Cybersex

10501 WordsNov 16, 201143 Pages
Introduction Cybersex, also called computer sex, Internet sex, netsex, mudsex, TinySex and, colloquially, cybering, is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more persons connected remotely via computer network send each other sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience. It is a form of sexual role play in which the participants pretend they are having actual sex. In one form, this fantasy sex is accomplished by the participants describing their actions and responding to their chat partners in a mostly written form designed to stimulate their own sexual feelings and fantasies. Cybersex sometimes includes real life masturbation. The quality of a cybersex encounter typically depends upon the participants' abilities to evoke a…show more content…
Cybersex users vary in how much they engage in internet sexual behavior, and in their reasons for doing so. As outlined in the book, "In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior" by Patrick Carnes et al, one way to categorize types of cybersex users is according to these five major groups. Group 1: Recreational Users -- Appropriate This group of cybersex users are able to occasionally explore sex on the internet without problems. They might use cybersex to enhance their sexual experiences. They are able to enjoy intimate sexual relationships in the real world, and have a healthy attitude to sexuality. Group 2: Recreational Users -- Inappropriate This group of cybersex users can also access internet sex without compulsive use, but may use this material inappropriately. This could include showing sexual images to other people for amusement or shock value, causing unintentional embarrassment. Such users do not keep their activities secret, and may otherwise have a healthy attitude towards sexuality and relationships. Group 3: Problematic Users -- Discovery Group This group have not had any past problems with online or other sexual behavior. They may be using the internet as a way to explore sexuality in a way that normal life has not offered them. Examples of problematic users in the discovery group are people who compulsively visit adult dating sites in the hope
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