In several known cases, Internet adultery became the grounds for which a couple divorced.
You know, phone-to-phone, text-to-text, dirty rotten vowel-free sex. I forgot about the incident until recently, when a guy texted me some boozy, suggestive messages about the kinky things he wanted to do with me. Was text sex becoming America's preferred way to drunk-dial? Or worse, what if it causes us to lower our standards?
A sample of a sex chat
It is also fairly frequent in online role-playing games, such as MUDs and MMORPGs, though approval of this activity varies greatly from game to game.
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.
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.
In some contexts cybersex is enhanced by the use of a webcam to transmit real-time video of the partners.
In situations like this, the people typing often consider themselves separate entities from the "people" engaging in the sexual acts, much as the author of a novel often does not completely identify with his or her characters.