Is Sexting Cheating?

Cheating may be the ultimate deal breaker for many women, but these days, it comes in so many forms of tweets and texts that it's hard to nail down what exact behavior warrants no second chances.

Take the much-discussed scandals of Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 over embarrassing crotch shots were released and is now dealing with a new sexting scandal during his NYC mayoral run. At the time of 2011's "Weinergate," he stressed in his confession that he never had a physical relationship with any of his cybersex buddies. Despite the racy pics, he claimed he never met them, nor had the opportunity to father a love child or jeopardize the sexual health of his wife, Huma Abedin (who was pregnant at the time of the first scandal). This time around it's the same just-sexting-no-sex story, albeit with a new mortifying angle as he sent the sexually explicit photos under the email alias "Carlos Danger." Huma is yet again standing by her man, but would you?

Perhaps the absence of actual sex makes cyber cheating something the betrayed partner is willing to work out with therapy before initiating divorce proceedings or ending the relationship. It's clearly a serious betrayal of trust, but does a lack of physical activity make you see it differently than other forms of cheating? Or would you break up over it?

— Additional reporting by Tara Block

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