You are sitting in your living room watching tv; as you flick through the channels, a slender, scantily dressed woman struts into the room. She skips the introductions and starts getting comfortable. Clothing slowly hits the ground, and your heart rate steadily increases. Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump. The woman is now bent over and eye level with you; her hands gently gripping your thighs. As her hands move closer to the fly of your pants, you can feel your heart rate getting even faster. Thump thump, thump thump, thump thump. The woman is breathing in deep signs, which transition into moans with each continuous breath. You begin to squirm as her hands start to unbutton your shirt. As her hands scale your chest, you begin to feel anxious and look around, but all you see is black. With a gasp of air you return to reality; you have just experienced virtual reality porn.
What was once a teenage dream has become a reality, as VR porn prepares itself for the internet.
One of the industry leaders, Naughty America, has been showcasing their latest addition to journalists and enthusiasts alike at events such as 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Although everyone involved had different opinions on how much they enjoyed it, all of them came to the conclusion that it was different from anything else.
VR porn immerses the user within the scene, and takes the sense for a ride. Although VR porn is incapable of recreating the sense of touch, it provides visual effects that left users feeling confused.
In his article with *Playboy*, Raymond Wong spoke on how trying out Naughty America’s VR demo frazzled his senses. Wong tested out multiple scenes in the demo, in which one “ a male porn star who was thrusting into ‘me’ was so up in my personal space, I swear I smelled his armpits. There wasn’t, of course, any smell,”. Brad Chacos of PCWorld tested out a similar demo on the Samsung Gear VR and swore, “I felt the performer’s breath on my skin as she leaned in close.”
The Samsung Gear VR will not be the only way to experience the new reality of porn. Naughty America plans on making VR porn widely compatible with as many devices as possible. So if you’re jonesing for a feel of the future and don’t have the time or money to wait the Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR, it will be available on the more affordable Google Cardboard.