My first encounter with Virtual Reality porn

Yes, you’re reading this right: I watched virtual reality porn and I’m not afraid to admit it. In fact, I’m all for trying out new things and to be honest, in this particular case I just couldn’t resist!

I remember exactly the first time I crossed paths with virtual reality. It was at a friend’s birthday party, little over a year ago. I was making conversation when all of a sudden, at the other end of the room, people were huddling together. There were ‘ooohs’ and ‘woows’ coming from somewhere in the middle. Nosy as I am, immediately wiggled myself into the small gathering.

My friend had gotten a Google Cardboard. It was him in the center making the sounds and awkwardly moving around, pointing his hands towards something seemingly invisible. After a couple of minutes -and a lot of ‘gimme, gimme!’s- it was time to pass the Cardboard on to the next person. The next of course, being me.

Google Cardboard, for many their first encounter with virtual reality

As I pulled it over my eyes, the world changed from a jam-packed apartment to what appeared a real life safari trip. All viewed through those boxy peep holes. While it felt somewhat surreal in the beginning, slowly I started getting immersed in the video -which to me, no longer felt like a video — and the noises around me disappeared. Shortly after, the ‘ooohs’ and ‘woows’ were coming from my mouth… while I was reaching for an elephants trunk.


The next day, I ordered my own Google Cardboard. What followed were a few days of watching VR videos on YouTube 360 and trying out some simple VR games. And, of course, awing my friends and family with their first virtual reality experience :)

At some point, I remember asking myself: “If a safari video makes me feel like I can touch the elephant in front of me, how real would a porn scene feel in virtual reality?” And you know me, I like to try out new things.

Disclosure: I’m a single, 29-year old guy. I do ‘get out’ enough and — believe it or not- I have a reasonably active sex life. Just in case you were wondering…

So I went ahead and googled for ‘cardboard porn’ and shortly after I was browsing PornHub’s virtual reality porn section.

PornHub’s VR section contains hundreds of samples of virtual porn videos.

Even though they weren’t as immersive as the safari experience, the porn scenes I watched really made me feel like I was right there with this hot girl. I was still aware of my (real) surroundings, but it felt totally different from watching a regular porn video. It is so much more intense and intimate. And, instead of browsing through a dozen of videos, with VR porn just one or two scenes were all I needed.

The first thing I noticed when watching the scenes, was the 180° field of view. When I looked behind me I only saw black space. It didn’t really bother me much, because there was this insanely hot girl right in front of me. Why would I look elsewhere? Later on I realized that looking behind me is something I should not want. Because even though the male body in the scene felt like it was my own, it really wasn’t. No need to see proof of that.

Part of the reason why the free PornHub videos didn’t really work out for me was the short duration. Just when I got pulled in, the scene would either change or end. In addition, the quality wasn’t that great.

So, I did two things: first I got myself a Samsung Gear VR. I already owned a Galaxy S6, so it was a relatively small investment. The second was something I never thought I’d do: pay for porn.

With all the free stuff out there, I always wondered how porn studios could ever make money. Why pay when you can get it for free, right? Who cares if it’s not full length or in 4K resolution. I never need more than 15 minutes anyway. Virtual reality porn on the other hand, is a whole different cookie. You need to get totally immersed in the scene. For this, the two factors that don’t really matter for the regular stuff are vital for VR porn.

I did some research on VR porn sites and finally got a subscription to one of the better VR porn studios. That same night, I went to see if I had thrown away my money. It appeared I didn’t.

“I’ve never ever considered paying for porn. Virtual reality changed that…”

I put on the GearVR and before I knew it, I found myself at the swimming pool of a luxury villa. A beautiful girl was walking towards me, looking straight at me, with a promising smile on her face. “Surely, she can’t be coming to me”, I thought. “I could never have a girl this hot.” Then I realized: “this is virtual reality. Anything is possible.” Then the girl started talking and before I could process what she was saying, she was on top of me…

In a VR porn scene you can look around 180° More than this is’t needed, and not desired :)

Wow! If I thought the free virtual porn was amazing, it pales in comparison to this. It’s like watching Star Wars on a smartphone v.s in an iMAX theater. The ultra high quality video and 3D audio, watched on my Gear VR completely pulled me in. In a matter of seconds! And while watching regular porn kind of feels like a business transaction (you know what I mean), this actually is an enjoyable experience. For me, any time I watched porn before, was just ‘getting it done’. But this, this was something else…

So yes, I’ve tried virtual reality porn and I like it. In fact, I might never go back to watching regular porn again :)

If you’re thinking about giving it a shot yourself, really have a look at UltimateVRporn.com. This site has top-notch reviews of all the best VR porn websites. Also, they offer guides to get the optimal quality out of your VR headset. They have a guide for Cardboard porn, Gear VR porn, and for all the other headsets as well.

Good luck on your own virtual reality porn adventure!