from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sexual activity or arousal through communication by computer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A virtual sexual encounter in which two or more persons connected remotely via a computer network send one another sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience.
- v. To exchange explicit sexual experiences online via text or multimedia.
- v. To engage in sexual activity, usually masturbation, while communicating online with another person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sexual arousal involving communication on the internet
I think the defintion of “cyber” is sex. you know as in cybersex.
As you've seen me mention before, I've been part of online communities for years and years now, and even in the simple, plain, non-visual world of IRC chatrooms 'cybersex' was prevalent and 'hookups' were many.
"I still struggle with the word 'cybersex' because of all the negative connotations that surround it, the image of lewd loners in a corner," she says.
A 'cybersex' affair is just as bad as an actual affair, in my opinion.
It complements the free-for-all feeling of the Internet age, when the ancient motto of "chaos magic" - "nothing is real, everything is permitted" - speaks to moral choices such as cybersex, illegal downloading or hacking websites and bringing them down with viruses.
Online computer users often engage in what is affectionately known as "cybersex".
"Jovanovic, the Columbia University microbiology Ph.D. candidate had dubbed the 'cybersex' attacker, who was convicted and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for kidnapping and sexually torturing a Barnard undergraduate 'had his own run in with Fairstein.'
In an 1880 novel titled Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes two telegraph operators carried on a very politely Victorian version of cybersex and pondered whether they had a “real” relationship.
There were guys I rejected, guys who rejected me, guys who wanted phone sex, a guy I had phone sex with, young guys, guys who wanted cybersex, AOL chat room late night weirdness, men who weren't what they seemed and also two really great guys who I dated and fell in love with..
But the middle-aged female detective in charge of the investigation, caught up in the intricacies of chat-rooms, user-names, apparent espionage and cybersex, comes to realize that she has to change her own mind-set if she is to understand the behavior of these children and the morality of the internet age.
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