VR Porn Usage Dominated by Samsung Gear VR

by | April 11, 2017

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.

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