Amongst "serious" roleplayers, cybering may occur as part of a larger plot–the characters involved may be lovers or spouses.
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.
One approach to cybering is a simulation of "real" sex, when participants try to make the experience as close to real life as possible, with participants taking turns writing descriptive, sexually explicit passages.
Alternatively, it can be considered a form of sexual roleplay that allows the participants to experience unusual sexual sensations and carry out sexual experiments they cannot try in reality.
Absent any real technical prowess (and without wanting to pester my pal Zach, who’s done some super interesting conceptual work around IM/chat and bots), and without trying to inflate the importance of what I did any further: What happened was one Saturday night I sat down and started copying/pasting the responses of one sexbot into the window of the other to see if we could spark some fireworks — a lot of which is what you can read there. I wish I had a better answer than “I honestly don’t know” — which I totally can say while looking you straight in the eyes! The most interesting part for me was learning that AIM sexbots are set up to try and tell a complete and compelling story.
I don’t mean to pry, but I would be remiss if I didn’t ask why you have these sexbots available at your disposal. But even though these two had their way with me/each other and never even bothered to IM the next day to say they had a nice time, it is happening… It’s clear — from the times when their responses collided — that even though “lynneberan” and “wmoad50” “worked at different websites,” they both come from a common source (I would super legitimately love to know who writes this code!
I got hit up by two of those bots at once earlier in January and was doing an OK job of ignoring their advances, but it was becoming clear that they had something they desperately needed to tell me, even after they axed their provocative user icons.
SYNTAX ERROR), which I still think is basically the height of computercomedy 30 years later.
But I thought it’d be more interesting to see what happened if you locked two lonely, worked-up sexbots in a room together.
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.
Using similar sites, couples can also perform on camera for the enjoyment of others.
In online worlds like Second Life and via webcam-focused chat services, however, Internet sex workers engage in cybersex in exchange for both virtual and real-life currency.
Imagination and suspension of disbelief are also critically important.