The Ultimate Virtual Sex Guide: Everything You Need to Know
The Covid-19 pandemic fast-tracked the widespread adoption of virtual sex practices and technology.
With many people separated physically and unable to be with their partners or go out on dates, it was only logical that sex came online as well.
Many people asked during the pandemic if virtual sex would still be a go-to option after the pandemic. As we can see, the post-pandemic behavior shift has not negatively affected virtual sex.
More people are coming on board with the idea. This is why it is necessary to lay out a guide for people who are just warming up to the idea of online sex on how they can go about it and what the benefits are for them.
What Is Virtual Sex?
Virtual sex, also called online sex or cybersex, refers to any form of sexual activity that occurs online. From the lightest sexts to the steamiest masturbation, as long as it takes place online, with or without toys, it is virtual sex.
4 Types of Virtual Sex
As you can already glean from the definition of virtual sex, there are different forms of virtual sex. Experts say that we all have, at some point, engaged in some form of virtual sex.
1. Phone Sex And Sexting
The regular old phone sex is a type of virtual sex that is fast getting forgotten in light of all the new technology and innovation in the virtual sex space.
Phone sex, however, can still be a good way for you and your partner to get sexual pleasure. It involves you and your partner talking about everything you want to do to each other and how you will do it until it feels real enough. Sexting is phone sex but with texts.
2. Video Sex
Video sex adds a bit of graphic detail to the above. Video sex involves a camera and the right sex scene. You might consider pulling down your blinds, dimming the lights, and turning on some music.
Make sure no roommate is bursting in, this would be very awkward for you and your partner. Most importantly, no screenshots unless permitted by your partner.
For many people, video sex involves masturbating together on camera, but there are a couple of other things you could try with your partner on video. Also, ensure you don’t run off immediately after the sex; just like IRL sex, you should take time to “cuddle”.
Camming involves engaging with a girl live cam to do sexual things with you or you and your partner on a webcam. Camming can be described as video sex, but with a professional. What a camming experience would look like for you is dependent on what you want.
4. Long-Distance Sex Toys, 3D Games and Virtual Reality
Long-distance sex toys are app-controlled toys that you and your partner can play with. You can give your partner control of your toy, and when they do an action with the toy, they get to see your reaction in real-time.
You can also play sex games with your partner with avatars that look like you. You can use app-controlled toys to take your video sex to the next level.
How to Have Sex Online
It is important to state the acceptable ways you can have sex online, either with a person you’re in a relationship with or with a cam girl. Sex online is not an excuse for offensive and predatory sexual behavior. Just because it’s online doesn’t mean it should not be a healthy and enjoyable experience.
You should first ensure enthusiastic consent when having online sex. You have to have consent, and it is not negotiable. If there are any gray areas, please clarify them with your partner before going ahead with anything.
Make sure you discuss beforehand what you’re both getting into, what your boundaries are, what you’re comfortable doing, et cetera. It would be very awkward for you to get on a video call, and while you’re getting naked, your partner hangs up because that’s not what they signed up for.
Another very important thing to always keep in mind during sex online is safety. You need to ensure that whatever devices you’re using are safe and not prone to being hacked. If you’re engaging the services of a cam girl, make sure you are not just picking a cam girl from any site that pops on your notification.