Is VR The Future Of Porn Or Just A Gimmick?

Last year all people seemed to be able to talk about was VR porn. People couldn’t get enough of the idea that you could put on a virtual reality headset and enjoy some hot porn. You’d feel as though you were actually in the room with the porn stars, and that they were doing these kinky sex acts to you.

Sexy couple making love and using virtual reality devices

It was a huge deal, and people couldn’t stop talking about it. They wanted to know how it worked and many tried it for themselves. With headsets so easy to get hold of, it is easy to see why people tried watching a video or two.

However, some people are concerned. They believe that VR porn is nothing more than a gimmick, and that most people won’t really watch it. They’ll prefer traditional porn and find that watching it through a headset just isn’t the experience that they were hoping for. So, is it a gimmick or is it a great method to get people using virtual reality in a kinky way?

Virtual reality porn

Virtual reality porn is something that people haven’t been able to stop talking about. It is supposed to add a whole new level to your porn viewing. Traditionally, you’ll put on a porn video you want to watch, sit back, and stare at the screen. You get one point of view and that it is, which for some people is all that they need.

However, with VR porn you get an entirely new experience. You don’t have to stick with one point of view. Instead you can move your head around to change where you are looking… which is fantastic when there is more than one porn star on the screen and you want to admire both beautiful ladies at once.

Plus, it is far more immersive than traditional porn is. You find yourself believing that you are the star, and that every single lick and stroke that they do to the POV cock is actually happening to you, especially when you combine their movements with your own. It can lead to incredible orgasms and leave you feeling like you have had the best experience of your whole life!

What it looks like when you use VR porn
Original source: Bro Bible

How popular is it?

So how popular has VR porn proved to be? According to Pornhub, “Virtual Reality has been one of the fastest growing categories of videos on Pornhub”, as they went from having just 30 videos to “over 2600” in the space of just over a year.

These are impressive figures, and it seems that men and much more likely to view the content than women. Perhaps this is because the majority of the videos you can find online are geared towards men? However, there are also some interesting figures that show how people are viewing their virtual reality porn.

It seems that those using this technology will watch two more videos than people searching other categories. This suggests that they are trying to find the perfect video to enjoy on their headset, since it is a far more immersive experience than simply clicking a video and clicking off again if you don’t like it.

Interestingly, Pornhub have revealed that “the highest rate of growth in VR popularity has occurred in Ireland and in the United Kingdom”, as over a 12 month period VR porn views have shot up nearly 250% more.

Virtual reality porn has proven to be a very popular thing, thanks to incentives to get people using it more
Original source: Uni Lad

Why people think it’s a gimmick

But even with these statistics, people aren’t impressed. They are convinced that it is simply a gimmick, something interesting for people to try a handful of times before they stop. But why might this be, and is it true?

If you look at the total number of daily views for virtual reality video, according to Pornhub, there was a massive spike just after Christmas. We imagine that a lot of people received headsets as presents and so, when they had a moment alone, they decided to watch. After reaching over 900,000 daily views, the number of views fell back down to around 500,000.

Another concern for people is just how immersive it is. You can see from the video below that some using it forget where they are and get really into it. The last thing you want is to be watching a video in your room, only to feel someone tap on your shoulder because you had headphones on and were so fixed on the action you didn’t hear them come into the room!

Do you watch VR porn?

VR porn is interesting. It is immersive and can be a lot of fun, especially if you have found the perfect video to watch. However, at the moment there still isn’t enough great content for people to watch. This, and the fact that there seem to be regular spikes in viewing, leaves people to believe that it is nothing more than a gimmick.

But what do you think? Is virtual reality porn simply a gimmick or is it something we should be paying more attention to?

We want to hear from you. You can share your experiences with virtual reality porn in the comment box below, or you can use the box to tell us if you think it is a gimmick. Join in the discussion and see what others think or vote in the poll to let us know.

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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