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VR Porn Still Shows Gender Discrimination

Recently, an adult entertainment studio asked me to comment on their Virtual Reality experiences from a female point of view. I thought to myself: Hell Yeah!  And girl was I wrong. It was everything but interesting and fun – and I was really in the mood sipping a glass of wine, comfortably seated in my chair, just waiting the whole thing to explode. Nothing. Zero. Nada.

Let’s start from the very beginning. I tried Google Cardboard when a year ago and was pretty surprised how good it seemed to be. Back then I haven’t tried it on VR porn but more ‘innocent’ stuff as roller coasters, diving experiences etc. Every niche of entertainment industry explores various directions, and VR is no different. To be perfectly honest, it is known that whenever a new piece of consumer-facing technology is developed, one of the first questions asked is “How it could be used for porn (industry)?” All you need is a device everyone has – a smartphone running Android (or iOS) and $10-20 for a pair of cardboard goggles. Is it worth it? From a ladies perspective – I don’t think so.

While for an immersive adult VR experience you might need a membership service on premium sites such as HoloGirls VR, channels such as PornHub still have a collection of free VR videos a client can enjoy. A male client! Let’s say that an average woman (straight/bisexual/lesbian/pansexual) wants to experience VR Porn and enjoy it. 95 percent of the content is still made for male viewers. Discrimination? First, let’s take a look at the stats.

PornHub claims to be the largest adult entertainment website, confirmed by their numbers from 2015. Total visits reached a staggering 21.2 billion. In 2015 alone, they streamed 75GB of data a second, which translates to as much porn content as almost the storage capacity of every 16GB iPhone in the world. Unsurprisingly so, United States is the largest market for the site, with American visitors accounting for about 41% of our overall traffic, followed by the United Kingdom in at second place and India knocking Canada out of 3rd place.

Can we get a guy with a six pack please?

Can we get a great looking guy looking at me as a women please?

And now for the interesting part. In 2015 the most searched term on the site was ‘lesbian’. Lady-on-lady loving was also the most popular among our female viewers. LADY-ON-LADY! PornHub quotes Dr. Meredith Chivers of Queens University whose research has shown that “women are aroused by all kinds of sexual activity/imagery, whether they are gay or straight, while straight men are usually not aroused by gay porn and gay men generally not aroused by straight porn.” At the same time, the number of women watching adult content is growing. 2014 saw 23% of all visitors being the members of the fairer sex, and that number rose to 24% by the end of 2015.

Here we have a chicken and an egg situation. If the number of female viewers is on the rise – why the content isn’t at all suggested to be – a little bit more female? Why wouldn’t an actress lay tied on the bed having focus on enjoying being aroused with, either male, either female (or both) characters.

To be fairly honest, I don’t think there’s a lot of women that would be aroused looking downside to see glamorous blonde (teen/nun/mature/underline preferred) sucking her – cock?! Well, this is what you get in more than 90 percent of all the adult content. “How I met Misha,” “Fiery Sienna” or “Relaxing Afternoon” are just some VR titles you can find on such websites. I don’t know how about you girls, but I don’t find a lot of satisfaction in “Working it out (with my ‘Johnny’) with Lisa Rowe” or have a “Dance lesson (on my ‘Willie’) teached by a fat teen Asian slut”. The derogatory terms used by the adult industry perhaps carry even more of stigma than the content itself.

After all, watching people having sex of making love should be a more ‘entertaining’ proposal than mainstream Hollywood competing in how much blood and gore can they include while maintaining a family-friendly PG-13 rating. It’s much more important to blew somebody’s brain out than show a pair of tits. That’s a topic for another conversation altogether.

So, even though I wasn’t happy with what the ‘adultmale entertainment industry’ offers to the ladies, I don’t think this is a finished chapter. One of the bigger steps forward will be so-called ‘teledildonic’ devices that would bring satisfaction to a possible maximum ensuring you feel everything that is happening (a lick, a kiss or a penetration).

One of the ‘accidental’ pioneers was no other than an old perv Woody Allen, whose 1973 movie “Sleeper” presented The Orgasmatron, a machine that would induce orgasm for two people stepping inside of it.

Real life pioneers come from KIIROO, a company out of Netherlands whose slogan says: “Technology designed for lovers, no matter how far apart.” One of their first products was Pearl – a remote controlled vibrator. Still, it seemed to be tailored for male population even though woman can use it for her own pleasure as well. In the video presenting the product, the main focus is to “touch and lick the vibrator” so the man can feel the sensations.

In KIIROO, they aren’t stopping inventing new stuff but again, guess what – for male pleasure. It’s a high-tech male masturbator called Onyx. Onyx is compatible with Pearl so the man, except blowjob, can have the sensation of the real penetration with the help of ten rings inside which are capable of sending and receiving tactile sensory data, and responding to data received by contracting and expanding. While Pearl is currently only capable of sending data, a model capable of receiving data from Onyx and other Pearls is in the works. More on KIIROO can be found in this interesting report from VICE:

Who knows, perhaps products such as OhMiBod can move the needle into a more balanced world of both male and female entertainment, but that’s still one manufacturer too little. Until this male focused industry starts to look at the business aspect and monetization numbers; see how much women vs. man pay the subscription services, I’ll have another glass of wine and go back to the real stuff.

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and might not reflect the view of the VR World.

  • Prettywillie

    Liberals would like to put themselves in charge of porn. And why shouldn’t they? Don’t people in Hell ask for ice cream? The fembots will arrive soon, then this foolishness will come to an end.