Porn and VR: The Perfect Match?

December 17, 2018 , In: Business, Entertainment , With: No Comments
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When virtual reality headsets first became a consumer product, the first target market was the gaming and entertainment industry. But it was a rough start because virtual reality did not take off as fast as predicted. Today, VR porn games are already on the rise, and many of the initial setbacks no longer pose complications with the broad adoption of VR tech for consumers.

But what’s even more surprising, or perhaps already predictable is the increasing demand for VR in the porn industry. In the past, adult content helped bolster the popularity of other video technology like VHS and Blu-Ray. It is therefore natural that virtual reality also becomes an integral part of porn innovation.

How big is the VR porn industry?

One may be inclined to think that VR porn is only a small niche. But to counter these doubts, it is predicted that VR sex will be the third largest VR sector in 2025, followed by video games and the NFL. Back in 2017, only 35% of revenue from VR porn went to content sales. This is about to change in 2020 where the percentage is expected to increase to 65%.

This is excellent news for those who invest in the industry. The immersive nature of VR porn allows performers to turn a more significant profit from their content. They can earn so much more from VR than they would from traditional video shows.

What’s great about VR porn?

VR porn is not without issues. It is yet to become a perfect form of interactive experience. The recent release on the market of Oculus Go is a step forward in making virtual reality a household commodity. Since porn appeals to a mass audience, all the more reason for VR tech companies to produce gadgets that are accessible even for the common folk.

The main selling point of VR porn is to make the experience more interactive for the viewer. You are no longer a voyeur, and you can be the star of your own show. For both men and women, it can be a new and exciting foray into a well-loved form of entertainment.

What to expect in the coming years

A more affordable VR gadget is the first step into making VR Sex more mainstream. BI intelligence predicts that by 2020, there will be a total of 100m headsets shipped out to consumers around the globe. That is exciting news for those who are developing content for the adult VR industry. With wider accessibility and availability of VR headsets, the easier it is for VR owners to try virtual reality while watching porn content.

It is easy to see why the porn industry helped pioneer technology. Porn is often an escape from the realities of life, and when you engage in something like VR porn, you can shed all your inhibitions and be whomever you want to be. The future is bright for virtual reality. Whether it is in traditional video games or porn, this technology once touted as nothing but ‘hype’ is undoubtedly here to stay.

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Source: https://infograph.venngage.com/p/113637/the-vr-porn-industry

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