According to a report published yesterday, virtual reality porn is predicted to be a billion dollar industry within a decade :
Your eyes open to a beautiful woman, scantily clad in red lace lingerie. She bats her eyes flirtatiously, then slowly makes her way over to you.
But this is not a flesh-and-blood woman; it’s a three-dimensional performer in a 360-degree immersive video so convincing you can barely tell the difference. In virtual reality, as nowhere else, donning a pair of clunky goggles allows you to pursue your wildest sexual fantasies.
For virtual reality to become a viable business, pornography, which tends to rank among any new technology’s earliest and most eager adopters, will need to play a starring role, analysts say.
By 2025, such adult content is forecast to be a $1 billion business, the third-biggest virtual-reality sector, after videogames ($1.4 billion) and NFL-related content ($1.23 billion), according to estimates from Piper Jaffray. It’s the next “mega tech theme” in the U.S., akin to the mobile-phone industry 15 years ago, analyst Gene Munster said.
The relationship between adult film and virtual reality will likely be mutually beneficial for the top players — with pornography bolstering the sales and use of headsets, and subscriptions giving the porn industry a much-desired new revenue stream, said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
“It could revolutionize an industry that has been stagnant for many years,” he said.
The porn industry is betting new advances in the technology can convince more people to pay for the content, since sales of traditional adult video have actually been slowing. Revenue growth among adult and pornographic websites increased at an annualized rate of just 0.3% to $3.3 billion over the five-year period ending in 2015, as the business grapples with high piracy rates and the proliferation of free sites such as PornHub that offer homemade content with few ads, according to IBISWorld Market Research.
Meanwhile, another VR porn pay site has launched – BadoinkVR promises full 360 degree VR porn movies that puts you in the middle of orgy scenes.
And the biggest porn site online – PornHub – are pushing virtual sex through a realistic ‘robotic twerking ass’ that can be synchronised with their vr porn movies :