No doubt virtual infidelity will become an increasingly important issue in many divorces in the future. To be granted a divorce in Canada, an individual has to show that the marriage has broken down, established by one of the three grounds listed in section 8 of the : Breakdown of a marriage is established only if: (a) the spouses have lived separate and apart for at least one year immediately preceding the determination of the divorce proceeding and were living separate and apart at the commencement of the proceeding; or (b) the spouse against whom the divorce proceeding is brought has, since celebration of the marriage, (i) committed adultery, or (ii) treated the other spouse with physical or mental cruelty of such a kind as to render intolerable the continued cohabitation of the spouses. Virtual Lives, Real Consequences While it does not fulfill the legal definition of adultery, virtual infidelity can still have devastating consequences on an individual's personal life and any family law issue he or she may have.
Virtual infidelity often creates the slippery slope of obsession.
A person may spend increasingly large amounts of time escaping online in an effort to be with their would-be-paramour.
Cybersex can oftentimes employ the use of webcams, by which those engaging in cybersex can physically view the other participants.MABALACAT, Philippines -- The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. In his computer were videos and images of young boys and girls engaged in sex acts. Children's underwear, toddler shoes, cameras, bondage cuffs, fetish ropes, meth pipes and stacks of hard drives and photo albums cluttered the stuffy, two-bedroom townhouse.This will in turn give rise to the situation where cybersex can be illegal.The legality of cybersex will vary, as certain internet service providers and chat rooms will monitor and prohibit cybersex from occurring in their services.