POV VR

POV VR Gets Naughty

Back in 2014, the 31 year old porn star Ela Darling shot her first VR porn scene inside the dorm room at the University of Maryland and it was a solo masturbation scene. She sat on a twin bed next to a wooden desk and faced the camera as if a real person was sitting there, except she was the only performer. Ela had been filming porn since 22 and she was featured in all kinds of erotic scenes such as electrostimulation AKA electrosex and bondage fetishes, and it was her responsibility to convince fans to connect with her both emotionally and physically through her acts. However, VR cameras utilize many camera to capture the same scene from hundreds of different angles, when stitched together produces a immersive view of the room and the feeling of her being present. Darling immediately knew after her first VR experience, that the future of adult entertainment will be changed forever.

While POV VR pornography may appear like something that stems out of a science fiction movie, it currently became the fastest growing sector in the VR industry. According statistics from Pornhub, VR porn movie downloads and views were increased up to 275 percent since the site first launch in the summer of 2016. Presently the site is averaging over half million views per month.

According to research and investment firm Piper Jaffray, porn will be the third largest VR sector, just trailing behind videos games and sports content. It also predicts that the total market will be worth $1 billion.

Image Credit: vrtube.xxx

Image Credit: vrtube.xxx

Mark Kernes, senior editor at AVN Media Network says that they are leading the technology in this area. “Sex Sells, and where there is money to be made, there will be entrepreneurs who want to adopt it and earn money.” He is also pretty certain that there are more adult porn VR out there than standard VR content. Pornography is what rushed along the first printing press, and helped foster the development of Internet, E-commerce, all peripheral development centered around spending money via the web.

Ela set out to found the first VR webcam company, VRTube.xxx which now employs over 40 performers. She is also featured on her own platform and when she is doing live performances, users can leave comments and communicate with the group. It essentially feels like you are in the same room with her.