The emergence of VR seems to be a big hit and steadily
improving elsewhere but not so much in the U.S. It’s not surprising that such
technology would be lagging behind in the States, especially when it comes to
The technology would likely advance further if tech gurus
were more apt to look at it from a different angle. Rather than looking inward
they could look at this emerging technology in a way that helps them understand
what the public wants.
So did VR hit it big in the year 2016 like some proposed it
would? While many households may not have a VR headset, there is still a ways
to go before it’s considered mainstream. The cost of the headsets is just one
obstacle for many as they can vary in price but many are expensive. Once more
affordable options are released it’s likely to reach mainstream but highly
doubtful until these decreased costs happen.
Of course, then you have the problem of available content
for virtual reality systems. It’s rather lacking as VR technology is relatively
new still. Unlike a 4K television that can successfully display traditional SD
and HD content, VR headsets won’t allow you to watch just anything.
Another challenge, and possibly the largest one facing VR
and its attempt to become mainstream is the complexities involved; both
psychological and physical. VR sickness is an example. Our visual systems as
human beings are rather complex so the best visuals on a VR headset could
easily cause a viewer to feel nauseous. Prolonged exposure to VR in any form
could definitely be difficult for people to handle.
Of course, VR technology is still relatively new and has a
long way to go before it could possibly become mainstream but the possibility
is not extinct. Virtual reality technology does face many issues and obstacles
right now that could take some time to figure out. Right now, VR headsets are
slowly evolving and improving but the main, basic experience for VR users has
yet to change.
It’s hard to say if VR headsets will take off like many
presume they will or if a new technology debut will be required to make it
When you think of virtual
reality it’s hard not to bring VR porn into the discussion. While some may find
it uncomfortable, it’s actually quite hard to avoid with the advancements of VR
happening in the tech industry today.
The porn industry has played
a role in various technology introductions. The adult entertainment industry is
definitely a competitive one and one that uses technology to get ahead of the
competitors. It’s not hard to find a wide variety of content at the click of
your mouse. Free, inexpensive and costly content is easily accessible by anyone
looking for some adult entertainment.
Virtual Reality and Porn
Since the release of VR
headsets you’ll likely notice PornHub is one of largest names mentioned. This is
because they have gotten behind the advancement of VR and have already created
a category on their website for VR videos. These videos also typically come
from publishers focused on VR.
More and more people are
searching for VR porn via Google search, so says Google Trends. Even 3d porn
has become a term searched quite often. We don’t see this search trend tapering
off any time soon.
Different Degrees of VR Porn
Because VR porn is relatively
new there are different degrees currently being offered. The 360-degree videos
are some of the easiest in terms of production, but lacks the depth perception
users long for. 360-degree model scanning is another degree of VR porn being
offered where the scans are imported into a virtual environment. The models then
become 3D representations for the user to enjoy. Motion is lacking in this
degree of VR porn but is definitely more immersive than the 360-degree videos.
Last but not least,
pornographic animation. Animated porn is a more selective interest and appeals
to a limited market but from a VR perspective it offers great immersion.
Professional & Amateur VR
The most significant degree
of VR porn is video but you’ll already notice many sites coming to surface that
offer VR cam videos. The animated porn is already appealing to a lot of its
targeted market but likely won’t see much growth outside of this market. The 3D
VR porn scan degree is in early development and could potentially grow to
appeal to many more users.
It’s a Win-Win for the VR
Regardless of what content
users find to be more enjoyable, the porn industry will benefit. This is likely
why it’s embracing virtual reality and already working on different angles to
satisfy their own market.