Cybersex: Cheating and the Internet


Is cybersex cheating? Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. presents ethical guidelines for discussing porn, cybersex, and how the internet affects infidelity. Recorded lecture at the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute. 2 CE credits (asynchronous)


Taught by: Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Designed for: Therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners

Course includes: A 2-part recorded webinar.


2.5 AASECT CEs available in these Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs): 

AASECT Human Sexuality Education Core Knowledge Areas (CKAs): A, I, N, O
AASECT Sex Therapist Content Areas: A, B, C, D, E, F
AASECT Sexuality Counseling Content Areas: N/A
AASECT Sexuality Educator Content Areas: N/A
ISTI Knowledge Categories: N/A

AASECT and ISTI Certification pathways

The internet has brought many of our cultural dilemmas around sexuality to the forefront. More people engage with porn, online dating and relationships, cybersex, and teledildonics than ever before. Therapists need tools to engage with individuals and couples who experience conflict and shame around sex, intimacy, boundaries, and technology.

In this course, Dr. Tammy Nelson reviews ethical guidelines to approach conversations around cybersex, porn, and other conflicts that arise with internet technologies.


Learning Objectives:

In this training, participants will:

  1. Identify couples with power struggles, desire discrepancy, and guilt resulting from cybersex injuries;
  2. Create interventions to unlock erotic shame, fear, and trauma after betrayal for the cheater and the betrayed;
  3. Explain alternate methods for couples to learn new sexual boundaries and open up communication around cybersex behaviors;
  4. Outline how couples can create healthier communication in order to take emotional risks after cybersex boundary violations.

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, and author of several books including, “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together” and The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity.” Her new book “Open Monogamy; Co-Creating Your Ideal Relationship Agreement was released in December 2021. She is a Board-Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist.  She has been a featured expert in New York TimesWashington Post, and a source in Time Magazine. She is the host of the podcast Ask Dr Tammy about The Trouble with Sex writes for the Huffington Post and YourTango and gives workshops and Intensives for couples training therapists around the world on issues relating to sex and relationships.










**This course meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact or go to Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information.

The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

There is no known commercial support for this program.



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