The Philippines has outlawed cybersex and online sex video chat. Cybersex involves women - "cam girls"- chatting and performing sexual acts in front of webcams for internet clients. It is a growing industry in many parts of the world, and often young women and under-age girls are forced into it. The act defines cybersex as "the wilful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, directly or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favour or consideration". One of the authors of the law, senator Edgardo Angara, said the act was needed to detect, investigate and suppress cybercrime such as hacking, cybersex, identity theft, spamming, and child pornography online. The National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police are now meant to set up a cybercrime unit "to exclusively handle cases involving violations of this act".
Philippines outlaws cybersex and 'cam girls'
Cybersex - Wikipedia
Maricel is a shy, attractive girl, who looks younger than her 15 years. But in her short life, she has already had to deal with experiences that would badly scar many adults. Two years ago her aunt told her about a job in the city of Olongapo, several hours away from her home. Cybersex, or sexually explicit chat over the internet, is a growing industry in many parts of the world - and one of the countries where business is booming is the Philippines.
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Cybersex , also called computer sex , Internet sex , netsex and, colloquially, cyber or cybering , is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more people connected remotely via computer network send each other sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience. 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. Cybersex can occur either within the context of existing or intimate relationships, e. In some contexts cybersex is enhanced by the use of a webcam to transmit real-time video of the partners.
Interest in cybersex is soaring as the pandemic has left people subject to lockdowns and travel bans and unable to seek intimacy in the usual ways, according to experience designer Angelina Aleksandrovich. Aleksandrovich runs a collective called Raspberry Dream Labs which creates multi-sensory cybersex experiences which allow people to enjoy intimate moments together even when they are not in same place. Whereas VR used to be dismissed as something just for gamers it has gone mainstream and is being used in intimacy and dating, she added. In an industrial unit in North London two volunteers demonstrate her prototype experience combining virtual reality VR , augmented reality and even smell, delivered through a collar worn around the neck, a head set, and hand-held sensors. The volunteers see each other as outline human forms through their headsets and can caress each other without ever actually touching.