The exact definition of cybersex—specifically, whether real-life masturbation must be taking place for the online sex act to count as cybersex—is up for debate.
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.
Often these personas develop complex past histories for their characters to make the fantasy/roleplay even more life like, thus the evolution of the term "real cybering".
Cybersex provides various advantages: There is disagreement over whether cybersex is a form of infidelity.
Cybersex differs from phone sex in that it offers a greater degree of anonymity and allows participants to meet partners more easily.