Is VR really the future of porn? Or is it more like the self-driving car — just another needlessly high-tech solution to a problem that doesn’t exist?
Does uncovering the vulnerable, clumsy sides of sex make you better at it? These “social sex” companies think so. In the sunny living room of a Mediterranean-style house in Oakland, California, Rosalind sips coffee through a straw. The 24-year-old research assistant wears a thin green utility jacket and has large brown eyes and dark wavy […]
Matt McMullen in the virtual reality lab at his company, Realbotix. Credit Graham Walzer for The New York Times In early 2014 Ela Darling, 31, a pornographic actress, recorded her first virtual reality sex scene. She was in a college dorm room at the University of Maryland dressed in an R2-D2 swimsuit and high athletic […]
Inside a mansion, deep in the heart of Los Angeles glamorous Calabasas district, porn performer and former pro-soccer athlete Jay Smooth straddles his costar, his pecs pumped to perfection, the tiniest bead of sweat on his forehead. “And we’re rolling!” calls the director. Cue action, a few miles from the mansions of Justin Bieber and […]
Virtual Reality (VR) is hard to imagine: the most promising technology of recent years dominates the daily reporting and opens up unique paths, both for the gaming and the erotic industry. Especially the latter has already adapted VR very early, which could soon be useful for other areas as well. Because psychologists and therapists see […]