Virtual reality is set to invade almost every area of our lives – even the bedroom.
A new study suggests people are becoming more receptive to using VR to play out their sexual fantasies.
The research found 16 per cent of British women would like to have sex in virtual reality, with 40 per cent admitting technology would make sex more fun and enjoyable.
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Sixteen per cent of British women would like to have sex in virtual reality, with 40 per cent admitting that technology would make sex more fun and enjoyable (stock image)
VIRTUAL REALITY SEX
In August, CamSoda launched a virtual reality platform that allows users to physically interact with each other via connected and coordinating sex toys.
VR sex devices have been designed by Kiiroo, who have made a ‘female’ and ‘male’ designed simulator.
The simulator feeds pressure data from the female’s toy to the male toy or ‘sleeve’ in real time to simulate the feeling of sex.
As with real sex, it involves both parties – the male sleeve tightens based on the pressure it feels on the female toy, and the female toy gets feedback from the sleeve regarding speed and intensity.
Daron Lundeen, president of CamSoda, said: ‘This replicates a real life experience creating pulsating vibrations on each end with each person.’
The study, by Stockholm-based Natural Cycles, a fertility tracking app, suggests Brits love sex even more than social media, with 95 per cent of participants saying they would give up social media for sex.
The group interviewed 2,618 women, between the ages of 17 and 50, about their sexual preferences and whether they would be receptive to technology in the bedroom.
Fifteen per cent said that they currently use apps to find sexual satisfaction, while 20 per cent said they would like to use social media for sexual arousal.
Sex toys were very popular among participants, with 63 per cent admitting they use or would like to use the devices.
Dr Elina Berglund, co-founder of Natural Cycles, said: ‘Brits love tech and are open minded about its use when it comes to sex.
‘Future technologies, like advanced wearable tech, virtual reality, intelligent sex toys and artificial skin, are becoming part of our everyday lives and redefining the way we enjoy sex.’
As well as being used to simulate ordinary sex, virtual reality could also be used one day to fulfil fetishes and fantasies.
Dr Trudy Barber, a lecturer in the School of Media and Performing Arts at Portsmouth University, told MailOnline: ‘Virtual Reality and sexual fetishism have been discussed for quite some time.
In August, CamSoda launched a virtual reality platform that allows users to physically interact with each other via connected and coordinating sex toys
EVOLUTION OF SEX
A recent report from Bondara claims:
By 2030, most people will have some form of virtual sex as casually as they browse porn today.
By 2035 the majority of people will own sex toys that interact with virtual reality sex.
‘Sexbots’ will start to appear in high-income, very wealthy households as soon as 2025.
Sex with robots will be more popular than human-human sex in 2050.
Love and the act of sex is set to become increasingly separate, with relationships increasingly becoming based on more than just sex.
‘The important thing to remember about VR is that it needs to be immersive – you need to feel that you are “actually there” in the VR generated world without “leaving here” your present physical place.
‘In a VR environment you can explore as many types of sexual engagement as there are people to invent and create them.
‘There is a plethora of 3D porn movies available for VR with appropriate teledildonic devices – but for specific sexual fetishes there needs to be specific world builders available – as no two persons fetish are alike.
‘As with our personal data that enables services to identify our individual tastes and consumer habits – the same can be said of VR.
‘Tailored construction of specific fetishistic worlds is the way forward – but it will be costly.’