VR Porn, An Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

Did you know that sex sells?

And birds go tweet, and the sky is blue. One thing VR headset makers and industry leaders don’t want to tell you is that VR porn has been a huge driving force for virtual reality. This may come as a shocker, but naked ladies in virtual reality can do wonders for headset sales and keep eager Ensigns lined up for the Holodeck all day long. There are more options for virtual smut than ever before and now you can’t drop a hat without hitting some naughty 180° video. Welcome to Commander Riker’s fantasy come to life, but not everyone is happy to talk about it.

VR Porn
VR Porn is Here

Make Your Virtual Dreams “Come” True

VR porn has been readily available for a little over two years. Since the first days of Google Cardboard and 360° videos, content creators in the adult industry have looked to virtual reality and a select few have flourished. Notable producers include Naughty America, WankzVR and Badoink. Today, most of the major players offer content for every platform; Oculus, VIVE, Daydream, Cardboard and even on the PSVR. It would seem that technology is catching up with our dreams… Our wet dreams.

The influence of adult virtual content on the VR market can’t be overstated. In the months following the launch of leading headsets like the Daydream or the Rift, there wasn’t really that killer app or must have in the world of VR. Sure, folks love to use VR to fly in the backseat of a Russian fighter jet, tour a faraway land or play a select few VR games but nothing besides maybe Tilt Brush has kept users glued inside their VR headsets. Nothing of course except for the sweet, sweet VR boobies.

Very soon, the cream of the crop of the porn world will gather to celebrate the very best of the best and all the hard (rock-hard) work from the previous year. For years, publications like AVN and XBIZ have honored performers, producers, and brands for their excellence in sexcellence.

AVN and Technology
AVN, Adult Content and Technology

For the third year in a row, each organization has included award categories for VR Site of the Year and honors for Virtual Scene of the year. Virtual sex has “come” into its own…

More Human than Human?

We’ve reviewed virtual reality porn on more than one occasion. And may we add, that out of all of our other review videos, they have received countless more views on YouTube (you dirty birds).  After all this build-up you may ask, “Is VR porn really all that special?” The answer is yes and no. Virtual reality sex isn’t exactly in a position to change the world, but when the right equipment is used (pun intended) and an experienced producer is behind the camera, anything is possible. The reality is, many first-time users are surprised at just how immersive a VR sex scene can be.

VR Sex, Wow Factor
The Wow Factor of VR Sex

Most if not all of the adult VR content you’ll find out there is in 180° and not at all like that 360° rollercoaster ride you enjoyed from Busch Gardens. This ride in the Busch features 100% of the action facing forward but don’t let that stop you. Besides the obvious that for a lot of us, most of the good stuff is all in the front, there are some very simple reasons why you don’t really see 360° VR sex scenes…

  1. A porn set, like any other indoor set, is comprised of a room where one half is bathing the other half in blinding light. If you experienced this in 360º, it would be a retina-burning boner-kill.
  2. Ever see Boogie Nights? Remember what the people looked like BEHIND the camera? Think that but add a greasy, modern-day twist. Again, this is a total boner-kill.

For a 360º sex experience to work, the director would need to be a certified genius or have had the foresight to film out on the Alkali Flats at noon. Neither option is very likely.

VR Sex in 360, Impossible or Impractical?
VR Sex in 360º – Impossible or Impractical?

The vast majority of the naughty VR content out there is also from a first-person or point-of-view experience. This means the viewer becomes the male performer in the scene and lives out the… ah, story more as a simulation. There are more “voyeuristic” scenarios available but these seem to be rare and that’s really no surprise. If given the chance to engage in the dirty deed or just watch, which would you choose?

Technology Meets Kinky

As with VHS decades before, a whole new way to enjoy our media is being fueled by the adult industry. While this absolute fact is starting to be accepted among more and more of us, we need to recognize the contributions our naughtiest tendencies can have. Consider the fact that the Oculus Go, a headset more aligned for VR video than gaming has become incredibly popular. The device was almost made for enjoying VR sex.  A recent story from VRfocus even outlines how VR porn producers have inadvertently improved the overall VR video experience for PSVR users. If virtual sex can make the PlayStation shine, greatness awaits indeed.

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