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Virtual Reality porn gets more real. Thanks to Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR

Shweta Sengar | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:27 IST

Virtual Reality, or simply VR is finally here. The Oculus Rift headsets are set to capture the market in early 2016 and Samsung Gear VR is ready to hit the markets too. And, when they are ready for retail, porn will be the first to seize the opportunity. And when it does, there's no going back.

Till now, the focus of VR was on video games but now it seems like adult entertainment is the next breakthrough. Many companies have already rolled out apps for VR porn.

The porn industry is embracing virtual reality very eagerly. According to CNBC, "Both established companies, like Naughty America, a prominent online streaming service, and start-ups are bringing viewers into the room through headsets like Oculus, Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard. And while the user numbers are small, they're growing fast."

VR porn makers keen to grab the opportunity

There are numerous porn-based startups mushrooming across the world.

With VR, filming techniques are set to revolutionise the way people around the world consume porn.

In August 2014, adult movie streaming service provider SugarDVD owned by Oddesse announced that they are working with Oculus to make their adult movies highly interactive and in 3D format.

It is also said that in the future, users would be able to experience 360-degree immersive virtual porn, right from their PS4 and Xbox gaming console.

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Many adult entertainment companies have started offering dubbed VR porn. VRGirlz offers a free dome dubbed Lucid Dreams II. And to watch it, one needs Oculus Rift DK2 or other supported headsets.

The future

If you suffer from vertigo when you get out of an airplane in virtual reality, think of the physical consequences you have to deal with when you watch porn in VR.

With the headset on, one will feel like they are actually on the sets. One can turn their heads 180 degrees to get the best view of the action.

It is clear that the scenes will no longer be flat or two-dimensional. Without a doubt, users will be entirely engrossed in the experience.

According to Virtual Reality Reporter, "Adult entertainment sites are once again poised to be industry innovation leaders in the world of virtual reality. The first adult virtual reality titles began showing up in September of 2014. At the time the hardware allowed for the content to offer a 120-degree viewing spectrum and 25 frames per second video quality. Those early videos clocked in at an average of 3-4 minutes long, and while they are not that impressive by today's standards, they helped create the foundation for what has quickly grown into the future of adult content."

The year 2015 has been a turning point for virtual reality. It saw a mammoth surge in VR products and their technological advancements. There were industry-wide hardware upgrades which made room for producers to improve the quality of videos. In less than a year, VR content jumped from 180 degrees to 360 degrees viewing spectrum, with a superb 60 frames per second video quality.

According to SexLikeReal.com, the world's largest VR porn site, there are currently 13 different studios actively developing adult VR content with roughly 160 scenes available in the market. What started off as simple, short videos have now become longer movies that are regularly 30+ minutes in length with better plots and increased interactivity. Studios have not only focused on technology, but they are also working hard to make the overall experience more immersive.

The first companies to release VR porn titles like Naughty America, Badoink VR, and Virtual Real Porn have a clear advantage over others. Others, who have just begun, are playing catch-up.

If you are still wondering where VR will take us in the future, remember Albert Einstein's words - "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

First published: 21 January 2016, 3:59 IST
 
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