What about Virtual Reality (VR) porn?

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A 2017 paper by VR porn researchers reports that,

We found that for most people the potential of a VR porn experience opened the doors to an apparently 'perfect' sexual experience - a scenario which in the real world no-one could live up to. For others it meant pushing the boundaries, often with highly explicit and violent imagery, and we know from current research into pornography that exposure to this content has the potential to become  addictive and more extreme over time.

See Scientists have found something extremely worrying about VR porn.

Also see The 'reality' of virtual reality pornography

Yet porn industry spokespersons touted VR porn as therapeutic. See, for example, the claim that VR porn is "80% therapy, 20% entertainment." But is this true? So far, there's no evidence for such a claim, and comments on recovery forums, as well as the researcher quoted above, suggest otherwise.

A user reports:

I'm 42 and have pretty much been a daily PMO'er since I was about 12. I've never had trouble with PIED in all that time. I've only been exposed to VR porn for a few months and it definitely wasn't a daily thing for me. I'd maybe get the opportunity twice per month. But, just that limited exposure has triggered some problems with PIED. It's just not worth it. Thanks for posting that article! I agree with it wholeheartedly!

Another user reports:

I found [Virtual Reality porn] more addictive and it put me over the edge, it made me realize that Virtual Reality is just going to get better and better and the Porn  studios are going to get better and better at producing VR porn so it was likely better I get out now.

I was a relative early adopter of VR (Oculus DK2 back in Summer 2014) so I had almost 1 and a half years of VR porn use under my belt and during 2015 more studios  got on board and things started to really take off but so did my addiction as a result. I found myself going to pay sites for the first time in my entire life and actually paying  for porn instead of just torrenting it! Because I didn't want to wait for torrents to become available!

VR Porn im Helpless

This is probably the worst day I've ever had. Two days ago my VR was delivered to me and since then my life fell apart. I'm fapping about 5-8 times a day with this VR headset, it's just so immersive when I look porn with it. I watch pornos that are absolutely crazy and discriminating for women and I'm at a point again where I can't even look a women in the eyes. The only thing I'm thinking when I see a woman, is shit like "SHOW ME YOUR TITS". Please help me I don't want to be like this I'm just so fucked up right now. Is there anyone that can help me ? Please. I'm using it for gaming and videos and shit. That was the only thing I thought about when I bought it. Then I heard something about VR porn and this whole thing escalated...

See "Is virtual reality the future of online pornography?" (BBC, August 2016)

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We've really gotta do something to combat this shit. Kids growing up in a world of vr porn are going to be going through hell. And these porn supervillains will be raking in the cash. Thats all theyll be to the porn  industry: fish in a barrel. This world belongs to us, too. Its up to us, the ones with the knowledge, experience and the means, to help the future generation. We could be the generation that ends porn, if we put our  energy together, no doubt. But if we at least made our message as clear as a set of pixel-tits, we could give the next generation of MEN a fighting chance!


Excellent (but triggering) article: I tried VR porn, and we are F**KED

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