Manufacturer’s are a Roadblock for the VR Porn Industry

Virtual reality is the hottest new technology to take the adult entertainment industry by storm. This technology will allow for users to make their wildest fantasies a reality all from the comfort and security of their own homes. When virtual reality videos are filmed, the actors and actresses must focus on the cameras in order to give the video that personal and realistic touch. Virtual reality is going to be the perfect getaway for anyone needing a break from reality should it progress as expected in the future.

Some people believe that virtual reality may be the saving grace that the adult entertainment industry needs to get people interested again. Located in San Fernando Valley, the adult entertainment industry has been technology forward since back in the 70’s.

Now, the industry is in the lead again as they explore all of the different potential that VR has to offer. Many are optimistic about the turnout of this new technology that is coming soon. The adult entertainment industry has really been struggling as of late since it has had to deal with free and amateur pornography on websites and not to mention the piracy it has been attacked by in the past few years.

The experts in the adult entertainment industry have estimated that over half of virtual reality content to be pornography related. The pornography market reached $93 million in its revenue for the year of 2017 and it is estimated that by the year 2025 that number will be up to approximately $1.4 billion, or so Gene Munster, the head of research firm Loup Ventures says.

Users are able to view AR/VR Porn using virtual reality headsets with no restrictions so long as the content will load. Samsung and Oculus, two very major VR headset manufacturers, do not allow anything related to pornography in their application stores.

This is the current roadblock that VR companies face because it’s harder for them to reach a wider audience when users cannot access the content on their personal headset. Sure, they can go to the website and download or view the videos there, but the headsets provide a more user-friendly experience.

Unfortunately, it may take some time to overcome this obstacle as the majority of the public are anti-porn sentiment and major businesses aren’t going to put their own company in jeopardy just to make it easier on the adult entertainment industry. Can you really blame them?

There are many VR users that have found ways to workaround this roadblock and access adult content from their VR device(s) but it’s not an easy task. For example, you can first download the video to your phone, granted it’s an Android and compatible with a headset. Then you can manually navigate to the movie(s) you want to load.

If you have a PSVR you’ll have to use a thumb drive to transfer the files from your desktop to your headset. Apple users won’t find any adult entertainment apps in the App Store either. So iPhone users will need to use a workaround to watch adult content on their VR device.

One solution? Offer an age verification to the apps so they can’t be accessed by the wrong audience. Naughty America even offered to invest in the technology to provide this age verification on its app but they haven’t had any manufacturers respond positively. It is possible that this may someday change.