Cybersex, also called computer sex, Internet sex, netsex and, colloquially, cyber or cybering, is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more people connected remotely via computer network send each other sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience.In one form, this fantasy sex is accomplished by the participants describing their actions and responding to their chat partners in a mostly written form designed to stimulate their own sexual feelings and fantasies.

The quality of a cybersex encounter typically depends upon the participants' abilities to evoke a vivid, visceral mental picture in the minds of their partners.

Imagination and suspension of disbelief are also critically important.

For many the primary point of cybersex is the plausible simulation of sexual activity, and this knowledge of the other is not always desired, but this is also criticized as the emptying out of embodied relations.

Without continuing to draw off our historically ambivalent faith in embodied relations, techno-sex quickly becomes hollow, unsatisfying, no more erotic than collecting answers to what-are-your-measurements questions. By continuing to draw off that ambivalent faith, techno-sex and the many other practices of disembodying interaction contribute to a changing and increasingly abstracted dominant ontology of embodiment.

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.

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).

Female performers are flown to Chatsworth to work in the adult industry. Another secondary negative effect of the adult industry includes exposure to drugs and drug addiction. People do drugs because they can’t deal with the way they’re being treated.” One male porn star says on his blog on January 28, 2008: “Drugs are a major, major problem in my business. I can’t tell you the number of girls who have disappeared and dropped out of the business because of their drug problems.