What It's REALLY Like To Watch Virtual Reality Porn

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It's the evolution of porn.

Virtual Reality porn is here, but like some relationships we have, it's complicated. With Virtual Reality (VR) sex, you don't just need space and the desire for some sexual fun — you need a VR headset, a computer or phone, some cords, and a video that's downloaded instead of streamed.

It takes some effort and planning, and that can be a mood killer. VR porn isn't as spontaneous as you might like, and it can make you motion-sick. But sometimes the lure of new or fresh porn is enough motivation for someone to want to try it. Here's what you need to know about VR sex.

1. You become immersed much quicker.

The difference between virtual reality and every other storytelling medium that came before is something called presence. If you're unfamiliar with this term, presence is what happens when you're immersed into the virtual experience in front of you. In the best case scenario, your mind will accept the illusion that you're there and part of the action.

This must be why makers of a sex robot with a virtual vagina, called VirtuaDolls, had to put their orders on hold.

2. You get to wear a head-mounted display.

While there's already a huge price range between headsets, you get what you pay for, and your experience will most definitely be better with a higher quality device. On the low end is Google Cardboard, and higher up the price spectrum is the one everyone seems to be talking about: Oculus Rift.

3. You get to watch from your point-of-view.

The 180-degree perspective and 3D depth means it's shot as if you're a man or a woman sitting in a chair. You're the star and the center of the sexual happenings. Your surrogate body stays in one place but you can choose where to look: up, down, around, or at faces, bodies, or furniture in the room. While you don't actually interact with anyone, it's still an intense experience.

4. You have choices.

You can choose your co-stars. You can choose if you want to stay the same gender or see how the other gender sexes. There's straight, gay and transsexual sex — something for everyone. You do need to be able to suspend your disbelief and play along.

5. You can't see or hear what's happening around you.

When you wear a head-mounted display, you take two of your most vital senses and put them into a different realm. Your eyes are taken to a virtual world via the headset and your ears (since they're also in the headset) are taken with them. You can't hear or see what's happening in the real world around; this makes some people feel very uneasy and on high alert. They can't relax enough to enjoy the experience and may find it difficult to relax completely.

6. You may be required to sign up for a membership.

Membership may have its benefits but it's not cheap. A one-month subscription to Naughty America costs $24.95, which is quite a bit when you compare it to the amount of free porn you can download on the internet.


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If you like your porn experience to be cutting edge, you may want to check out some of the VR porn sites. I'm sure, as the technology continues to improve, the overall experience will get even better.

Now, send in the sex robots.