I feel numb, like I can't really feel anything anymore - I don't ever feel really sad, but never really happy, either. There's me who I am and who I am to everyone I know, and there's the me who only exists on the computer when I'm alone.
I did some searching and found a couple of posts that go into more detail than I did; but they tell the same story - about how the "interactive quality" of cybering makes it, for some of us even more addictive.
The quality of a cybersex encounter typically depends upon the participants' abilities to evoke a vivid, visceral mental picture in the minds of their partners.
Imagination and suspension of disbelief are also critically important.
I'm just happy that I am finally putting this behind me.
I know if my girlfriend was doing this behind my back, I would be furious. For me at least, the interactive part of the addiction was worse than porn.
(..) The way I see it is if its something you have to hide from your partner, its just as bad as cheating. My game got so good, I could log onto a dating site and have a girl naked on cam within a half hour.
I'd rather not get into details but this went on for close to a year.
In some contexts cybersex is enhanced by the use of a webcam to transmit real-time video of the partners.
Cybersex is commonly performed in Internet chat rooms (such as IRC, talkers or web chats) and on instant messaging systems.