An online liaison may even take place in the same room with one's spouse."In the words of one 41-year-old man in the study, "All I have to do is turn on my computer, and I have thousands of women to choose from.
One commentator calls chat rooms "safety valves" for strong emotions, opinions and urges that most people can't, or wouldn't want to express in real life [source: The Industry Standard].
The roundtable discussion today is about MSM, sex and Internet chat rooms.
My name is Mark Vogel and I am the project manager at HIV In Site, and I will be the moderator of today's discussion.
When you speak and nobody knows who you are, you're more likely to be candid.
If people attack your anonymous identity it doesn't impact your "real self." You are free to say the things that you need to say in order to heal from trauma or other mental health related experiences.