The following is a summary of one of the cybersex stories featured in that series.1This is the story of Ted, 27 years old and single, who works as an information technology professional in Makati.
While most young urban professionals spend their Friday evenings "malling" and bar-hopping, Ted spends hours and hours dragging and clicking to his favorite chat rooms.
In a broad sense, cybersex involves many sexual activities related to computer technology.
Cybersexual activity can take many different forms: downloading sexually explicit pictures or stories, engaging in extensive explicit e-mail exchanges, viewing sexually explicit videos through pornographic sites, looking at or providing vastly changing images through a web cam, conversing in a sexually explicit chat room that may be a general room or a private one, and participating in instant communication with other web users for the purpose of sharing sexual fantasies, sometimes culminating in cybersex, phone sex, or an actual sexual encounter.5Cybersex has to be situated within the revolution which the Internet has brought about in sexuality.
Internet is changing patterns of social communication and interpersonal relationships.
What experience does he have in this specialized sexual area? The first difficulty I tried to resolve by overcoming my own fears of what would unfold the moment I drag and click my mouse explicitly venturing into cybersexual encounters.
I had to assume pseudonyms and officially log myself in to enter sexual chat rooms and hunt for possible sexual chat mates.