Imagination and suspension of disbelief are also critically important.

Cybersex can occur either within the context of existing or intimate relationships, e.g.

In one form, this fantasy sex is accomplished by the participants describing their actions and responding to their chat partners in a mostly written form designed to stimulate their own sexual feelings and fantasies.

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.

among lovers who are geographically separated, or among individuals who have no prior knowledge of one another and meet in virtual spaces or cyberspaces and may even remain anonymous to one another.

In some contexts cybersex is enhanced by the use of a webcam to transmit real-time video of the partners.

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US retailer Babeland, which has 20 Fifty Shades-branded items, has been stockpiling blindfolds and vibrators.

"We're ready to respond," co-founder Claire Cavanah told AFP.

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