How could virtual reality affect the adult industry?
Whether you like it or not the adult industry is one of the fastest growing business sectors in the world. It is very apparent that Sex sells and the tycoons that control the largest adult film companies are very aware of this. Like any other business, you need to keep moving forward to continue to make profit year in and year out. The adult film moguls approach to this has been the introduction of virtual reality films that allow the viewer to feel more involved than ever before.
The industry is kept alive purely by the entertainment that their customers receive and they would strongly argue that this tech can only be a good thing. Their viewers can be transported and live the film through the eyes of an actor there in the room. We have listed some key aspects to think about in the impending VR Pornography revolution below:
The techy bit
As more affordable versions of virtual reality headsets and devices become available on the market the cheaper they will become. The shift to a virtual reality world will come with it and you can expect to see a device of some sort in every family home.
With all these devices readily available it is only a matter of time before people are searching the internet looking for forms of entertainment to use their shiny new toys on. We have already started to see adult film websites advertising their new collection of VR videos. These are designed to be compatible with the small number of headsets such as the oculus rift and HTC Vive that are available on the market right now. We can expect the number of VR adult films to rise as the number of VR users rise. We will become so accustom to these styles of videos that the traditional format will eventually become obsolete.}
A truly immersive experience
Almost every research poll and every viewer of erotic films will say that VR pornography is simply better. The sensations are more realistic and relatable than that of a 2D screen. In today’s society, people demand more; they want a personal experience that feels tailored to them and they want to feel a connection in that moment . This becomes much easier with VR as you feel like interactions with people are actually happening to you.
It becomes a truly immersive experience and if it makes them feel good they will be much more likely to part with their hard-earned cash at the same time. The amount spent by consumers on VR erotica is expected to rise to $1 billion by 2020 so the urgency to capitalise on this is felt throughout the industry.
There are many reasons to be excited about how VR will change the adult industry, however, there are certain things that may hold back the progression. We all need to pay attention to the effects that this could have on our mental health. As more people find themselves addicted to porn in the 21st century, VR will only worsen this. The question to ask yourself is “is it a good thing to become consumed by virtual reality pornography and how is this going to affect my relationships with people in the real world?”