Dipping your toe into the world of online cybersex is a thrilling experience but it’s important to take precautions to remain safe. Just like with regular sex, your personal safety takes precedence with online sex, which has its safety risks despite taking place over the internet.
From leaked images to computer viruses to getting your personal information stolen, there are risks associated with online cybersex that should never be overlooked. Thankfully, there are some simple tricks you can use to increase your safety!
1. Protect Your Computer
Most computers come with in-built cyber security functions but this is never guaranteed, so you should always make sure you have a solid antivirus software before heading online to dabble in cybersex.
Yes, many cyber sex sites are safe and secure to use but you want to give yourself ample protection should you find yourself somewhere less safe. Take your internet security seriously and you’ve already overcome one of the biggest safety risks of cybersex!
2. Never Give in to Pressure
Meeting someone online and delving into some kinky cybersex is an exhilarating experience – but only if you’re comfortable doing so. Never feel pressured into doing someone you’re uncomfortable with (e.g. send nudes, video chat etc.), blocking anyone that is being too forceful with their requests.
Just like in person, cybersex must be 100% consensual – don’t let anyone pressure you into thinking otherwise.
3. Ensure There is Consent
Following on from the previous point, consent is needed for online cybersex, so make sure that both people establish consent before you get started. This is also a good opportunity to set boundaries, letting each other know what you’re happy to do and what’s off limits.
Good communication always makes for a more enjoyable cybersex experience!
4. Be Careful What You Publish
You may be turned on by the idea of publishing nude photos or videos for people to enjoy online but be careful what and where you publish these.
For instance, anything you publish on a website can be taken and used elsewhere, so if you’re exchanging photos be sure to do so privately. Even if they’re leaked you know the culprit and take appropriate action.
If you’re okay with having your images online you should still take measures to protect your identity. For instance, if posting nudes be sure to blur or crop out your face and never include anything that people could use to identify your name or location.
5. Get a VPN
A virtual private network (VPN) lets you browse the internet with complete anonymity. It doesn’t allow any websites or hackers to gather personal information while ensuring nobody knows about your cybersex activities.
VPNs are also good for added protection online while helping keep your browsing habits private and secure from any location. This can be especially useful should you lose a mobile device or don’t want others knowing what you are up to, as all your online activity can’t be gathered.
6. Use a New Email Account
This is a simple way of avoiding people piecing together information about your personal details, which is often present in emails. It also gives you an email account just for your cybersex activities, making it easier to keep track of anything you send and receive.