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Online sex chat — Is it cheating?

As people begin to spend more and more time online for both work and pleasure, it’s only natural that you’re going to meet people online through websites and even through friends. Sometimes, however, people build relationships with others online, even if they’re currently in a relationship with someone in the real world. Is virtual cheating really cheating?

Is it really cheating if you’re just chatting online with those hot guys or girls? Or do you have to have real sex to call it cheating? Our SheKnows Love & Sex experts, Dan Baritchi and Jennifer Hunt of, explore whether online sex chats are considered cheating. Could you be a virtual cheater?

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