Definition of cybersex in English:

cybersex

noun

  • [mass noun] Sexual arousal using computer technology, especially by wearing virtual reality equipment or by exchanging messages with another person via the Internet:

    ‘more people seemed to be in a mood to talk about cybersex’
    ‘I have had cybersex several times’
    • ‘But to the internet communicator engaging in cybersex, there can be the perception that this is not a ‘real’ behavior because there is not a physical interaction.’
    • ‘At any given time of the day or night, one can find more than 8,000 chat rooms devoted to cybersex or the discussion of sexual topics in operation on Internet Relay Chat.’
    • ‘Since we're on the topic of intimacy, let's delve into that other magnet that lures some teens into cyberspace - cybersex.’
    • ‘In this instance, cybersex involves online users swapping text-based sexual fantasies with each other.’
    • ‘If you think Internet flirting and cybersex are harmless, you might want to reconsider.’
    • ‘Questions here asked, for example, if cybersex is cheating, if sex on the Internet is better suited for men, if the Internet fosters equality between genders, and similar questions.’
    • ‘However, it is likely that those who use the internet for cybersex or for making sexual contacts are already distanced from conventional moral economies.’
    • ‘For anyone who has ever been curious about a whole range of sexual behaviors, cybersex offers a private, safe, and anonymous way to explore those fantasies.’
    • ‘In terms of sexuality, the internet has made cybersex possible, widely expanded the possible network of contacts and times of contact, and enabled people to utilize multiple personas.’
    • ‘If a relationship were strong in the first place, a partner would not stray into those places on the internet where cybersex is found.’
    • ‘Interviews were initially conducted with 36 individuals who were participating in Internet chat rooms devoted to cybersex.’
    • ‘The concept of community online has been extensively explored and raises the question as to whether the internet and cybersex constitute a ‘community’ in any sense.’
    • ‘In sexual interactions, the high desirability of cybersex may be a function, as Lacan theorized, of its being constituted in the realm of the linguistic and the symbolic.’
    • ‘Male compulsive users presented cybersex as a manifestation of sexual addiction.’
    • ‘He addressed pornography, cybersex, and sexual expression on the Internet, but did not delve into issues surrounding individuals who use the Internet as a venue for meeting sex partners.’
    • ‘There is an additional stage consideration that arises from the relationship between typing, doing, and being: the possibility that an individual might have cybersex with a member of the same sex, but not physical sex.’
    • ‘In some cases, the works were ‘updated’ with allusions to cybersex.’
    • ‘Thus cybersex has become positioned midway between arousal from viewing pornography and real (in-person) sexual contact.’
    • ‘What motivates individuals to seek sexual information, pornography, cybersex, or face-to-face sexual interaction via the Internet?’
    • ‘She says that it is a daily occurrence to be invited to engage in cybersex, or to talk dirty, but she rejects these offers without hesitation.’

Pronunciation:

cybersex

/ˈsʌɪbəsɛks/