The private nature of online affairs may make them less painful for the betrayed partner as well.
Moreover, when online affairs are revealed to the significant other, which is done more often than when offline circumstances are involved, it could be considered as something less than cheating.
It's like reading an erotic story and masturbating to it.
I think, however, if you do it with the same person more than once there is a risk of getting attached to them."However, the above types of limitations are extremely difficult to follow, as online boundaries are less constant and rigid.
Time spent in that world can help them their actual world, while not giving up on having exciting, even emotional experiences.