The 10 Most Interesting Facts About VR Porn

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1. VR porn is shot differently than regular porn

Porn producers have to use entirely different cameras to make VR porn, and because shooting re-takes is incredibly rare, actors have to rehearse and memorize their scenes in advance.

2. Porn is the third-biggest virtual-reality sector

VR porn is one of the most popular reasons people use VR sets, right after video games (first) and NFL-related content (second).

3. Men are much more likely to watch VR porn

In 2016, 94 percent of VR porn consumers were men, while only 6 percent identified as female.

4. The U.S. consumes more VR porn than any other country

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Another 2016 stat shows that 85 percent of consumers who watched VR porn were from the U.S., with California in the lead for the state which watches it more. Australia consumes 3.3 percent of VR porn, and Canada consumed 2.3 percent.

5. The most popular VR device for porn consumers? Their own phone

Well, kind of. Google cardboard uses your phone to create a virtual reality experience that’s much cheaper than investing in other VR devices. In fact, 3 out of 4 VR porn consumers prefer it.

6. VR porn is usually only shot with a 180-degree or 220-degree scope

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Unlike most virtual reality experiences, which allows you a 360-degree scope, VR porn tends to keep the angles lower for a pretty obvious reason: why would you wanna stare at a blank wall behind you when there’s something spicy going on right in front of you?

7. VR porn is much more powerful (and effective) than regular porn

According to somatic psychologist Holly Richmond, VR porn immerses people in a way that is neurological — instead of just watching something happen from a screen, you feel like you’re actually a part of it.

8. Some people worry VR porn might be bad for women

One writer argued that VR may cross the line of consent for some women, who are unable to express whether or not they’re okay with what they’re experiencing. It doesn’t help that in VR porn, the simulated partner appears much larger than people do in real life. People also worry what VR porn may do to people struggling with body image.

9. VR porn is expected to change porn trends over time

Experts believe that VR porn might lead to adult videos that involve more conversation, intimacy, and romance. On the flip side, they also may cause more extreme porn trends that involve more violent or explicit imagery.

10. VR porn might be what makes virtual reality technology a household item

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In the past, porn has been ahead of most technological movements, and is even credited for making VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray the default for video consumption in households. If VR porn takes off, it’s likely that people will begin adopting virtual reality technology for their everyday needs, even the non-NSFW ones. TC mark

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