Virtual Reality Gets More Naughty: Everything You Need to Know
Virtual reality (VR) technology is continuously expanding and so are its applications. From travel and tourism, education and classroom learning, online shopping, entertainment and many more, VR is being tested in various sectors and markets.
However, there’s one industry that is currently driving the adoption of VR, making it more popular and more profitable; and that’s the porn industry.
Nonetheless, the VR porn industry has gained less publicity than the rest of the VR industry. So much so that Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR summarized its current predicament in a statement, wherein he criticized the public notion of VR pornography by VR companies.
“It’s this very strange situation where if you talk privately to people who work at major VR companies and you say, ‘Hey, what do you think about VR porn?’ And they say, ‘Oh, I love VR porn!’” said Luckey at an industry event in Japan in September.
“But then they go to a public panel at a game development conference, and they’ll get asked, ‘What do you think about VR porn?’ They say, ‘What is VR porn? I don’t know anything about that.’”
VR sex is the future of solo sex as it not only provides a whole new experience to solitary sexual activities but changes the way we view sex altogether.
Virtual Reality technology makes virtual sex feel a lot more real by experiencing pornography from a hyperrealistic perspective—providing a more vivid and engaging experience.
According to website Pornhub, viewers of VR porn have increasedby 275 percent since it launched the service in the summer of 2016. Currently, the site is now averaging about 500,000 views—though on Christmas Day in 2016, this number rose up to 900,000.
Also, according to estimates created by Piper Jaffray, an investment and management firm, by 2025 pornography will be the third-largest VR sector—only video games and N.F.L.-related content will be larger. Nonetheless, the VR porn market is predicted to be worth $1 billion.
“We’re getting more and more of it every day,” said Mark Kernes, a senior editor at AVN Media Network, which covers the industry. “We are leading the technology in this area. Sex sells, and where there is money to be made, there will be entrepreneurs who want to adopt it and make money from it,” some by offering it for free to increase clicks.
So, for those who would like to jump into the virtual world of sexual fulfilment, here’s what you need to know about VR porn.
The benefits of VR porn
VR technology allows for a more personalized experience that is so unique that it could even be more real and perfect than the real world. Watching porn no longer feels like you’re a spectator but puts you right into the action.
There are all kinds of virtual reality porn videos but most of them are currently being filmed from a subjective point of view. Choosing this angle eliminates all background distractions, allowing users to experience everything through the eyes of one of the pornstars.
This experience goes beyond the typical VR—and not just because of the nudity. Unlike most VR applications, VR porn uses a 180-degree or 220-degree field of view as against the 360-degree scope. This not only keeps the files sizes at the minimal but makes content’s load faster.
How and where to watch VR porn
Similar to mainstream porn, the world of VR porn is quickly getting competitive. Currently, there are various websites offering VR porn—and even gay VR porn—with different contents to attract visitors.
However, sites like Naughty America has been going strong for over a decade, producing the hottest fantasies in the industry.
They deliver the best contents featuring the biggest names in porn in full HD quality, proving that nobody does it better than Naughty America. The brand continues to grow with products now available outside of the Naughty America brand name such as: AmateursRaw.com and TonightsGirlfriend.com.
What you need to watch VR porn
The very basics of VR porn can be accessed via your existing smartphone—and it is almost certainly up to the task. Additionally, all major VR porn sites supports both Android and iOS—though technically Apple has restricted adult content from their devices.
However, the primary—and obvious—item you'll need to fully experience VR porn is a VR headset. There are already numerous options to choose from in the market, from the very affordable to the insanely expensive.
In conclusion, one of the true benefits of VR porn—asides the unique experience— is that it grants people the opportunity to fulfil their secret fantasies, whether with a distant partner unavailable in real life or just something they otherwise couldn’t. VR porn provides a test platform for people to explore their sexuality in a different way.
“People are asking for more romance, closeness, more talking. This is something you’ll find in a real relationship but not everyone in the world will have access to that kind of relationship,” said Dinorah Hernandez, who manages a studio devoted to such videos in a report. “To be able to have an experience with another woman could give them something that maybe the real world can’t.”
Researcher at Newcastle University, Matthew Wood, remarked that pornography has always been an important tool for driving the growth of emerging technologies.
“Pornography has played a key role in the development of new and emerging technologies - from the stereoscope in the 1800s through home video and now virtual reality,”he said.
“But what VR offers for the first time is the opportunity to move from being simply an observer to being a participant and this changes the experience massively.”