Virtual sex examples
He posted a survey on the Internet, with 2,684 students from more than 150 universities and colleges in Canada responding.
"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. "We were expecting a high number of students to respond to this question as having engaged in virtual sex," Gurza says.
But what does the online sexual revolution have to say about the future of intimacy, relationships, communication, and honesty?
"People communicate their sexual desires quite freely via virtual sex, which might not be the case in real- time sexual connections.
Many virtual connections are just precursors for the real thing and as such, this initial openness might lead to increased openness when the sexual deed occurs -- this is a good thing." It's easy to access, you can do it in the privacy of your own home, it's free (or at least cheap), and you can do it as often as you want -- morning, noon, and night. "A lot of people are engaging in Internet sex," says Jenn Berman, Ph D, a psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles who specializes in family and marriage counseling.
"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.