Virtually Divorced

Sounds fair enough to me. What woman would want to know that her husband was attracted more to a pixelated avatar representation (Lara Croft aside) than her…

Now, I’m not jumping to his defense, but there’s also a line of semantics that seems to have been crossed here too. After all, how can self stimulation in front of a computer screen be described as sex? Presumably, at the base level he was simply masturbating. For it to be defined as sex, surely there has to be actual physical contact between the partners? I guess the word “pretending” in the original news item provides the clue. Come on guys, no matter how hard you try, cybersex ain’t real sex.

Or, am I being terribly old fashioned?