BY: CAROLINE ROLF
Just what we need, another reason to stay inside and avoid any interaction with the human variety. That’s not to say we won’t be experiencing emotions or affection, but the definition of intimacy has definitely grown more ambiguous thanks to the latest virtual reality technology. With X-rated content making a splash in the world of Oculus Rift and the like, we near the real possibility of falling in love with our computers, as meeting our soulmate could simply mean slipping on a head-mounted display.
Virtual reality porn already exists, but with the revival of VR devices including huge names like Oculus and HTC, complemented by devices like teledildonics, reality and fantasy may eventually become indistinguishable. Most recently, the adult entertainment VR startup Holodexxx began their mission to change human interaction by creating avatars of nine famous porn stars for you to interact with in almost every way imaginable.
VR startup Holodexxx began their mission to change human interaction by creating avatars of nine famous porn stars for you to interact with in almost every way imaginable.
Such an interesting medium will allow the user to be anyone they want and have an exciting, intimate and interactive experience no matter what. Always dreamed of fucking a 400-year-old wizard? Ever wanted to explore with a transsexual wearing a witch costume? Oh, is a 10-inch tall masked man more your fancy? Just like the desires and fetishes of adults, the possibilities of sexual experiences in the VR world are almost infinite.
Such an interesting medium will allow the user to be anyone they want and have an exciting, intimate and interactive experience no matter what.
A study from SimilarWeb revealed significant growth in the VR adult world. Worldwide, 3.2 million visits in October alone contributed to the 202 percent traffic growth in 10 VR pornography sites last year.
Such progress in the pornography world is nothing new in the grand scheme of human ingenuity and constant technological advancements. After all, tech-industry experts have suggested that porn is one of the key factors in driving consumers’ technology use. It seems many consider adult content when purchasing new electronics. Look at the history of our technological developments, from Guttenberg’s printing press, the VHS and recording footage wherever you wanted, to 50 Shades and a small platform called the internet. What do they all have in common? The driving force behind all these advancements wasn’t to better humankind but rather a desire to see each other’s junk in the highest resolution possible. This trend will likely continue for virtual reality.
Only the future will tell what effect VR porn will have on dating and sexuality altogether. Will it revolutionize long distance relationships or end real-life romance with online affairs? Where will the line be drawn on acting out a user’s wildest fantasies? Or is there no line in the realm of cyberspace? Soon we could see virtual sex replacing the 2D version or even real life coitus.