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Pornhub becomes first adult entertainment provider to offer free VR content

By Shawn Knight
Mar 23, 2016
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  1. Feeling totally immersed in the moment, as if you've been transported to another world – that's the goal of virtual reality and whichever platform best excels at this will ultimately rise to the top of the food chain.

    Hardware is only half the story as you also need a compelling and convincing experience to immerse yourself in. If there there was an industry that relied heavily on realism and immersion, it's the adult entertainment industry.

    Pornhub is one of several adult entertainment providers investing heavily in the future of VR. The company on Tuesday announced that it had partnered with adult VR entertainment specialist BaDoinkVR to launch a virtual reality category on its site. According to the press release, the move makes Pornhub the first to offer free 360-degree adult content.

    Pornhub Vice President Corey Price said it's their duty to provide their global audience with the latest in cutting edge technology. Virtual reality is the next phase in the constantly metamorphosing world of adult entertainment and will provide users with a mesmeric experience unlike anything they’ve seen before. The executive added that its users are not only able to view content but be protagonists in the experience and interact with their favorite porn stars.

    What if you don't have a VR headset? No problem – Pornhub is giving away 10,000 smartphone-holding Google Cardboard-style headsets to anyone that wants one (although they're probably all gone by this point).

    As Motherboard correctly points out, giving away free cardboard headsets runs the risk of implying that smartphone-enabled virtual reality is an accurate representation of modern virtual reality. Granted, I haven't tried any of the modern virtual reality platforms but based on first-hand accounts from those that have, cardboard-style headsets are hardly comparable to what something like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive offers.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +530

    I'm not a fan of porn but I do think it's funny that someone is wearing this crazy camera helmet while trying to do it.
     
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  3. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Booster Posts: 57   +21

    So, you're saying you don't like Porn???
     
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +530

    I try my best to avoid it.
     
  5. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    ... and so it begins ...
     
    Geforcepat likes this.
  6. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    what's going to be funny is when they take the VR rig off after and find their wife, GF, Mom, Dad, friends etc standing there and the mutual shock
     
  7. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    yeah, but then they'll all start trying to barrow it and wont quite tell you why
     
  8. lripplinger

    lripplinger TS Addict Posts: 260   +90

    The internet is for porn...the internet is for porn! PORN....PORN...PORRRRNNNNNN!!!
     
  9. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,684   +791

    You knew it would happen but the better one would be to film somebody watching porn with that silly thing on their head ..... something tells me that would be an absolute scream!
     
    Axle Grease likes this.
  10. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +27

    XD
    Riiiiiiiiight.
     
  11. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 513   +46

    Remember there are two kinds of men in this world ... w4nkers and liars :D



    On a side note, the PH app updated last night and I noticed the google vr logo.... what a steaming pile of crap. It's deffo not a vr experience. I have played many games on the DK2 and they work fine. VR porn though is like you are well watching porn through a distorted camera lens. I love porn, but this is not for me!
     
  12. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    Can't say I'm a fan of porn either, it's gone from sexy and enticing to rectal prolapse in HD, I'll pass thanks
     
  13. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 820   +231

    Like music porn has many different kinds and sometimes you need to look to find what you want, mainstream anything is never the best.
     
  14. Lightspeed

    Lightspeed TS Enthusiast Posts: 33

    C'mon, we all gotta try this once at least...then we can pass an educated judgement.
     

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