The Sexual Recovery Institute in collaboration with Elements Behavioral Health announces the launch of ItsCheating.com, a site dedicated to informing the public about infidelity in the digital age.
The site tracks in essence the “sexual zeitgeist” of contemporary life, where technology has not only made being unfaithful easier, but has forced many to recognize a new definition of infidelity.
“Infidelity is simply defined as the breaking of trust and the keeping of secrets in an intimate partnership,” explained Weiss. “I’ve treated many men who will argue that online porn and smart-phone-video-chats with strangers aren’t cheating as long as they don’t meet their “cyber-partner” in person. Yet virtual relationships with porn or people take significant amounts of time and energy away from love, intimacy, and family life. Spouses understandably consider this cheating.”
ItsCheating.com will report the latest information on digital infidelity by giving visitors a one-stop place to learn not only what constitutes cheating, but also how to recognize signs that someone is cheating and how to confront cyber-infidelity.
Rob Weiss will contribute original content to help inform the public about the changing digital landscape; from anonymous sex chats and Facebook trolling to smart phone apps that help users find prostitutes. The site will also share links, videos, and other content related to infidelity and sexual compulsivity. “Having treated exclusively sex addicts and their spouses over the past 20 years, I have witnessed a seismic shift in the landscape of infidelity,” explained Weiss. "I’ve seen technology develop that makes access to porn and casual hook-ups as accessible as ordering a book or plane ticket, and I’ve seen the devastating consequences to spouses and families."
"These technologies have also pushed a growing number of men and women toward addictive sexuality. Sex addiction has grown dramatically in large part because it is so much easier to find partners wherever the addict might be," he added.
ItsCheating.com has a corresponding Twitter feed at
Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles, and currently serves as the Director of Sexual Disorders Programs for Elements Behavioral Health. In March he opened the Center for Sexual Recovery at The Ranch, a residential treatment program for sexual addiction near Nashville, Tennessee. A UCLA MSW graduate, Mr. Weiss received extensive post-graduate sexual disorders training with addiction author and clinical leader, Dr. Patrick Carnes.
Weiss is author of Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, co-author of Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn and Fantasy Addiction and Cybersex Exposed, with Dr. Jennifer Schneider, along with numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.