Radical Feminists Demand Curbs On VR Porn

And so it begins. Probably several years before VR porn even approaches mainstream, a group of radical feminist academics at a British university in Newcastle have published a paper warning of the dangers of the new erotic frontier. Predictably, the headline grabbing thesis of the paper – that vr porn will raise new issues of consent and consequently require new government regulation – went viral across mainstream media, with the clickbait focus resting mainly on the claim that 3D (VR) sex avatars could become the new form of ‘revenge porn’. However, the main thrust of the paper appears to be an expression of the author’s fears that virtual reality porn might render sex with real women inferior.

“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,” Wood says.

“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.”

The team also warned that the rise of 3D porn could damage relationships, and increase sexism and the exploitation of women. It says a greater sense of realism provided by VR may also heighten body image issues in women.

“One of our findings suggested VR pornography could be something more like cheating on a partner because of the increasing ‘reality’ of the VR experience,” Wood says.

Dr Madeline Balaam, co-author of the research, said: “As a society we are always looking for new and novel experiences but the porn industry brings with it an added risk because of its sexist stance and exploitation of women.

Those inclined can request the full text of the article here (presently, only 20 people have).

Most troublesome is the call from the authors for a variety of new laws to be passed in order to control vr porn, in particular the use of 3D avatars of real people. The authors, who despite being presented as ‘experts’ in the media are simply minor feminist academics, note that there are already laws against ‘revenge porn’, yet claim they are insufficient to deal with the potential of virtual reality. This seems to imply that they are suggesting that it should be illegal to use the image of a person in an adult vr setting without their consent even if the ‘virtual sex’ is for private use and not shared with others. This opens up a whole new plethora of thought crime laws, including the potential that most vr porn might become illegal unless each individual viewing of a vr porn video has the particular consent of any actresses involved (even if just the 3D image of the actress).

I covered some of these points recently in my article on moral panics. I have also discussed 3D avatar sex before.

I’m not sure what it is with British feminists, but the main instigator of the campaign to ban sexbots is also a feminist UK academic – Dr Kathleen Richardson.

The vr porn industry ought to prepare itself for an onslaught of such ‘research’ and calls for repressive government legislation. The industry needs to promote the positive aspects of virtual reality adult entertainment, stressing that VR sex will be beneficial and popular with women as much as men, improve the sex lives of couples, and remove the sexual frustrations of otherwise dangerous young men.

VR Bangers wants men to wear headsets while having sex

Virtual reality porn site ‘VR Bangers‘ wants men to wear VR headsets and watch their porn whilst having sex with the wife or girlfriend. Husbands, wives, and lovers, wearing headsets or glasses whilst having sex is indeed going to be a hugely popular thing in the coming years as I’ve predicted here. But it’s primary use will be through augmented reality glasses or headsets, such as the HoloLens, rather than VR headsets. Augmented reality will allow husbands to see their wives with bigger breasts, or as they were when they were 18 (or even as they will be as grannys). They will be able to see their wives or girlfriends as pornstars, or even as the girl next door. Putting on a VR headset and watching 360 3D video porn whilst making love does this in a very crude form, but having not tried it myself, it does sound like fun.

http://nypost.com/2017/05/11/this-tech-lets-you-sleep-with-your-partner-and-cheat-on-them-at-the-exact-same-time/

VR Bangers has made a VR video with the specific intent to be viewed whilst having a sex to create the impression of cheating on your wife…whilst having sex with your wife. Although it’s crude 360 3D video ‘VR’ it does give an indication both of the future potential of adult Augmented Reality, as well as the bizarre role play possibilities these techs will create.

Like a number of leading VR porn sites, the CEO of VR Bangers has been exploring the possibilities of augmented reality porn for the HoloLens. He likely sees this type of use as the ultimate application of that technology, and I for one agree.

Whatever Happened to Roxxxy True Companion ‘First Sex Robot’?

Back in January 2010, to much fanfare and ultimately huge anti-climax, the ‘world’s first sex robot‘ was announced. Her name was ‘Roxxxy’, and was unveiled to the world at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Observers quickly noted how ugly she was. Her appearance was more of a mannequin than a realistic sex doll, and her mobility was even less than that of a sex doll. This ‘sex robot’ was completely paralysed but could say a small number of pre-recorded phrases in a Stephen Hawkins type voice. Nethertheless, the sex bot apparently went on sale via the website TrueCompanion.com for $7,000, and within months the maker – Douglas Hines – claimed to have received thousands of orders. By the end of the year not only had a male version of Roxxxy been unveiled (Rocky), but Roxxxy herself had had a slight upgrade, now with the added feature of being able to awkwardly buck her hips during sex.

However, nobody appears to have actually claimed to own one of these things. I have not encountered any review or video or forum post online from a person describing his experience after purchasing a Roxxxy sex robot. Douglas Hines still regularly appears in the news to discuss sexbots and robot ethics, and his site is still up, appearing to have changed very little since 2010, with the two sex robots still on sale, now for close to $10,000 each.

A Guardian article on the ‘Race to build the first sex robot‘ appeared today. As its title suggests, the writer doesn’t think much of Roxxxy’s claim to be the world’s first true sex robot. It does give a good background to the creation and marketing of Roxxxy however, and the rest of the article is certainly worth a read too.

Named Roxxxy, she was designed with lonely, bereaved and socially outcast men in mind. She would provide an opportunity for them to practise social interaction and get better at human relationships.

“The sexual part is superficial,” he told me over the phone from his office in New Jersey. “The hard part is to replicate personalities and provide that connection, that bond.”

He has never considered that there could be something emotionally empty about replacing a human presence with circuitry and silicone. “The purpose of True Companion is to provide unconditional love and support. How could there be anything negative about that? What can be the downside of having a robot that’s there to hold your hand, literally and figuratively?”

After three years of work on the first prototype Roxxxy, Hines launched her at the 2010 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, the most high-profile annual convention and trade show in the adult industry calendar, where porn stars, studio bosses and sex toy designers show off their latest products. She was the talk of the show before her unveiling, and the laughing stock after. Far from being the sexy, intelligent machine Hines had promised, Roxxxy was revealed to be a clunky, mannish mannequin with a square jaw, reclining awkwardly in a cheap negligee. She had internal sensors so that if you touched her hand she would say, “I love holding hands with you” when in “Frigid Farrah” mode, or “I know a place you could put that hand” when in “Wild Wendy” mode. But Roxxxy’s lips could not move, either, so she spoke in a disembodied voice, through a speaker under her wig, like an overgrown child’s toy talking filth. “Luckily guys,” said the popular American comedian Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, “there’s a button that turns that off.”

Even though it was not quite what he had hoped for, the launch generated huge amounts of press for Hines, and Roxxxy made international news. Seven years on from her launch, Hines told me he was working on his 16th version of Roxxxy. However, no images have been released of his robots since 2010, and although he was happy to speak to me by telephone, he would not agree a date when I could visit him and his latest model in person. Roxxxy is a mystery among the online robot enthusiast community. Although the True Companion website has bulging purple “ORDER HER NOW!” that allow would-be customers to purchase one of Hines’s robots for a starting price of $9,995, no one has ever reported owning one. But Hines continues to get calls. He promised a fantasy so potent that potential buyers, reporters and critics remain fascinated by Roxxxy, even in the absence of any proof that she exists.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/27/race-to-build-world-first-sex-robot

Love and Sex with Robots (David Levy) – Brief Book Review

An absorbing, and for the most part plausible case for love and sex with robots. The book is tremendously well researched – even to the point sometimes of being a little dry and academic. For example, when trying to pressgang the reader with a barrage of statistics into recognising the sanity of those who love their Tamagotchis more than they could a real pet (or even their families). But whereas the first half of the book is a rather over-detailed and unconvincing account of human love for inanimate objects, the second half really comes to life when describing some of the amazing advances in both robotics and sex toy technology and what might be just around the corner.

This part of the book also contains an interesting (and quite grisly) chapter on the changing shifts in sexual mores. To the author, the fact that homosexuals were still being put to death in Europe little more than a century ago and yet are now engaging in legal matrimonies is proof enough that we will all be marrying robots in the year 2050. Moral attitudes are undoubtedly changing ever more rapidly, but the assumption that sexual morality, like technology, is moving down a one way progress street is doubtful, to say the least. Nethertheless, Levy does realistically and thoroughly describe a quite enchanting vision of a near future world in which nobody need ever go without love and sex.

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Sex-Robots-Human-Robot-Relationships/dp/0061359807/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Sex-Robots-Human-Robot-Relationships/dp/0715637401/

VR Porn and Moral Panics

Just as we can be sure that the emerging sex technologies will create novel erotic possibilities, we can be certain that new ethical boundaries will follow with them. The question is whether these new ethical and legal rules will be based upon calm reflection or moral hysteria. The history of the internet suggests the latter.

The advent of high bandwidth and video streaming quickly led to moral panics over ‘tube porn’, the alleged dangers of which have been likened by anti-porn activists to alcoholics having their tap water replaced by vodka. Presumably these campaigners will see virtual reality porn as akin to replacing the alcoholic’s actual blood system with vodka. We have already seen that VR porn is allowing the growth of previously unheard of fetishes, for example – macrophilia – the sexual fetishisation of gigantic women. Add to that the much greater realism of virtual reality, which will only increase over time, ever more blurring the boundaries between the digital and the real, porn and sex.

Britain’s top middle-class tabloid (popular newspaper) is the Daily Mail. It specializes in moral outrage. It has apparently already covered virtual reality porn in 19 different articles. Make that 20 as of this week, with another story on VR, in this case a prediction that soon it will be indistinguishable from reality, being exploited to detail VR porn. Popular media is clearly obsessed by the nascent virtual reality industry. There is an awareness of how this new medium might quickly change the world. And of course, first of all everybody wants to know how it will change sex and porn.

But the truth is we don’t know how it will change anything. The number of people looking at VR movies is still too small, the content still too basic. And this is why it is disturbing that voices are already being raised calling for new laws, articulating new fears, and making some extraordinary claims about a medium which has barely been born.

A ‘social justice warrior’ (sjw) has already claimed to have been sexually harassed and even groped in virtual reality. Sex counsellors have quickly seized on the opportunity of gaining free publicity and new customers through shouting the claim that VR porn is harming relationships. There have even been the first calls for the law to treat ‘crime’ in the virtual world the same as in the real world – on the basis that ‘if it feels real, it is (and we ought to treat it as thus)’.

A comedy song, containing the lyrics – ‘bedding Taylor Swift every night inside the Oculus Rift’ – has kicked off a debate about the ethics of having sex with celebrities in virtual reality. Do celebs, or does anyone, have ownership of their image rights for use in virtual worlds? Having realistic sex with the avatars of celebs, or the girl next door, will likely be one of the most popular usages in virtual and augmented reality (as well as 3D printed sexbots and dolls). Or it will be so long as badly thought out new laws get in the way. Adult company SugarDVD declared its intention two years ago to enable users of devices such as the HoloLens to be able to download the avatars of famous celebs or pornstars for the user to have sex with.

The idea that ‘if it feels real, it is’ has dangerous implications for the future of virtual reality porn. Playing a VR porn video would no long be regarded simply as watching porn, but rather as engaging in sex with the actress, bringing up legal issues of consent. Would the viewer have to personally obtain consent from the actress before each playing of the video, or would the contract the actress signed with the porn studio suffice as ‘advance consent’? There would still then be a potential problem regarding prostitution laws.

The issue of consent would be even more problematic for virtual reality sex using the downloaded avatars of non-pornstars, be it celebs or members of the public. If the law really does at some point treat virtual sex the same as real sex, ‘revenge porn’ would become ‘virtual rape’. At any rate, the current debate triggered by a comedy song suggests that virtual sex with the avatars of real people will be an area that lobby groups will inevitably press for new laws in.

For many, this might appear relatively problematic. Why does it matter if virtual sex (and virtual life in general) is treated the same as real life? If VR becomes gradually indistinguishable from real life, then of course we should prohibit from VR behaviour we would not tolerate in the real world.

I would argue that this is a simplistic point of view. No matter how realistic it becomes, the virtual world will remain in part an extension of the individual imagination, and we need to tread carefully when legislating against thought and the private sphere . To return to the idea of ‘bedding Taylor Swift in the Oculus Rift’. Millions of men (and women) have sexual thoughts regarding celebs. Probably millions have masturbated thinking of Taylor Swift. Of course, the idea that Taylor Swift has been ‘raped’ or ‘violated’ in any sense would only appeal to the most radical of feminists.

Of course, we might say that virtual reality will surpass imagination and that is the difference, but it remains only one of degree. Unless the ‘unconsenting’ person whose avatar is being sexually used in VR physically feels the sex, then it remains a fact that only the avatar, an image – no matter how realistic – is being acted upon and not the person.

There might be a pill that could heighten the imagination, and/or remove the suspension of disbelief in a person taken it, so that he could have incredibly lifelike experiences in his imagination, and fully believe it to be real as he experiences it. This is essentially what virtual reality aspires to, and indeed future gazers usually see the end point of the technology involving some kind of direct manipulation of the brain. This final realization of VR might not however be a one way process. It may be similar to the phenomena of lucid dreaming, in which the dreamer can direct his own play, knowing that he is asleep and dreaming. A.I. would be able to detect and cater for the user’s ultimate fantasies and desires, and act on his choices and immediate wants in real time. The final goal of virtual reality is simply unbounded and heightened imagination.

Of course, virtual spaces can already be shared, but that poses a different set of problems in that actual people are being acted upon, even if only virtually. As augmented (or mixed) reality becomes more ubiquitous, the everyday world will mesh with our virtual worlds, and how and to what extent those worlds will be open and shared will throw up another set of ethical problems. On that final note, I caught a short sci-fi video on the future of augmented reality yesterday that can only be described as ‘unsettling’ (needs to be watched all the way through).

http://deepspacedrones.com/possible-future-of-augmented-reality/

VR Porn Usage Dominated by Samsung Gear VR

Top VR porn site BadoinkVR claimed last week that 40% of its users are experiencing their xxx videos via the Samsung Gear VR. I’m always a little sceptical when porn sites perform the marketing exercise of releasing visitor data that supposedly reveal who, where, what, and how viewers are watching. PornHub does this every year, claiming highly implausibly that Californians are into lesbian action, mormons in Utah favour fisting videos, and Texans are heavily into MILF porn. However, I’m inclined to agree 100% with Badoink’s figures. Firstly, because I have a good working relationship with that site and know that they are very trustworthy. Secondly, it matches entirely my experience as the webmaster of a number of free VR porn sites, and as somebody who studies traffic trends of VR porn related keywords via tools such as Google Trends.

Aside from the Christmas periods, I experienced my biggest upswing in traffic around early spring last year, just when the flagship Samsung phone the S7 went on sale, with pre-orders receiving free Gear VRs, the commercial version of which having also just gone on sale around that time. This can be confirmed by Google Trends – notice the spike in interest at the end of February 2016 :

I run several adult subreddits dedicated to each of the major VR headsets, and the only one that sees a lot of growth is Reddit.com/r/gearvrporn, now having nearly 600 subscribers.

Finally, if we return to Google Trends we can compare directly search interest for adult content for each of the different headsets and we see that the Gear VR maintains a healthy lead

Those of us keen to see interest in VR porn grow will be therefore looking excitedly at the forthcoming release of the Samsung S8 alongside the latest edition of the Gear VR. As with last year, the millions pre-ordering the new phone will receive a free Gear VR (the new upgraded version). The phone goes on sale on April 28th worldwide, but those who have pre-ordered are expected to receive their S8s and Gear VRs up to ten days early.

Five Best Blowjob Machines for Men

1# SOM Rocket $541

An incredibly powerful male sex machine that sucks your penis at up to 180 strokes per minute. Although powerful, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s safe and very easy to control. It’s also pleasingly easy to clean. Rated by most as the best sex machine for men in the world, this thing certainly beats all the cheap ‘blowjob machine’ contenders out of the water. If you want to spend 500 bucks on a sophisticated sex toy, then this is probably the one to buy. And if you can only afford something cheaper or smaller, then pick the Compact SOM below.

2# Puchi SOM Compact ($316)

Smaller than its big brother, yet scarcely less powerful. The clever design of the SOM compact blowjob machine lets you hold it in your hand as it sucks you off or place it on any flat surface for hands free masturbation. The Puchi SOM Compact is currently the top selling sex machine in Japan.

3# Kiiroo Fleshlight Launch ($195)

This is the most interesting of the sex toys on this list, especially for readers of this site. This machine is more like a ‘haptic adaptor’ which turns any Fleshlight sleeve you put inside it into an interactive sex toy. And this includes all of the fabulous ‘Fleshlight Mouth‘ sleeves. You can use the toy as an automatic sex/blowjob machine using pre-set patterns, synched with recorded action, including virtual reality movies, or even interact live with webcam performers.

4# REV 1000 ($169)

Another innovative and powerful blowjob machine from Japan, the universally well received REV1000 also provides a new twist – almost literally! The masturbation sleeve of the toy not only rubs against your cock as you slide it up and down, it also rotates around your cock in a variety of patterns and speeds that you can control!

5# HEPS Oral Sex Simulator ($113)

This clever contraption isn’t electric, but it’s ingenious design and realistic imitation of a female mouth (complete with tongue and teeth!) mean that it delivers an authentic blowjob experience with a minimum of fuss.

The First Sexy HoloLens Girl


This might just represent the closest thing yet to porn for the HoloLens. A Microsoft developer on YouTube has released several videos of his own HoloLens demos that feature sexy, scantily clad girls. The above example is the most impressive so far, and gives an indication of just how awesome it will be to have 3D holographic girls in your living room – confirmed by the comments below the video!

But how soon are we to having porn for the HoloLens, the mixed reality headset from Microsoft that is still in its initial developers stage? We know that there are at least several adult companies looking to create holo porn. These include SugarDVD, Naughty America, and VR Bangers. Major hurdles to overcome include the difficulty of recording and streaming real 3D action for the HoloLens. The processing power needed currently entails cloud based apps that unfortunately do not allow adult content. However, the above video demonstrates that at least rudimentary digital 3D adult holograms shouldn’t be that difficult to produce. The HoloLens developer edition recently finally became available in Japan, so we can surely expect some holo hentai content to be coming from there soon.

Read More :

https://venturebeat.com/2015/07/28/porn-site-sugardvd-wants-hololens-owners-to-download-kim-kardashians-body/

https://forums.hololens.com/discussion/2943/looking-to-use-hololens-for-adult-movies

VirtualRealPorn Launch Live VR Cam Shows

The world’s first (and still the best) virtual reality porn site – VirtualRealPorn – will launch their first live VR cam shows this Thursday March 16th. Their shows will feature some of the most famous pornstars getting up close and very personal with you in live cam sessions that can be viewed through either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. The first cam show tomorrow (Thursday) features Amarna Miller and begins at 12:30 PM PDT. Visit their new site VirtualRealCams to book your place!

Kiroo Release the Fleshlight Launch

The pioneering haptic sex toy company Kiiroo today released to market the ‘Fleshlight Launch‘. Essentially the product turns your Fleshlight – the best selling male sex toy in the world – into a haptic masturbator that can be synched to adult videos (both 2D and 3D VR) or even live action webcams.

The toy is compatible with any Fleshlight, which is inserted into the ‘case’ of the product, enabling either simply hands free stroking, which can be set to manual (up to 180 strokes per minute!), or interactive as described above.

The new haptic product costs $199 and does not come with a Fleshlight, although a variety of Fleshlights can be purchased at the same time at the Kiiroo online store.

Haptic sex toys connected to live webcam shows are becoming increasingly popular with a number of big webcam sites, including ImLive, offering owners of Kiiroo masturbators the chance to ‘feel’ the webcam performer. You can see a list of such sites at FeelMe.com