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Cyber Infidelity: the Modern Seduction

Cyber Infidelity: the Modern Seduction

Object of research: • Understand the conceptual parameters of CI; • Examine the behavioral components of CI and vulnerability factors; • Examine the attitudinal component of CI; • Better understand the state of modern relationships within CI framework and suggest alternative attachment models.

State method used if pertinent: 1. Qualitative data will be obtained from website (www.mycybersecret.com) specifically designed for people anonymously sharing their Cyber Infidelity stories and engage in semi-structured discussion forums. 2. Quantitative data will be obtained from a structured survey designed from the information obtained from the qualitative data and completed by members of the largest adult dating website for attached people www.ashleymadison.com. 3. Personal presence on www.ashleymadison.com

Summarise results obtained: • Definition of CI • The sexual, emotional and pornographic components of CI • AAA engine, approximation, acceptability, accommodation • Specialised infidelity site and multiple platforms as vehicles to CI • Vulnerability and risk factors determined • Changing perception of female and male sexuality • Changing notions of intimacy in relationships • Changing notions of expectations and needs in attachments • Redefinition of trust, betrayal • Positive outcomes of CI

State conclusions reached: The research is still in the process of being completed.

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