Do You Have Skype Sex? 

By Kate Knibbs on at

If you've been in a long-distance relationship, you probably know how much it sucks to live your life with the knowledge that you've finally managed to lock someone down for sex stuff but you're just too far away to actually make genital contact. So what do you do? Skype? Snapchat? Confess!

Every time there's a nude hacking scandal or a celebrity sex tape leak, you hear the same refrain: If you don't want it to be on the internet, don't take these photos/videos in the first place. (A much better refrain would be: It you don't want to be a criminal dickbag, don't put sexually explicit media on the internet without the subject's permission.) But for people whose sexual partners are too far away—whether it's an international or cross-borough romance—getting freaky on webcam or through Snapchat video can feel like an erotic lifeboat.

I was in a long-distance relationship for a year in 2012, so my virtual sexing knowledge is a little stale. I'm curious whether concerns over hacking and revenge porn are deterrents, or whether the progress of stuff like teledildonics is making virtual doin' it time more of a thing than ever. Enlighten me.