Is an online affair considered to be adultery?

It has never been easier for people to connect and interact with others, and with the increased use of social media platforms and dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, your partner could be sat next to you on the sofa whilst conducting a torrid virtual affair. Sexting, as it is colloquially referred to, occurs when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text image or video on their electronic device. But an online affair doesn’t have to include sexual advances, it can include much more mundane exchanges, too. So, is this behaviour actually considered “cheating” and is it the same as physical adultery? Read on for more information.