Sunday, July 24, 2011

Virtual Sex. . .?

Virtual sex can't substitute real sex

ANI Jul 19, 2011, 12.00am IST
The way people get involved in and develop sexual relationships with others has changed dramatically over the last 20 years due to the increased availability of devices such as computers, video cams and cell phones.
But at the end of the day there is no substitute for physical, face-to-face contact in our sexual relationships, according to a new study.
Diane Kholos Wysocki from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Cheryl Childers from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, investigated the behaviors of infidelity on the Internet and sexting - sending sexually explicit text messages and photographs via email or cell phone.

Sexting is a fairly new phenomenon, where adults send their nude photographs and sexually explicit text messages to another adult to turn them on and increase the likelihood of a sexual relationship.
At the same time, the Internet has made the act of infidelity much easier.
In order to explore both sexting and infidelity and understand how people use the internet to find sexual partners, Wysocki and Childers placed a survey on a website aimed at married people looking for sexual partners outside their marriage (AshleyMadison).
A total of 5,187 adults answered questions about Internet use, sexual behaviors, and feelings about sexual behaviors on the Internet.
In particular, Wysocki and Childers found that respondents were more interested in finding real-life partners, both for dating and for sexual encounters, than online-only partners.
"While social networking sites are increasingly being used for social contact, people continue to be more interested in real-life partners, rather than online partners. It seems that, at some point in a relationship, we need the physical, face-to-face contact. Part of the reason for this may be that, ultimately, humans are social creatures," the researchers concluded.
Their findings were published online in Springer's journal, Sexuality and Culture .

2 comments:

RADICALJOE said...

Wysocki and Childers Study, justified the nature of all humans,
that we being made like Him we need
to personnaly meet each other, and
know each other. This is the way
were made and our basic instincts
are very true and trusting.
Some of us need to go and get on a
quickie route and it is usually
outside of our own reality, and
jump where we shouldn't. Hope this
makes some sense.

Gary Kelly said...

Wanna check out my crystal ball? I reckon sex will eventually disappear. Evolution has favored the brain over the body, which hasn't caught up yet. Ultimately, humans will be all brain and almost no body... AND... one sex.

But don't hold your breath. It won't happen next week.