Friendship becomes emotional sex when the feel-good brain chemicals and hormones that are released when even thinking about that person take over. But you are having emotional sex, and that can be even more intense, sensual and all-consuming than physical sex. Emotional sex is a friendship that escalates into something that feels the same as romantic love and can manifest itself in numerous ways -- physically, romantically, emotionally, lustfully, verbally, or virtually.In 2005, only about 20 percent of teenagers had cellphones, but today nearly 95 percent of US high schoolers carry one. Phone records show Cazanave, who ran the choral program at the elite 5,500-student Brooklyn Tech, spoke with her smitten student 145 times between 10 p.m. Casanave denied to The Post that she and the boy had sex.

These people believe that if they do not even know the real name of their cybermate—and never actually see them—their affair cannot be regarded as from a moral point of view; it's no different from reading a novel or other form of entertainment.

In other words, a way to play out fantasies in a safe environment.

Online sexual activity can involve various activities, such as viewing explicitly sexual materials, participating in an exchange of ideas about sex, exchanging sexual messages, and online interactions with at least one other person with the intention of becoming sexually aroused.

In his stimulating paper, "Chatting Is Not Cheating," John Portmann defends online lust and characterizes about sex; he maintains that such talking is more similar to flirting than to having a sexual affair.

In New York City, the Special Commissioner of Investigation, Richard Condon, has fielded 995 complaints about “inappropriate relationships” between Department of Education employees and students since April 2009.

SCI substantiated 145 of them, the agency revealed Friday.

The evolution in education technology is partly to blame. Many inappropriate exchanges occur late at night from bedroom to bedroom.

Many of the SCI cases involved Internet or cellphone communication. “It evokes a more emotional and intimate reaction,” Lane said.

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