The private nature of online affairs may make them less painful for the betrayed partner as well.
One way of reducing the weight of these difficulties is to distance the online affair from offline circumstances—for example, by refraining from exchanging personal, actual details or by imposing other limitations on the online affair.
In one case a woman was asked to send a photo of her in her bra.
Taking it literally the woman placed a passport photo of herself in a bra cup and sent him a snap of that.
Accordingly, cybersex is about sex, but a form of sexual encounter involves experiences typical of other encounters, such as sexual arousal, masturbation, orgasm, and satisfaction.
Indeed, people consider cybersex to have a high degree of psychological reality—but many do not consider it to be consider it to be infidelity.