Due to this difference, such roleplayers typically prefer the term "erotic roleplay" rather than cybersex to describe it.

In "real cybering" personas often remain in character throughout the entire life of the contact, to include evolving into phone sex, and meatspace encounters while in character, as a form of improvisation, or, nearly, a performance art.

For guys like me, chat programs like AIM might seem ages away.

Sex Messenger is the next generation of this style of communication – but with a much more grown up feel.

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.

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 is commonly performed in Internet chat rooms (such as IRC, talkers or web chats) and on instant messaging systems.It can also be performed using webcams, voice chat systems like Skype, or online games and/or virtual worlds like Second Life.Cybersex can be utilised to write co-written original fiction and fanfiction by role-playing in third person, in forums or communities usually known by the name of 'A Shared Dream'.It can also be used to gain experience for solo writers who want to write more realistic sex scenes, by exchanging ideas like sex position.There are a number of popular, commercial webcam websites that allow people to openly masturbate on camera while others watch them.