Before you are tempted to do something risky -- like leave your stable, good relationship for your exciting emotional lover -- it's important to examine what's really going on. There's a huge difference between a platonic friendship and a friendship that has crossed the line into the emotional sex danger zone.

A platonic friendship doesn't have elements of sexual chemistry or attraction. In contrast, emotional sex is much more secretive and it drains energy from your primary relationship.

You become "friends" with an ex on Facebook and reminisce about the past. You spend hours thinking about them and your heart races whenever you see a text from them. You tell yourself it's ok because you're not really cheating, you're just chatting. Biochemical research has shown that the effect of these love chemicals is twofold: they are released in response to your friend, and they bond you to him or her.

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You may argue you're just Facebook friends, or you're just innocently flirting and it means nothing.

But no matter how you may rationalize it, these are huge trumpet blaring warning signs that your friendship crossing the line into emotional sex, and therefore cheating.

Have some self respect, bro, you smell more desperate than a trench soldier in WWI. Aside from unwarranted sexts from randos, sexting with bros you actually like is a game you can and should play.

Usually, the conversation will escalate to the point where both of you want something to happen. Nothing more awkward than sending an apathetic “haha yeah” text and getting an explicit order to do something naughty back from a bro.

These are the five warning signs that your relationship is vulnerable to cheating: Affairs don't have to be sexual to be destructive to your existing relationship.

Emotional sex can be even more enthralling than physical sex, and it can cause the same havoc, mistrust and betrayal in a relationship as sexual infidelity, often leading to a break-up.

We’re talking about getting a dirty text from a bro.

There are several occasions where this might happen.

Your connection feels genuine and even life-sustaining.

Letting go of such intoxicating nourishment seems unimaginable.

Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, your love "fix" is never far away.