Researching Cybersex in Online Chat Rooms: the Ethnographic Approach By: Robin Hamman -- Online chat rooms have become the singles pubs of the nineties: a place where young people can go to meet new people, build friendships, find romance, and have safe sex. [Portugese Translation by Luciano Almeida, March 2000] Robin Hamman talks about the use of ethnographic research methodology in researching sex online. This is based on his MA Sociology dissertation, Cyborgasms: Cybersex Amongst Multiple-Selves and Cyborgs in the Narrow Bandwidth Space of AOL Chat Rooms.
Erving Goffman, Dramaturgy, and On-Line Relationships By: Nikki Sannicolas -- Nikki Sannicolas, a Social and Behavioral Sciences Major at California State University, Monterey Bay has written an excellent paper that uses Goffman's theories of drama and life scripts to take a refreshingly original look at Online Relationships.
Cyber-Charade By: Cara -- Poetry is often a powerful way for an author to convey their feelings about a subject. Freelance writer Cara has accurately captured the feelings and emotions of cybersex participants in Cyber-Charade , a collection of brilliant poetry about Cybersex.
New To Cyber Liaisons By: Sue -- Sue, a writer with a physical disability, has written a candid personal account of an email-romance and cybersex . Although it's not written by a social scientist, it provides some wonderful insights into how online romances grow and how online couples can become interested in cybersex.
Kevin Garber, Radio 702 South Africa, interviews Robin Hamman about Cybersex: Read the Transcript
Book Review: Sherry Turkle, "Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet" Simon and Schuster, 1996 - Review by Jennifer Jannuska , an LL.B. candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Jennifer is presently researching the impact of Internet technologies on copyright.