Naughty America, one of the pioneers of vr porn, successfully campaigned to be allowed to exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year - the first adult entertainment company to do so for nearly two decades. The restrictions imposed upon them by the organizers, however, left them wondering if it was worth the effort. Nethertheless, the CIO of Naughty America - Ian Paul - did manage to reveal some intentions on the part of the porn site to further lead the way with regard to other developing technologies. Most interestingly, he stated that the company would be experimenting with augmented reality this year. However, according to him the necessary 3D scanning technology required to produce porn for the HoloLens is still too limited for him to see it happening anytime soon, so it's not clear what devices Naughty America will be intending their AR Porn to be experienced on.
The CIO also revealed that Naughty America has partnered with the company behind haptic sex toy Kiiroo. Since 2015, Kiiroo has partnered with the first virtual reality porn site VirtualRealPorn and many of that site's videos can be synchronised with the toy.
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Despite even the most cutting edge VR porn companies still being made to feel unwelcome at the CES, a rather more liberal view is predictably taken when it comes to companies building technology that enables women, rather than men, to get their rocks off - namely, the female sex toy industry :
Sex tech company OhMiBod annouced plans at yesterday's Las Vegas technology expo CES 2017 to launch a software development kit for its latest Bluetooth-enabled range of sex toys to work with dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr.
Here's how it would work: You're flirting with a potential Tinder beau/belle, to-and-fro-ing the usual chat - and then you receive a request from them to 'connect' - thanks to a pink dot on your profile that shows you're linked up to your OMB device.
You would then have to accept their invitation before things are taken any further, 'reshaping the entire idea of visual or digital foreplay', according to co-founder Suzi Dunham.
Suzi's husband and co-founder Brian Dunham told Mashable: 'Young adults are growing up with these platforms like Snapchat, and their first intimate experience is a virtual experience.
'That's a significant shift in how the world views intimate contact, whether it's virtual or physical,' he said.
The tech expo’s rules forbid “the showing of film, photos, games or other software in the exhibit area which are deemed objectionable, including explicit or simulated sex, nudity or violence.” They also require “companies showcasing sensitive material in the context of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality” to check ID before displaying their content.
This attitude toward the adult industry combined with the CES/AVN split means sex-tech is barely represented at CES; most exhibitors wait to show off their products at AVN the following week.
But that’s not the case for OhMiBod. Suki Dunham says the company has never had a problem exhibiting at CES because of its female-friendly, sex-positive brand.