Sex, Lies and Online Affairs

Sex, Lies and Online Affairs

The hack of adult web site Ashley Madison in 2015 was one of the biggest and most high-profile and widespread hacking attacks in technological history, affecting more than 30 million of its users worldwide. Just as technology has modernised love, it's also modernised having an affair. Adultery is no longer shrouded in whispers, gossip and innuendo. Modern technology has changed methods of conducting an affair... and covering it up. Sex, Lies and Online Affairs looks at how the internet is changing marriage and monogamy in the 21st century and meets the people caught up in affairs to explore the driving forces leading to infidelity. 

This one hour special features real people with different takes on why they explored sexual and emotional territory outside of their partner. An Ashley Madison whistleblower gives her personal revelations about the empire, and Sarah Symonds, the woman who claims to have had affairs with both Gordon Ramsay and Jeffrey Archer, speaks of her own experiences with Ashley Madison and founder, Noel Biderman.  A British couple in their 60s share details of why an open relationship works for them, and Karen, a divorcee from Yorkshire explains why she enjoys being a mistress, while a San Francisco couple talk about how they are repairing their relationship after he was found to be using dating sites. 

Brandi Glanville (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) speaks about being on the receiving end of an affair and finding out when she read it in the press and Ray J, ex-partner of Kim Kardashian who has admitted being unfaithful to her, gives his celebrity take on fidelity in the 21st century.