VR Porn: future, fantasy or both?



There’s an argument that can (and has) been made that porn has driven mass adoption of some of the most important technological advances in recent history, from DVDs to the internet. 

It was only a matter of time before virtual reality (or VR) technologies were applied to blue video.  

 
In addition to larger studios expanding into the space like Naughty America and BDdoink (who partners with PornHub to provide free streaming VR porn), niche studios like HoloGirls and Metaverse XXX have also sprung up, with all developing (largely POV) porn intended to be viewed with specialized headsets such as the pricey Oculus Rift or more affordable Google Cardboard.
  • In many ways a lot of the extant offerings still need to work up the kinks.  For example, the way many such films are made (i.e. using a ring of cameras to capture scenes from 360 degrees around a room) can cause distortions.  
  • Next, most rretail VR porn rigs are complicated and require not only a headset but separate programs and occasionally other attachments that can take time to set up in advance (potentially long enough to lessen how in the mood you are). 
  • The overwhelming majority of extant VR porn content Is currently geared toward heterosexual men- a product, many have observed, of the fact that Silicon Valley -where contemporary VR technology was developed- is notoriously male dominated. 
  • Finally,  only a limited number of providers are able to offer true VR porn content that actually allows consumers to interact with what they see (as opposed to being a passive, if immersed, viewer). 

Separately, from the perspective of studios, VR can involve heavy startup costs and also limit the types of scenes that can be shot to comply with the kinds of shots dictated by the 360 degree setup. Many smaller firms are reluctant to take such a costly gambit is such a new and largely untried market.  
At Unbound we ‘re more curious about how the rise of VR porn will impact how people think about intimacy.  By bringing fantasies one step closer to feeling real, might VR porn eventually inhibit people’s ability to appreciate real sex?  Or alternatively, will VR porn give people permission to try things out they were hesitant to in person, giving them an added confidence with their partners that enhances real sex?   
Perhaps surprisingly, some of the more popular genres of VR-enabled porn appear to be more vanilla, “girlfriend experience” type films. 

As adult film actress and director Joanna Angel observed, “in 2D porn we are always trying to create a fantasy; in VR porn, we are creating a reality.”

Here's a blog dedicated to showing you where to find all types of VR porn.

Whatcha think?


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