What happens then when, in addition to an innocent spouse showing the judge proof that his offending spouse had an online sexual relationship with another person, he is also able to prove that spouse used devices that allowed her to give and receive physical sexual stimulation with that person, even though they weren't actually in the same state, let alone the same room?
Even using the current definition of adultery, which requires some type of sexual intercourse, it seems that the future of sex tech will meet this requirement and a spouse will be susceptible to a finding of adultery based on activities engaged in with a person he has never even been in the same room with.
Cyber cheating has rapidly grown to be a leading cause for divorce over the last decade Often, these activities start out innocently enough, but before long, the friendship becomes more flirtatious and eventually morphs into a full blown online relationship that takes an spouse's already waning attention away from his or her marriage.
While there are certain aspects of a physical affair, such as pregnancy and transmitting STDs, that aren't concerns with strictly emotional affairs, in all other aspects, both are considered equally devastating to relationships.
Another problem with non-physical online relationships, phone sex and sexting is that there is no guarantee that the encounters will remain at a distance and that the two will never meet face to face.A far less common example would be online infidelity that was so egregious that it caused emotional detriment to the innocent spouse that has impacted his or her ability to support himself—in other words, if an innocent spouse is so emotionally devastated that he or she is unable to work and needs therapy to recover.However, not all courts require the innocent spouse to prove that his or her spouse's online infidelity caused actual financial detriment or resulted in the dissipation of marital funds.On the contrary, contact that starts online routinely ends up becoming in person contact.Craftier cheaters are opting for apps like Snapchat and Cyber Dust, which cause messages to be automatically deleted just seconds after being sent.