or not? At what point have the rules been broken? Let’s say the person knows the person they are chatting with, let’s say they were at one time romantically involved, is that an act of cheating?
Everyone has their own personal commandments. I know that I have mine, they’re self-written and oddly refined. I’m curious to hear from others.
(btw – there was no reason for this conversation. neither of us in hanging out in some toaster fetish chat room or anything.)