Paedophiles (people who sexually abuse children) sometimes begin by chatting online as a way of 'grooming' (preparing) them for sex. Obviously this is highly illegal and punishable with up to life in prison.
Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.
However there are still risks involved and, as with any type of sexual activity, it is never ok for someone to coerce (pressure) you into anything sexual you don't want.
Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?
This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.
But it's worth thinking about what the risks might be.
Although cyber sex may not be the same as 'real' sex, there are still real emotions involved.
Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.Verdict: Worth a shot, if only to kill time answering bizarre questions about yourself. Cons: A high number of sexually frustrated virgin-trolls means a lot of women find using it a harrowing experience, which understandably makes them cagey when you come along.It's disheartening how many women have to resort to 'please no sex pests' appendixs on their profile information.You could feel guilty if the person you are having cyber sex with is not your usual partner, and if they find out they might feel very hurt.Cyber sex might change your feelings towards yourself or the other person.Cyber sex means any sexy chat, pictures or films that are exchanged by email, instant message or social networking sites like Facebook or a chat room.