VR Porn Paves the Way for the Future of Entertainment

Is VR Porn the future when it comes to adult entertainment?

We’ve all heard stories of how porn helped Blu Ray succeed over HD DVD. Those who are a little bit older may even remember stories of how porn helped VHS triumph over Betamax. But what if porn statistics could be used for more than just stories about antiquated video formats? What if these numbers could be used to predict the entertainment medium of the future?

VR Porn Paves the Way for the Future of Entertainment

This is what Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR, suggested at the Amusement VR Summit (AVRS) where, during the convention’s round table segment, he made the confession, “If I were at a major VR company again, probably what I would do is secretly fund adult virtual reality content. Pornography has been an important driver for every recent form of media.”

The obvious implication is that porn is the best vehicle to bring virtual reality to the masses. But this also means that porn should be useful for analyzing the likelihood of VR’s success. With so much speculation surrounding the state of VR lately, porn traffic might be the missing key to understanding where the entertainment industry is really headed.

VR Porn Paves the Way for the Future of Entertainment

A Closer Look

A study recently came out that analyzes the relationship between porn and virtual reality. The numbers reveal a love affair between porn and tech that’s so explicit it’d make even Larry Flynt blush.

A look at VR website traffic reveals that, of the top 50 sites, 30 sell porn.

If we narrow our focus to just the top five VR websites, we see that adult website VRPorn.com actually holds the number one spot.  With over 1 million daily pageviews, VRPorn.com even managed to edge out Oculus.com for most VR website traffic at the end of 2017.

Google trends tell a similar story.  Comparing the popularity of virtual reality search phrases, we see that “porn” is the most common keyword associated with VR.  The phrases “VR games” and “VR videos” are also popular, but even their combined numbers still fall short of “VR Porn.”

Geographic data shows that the United States, Brazil, and Germany are especially fond of virtual porn.  While most VR porn traffic still comes from the Western world, a growing number of visitors are coming from places like India and Indonesia as well.

Just the Beginning

It’s important to note that adult content creators are traditionally one of the first groups to experiment with new mediums. It’s possible that some of these numbers may be skewed by the fact that there’s still a limited supply of virtual reality content on the market.

As futuristic as the themes may seem, the love story between VR and porn is a familiar one. It’s the same old pattern we saw with VHS, Blu Ray and, to some extent, even the internet itself. The numbers tell the story of a young technology officially entering its adolescence. Isn’t it appropriate that this stage of development would include a healthy dose of masturbation?


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