“This provides a good option to people who are not as sexually desirable because of their physical appearance,” says Weston.
“Now, people who were disenfranchised by virtue of their appearance have an outlet to be sexually active in a nondiscriminating marketplace.” Weston explains that single parents who don’t have enough time on their hands or widows who are reconnecting with new people are other good examples of those who might benefit from virtual sex --beyond college students.
While this new wave of sex is a solo act, in some cases, it can encourage communication between partners. “There are instances in which virtual sex is helpful because some people work up the courage to speak to their mate about something that arouses them that they found online, that they have not been able to talk about before,” says Weston.
“Sometimes, though, the virtual sex draws a person away from their partner. While the former does happen, it’s the latter that probably happens more often.” Creativity May Boost Sexual Activity Changes in Sexual Communication For those who meet in the online world -- something that is as commonplace today as meeting in a smoky bar -- maybe virtual sex provides an opportunity to open doors that were previously closed.
He posted a survey on the Internet, with 2,684 students from more than 150 universities and colleges in Canada responding. Surprising Answers ‘We were expecting a high number of students to respond to this question as having engaged in virtual sex,” Gurza says.
“Primarily it was an opportunity to gauge the views of students nationwide on their views on sex, their sex lives, practices, and desires,” Gurza tells Web MD. “A number approximating around 50 percent was our expected guess.
Experts provide some perspective to those seeking sex in cyberspace.
Noah Gurza is one of the founders of Campus Kiss.com, Canada's largest online dating community for university and college students.As convenient as the drive-up window at your favorite fast-food restaurant, the personal computer as a conduit for virtual sexual encounters and experiences requires little effort short of booting up and logging on.With its easy access comes an increasing number of people who are pointing and clicking their way to electronic sexual satisfaction.Some would say virtual sex is sexually arousing, so it is a failure to keep the agreement.Others would say if there isn’t any physical contact, it’s all fantasy and it doesn’t bother me.” The New Sexual Revolution The Internet is here to stay, and with it comes a new sexual era.“When you are using a long-distance method to achieve sexual intimacy with a stranger who you never get to know, you are not achieving true intimacy,” says Berman.