Those reports were vehemently contested by Sage's lawyer and longtime friend George Braunstein, who claimed that Sage was happy and planning to marry his girlfriend shortly before he died.
In "real cybering" personas often remain in character throughout the entire life of the contact, to include evolving into phone sex, and meatspace encounters while in character, as a form of improvisation, or, nearly, a performance art.
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".
Ayden C “abused dozens of young girls by gaining their trust through speaking with them on the internet", according to a ruling at an Amsterdam court.
It said the 38-year-old Dutch citizen had then "abused that trust by forcing them to perform sexual acts before their webcams".
It can also be performed using webcams, voice chat systems like Skype, or online games and/or virtual worlds like Second Life.
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.
Channels used to initiate cybersex are not necessarily exclusively devoted to that subject, and participants in any Internet chat may suddenly receive a message with any possible variation of the text "Wanna cyber? " or a request for "C2C"/"C4C" ("cam to cam" and "cam for cam", respectively).
Cybersex is commonly performed in Internet chat rooms (such as IRC, talkers or web chats) and on instant messaging systems.
It added: "If they refused to do it again, he threatened to send their images to their relatives or to publish them on pornography sites.” found guilty of internet fraud and blackmail and sentenced to 10 years and 243 days in prison.
He faces further charges in Canada for the harassment of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old girl who killed herself in 2012.
A good deal of cybersex takes place between partners who have just met online.