They can actually determine whether they are communicating with a male or a female, for example.
Still, the Internet provides some degree of protection because people are usually communicating with someone far away.
Another described trading erotic e-mail messages with his girlfriend.
I was letting him do all the talking while I pretended to be shocked.
Some who were favorable to "cyber-masturbation" mentioned tiring of it rather quickly after they first tried it.
For those with web-cam setups, some of the anonymity issues go away.
Cyber sexcapade I like to sign on to Yahoo and go to the men jacking off for women chat rooms.
Once I'm in a room, I usually get a couple of invites to watch men on cam and I also can hear the microphone.