Will VR Porn Become Too Realistic?


Let us get this out of the way first. Porn is big, and by big, I mean big business, not just big breasts or penises.

But how big is big? By 2025 porn will be the third-largest VR sector following video games and NFL-related content, so that is pretty darned big.

By 2025 you can expect many people to be wearing a headset, watching porn and not just playing with hand controllers. Where will all this end up? Who knows, but we can speculate.

Porn addictions are already a thing

Porn addictions are nothing new and have existed since Playboy first turned up on the scene. As porn became more prominent in the internet age, porn addiction became more of a problem.
Porn addiction, which is a subset of sex addiction, can refer to a range of behaviors that are done in excess and negatively impact one’s life. “Porn addiction” is not an official diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V (DSM-5). However, an addiction to porn can lead to serious consequences in many aspects of one’s life.

http://www.psychguides.com/guides/porn-addiction/

Those that have tried VR Porn will know it is a very different experience to traditional porn where you view from a camera perspective and watch the actors perform sex acts.


VR porn is generally from the perspective of an actor, either male or female. You can be a girl and have sex with a man, or a man and have sex with a girl. Trust me on this, from a male perspective watching a man have sex with you for the first time is a scary experience!

Is porn like Alchohol?

As VR porn becomes more and more realistic the probability that those that may become addicted to it may increase. In a recent interview, Neil Malamuth, professor at University of California, Los Angeles who has conducted extensive research on pornography compares pornography to alcohol:

If you asked me, ‘Is alcohol good or bad?’ the answer is, well it depends. For some people it’s really bad—people whose lives have been ruined by alcohol consumption. For other people it’s neutral or it might allow them to de-stress, and make their sex life more interesting. I think the research shows similar conclusions for pornography depending on the cultural context, the individual factors, the amount consumed, and other features of a person’s life.

Following on from this logic, the impact of VR porn will likely vary between individuals. Is it likely that sexual crimes may increase or decrease? Difficult to say, perhaps the free availability of VR porn may be enough to fill the void those people seek?
One thing is for sure, the Porn landscape will change greatly over the coming years.


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