You might regret sending something when drunk that you would never have sent sober.
And once you hit send, you no longer have control over what happens next.
You could feel guilty if the person you are having cyber sex with is not your usual partner, and if they find out they might feel very hurt.
The anonymity that the Internet offers makes cybersex crimes appealing to some individuals who believe they are protected from detection.
However, that same anonymity could put someone in the position of engaging in sexually suggestive emails or texts with someone who could turn out to be an undercover police detective or FBI agent.
I was very ashamed of my secret life online, and I didn’t tell a soul about what I was doing, but years later, as I worked with my camwhore character Caroline, I began to think back to these early experiences I had with the Internet.
My play and my e-book both deal with this time in my life, and focus on the same cybersex relationship. She’s twelve when she finds a chat room called “Twelve,” which is a community mostly of kids around her own age.
Cyber sex means any sexy chat, pictures or films that are exchanged by email, instant message or social networking sites like Facebook or a chat room.
Cyber sex may seem safer than real sex in some ways, because there is no risk of sexually transmitted infections or unplanned pregnancy.
I thought I would address some of the fundamentals regarding how the addiction is sustained by the addict, or what I call the “start-stop relapse cycle.” Eric is a 46-year-old computer programmer who described how hard it was for him to go “cold turkey” from cybersex during work. I feel comfortable there, and I typically find a good partner quickly.
I always think about cybersex when I feel stressed from work and overwhelmed on the job.
But it's worth thinking about what the risks might be.