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VR porn industry growing; search results up by 9,900 per cent on Google

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Published Jul 4, 2016, 1:47 pm IST
Updated Jul 4, 2016, 5:23 pm IST
The increase in the number of VR porn searches is due to the inception numerous high-end VR headsets such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
A recent forecast said that VR will become a $40 billion industry by 2020. (Representational image)
 A recent forecast said that VR will become a $40 billion industry by 2020. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Virtual Reality (VR) technology has been growing at a rapid pace with myriad tech vanguards burning the candle at both ends to develop new and improved VR headsets.

Though the technology is fairly new, a recent forecast said that it will become a $40 billion market by 2020.

Surprisingly, however, Google trends data via VRTalk.com suggested the most of it is currently driven by the virtual pornographic content.

To be more specific, searches for VR porn content have increased 100-fold from November 2014 to April 2016, which is a 9,900 per cent increase in a matter of just 17 months.

The main talking point over here is how porn is playing a big role in the growth of the overall VR industry; it has been observed time and again how new technology has a direct co-relation with the libidos of individuals.

In the past, an eerie fact that has been monitored is the role of the porn industry and the medium they adopt to push content. Now, as the XXX industry mulls greater integration of VR, people are again thinking about how the new technology can cater to their ‘virtual’ sexual fantasies.

Thanks to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and mobile headsets

The increase in the number of VR porn searches is due to the inception numerous high-end VR headsets such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Coming to the mobile space, there are headsets such as Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and a slew of other ones manufactured by less prominent firms.

When people buy these headsets, they don’t really have much knowledge regarding the functionality and experience offered by the devices.

A common tendency, as pointed out by the aforementioned Google search data trend, indicated that people are more likely to search for NSFW content while searching on the world’s largest search engine.

This has driven adult websites such as PornHub launch a dedicated website catering to adult VR videos which works with almost any headset. In fact, 360-degree porn clips are already doing rounds on numerous websites, citing a high demand for it.

However, this is just the beginning and there is a lot of research going on to create fully interactive environments, where people would be able to walk around in a virtual situation, with the help of these headsets.

Apart from that, the demand for VR porn has even pushed XXX-game developers to keep innovating and develop new kinds of VR games.

Considering the escalating demand for VR NSFW content, it won’t be wrong to say that the porn industry, coupled with enhanced headsets are helping in the rapid growth of the overall VR industry.

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