3 Things To Know About Substitutional Virtual Reality Porn, Because It's Coming Your Way Soon

The sex of the future is disease-free, consequence-free, and doesn't even require leaving the house. Sound hot? Then virtual reality porn is definitely for you. Although a few companies have already thrown their (jimmy) hats in the ring to create this kind of digital adult entertainment, the race is on to see who comes out on top. So far, we have Virtual Porn 360, which gives you a full panorama of pleasure, as well as Virtual Real Porn, which syncs up your sex toys to porn videos so you can "play" along.

Recently, Japanese sex toy company Tenga got in the game, and put a new twist on this cutting edge technology. Using a head-mounted display and headphones, they experimented with a SR (Substitutional Reality) System, which basically substitutes live footage and reality with pre-recorded footage. According to the Anime News Network, one lucky journalist got to try the system out, and learned the hard way that what you see is not necessarily what you get. Of course, the virtual part of "virtual reality" porn is a given, but when done right, it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between fact and f(r)iction. Here are three things to know about SR virtual reality porn:

1. SR Virtual Reality Porn Can Make Fantasy Indistinguishable From Reality

In the beginning of the experiment, the journalist can see porn actress Love Saotome right in front of him and they both wave at each other in acknowledgement. However, at a moment's notice, her physical form can be supplanted with a pre-recorded image, which is where fantasy and reality start to blend.

2. A Human Touch Helps Maintain The Illusion

Tenga's director, Takashi Matsūra, touches the journalist as he sees the porn star walk out of his field of vision to help maintain the illusion of what he sees on the headset.

3. It's A Great Way To Sell Sex Toys

Once the pre-recorded footage takes over, Saotome starts to undress and offer the journalist a pleasure aid. He has no idea she's not doing this IRL, which seems like the best way ever to get a guy to buy a sex toy. Not only is SR virtual porn the future of porn, it's definitely the future of advertising, too.

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