However, contrary to popular belief, Snapchats don't actually disappear, they're just hidden, which means they are accessible by court subpoena should you ever find yourself in divorce court.
Not only is it well settled that physical sexual contact is required for adultery, you'd probably be surprised how little judges really care about actual adultery let alone cyber cheating and phone sex.
However, while your digital deviance may not constitute sex in the eyes of family court judges for purposes of proving adultery, many states allow and even require judges to consider marital misconduct or wrongdoing when awarding spousal support or property division.
The exact definition of marital misconduct varies by state and case law, but generally includes behavior that falls short of traditional adultery.
Still, in many of these states, the misconduct must have a financial component, especially when it comes to property division.
While infidelity alone doesn't mean a spouse is an unfit parent per se, the content of the communications between a cheating spouse and his or her lover could be of a nature that calls that parent's mental and emotional stability into question.
Additionally, those communications could indicate to the judge that the cheating parent may be unwilling or unable to foster the love and affection the child feels toward the innocent spouse, which would certainly be a consideration in determining the best interests of a child and influence the child custody outcome.
What happens then when, in addition to an innocent spouse showing the judge proof that his offending spouse had an online sexual relationship with another person, he is also able to prove that spouse used devices that allowed her to give and receive physical sexual stimulation with that person, even though they weren't actually in the same state, let alone the same room?
Even using the current definition of adultery, which requires some type of sexual intercourse, it seems that the future of sex tech will meet this requirement and a spouse will be susceptible to a finding of adultery based on activities engaged in with a person he has never even been in the same room with.
Like Snapchat, Cyber Dust also causes message to automatically erase.