Cybersex differs from phone sex in that it offers a greater degree of anonymity and allows participants to meet partners more easily.
A good deal of cybersex takes place between partners who have just met online.
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.
There are a number of popular, commercial webcam websites that allow people to openly masturbate on camera while others watch them.