Why VR porn is awful. (for women.) (so far.)

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Alanah Pearce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-OU59BW7vo

her impression.
Freaky sense of scale (when someone is on top of you they are a giant).
Zero interaction built in, feeling of powerlessness.
All women who try the 'female' version, take off the headset because its too uncomfortable. The porn. Not the headset.

I'm now wondering what successful female VR porn would be like. Maybe you're in a bubble bath and some hunk is doing all the housework? (not meant to sound sexist just a joke).
 
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Women can like it just as much as men. Not sure what your getting at op? Bubble bath? Many girls like to fuck just as much as men

But, I'd say there isn't a big difference.

It isn't about men and women it's about the person.

Why would this person assume all women are like her and why would all men enjoy what some men like in vr porn?


Men women will both like it, hate it, become obsessed or laugh at it. Add in another 500000 possibilities

Is say it's going to do well in Japan though
 
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Women can like it just as much as men. Not sure what your getting at op? Bubble bath? Many girls like to fuck just as much as men

But, I'd say there isn't a big difference.

It isn't about men and women it's about the person.

Why would this person assume all women are like her and why would all men enjoy what some men like in vr porn?

Men women will both like it, hate it, become obsessed or laugh at it. Add in another 500000 possibilities

Is say it's going to do well in Japan though
The authors point is that VR porn perhaps needs a little more thought put in to cater to a female audience. More so than perhaps the porn labeled for women that already exists. Of course there are gonna be people who like it and people who don't but she probably knows in general what women like in their smut.
 
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Freaky sense of scale (when someone is on top of you they are a giant).
This is stupid, because it depends on the studio. Some have that wrong sense of scale, some studios do it well.
This is like saying "All games are violent, because I tried out CoD and Doom."

My main criticism is the quality of the videos though. While 360 photos inside the Oculus look really great, videos, even the 10GB ones, whether its porn or not doesnt matter, somehow look far worse than those photos. You can see about 5m till things get quite blurry in the background. I dont even know why that is, since some of the "Introduction to VR videos" usually have a far better quality.
 
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The authors point is that VR porn perhaps needs a little more thought put in to cater to a female audience. More so than perhaps the porn labeled for women that already exists. Of course there are gonna be people who like it and people who don't but she probably knows in general what women like in their smut.
Men like romantic and things too.

From her point of view it seems like women that are strong into relationships wouldn't want vr to begin with.

It's still mainly her opinion though and I wouldn't put it out there for women in general.

Her experience may be with a type of software that all people have the same issues with anyways
 
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Men like romantic and things too.

From her point of view it seems like women that are strong into relationships wouldn't want vr to begin with.

It's still mainly her opinion though and I wouldn't put it out there for women in general.

Her experience may be with a type of software that all people have the same issues with anyways
I think you're missing her main point which was the lack of agency. Since we live in, like it or not, a rape culture, it's something women constantly have on their minds, and then this giant dude climbing on top of them (which sounds like it could be a fault of the company's VR software more than something that definitely happens), and not being involved in that at all, I can see that feeling really uncomfortable. Obviously if someone's prepared for that before going in or is into that kinda thing they're gonna have a great experience. Still, since VR porn is pretty much only 'partner walks in and does stuff' right now it's probably the norm, though I am expecting this shit to go fully interactive with like choices for the scene very quickly.
 
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This is stupid, because it depends on the studio. Some have that wrong sense of scale, some studios do it well.

This is like saying "All games are violent, because I tried out CoD and Doom."
Yeah, scale is a thing that differs between studios. VirtualRealPorn's scale is different from Naughty America's scale is different from Wankz' scale. Hell, even within those three studios, they actually have different videos that have different scales.

And right now, the "female" VR videos have the same basic structure as the male ones (they're all basically repurposed POV scenes), with the only real difference being that your avatar is a woman instead of a man (i.e. you look down and see breasts instead of a dick). If someone does get into consistently shooting female POV, there's probably some thing that need to change (for example, a lot of the fans of the male POV videos like the male performer to be as silent as humanly possible for immersion purposes, but when one company shot female POV they realized they needed to add some female sound to it lest it feel/sound like she's just lying there unconscious). But I honestly believe that once people start getting a better grasp of third person/floating camera VR porn, that's probably going to make up the majority of what women watch.

Edit: Oh yeah, she mentions she watched Naughty America. They're notorious at the moment for having large scale, and the only female scene they shot was the first scene they ever did.
 
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To keep this gaming related [I guess]; what's the situation with Playstation VR and VR porn?



..asking for a friend, of course.
Well, you can't get any old fashioned 2D pornography off the PS Store, so I doubt that's happening for VR. I think some companies might've been talking about using the browser on the console, but that thing kinda sucks so I wouldn't expect miracles.
 
#36
It won't be on Playstation but if PSVR works to PC, it is likely. Possibly streaming through the browser?
Sony's already said they're going to have a 360 degree video player for PSVR. As long as they allow you to play your own videos from the hard drive or USB, there's no way they can stop people from watching VR porn videos with it.
 
#39
This will self regulate with capitalism imho - whoever finds good method to do it will be rewarded with sales and then other studios will go into that direction.
 
#43
I think I would have trouble sleeping if I tried a VR porn from the perspective of the person on the receiving end of some bukkake.

It'll be nice if there is something available for everyone to enjoy.
 

Aiii

So not worth it
#44
Seems like if you combine it with some sort of penetration device it could work, but I think the same holds true for male VR porn. I mean, if it's not immersive or interactive, it's just watching fancy 3D POV porn, innit?
 
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VR Porn =/= 360 degree videos though.
It's a subset. And it's arguably larger then the Adult VR games subset at this point. And the video is about about 360 degree (well, technically 180 degree) videos, so that's why I mentioned it.

Truthfully, I think we'll get some level of interactivity in VR videos (something to the level of choose your own adventure that works with gaze tracking) before we get adult VR games that look/act close enough to realistic to be anything more than a niche audience.
 
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