Because if you’re married sexting with someone besides your spouse is adultery and if you aren’t married and you’re sexting, we call that fornication.
“I say a relationship is a relationship, whether you touch that person or not,” Karam says. In fact, he says research shows this kind of virtual, or “emotional infidelity,” can be just as harmful as a physical fling. Blake says it’s true that sexting may not feel as wrong as meeting someone in a hotel. She cites the experience of one female client: “It happened several times where she’d been on a business trip, she met somebody, and then they exchanged sexting afterwards,” Blake says. “And she is married. I had to actually say to her, ‘Do you realize this is cheating?’ “
It’s infidelity, impure and simple. The fact that the question is even a question shows how very far most Americans are from any sort of moral center.
- NY Lawmakers Want Teen Sexting Reeducation Program [Sexting] (gawker.com)
- A Gentle Shot Fired In The War On Teen Sexting [Teens] (jezebel.com)