Is "Cushioning" Cheating?

Are you someone's cushion, or do you have a cushion yourself? What even is cushioning? And most importantly, does it count as cheating?

April 19, 2017

We came across a term called "cushioning" involving talking to other people while you're in a commmitted relationship. So we had to ask, does it count as cheating?

This is more complicated than I thought. Exactly where is the line?