1 complaint from men was lack of sex in the marriage," Mileham said.
"Many of them said their wife was so involved in childrearing that she wasn't interested in having sex." Because there is no touching involved in online chat conversations, married people often rationalize their behavior as harmless fun, Mileham said.
Research shows that more males than females use chat rooms, said Mileham, who found it difficult to get women to respond to her survey.
Females are usually bombarded with messages and can pick and choose which messages they respond to, she said.
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"With cybersex, there is no longer any need for secret trips to obscure motels.
"I'm not going to cheat," wrote one married man.
"I'm just capturing back some of those butterflies we feel when we're young and start flirting and dating." "The No.
An online liaison may even take place in the same room with one's spouse." In the words of one 41-year-old man in the study, "All I have to do is turn on my computer, and I have thousands of women to choose from.
(It) can't get any easier than that." Counseling organizations report chat rooms are the fastest-rising cause of relationship breakdowns, and the problem only stands to get worse as today's population of Internet users continues to grow, Mileham said.