The typical affair used to start in the office and move to a seedy motel room, but the vast reach of the Internet has brought infidelity into many couples’ homes over the past decade.
The growth in steamy chat room conversations and cybersex also has triggered a rethinking of the meaning of infidelity.
He only agreed to an interview with the Gazette-Times on the condition that his real name not be used.
But unlike other addictions, this one isn't officially recognized.
Detective Rehnberg, who runs the undercover operation, said that as young people gain more and more unfettered access to the Internet, the instances of sexual predation grow.
That’s why the department is taking a proactive approach to singling out those who troll the web for children to prey upon.
The number of certified sex-addiction therapists has more than doubled since 2008, according to the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Hookup apps like Tinder (26 million matches per day) and Grindr (1.6 million active daily users) are growing wildly and multiplying, like real-life manifestations of the futuristic smartphone imagined by Gary Shteyngart in which rates the "Fuckability" of everyone around you.