VR is the future of Porn
VR is the future of Porn

Just as soon as those coarse and impish images permeated your playful brain at the news of a virtual reality experience that will get you impossibly close to the world of professional adult entertainment, so do they vanish in churning waves of discomfort, awkwardness and amazement.

Well, that was how it felt once I wore the newest, techno-savviest, and boldest (pun intended) offering of Naughty America, an adult entertainment company, in the E3 expo: a specially-developed headset that will allow the viewer to fill in the shoes of professional adult entertainers during differing storylines and engagements.

Virtual reality porn bringing the user as close to the action as possible sounded quite nice to many an ardent fan of technology and the beloved industry, or both, but, it felt just a little creepy as soon as I squirmed and looked about, especially at the heated action happening down under.

I don’t know about you, but, seeing the torso, limbs and precious nether regions of a stranger right where I should be seeing mine, possessed by a fit of hyperactivity unbeknownst to me, is rather unusual.  But, perhaps, I’m the odd one, as I’ve heard whispers that most of the crowd who tried it out actually enjoyed the setting and the experience.  Different scenes, stories and characters to vary the feeling sounds reasonable enough to make it thrilling and fun.

The technology employed gives the user a firsthand perspective through a First Person Point of View, similar to the various First Person Shooter (FPS) computer games.  In FPS games, the gamer’s vision is exactly what his character or avatar would have in the virtual world.  That is why all we see are the noses of the rifles, or extended arms bearing pistols, knives or grenades.  That’s exactly how it is with Naughty America’s innovative console, except that the theme is not about shooting down enemies, zombies, or monsters, but of a much different kind.

Inclusion in this year’s E3 convention is an attempt at bringing the technology to the public.  “We want everyone to demo our VR content”, says Naughty America’s CIO Ian Paul.  He explains that the adult entertainment industry is challenged by the availability of free online content, and the innovation towards virtual reality may actually get people back to subscribing to the business.  Judging by the number of curious participants milling outside the booth at any given time, it could very well be deemed a success.  I guess not everyone felt the way I did.