In several known cases, Internet adultery became the grounds for which a couple divorced.The TRA (Telecom Regulatory Authority) decides what internet censorship policy is in the UAE, not the telecom companies Etisalat and Du, although many residents will feel that Etisalat in particular is the decider of what is and is not allowed.In situations like this, the people typing often consider themselves separate entities from the "people" engaging in the sexual acts, much as the author of a novel often does not completely identify with his or her characters.Due to this difference, such roleplayers typically prefer the term "erotic roleplay" rather than cybersex to describe it.For the most part, internet censorship is not overly draconian in the UAE.Certainly, much less so than somewhere like China or Iran for example.It would be rare that any news is censored, even news critical of the UAE.The filtering policy concentrates more on pornography, dating, gambling, and other culturally or religiously offensive internet content.
While it does not involve physical contact, critics claim that the powerful emotions involved can cause marital stress, especially when cybersex culminates in an Internet romance.
This perception is possibly because there are some areas in the Du Telecom network that have no, or less, censorship of the internet, for example Dubai Media Zone and the TECOM area.
The TRA has said in 20 that these areas will have to come under the UAE censorship policy though.
Cybersex, also called computer sex, Internet sex, netsex and, colloquially, cyber or cybering, is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more people connected remotely via computer network send each other sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience.
In one form, this fantasy sex is accomplished by the participants describing their actions and responding to their chat partners in a mostly written form designed to stimulate their own sexual feelings and fantasies.