Can VR porn possibly have a positive impact on society and sexual health?

Research suggest a healthy sex life is essential to a person’s well-being. Poor health is related to unhealthy sex life.

Porn is a substantial part of people’s everyday life. The adult industry continuously evolve from print magazine to Internet porn. For those born in the last twenty years, chances are your first encounter with sex was via a computer display.

The purpose of this article is to discuss issues and impacts of virtual reality porn on society. Please, we take no stance in the duality nature of this article. However, if this topic offends you, please click away immediately. Also, feel free to leave a comment. Let us know what you think.

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Why is it wrong to watch porn?

Former British PM David Cameron expressed concern that pornography could distort ideas about relationships. There is well-established data correlating porn with intimate relationship difficulties.

A study by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin found an association between porn viewers and grey matter in brain region associated with motivation. MRI scans taken shows a decrease in brain function. The research also found a negative association between the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the right caudate.

 

 

Harvard psychology professor, Deirdre Barrett, claims that porn is a supernormal stimulus, and may be a reason why porn harms relationships. For example, a bird would abandon her own eggs when presented with a large fake egg. It appears as if the supernormal eggs hijacked her instinct towards her natural eggs.

Internet porn exposes users to supernormal sex. First, porn viewers get aroused by supernormal sex performed by supernormal bodies. Secondly, viewer’s minds become wired to select these supernormal experiences from nearly unlimited catalogs from porn sites. They can readily press rewind, pause, or to refine at will.

This could create unhealthy and unrealistic expectations. The effect could continue to influence a person throughout their lives. This may be true while having physical sex with a lover.

 

Some scientists think porn in VR could cause serious consent issues

A study by the Newcastle University, “They’re Just Tixel Pits, Man”, explores the potential impacts of porn in VR. The study found a few extra health warnings other than motion sickness. Researcher tested a hypothetical situation involving participants to express thoughts on women. In some instances, participants reportedly cross the legal and realistic boundaries. They found that exposure to VR porn may lead to violence and erotic additions, also has the potential to make people more extreme over time.

With the latest trend in AI, we will soon be able to create realistic avatars. It may be possible to create virtual sex scene with real people’s avatars. By then, technology could widen the gap between virtual and reality. We might do things to virtual characters that we typically would not do outside of VR.

In the near future, user can generate virtual version of real people. In this case, would they be able to do things to that avatar character that he or she normally would refuse to do in the real world situation?

“We found that for most people, the potential of a VR porn experience opened the doors to an apparently ‘perfect’ sexual experience. This is a scenario which in the real world no-one could live up to. For others, it meant pushing the boundaries, often with highly explicit and violent imagery.” says lead researcher Matthew Wood.

 

But can VR porn have a positive impact on society and sexual health?

Ever year, many people visit fertility centers for IVF. The goal is to help them add new family members. For people with trouble getting pregnant, IVF can be a great gift. However, it might have been something funny to watch in sitcom about the struggle for a dude to make it to the sperm bank. In real life, it can be somewhat stressful experience.

When couples start the fertility treatment, the male is essentially asked to masturbate into a small cup, where the sample is collected and analyzed for healthiness tests.

Presently, most clinics offer clients adult magazine or 2D porn. However, even these tool can be cold and ineffective at generating arousal. Masturbating in a clinic collection room where it is cold, hard, and fluorescent is not typically the most optimal sexual arousal setting.

Dr. Richard Paulson of the USC Los Angeles Fertility Center says that their center is very sensitive to their patient’s needs, and the type of stress of collecting sample specimen. This is why adult VR producer, VR Bangers, feel that watching porn in VR can help those with special needs.

“We’re proud of being the first VR Adult Entertainment company in the world to provide this kind of technology for people in Fertility Centers, like work we are doing with USC Los Angeles. In the coming months I look forward to bringing relief to many other clinics around the world,” said Daniel Abramovich of VR Bangers.

VR Bangers provides the AuraVisor which does not require a computer or smartphone. The headset comes with 12 premium scenes uploaded directly into the headset.

 

Utilizing virtual reality porn to improve lovemaking experiences

BadoinkVR launched a new content initiative that broadens the scope of adult entertainment. By utilizing VR technology, the experience was designed to provide more than just pleasure. What’s more is the sex education and therapy designed to assist to treat sexual disorders and increase performance.

“With Virtual Sexology, we’re moving the needle, bringing edutainment to porn, bridging the gap between eroticism and education,” says Todd Glider, CEO of BaDoinkVR.

 

 

BadoinkVR worked closely with Marriage and Family Therapist, Hernando Chaves, to develop content as featured in Virtual Sexology.

“education within porn can help individuals and couples combine pleasure. With skills training and confidence building, this will enhance their sexual and relational experiences.” says Hernando Chaves.

 

Adult VR Performers Embraces Porn Blockchain

VR headsets is the newest medium to allow live cam models to be immersed with their clients. They do this in the comfort of their home, without the risk of having to meet complete strangers.

Just how might porn blockchain change the adult industry? Performer Janice Griffith writes in a Medium blog post pointing out that the adult world is a magical sector. Adult industry professional has politics and rules that falls victim to the struggle they encounter.  Janice is referring to sexism and discrimination that adult performers face on a daily basis.

Performers also face another unique challenge, that is, constant hurdles to spend their money on business related services. Cannabis and porn are categorized under the same umbrella, where financial institution frequently refuse to do business with them. This means adult performs are forced to pay heavy fees to use premium banking service.

Porn blockchain service, SpankChain, see the business opporunity and steps in to rescue performers like Janice who is simply looking to pay for advertisement. SpankChain’s payment channel is the solution to near-term cryptocurrecy adoption. The porn industry is the ideal testing ground for integrating parellel economies. The ultimate goal is to decentralize the banking system’s inefficiencies.