The Porn Business Evolution & VR Porn’s Disruptive Potential

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The VR Porn Industry Evolution

It is the era of new technological advancement that provides users with exceptional virtual sex experience, where you can be inside the immersive porn movie in first person point of view, simply by using a mobile phone and cheaper VR goggles such as Google Cardboard. Here, we enter the era of truly immersive virtual reality adult film!

The first so-called 3D VR porn movie was The Stewardess in 1969, and about a dozen 3D hardcore movies in anaglyph format (red-blue) were released in the mid-70’s. Somehow the porn industry left the genre until it was revived by Vidmax Productions of Mark Frank, late 1900’s. They have generated around two dozen of adult content, straight and gay, in the so-called 3D sequential-field, that necessitates electronic goggles to be able to view it on ordinary TV.

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Due to the rising interest in mainstream 3D movies in the 90’s the 3D TV’s were started to be developed since the current technology is capable to make them and the Blu-ray devices are already capable of playing 3D content that the Hollywood produce. This similar technology produced a different type of 3D process which is Virtual Reality. Do not confuse yourself with the VR Stimulator 3D movies that were promoted by Juicy Entertainment last 2010 as those were anaglyph 3D.

It is really hard to back-track where the virtual reality originated but definitely came from the ideas that appeared in sci-fi years even before the initial VR device was created.

Actually, according to the Virtual Reality Society of Britain, Stanley G. Weinbaum’s, Pygmalion Spectacles novel focused on VR, that featured “the impression of goggles that let the user experience an imaginary world over holographic, taste, smell, and touch. In the mid 50’s, they have credited Morton Hellig for developing Sensorama in 1962 and was patented.

It featured a 3D stereoscopic display, stereo speakers, smell generators, fans, and vibrating chairs. This allowed the users to completely experience the six vignette movies that he made for the machine, included in these are the Belly Dancer, A Date with Sabrina – she was a British sex symbol that time, was popular for her 41-inch breasts, and mostly referenced in British comedy in the 50’s – and I’m a Coca-Cola Bottle – having that revealed, most often, technology and sex are intimately connected.

The VR Society also reported in 1960’s Hellig’s Telesphere Mars, the first HMD (Head Mounted Display) that allowed the viewer to watch 3D films without interaction, but it was swiftly eclipsed by the engineers from Philco Corporation (a famous mid-century TV brand) who developed Headsight in 1961, an HMD that had a small video screen for each eyes allowing the viewer to watch Virtual Reality through a closed-circuit pair of TV cameras. Lastly, in 1968, the first HMD that is linked to a computer was invented by Professor Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproul, his student, calling it “Sword of Damocles” due to its heavy weight, it needed to be hanged from the ceiling – plus its “graphics that were computer generated were primitive wireframe objects and rooms.”

During the 21st century, electronic gaming companies, Nintendo and Sega, tried to integrate virtual reality into their system, but both did not succeed in the market, even though the interest to VR started to grow. According to Wired magazine, in 1989, the inventor Jaron Lanier introduced a primitive form of VR to Kevin Kelley, a tech geek, where virtual reality is seen with a pair of put on goggles that permitted them to show as avatars in a simulated world, and also made them operate computer-generated objects with the use of a couple of electronic gloves. In 1990, Whole Earth Catalog creators Stewart Brand and Jon McIntire, the manager of Grateful Dead, along with Kelly, “prearranged the first hands-on public exhibit (Cyberthon), which showcased two dozen VR systems under experiment from the universities, US military, and Silicon Valley.”

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Virtual Reality Hitting Mainstream Consumer Market in 2016

Now, VR is widely available, and most publications – a lot from mainstream – writes about it, and should be, since the technology of Virtual Reality constantly changes every day. They often start with Oculus that is an Oculus Rift goggles Kickstarter in 2012 that was made available to consumers just last March of 2016. It made a news worldwide, whereas some VR headsets headed it to market. IT included HTC’s Vibe that requires a computer connection for content delivery; Samsung’s Gear VR, that used smartphone technology that required content download; and Google Cardboard, which is made of, well, a cardboard with lenses made of plastic, which is incredibly affordable, similar to Samsung, it needs a smartphone for the images but it is not limited to a specific device.

“Vibe was the hit at the CES; a long line built up that lasted for four hours just to experience this,” quoting from Ian Paul of Naughty America, among the starters of VR porn, that showed its device to media in its hotel suite through the Consumer Electric Show 2016.

“What is great about this device is that it has a camera attached to the outer part that allows you to roam around the room, and when you get close to the wall, it will simulate the wall into a grid on your field of sight, similar to Star Treks holodeck, when touched, so it allows you to have a great interactive real-life virtual involvement.

“Concerning the Samsung Gear, when you put your Samsung gadget into the viewer, you enter the Samsung world; it naturally boots up an application on your telephone; you can't control that, so you're into a Samsung world, and once you're on the scene, you can glance around at various applications that you can heap,” he added, noting of, “They do not allow any adult apps into this medium, so what you wind up doing is make a registry on your telephone, side-stack the substance onto your telephone—either go into your program, sign into our site, download it ‘spare as' or download to your PC, and after that exchange it over with a USB link. It's sort of irritating.”

Paul communicated his frighten that in this way, Apple has been totally out of date in getting behind VR and that Sony, which is going for it, is similarly against adult media.

“I would want to see Sony and different organizations recognize, much the same as link organizations have recognized, that there is yearning for adult content and they ought to band together with some protected, trusted brands that have extremely characterized brand rules,” he advertised. “We're not discussing a tube site where everything is available for everyone, however, an organization like Naughty America, which has exceptionally characterized brand rules about how ladies are dealt with and what is worthy in the recordings. I think an organization like that would be incredible, and particularly since we're a repeating membership model, we can undoubtedly cut them in on the income on a month-to-month premise. We can have member programs and all. The adult is the expert of the subsidiary project.”

 

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Naughty America VR Pornstar.

The preferences on non-360 are littler record sizes which can haste downloads; the trouble in making 360-degree content, since that implies that non-working ability, chief or group can't appear; and the way that couple of clients will essentially need to turn their bodies completely around so they can see what's going on behind them—unless, as Paul notes, they're watching gay male substance. (Why that is so is left as an activity for the reader.)

“Truly, it's up to the inclination of the individual, however for me, it's up to the act that we've shot,” remarked HoloFilm president Anna Lee when gotten some information about the issue. “In case you're going to shoot a colossal scene with a bundle of superb, delightful ladies around you, you're going to need to do it in 360. Yet, additionally comprehend that the viewer can just watch that sitting up and pivoting. In case you're going to do a POV, 180 is adequate for that, yet truly, it really relies on upon the way of the scene and what you need the viewer to execute and how the viewer's going to appreciate the diversion. I think, with our organization, we offer every one of the three arrangements—360, 220, and 180—and we have the viewer choose which one is best for them.”

Seeing that the principal business utilization of VR was gaming, utilizing energized or rotoscoped “symbols” in PC made the world, one of the enormous developments in VR that was displayed at the current year's Adult Entertainment Expo (AVN) was the multiplication of scenes including genuine females instead of enlivened characters—and we asked HoloFilm's Lee if that was the future of VR?

“Yes, 100%,” she said, however including, “I really see a blend of the two event, where we take realistic photos 3D renders of the young ladies that you can control and make your own particular interaction with, so a year ago was about working with animations and motion captures; this year is about live ladies and men, and I would like to see them two converge later on.”

 According to Lee, HoloFilm is additionally chipping away at a VR framework that will permit clients to lean back, yet still, see activity happening as though they were sitting up. “We have shot some of the individual scenes that are yet to be announced,” she said. “I took a scene the previous evening with Cherie DeVille, and two evenings before with Anikka Albrite, where you can rest down and the woman will be on top of you so that it will be a great stuff.”

Lee also said “We are simply going to continue delivering wonderful substance and showing signs of improvement and even better each time. Each shoot, we enhance our abilities; each shoot, we enhance our posts. More lovely ladies need to work with us, so you're simply going to see additionally stunning content from us.”

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Additionally, VR Bangers was there to show off their VR adult films at AVN, which as of late made state news when it declared that it would join forces with a few lodging gambling clubs in Las Vegas to convey VR specifically to visitors' rooms, utilizing the new AuraVisor headset, depicted as “an independent Android gadget running an altered rendition of Google's portable OS. It has a 5-inch 1080p showcase and a 100-degree field of perspective.”

Be that as it may, the Sherman Oaks-construct organization likewise streams VR with respect to its site, in 4K resolution and 360-degree picture, improved for the Oculus Rift and is putting forth its items through AdultCentro.

“Fundamentally, you do not need to download something to your cell phone or tablet; you essentially simply go onto our site, join in to become a member, put your cell phone inside our headset and you begin viewing our virtual reality porn through your telephone, tablet or desktop; practically any gadget out there,” clarified Daniel Abramovich of VR Bangers. The organization said it would release one VR scene every week, with no less than 18 effectively accessible.

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AliceX is one of the first VR startups that offers VR cam live-streaming services.

AliceX Offers VR Live-Streaming

Another significant AVN exhibitor was AliceX, an Eastern Europe-based organization that offers 24-hour VR live-streaming for immersive live adult cam, each day on two channels, and would like to join forces with different studios worldwide so members have wide content options, both entertainers, and some settings.

“Currently, we make use of a space kind of setting with a progression of novice models,” clarified Lee Bond of AliceX . “We most often than not have an amenable seat and a workspace where the camera is and those they are. What you see is the young lady sitting on this sort of seat, similar to a Roman-style lounge seat is what we're utilizing right now. The objective is to be able to change out the view in light of the longing of the customer. So for occurrence, we could have an immersive shoreline where the cam model would resemble, ‘Would you like to invest some energy with me on the beach?' and she ventures off screen, puts on a swimming outfit, and we change out nature in a split second and when she gets back, unexpectedly you're perched on a shoreline with an excellent lady.”

 

Lee continues “Clearly, the center demographic will be a considerable measure of gamers since they're going to purchasing the Oculus Rift for desktop; they're the ones with the mobile phones and as of now intrigued by the item, so nothing's preventing us from having a model who does cosplay in a castle setting—our dev folks as of now have a ‘palace on the moon' kind of thing prepared—or a woodland or whatever goes on, so we're chipping away at different things.” 

One more live-streaming VR website is CamSoda.com, which likewise works with any as of now accessible viewing gadget and has 360 degree featured scenes from its six-camera fix—and is even somewhat philosophical about it.

“With [non-live] VR, you feel like that individual is spot on top of you, however, you can't collaborate with them,” CamSoda president Daron Lundeen stated to TechRadar.com. “I have a feeling that I'm transported, yet I'm not in any kind of control. Live changes that since you are included in the show.”

On its site, CamSoda utilizes tokens which clients can purchase and use as “tips” for the entertainers to inspire them to participate in any of the sex scenes on CamSoda's endorsed list, however in the event that the entertainer allows them, the client can ask for particular non-recorded acts through an on-set arbitrator—yet on or off-rundown, the entertainer is totally responsible for what he or she will or will not do.

In spite of the fact that CamSoda has observed live streaming be less gainful than pre-recorded videos, it records its sessions for future deal—and apparently pays its entertainers really well to allow them to do so. The organization is likewise wanting to release a gay VR divert sooner rather than later.

Be that as it may, while the majority of the fresher VR material elements real people, Holodexxx, another AVN exhibitor, has gone in an alternate heading, taking its signals from the gaming business.

“We're taking a gander at accomplishing something that is all the more genuine VR where will have the capacity to communicate with the models rather than simply watching the video in a 360 stage,” said Chris Abell from Holodexxx's.” So it's distinctive as in you're really going to be in a dimension with one of the models where they are going to respond to your actions; they are going to converse with you, they are going to touch you, which is not quite the same as 360 videos where you're only a voyeur looking instead of being a part of the activity. You'll have the chance to tell the models precisely what you require from them.”

One of the organization's first models was a famous XXX entertainer Lexi Belle, whom they traveled to their home location in Toronto and utilized her picture to make an almost real avatar.

“What you're ready to do with her is essentially place her into different positions and change everything from her body to hair shading,” Abell clarified. “You're essentially going to purchase a model and afterward it'll accompany a scope of activities and positions and things you can make with her—or him—and a short time later you can purchase additional items, so it will be extra sound packs, extra positions, animation, garments—there will be an unending supply of what you can buy from the store, which is on the web, and everything gets downloaded to your home PC.”

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Also showing at AVN was a another new VR adult company, VRSexperience, whose items went online interestingly last November. The stall was kept an eye on by the organization's principle engineer, Magik Jurewicz, who was hesitant to discuss the organization's restrictive innovation other than to say that, “It's a camera framework that really re-makes the immersive atmosphere that you have to encounter the virtual environment which your iPhone or your Android gadget or any gadget, present or future, will convey. …

We had contenders really come in with their architect, whom flew in their specialist just to see my stall, and attempting to re-make the innovation so I was truly glad for my tiny baby.” The Montreal-based organization has around 30 VR scenes posted online currently, utilizing generally Canadian performers, which as indicated by Jurewicz can either be copied to a smartphone for viewing or gushed right from the PC utilizing an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or comparable HMD.

The greater part of the organizations above is, obviously, basically taking into account viewers intrigued either in VR including a solo woman, woman/woman, man/woman or mixes of those, however, what's accessible for transgender fans? All things considered, take heart, since one of the world's biggest transgender-accommodating organizations, Grooby Productions, is going to move into the VR field—however it's been moderate passing.

“I am an offshoot of the '70s and to implicit the fact was just something that we'd see in science fiction,” said Grooby proprietor Steven Grooby in February. “When I got the chance to use the most recent VR headsets a couple of months back, I was completely passed up the innovation progressions and how immersive and consistent it was to utilize. Virtual reality ought to be for encountering something that we wouldn't in our own “existence” of life, and for a many people, they're never going to meet and have sexual contact with the most smoking transsexual stars—however GroobyVR will be the following best stuff.”

Grooby was in Los Angeles approaching May to settle gets ready for the dispatch of GroobyVR, and he's enrolled multi-grant winning photographer Blacula as his content go-to shooter—and since Grooby has associations with trans groups everywhere throughout the world discovering entertainers for those up and coming VR scenes ought to be simple.

“I hold Grooby is the only unit that has the label mindfulness and the entrance to transgender actors and studios around the world to convey the best VR to the customer,” he expressed. “We're trying current innovation at this moment, with an expectation to have completed content online soon and we're keen on getting notification from anyone that would need to work with us on this either in a generation, technological or performing limit.”

AVN stated in March 2015, Darling initially got to be included in VR in the wake of having been welcomed by quantum physicist James Ashfield to film a VR scene located in Maryland. The idea and the procedure so captivated Darling that the pair framed an organization which got to be VRTube.xxx, and for the greater part of the most recent year, Darling has been doing live streams of VR show from her flat and has motivated different performing artists to do likewise.

VRTubeLive was formally released on July 28, 2015, with Darling and different wonders streaming solo exhibitions for early proprietors of the Oculus Rift HMD, however, the site now works with the greater part of the significant review gadgets including Gear VR, Vive, and even Google Cardboard—and Darling is just excessively glad, making it impossible to take demands from fans regarding what they'd like to see her and her buddies do on-camera.

Most as of late, VRTube has joined forces with live cam show supplier CAM4 to offer VR scenes to its viewers.

“Together, we have made a best-in-class VR experience that will be completely coordinated into CAM4.com, making VR cams available for everyone,” said CAM4 spokesperson Derek Devlin via the beginning of May. “We are focused on enabling entertainers to adapt over all mediums and VR is only one of the energizing new stages we are creating to bolster our supporters. This one of a kind administration offers our clients an affair that far surpasses what was conceivable with any 2D simple live spilling. It's another period for live cams and we are eager to be at the bleeding edge of this rising innovation.”

 Darling has similarly energized: “Live VR cams are the most captivating and intense experience yet made for virtual reality,” she said. “The most appealing parts of live cams are promptness, closeness, and nearness. VR opens up these angles to make an execution that goes past what was already achievable and impending accessible from CAM4.com. Individuals can have a great deal more individual cam seeing background than with customary cam appears.”

CAM4VR will bolster the majority of the presently accessible survey gadgets and will highlight 360-degree activity.

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Enormous tube site PornHub has additionally gotten in on the ground floor of grown-up VR, releasing its own particular virtual reality direct in March, in conjunction with VR maker BaDoinkVR—and giving ceaselessly 10,000 arrangements of Google Cardboard viewers to kick its supporters off.

“I can see Pornhub's VR porn content turning out to be extremely famous,” composed commentator Raymond Wong for Mashable.com, however, he had a touch of inconvenience hitting the nail on the head, and noticed that one needs a membership to open 1080p 360-degree quality. In any case, the site acknowledges pretty much a wide range of headsets and viewers, and as of now has more than three dozen scenes accessible, with allowed to-perspective 30-second trailers.

 Be that as it may, with respect to seeing anything past men fucking ladies … “We hope to have a differing determination of substance for our fans to look over,” PornHub VP Corey told TechRadar.com in late March. “It won't be altogether towards straight men. There will be recordings for ladies and gay men in the exact not so distant future.”

Another early contestant into VR porn was Kink—and let's be honest: When you are positioned in what used to be the San Francisco Armory, you're not precisely harming for fascinating foundations to a VR shoot.

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The organization bounced into the VR field a year ago big, declaring that KinkVR would go live on “The shopping spectacle following Thanksgiving last Nov. 27, with people, in general, being fans given access to its most punctual preparations, coordinated by their go-to VR maker Fivestar: a woman/woman scene and, this being Kink, all things considered, a trans dominatrix scene. The organization additionally guaranteed to make the majority of its VR scenes accessible for nothing through New Year's Day.

KinkVR at present has 14 scenes on its site, every one of the 180 degrees with the exception of one 220, and they run the extent of unusual sex, from bondage to BJs to fucking machines to cowhide play, and all can be seen on whatever HMD is accessible.
Similarly inventive, however in an unexpected way, is Australia's Lightsouthern, which has taken some of its substance signs from lady benevolent site abbywinters.com, which is not very astonishing, since organization organizer Michelle Flynn was at one time an Abby Winters entertainer.

“The Lightsouthern name is quite all-regular Aussie angels doing each one of those shocking Aussie things, truly assorted and great and intriguing,” the Melbourne-based Flynn said with a grin. “So we're simply taking that thought and placing it into VR, and something that separates us is the areas we have down here, so individuals engaging in sexual relations in these wonderful, beautiful areas is a tremendous thing for us. We attempt to do 80 percent open air shoots. We're pushing differing qualities in sexuality and body sorts too, so loads of it is less marvelousness and less performative and a more common, natural sort of porn—so we're taking that thought and placing it into VR and it's looking magnificent.”

Yet, for fear that anybody leave away with the possibility that Lightsouthern is a beginner site, Flynn rushes to bring up that another section of its VR generation is committed to “sparkle ladies,” which in the U.S. would mean “built up Australian VR porn stars,” with whom Lightsouthern's “Shine” studio has more than twelve VR scenes accessible.

Flynn's business as usual so far has been to film longer scenes with various ladies and split them up into a few sections. At press time, Flynn said the organization has two VR scenes still in the altering straight including one highlighting POV fisting, and once they get more involvement with the class, she hopes to discharge a few new scenes for each month.

At that point, sparing one of the greatest organizations for last, there's Penthouse, which dunked its toe into the VR porn industry competition—actually—on Easter Sunday, no less, when it assembled 15 of grown-up's most smoking performers to an extravagant nation domain and basically requesting that they have a ton of fun in the different tidal ponds and encompassing cabanas while its VR camera rig recorded all the activity.

“This is my first time back on set in a long time,” said Penthouse big boss Kelly Holland. “What is more, I said to the production facilitator, ‘Man, each and every young lady around here is stellar; they're a 10 or more!' … I am as yet attempting to wrap my brain around VR and every one of the things we can do with it, and we're assembling a truly fascinating component that is consolidating VR, yet I rationally have not yet aced the innovation.”

That Easter Sunday shoot, in any case, was planned to be a showcase for what Penthouse could do with VR, which Holland proposed to take to a European communicate exchange appear. Penthouse has 3D satellite stations serving the European business sector, and Holland trusts that its present clients will think exceedingly enough of PenthouseVR's generation qualities to add its substance to their offerings. (See our “On the Set” sidebar on this page for more data.)

In spite of the greater part of the organizations specified above, it practically appears as if new grown-up VR new companies are being made each week—and as Engadget editorial manager Terrence O'Brien as of late contended, in an article titled “Virtual reality and explicit entertainment: an X-evaluated verbal confrontation,” “Here's the uncomfortable truth that the vast majority decline to swallow: If virtual the truth is going to remove, it will be on the wings of smut.

It's not going to be running PlayStation diversions or movies from significant film studios that make VR standard. It will be organizations like Kink.com, Naughty America and PornHub that persuade each family they require a VR headset. That is, the length of the makers is sufficiently shrewd to stay off the beaten path. HTC or Oculus don't have to grasp the porn business essentially, yet they have to not effectively attempt and thrashing it. Simply take a gander at what happened to poor Betamax when Sony chose it needed nothing to do with erotic entertainment. The business grasped VHS and the rest is history.”

So also, Mashable.com's article, “Virtual reality porn is here,” starts with the perception, “There remains threefold subject people have a trend to ask when virtual reality comes up in conversation [:] ‘Will it make me debilitated?'; ‘When would I be able to purchase it?' and ‘Is there porn on it yet?'”

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VixenVR has recently launched VR strip club experience with San Francisco's Gold Club!

Indeed, “for all intents and anticipations” no individual in the tech realm questions that VR will be the Next Big Thing in excitement, and when Hollywood makes sense of how to adapt it—VR theatres that take after Star Trek's holodeck?— the beneficial interaction between standard VR substance and porn will be unavoidable, with a huge number of grown-ups picking top of the line seeing gadgets apparently to see movies like Avengers VR yet sneaking down in the dead of night to watch XXX VR movies from Vixens VR.

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Furthermore, who wouldn't pay great cash to see the VR rendition of “A Day on a Porn Set,” where viewers can take after performing artists from the room into the changing areas, the lounge, possibly the lavatory?

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HoloGirlsVR is the spinoff VR division of HoloFilm Prodcutions

HoloFilm Productions, obviously, as of now has what it calls “syntholograms”: PC vivified ladies, regularly taking into account genuine porn stars, who are modified to play out whatever virtual sexual act the client needs, and award winning VR sex toy maker Kiiroo has as of now cooperated with BaDoink VR to offer degenerates—male and female—that will react to signs installed inside VR content, so that whatever the virtual lady is doing on-screen, the penis sleeve is doing in the client's lap.

Additionally, being discussed is “expanded reality” (AR), where the HMD takes the made substance and overlays it onto this present reality. Of course, it's incredible to watch your most loved porn star giving you virtual head in a porn-set setting—however, imagine a scenario in which she could be seen doing it in your own particular room. That is not very far away.

With regards to the fate of VR, it's difficult to say—so how about we discuss VR's available. The New York Times, out of every other place on earth, is putting forth VR scenes of the presidential hopefuls, destitute workers and Paris challenges on its site, and some land organizations are recording VR walkthroughs for properties they need to offer. A few e-rears hope to consolidate VR into their sites to help customers in choosing which things to purchase. Furthermore, as per Gizmodo, even Barack Obama has attempted VR.

Yet, truly, virtual the truth is as of now at such an early phase of improvement that, to quote previous Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the keep running up to the Iraq War, “There is distinguished known. … There are known issues. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't have the greyest idea. However, there are additionally obscure questions. There are things we don't know we don't have the haziest idea.”

Moreover, that is wherein the best anyone shy of an architect can say in regards to the fate of virtual reality, both in porn and in whatever remains of the world.

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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