Virtual Reality Porn Is Almost In Our Sweaty Palms

Jun 04 at 12pm

By Emma McGowan

Considering the insatiability of human sexuality, I’m going to make an educated guess that more than one of you is already bored with internet porn. You followed the trend from bouncy synthetic blondes to “amateur” porn to actual amateur porn. Now you’ve arrived at the point where not even the most explicit POV shoot can get you going. 

I might have a solution for you, at least if you can get access to an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, as Venture Beat reports that the porn company SugarDVD is currently developing interactive porn for the Facebook-owned technology. Using sensors placed on the actors, SugarDVD is working toward interactivity “as soon as possible,” according to spokesperson Rebecca Bolen.

Bolen goes on to explain that the initial version of Oculus Rift porn will be similar to some of their current “choose your adventure” offerings that allow users to direct the storyline. She also told The Daily Dot that the final demo will allow users to control what girls they see in the screen as well as what positions the ladies are in, which is a step above any virtual reality porn we’ve seen so far. 

At least two other companies are also pushing forward with virtual reality porn. One of them, Wicked Paradise, is taking gaming to a sexy level by creating an entire virtual reality world in which users can seduce and bed attractive women. The other, Lucid Dreams, has released a NSFW video on Vimeo that shows the ways a user can “walk” around 3-D naked women who are frozen in porn poses. While the amount of detail is definitely impressive, this is a far cry from interactive porn.

Hopefully the product from SugarDVD – which they’re planning on launching a demo of at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in LA next week – is a bit more, well, tactile. Everything I've seen so far has been rough at best and really off-putting at worst. It's also important to note that the interactive porn being developed now seems solely aimed at heterosexual men, although Wicked Paradise assured Venture Beat that they'll eventually develop games for all genders and sexualities.

However, considering the fact that Oculus Rift won’t even be released to the public until next year and we’re already seeing this level of effort being put into developing erotic uses for it, I imagine the sex industry will make good on its long and illustrious history of driving technologies and pull through for us with a whole new way to get off, once again.

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