FIRST, THE TECHNICAL STUFF Of course, the first thing you’ll need is a Webcam.
Most modern laptops come equipped with Webcams from the get-go; desktops often do not. Higher-end Webcams offer better low-light sensitivity, noise-canceling microphones, autofocus lenses, and the like, though you don’t actually any of these features to have good cam sex.
The disadvantage is that if you have a home router, it can require some tinkering with your router’s settings to make video work.
THIRD, THE LOCATION Assuming you’ve got the technical end licked and you and your partner can video chat to your heart’s content, the next big thing is location, location, location.
This is apparently a known and documented bug in some versions of the Skype software. AOL IM allows lovely full-motion, full-screen, high-quality video, and it works with the i Chat software built into the Mac.
Windows users need to download the free AIM client software.
There are several options available for Webcam chatting, with different Internet requirements and different levels of difficulty in setting up. It works over slow Internet connections and there’s no configuration. The bad news is that the image you see is tiny, jerky, and poor quality.
In last week’s post, How to have cybersex, I talked about how to use the wonders of the Internet to share intimacy with your partner over a text-based instant messaging system.
This week continues the general theme with an introduction to having Webcam sex.