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...

Virtual reality porn

Im currently working at a virtual reality expo and just tried out virtual reality porn for the first time. Im so glad i escaped this addiction before this becomes the mainstream way of watching porn. If i had vr as a teen I don't know if i would be able to quit. Trust me VR porn is going to explode and teens owning VR masks in the next few years will be the victims. This is the beginning of a dark age when it comes to freeing mankind from porn. Dont buy VR masks if you're trying to quit porn.

it's 3D and you can track up and down and in circles to see what's happening all over the room. Technology wise, it's pretty remarkable. Sometimes the picture quality isn't always clear, and you can't just click through VR porn like with regular porn. It's time consuming to set up, even if it only takes a minute, which the porn obsessed mind doesn't like. I, sadly, tried this out early in the year. After a week, I chucked my VR headset. Standard porn made me feel dirty and horrible, but with VR porn I actually felt like i was cheating on my wife. It scared me, frankly. This is all still in its infancy, and probably won't be a huge hook just yet. Give it a two or three more years, though, and this will all be pretty main stream.

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Joe Rogan took a look at it a couple of years ago and said something like, "Forget it, don't do it. It's like crack, you'll never get off it."

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I fear for the next generation that will have to grow up with this stuff. If regular porn is already so consuming, I can only imagine what VR porn can do to the brain. On the bright side though, maybe the sheer addictive power of VR porn will make people to finally realize the dangers of porn abuse/addiction. Support communities will grow, and so will awareness of  this growing epidemic.

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People are gushing over it. I think it would be a miracle if somehow porn was banned or curbed. it's no longer a freedom of speech issue, it's a health and mental health issue.

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I tried some VR porn for my PSVR and I have to say ...[it was] also very frustrating. Because it was so real and immersive when the girl get close to you and you can't actually touch her. It made me angry. It was like being friend zoned by porn.

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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!

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It will probably serve the agenda of lowering the population. Why bother taking the VR mask off to be disappointed with reality? Poor kids. I am so lucky that porn in my youth was an expensive magazine, not that It was healthier in that format, but certainly easier to put down.

I feel sorry for future generations because of VR porn

If you've never tried VR porn, you're better off. There is an app for the Gear VR which has hours of free videos and samples from hundreds more. This stuff is the next level of dopamine rush. It's like you're there and  feel like you can reach out and touch the women. And this is the early days of this technology. It's only going to get more addictive from here. It's already fairly stunning in its ability to feel presence. I am sure some  people can handle this level of stimulation but I don't happen to be one of them. If flat screen porn can cause ED then surely the much more immersive VR porn can do the same. If I'd had access to this at 13 years old it would have been a terrible thing.

The quality of videos varies somewhat, but most of them seem very immersive. I hadn't viewed any kind of porn in months when I tried it and it was like I could feel a jolt of electricity in my brain and my heart was  beating really fast, lol People who view porn on a regular basis might not have such a strong reaction, but I still imagine most would find it more stimulating than what they're used to.

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


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

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