Virtual sex refers to any sexual activity that doesn't happen in person, but instead occurs in some sort of electronic or digital forum. The activity can occur between two or more people, or between people and a virtual character. Virtual sex can include:
- Phone sex
- Virtual reality sex or VR porn using a VR headset
- Long-distance sex toys
- Online role-playing
- Online sex games
Virtual sex has increased along with digital connectivity and advancing technology. Greater internet access via smartphones as well as increasing ways to interact in virtual environments mean that many people now engage or have engaged in some form of virtual sex.