In some contexts cybersex is enhanced by the use of a webcam to transmit real-time video of the partners.Channels used to initiate cybersex are not necessarily exclusively devoted to that subject, and participants in any Internet chat may suddenly receive a message with any possible variation of the text "Wanna cyber? " or a request for "C2C"/"C4C" ("cam to cam" and "cam for cam", respectively).

Cybersex can occur either within the context of existing or intimate relationships, e.g.

among lovers who are geographically separated, or among individuals who have no prior knowledge of one another and meet in virtual spaces or cyberspaces and may even remain anonymous to one another.

One approach to cybering is a simulation of "real" sex, when participants try to make the experience as close to real life as possible, with participants taking turns writing descriptive, sexually explicit passages.

Alternatively, it can be considered a form of sexual roleplay that allows the participants to experience unusual sexual sensations and carry out sexual experiments they cannot try in reality.

There are a number of popular, commercial webcam websites that allow people to openly masturbate on camera while others watch them.

Using similar sites, couples can also perform on camera for the enjoyment of others.Often these personas develop complex past histories for their characters to make the fantasy/roleplay even more life like, thus the evolution of the term "real cybering".Cybersex provides various advantages: There is disagreement over whether cybersex is a form of infidelity.With sex chat on the internet you can have virtual sexual encounters with anyone, anytime.Erotic conversations online can empower you to be real about what turns you on, and people everywhere are getting online for the sole purpose of getting off. Some online social games like Red Light Center are dedicated to cybersex and other adult behaviors. Cybersex may also be accomplished through the use of avatars in a multiuser software environment. In Tiny MUD variants, particularly MUCKs, the term Tiny Sex (TS) is very common.