Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sexual activity or arousal through communication by computer.

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  • noun 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.
  • verb To exchange explicit sexual experiences online via text or multimedia.
  • verb 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.

  • noun sexual arousal involving communication on the internet

Etymologies

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cyber- + sex

Examples

  • I think the defintion of “cyber” is sex. you know as in cybersex.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • "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.

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  • A 'cybersex' affair is just as bad as an actual affair, in my opinion.

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  • 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.

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  • Online computer users often engage in what is affectionately known as "cybersex".

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  • "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.'

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    World Wide Mind

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