How VR Porn Impacted in Porn Industry

There has been a massive transformation of the porn industry in the past few years. A lot has changed since porn found its way to the internet from DVDs. One of the latest developments is none other than VR porn, which has been growing rapidly since its prominence took a toll somewhere around 2015–2016. In fact, Pornhub reported massive growth in its VR porn category in 2016 itself.

Source: Pornhub Insights

With traditional porn grown prominent, there is nothing much left to explore by the consumers. VR has made its way to offer comfort, which although is not as good as the real thing, but is indeed the closest alternative.

What is VR Porn?

In the last decade, Virtual Reality (VR) has grown massively popular in multiple segments of the market. One such segment is the adult entertainment industry, where VR has put the actions from the porn scenes right in front of our eyes.

Starting from era of VHS tapes to DVDs, VOD streaming, Live webcam streaming, and now VR. It was inevitable, considering that porn has always found its way to the consumers in every era.

VR porn is not about watching random porn videos on a VR headset. Although you can still watch VR enabled regular scenes on a VR headset, but it’s not at all close to the actual VR porn.

A legitimate VR porn is made for VR. The viewing experience in such a scene is 3D, of course, but it’s also more immersive when scenes are shot in POV style. Such a shoot will put the viewer at a perspective where they can experience the scene from one of the participant’s viewpoint. That’s why VR porn is also called as 360 camera porn with viewers in the perspective.

Caption: August Ames and Tommy Gunn Virtual Sexology. BADOINKVR 2016

That’s what VR in general is, isn’t it? The viewer dips into the scene and feels as it’s happening right in front of their eyes, like in the actual 3D world. The production of immersive VR porn is way different than regular porn scenes.

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Source: VR Bangers

Right from the kind of equipment to the position of the cameras closer to the performers, the production of VR porn is yet another massive topic for discussion. For now, let’s just grab the fact that VR porn or 360 camera porn is a whole another industry in itself, and it is still in its budding phase.

Except for a little improvisation with cameras and custom components, VR porn production is similar to regular porn. Performers need a little training with the new stuff, but the rest of the parts are still the same for them. The actual enhancements are observed from the viewers’ perspective, as an immersive experience makes them feel like they can reach out and touch the performer as a participant in the scene.

Why should we try VR Porn?

Believe it or not, VR is the next big thing and it’s going to have a significant impact on at least the two major segments of the adult industry for sure. I am talking about traditional porn scenes and live webcam streaming, too.

Every production house in 2020 is now investing in this new trend. With more than 78% of the users in the US being familiar with VR technology and over 14 million AR VR devices sold in 2019, it’s not wise to ignore such a significant market. It is expected that stand-alone VR devices will grow by 16X between by 2022 (source).

As of now, adults have grown saturated with the same experience with the regular scenes. There is hardly anything new to explore. If you are into the porn industry as a producer or as a porn website owner, it’s a good time to explore this new niche in its budding phase, before it gets even competitive.

Here are some more reasons to explore VR porn for business:

  • Users are looking for an immersive experience. VR porn, 360 camera porn, or webcam VR porn is the answer to their search.
  • Both paysites and free live stream porn sites have been experimenting with this new niche, and they have been successful, even with the inferior quality of VR scenes.
  • In 2020, VR headsets have grown even cheaper. More people have access to these tools and they are looking for new ways to explore the realm of VR.

After the COVID-19 pandemic, people are looking for innovative ways to spend their time in isolation. The stats about the increase in porn consumption in this time has already skyrocketed. The global porn consumption in 2020 is touching the skies, up to a level that Pornhub made premium subscription free for a month in April. Both adult and the non-adult industry is seeing a massive implementation of VR. Now is the right time to stand out from the regular competitions and offer something new.

Evolution of VR Porn

VR in general is a rapidly growing industry. The global VR market was measured as a $10.32 billion industry in 2019. The reports also suggested that the same will grow at a CAGR of 21.6% from 2020 to 2027, which seems pretty possible as of now. Especially with the latest technological developments making VR headsets more protuberant, both VOD and live porn VR streaming is now a granted behavior.

VR as a high-flying technology has come a long way from the first VR tech patent being filed by Sensorama in 1962 to VR becoming prominent in mobile phones and headsets today.

It wasn’t until 1968 when the first fully functional head-mounted VR display made its way in the market by “The sword of Damocles”. Although it was so massive and immobile that users needed to hang it from the cleaning to watch, it’s was quite a leap and that introduced the concept of wearable VR headset in the market.

However, it was only after a few decades, in 1993, the consumer-focused VR products were released in the market by Sera VR. It was a massive leap, as for the first time, in 1995, the gaming industry saw the application of VR with Nintendo releasing it’s “Virtual Boy”.

Even though Virtual Boy did not see much of a success, it led the way for other developments, which came out in the form of standalone VR products by the likes of Oculus Rift and HTC by the second decade of the 21st century. However, these devices were still not as portable, as they still required powerful hardware.

Caption: Oculus Rift

Then came 2014 when Google approached with its revolutionary Google cardboard, which they later upgraded as Google Daydream project in 2016. For the first time, we had access to a truly portable VR platform that did not require massive PC hardware but just smartphones to work.

We can say that devices like Google Cardboard and Google Daydream were the first to stimulate a consumer-focused application of VR for the masses, which later found VR porn and 360 camera porn as few of the applications of the new portable VR technology. Users could watch regular smartphone content in VR and get a better experience.

In 2020, we have been eyeing on developments like Oculus Quest, which provide a mixed reality experience by combining VR and AR into one device. Today, smartphone-compatible VR devices have gone much affordable, and now we are moving towards standalone devices that would allow direct VR streaming.

Although such devices are already in the market, they are not as prominent as they should be for turning VR porn a regular experience for everyone. However, the adult industry is already taking the trend by storm, as content creators are coming up with all kinds of VR content, ranging from VOD streaming to live stream porn in VR.

Top 5 VR Porn Sites

A few years ago, there were hardly a few websites that offered even semi-immersive VR porn. Today, there are 100s of them with a high-quality and completely immersive experience in both on-demand and webcam VR porn format. Following is a list of top VR porn sites with best user experience and cost-effective plans:

  • VRBangers: Stream up to 6k quality VR porn from more than 190 performers. Plans start from $24.95/month. The site is dedicated to VR porn only. You can live stream porn in VR or download for offline playback.
  • VirtualRealPorn: Stream up to 5K quality VR porn with both interactive and non-interactive content from over 200 performers. The cheapest plan begins at $19.99/month. It’s the best site to go for VR porn Game Scenes to make the experience more immersive.
  • WankzVR: Enjoy up to 5k quality immersive porn in VR with some awesome POV scenes in the catalog with other non-interactive scenes, too. The website features 360 camera porn from more than 300 performers and members get access to 31 additional non-VR porn sites. Its most affordable plan begins at $1.99 for 2 days.
  • SexLikeReal: You can stream 6K resolution high-quality VR scenes from more than 1700 performers. It’s one of the biggest repositories of VR porn in the market, with membership plans starting from as lows as $29.99/month. You can find both interactive and non-interactive content on this website.
  • BaDoingkVR: Offers high-quality VR porn in 5K resolution from over 300 performers. It has one of the best virtual theater experiences for plans starting at as low as 24.99/per month. Also offers a one-day trial for $1. If you want to enjoy VR porn on your smartphone with a decent VR headset, this is the website to go.

How Virtual Reality Livestream Works

Last but not least, VR has created an impact on not just regular porn streaming but live webcam VR porn has also become a thing now. Today, both premium and free live stream porn sites have started conducting live VR and 360-degree streams to enhance their UX.

If you have been running a live webcam site or thinking about building one, including porn livestreams in VR is indeed a great idea. In fact, it won’t demand much effort than setting up a regular webcam site using a turnkey webcam script. You just have to ask your streaming solution provider if they support VR live streaming.

For example, if you have been using Wowza live streaming solutions, you can simply upgrade your plan and get their VR live streaming API to start streaming webcam VR porn. This is how a typical VR streaming works using such a solution on your webcam site:

Source: Wowza

The same is also compatible with turnkey webcam scripts like xCams. One simple integration in your existing webcam site and you can allow your models to stream at up to 4K resolution in real-time. You don’t require any additional tech in your website. Your webcam models can rig their webcam for 360-degree streaming or purchase compatible webcams, while the rest can be taken care of by your streaming solution partner.

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