How Bad Is It? Perceptions of the Relationship Impact of Different Types of Internet Sexual Activities

  title={How Bad Is It? Perceptions of the Relationship Impact of Different Types of Internet Sexual Activities},
  author={Trent S. Parker and Karen Smith Wampler},
  journal={Contemporary Family Therapy},
Internet sex has become a ubiquitous phenomenon that is affecting couples and families. Eight scenarios (from visiting various adult web sites to having sex) involving a male or female character in a committed relationship were presented in a survey format. Participants (n = 242) rated each scenario in terms of emotional and physical involvement, amount of distraction from the primary relationship, and whether the respondent considered the scenario to be an affair. Results indicate that… 

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