Getting Started with Virtual Reality VR Porn on iPhone/iOS

Hear about the awesomeness of virtual reality porn, but don’t know how to get started? This guide will get you up running in no time!

Tutorial Length: ~15-20 minutes.

How VR Porn Works

In short, you download videos, load them into your iOS device, put the device in the headset and watch! Virtual porn videos are played as what is known as a side-by-side format. It displays two of the same video on the phone, and the headset merges them into one 3D video.

side-by-side video

In addition to immersive 3D video, there is head-tracking in 3D porn so you can literally look around in a scene.

This guide will take you through the following steps to get started and will take about 15 minutes:

  • Show you how to find the porn
  • Give you an overview of VR headsets
  • Show you how to watch the porn in 3D with head-tracking

Finding the Videos

I am going to start with the hardest part first because the rest is easy. You can easily find side-by-side videos, but the head tracking is where the reality in virtual reality part kicks in, so how the heck do you find a video that supports side-by-side and head-tracking?

Enter VirtualRealPorn

I think almost everyone will agree that VirtualRealPorn is one of top free distributors for head-tracked VR porn, and you don’t even need to sign up.

To get started right away without paying a dime, head over to https://virtualrealporn.com/videos/ and download some trailers. It is important to go here as these trailers support head-tracking once loaded.

View any video, then click on download button that says “SmartPhone” to get the proper file type.

For full length videos… you’ll have to figure that one out on your own.

The VR Headset — Google Cardboard

Let’s just get straight to to it. Use Google Cardboard. I have tried some of the more expensive solutions, plastic versions, but for price and functionality, cardboard wins hands down. In addition, some of the plastic versions have the lenses too far from the eyes, so it looks like you are watching a movie in a small box. Cardboard puts the images closer to your face so it feels more immersive. Note that there is a trick after assembling your google cardboard.

Use mailing tape along the edges of your cardboard to further protect against your face oils.

Just hold the cardboard to your face once and you will see the areas you should cover with tape to prevent wear on the cardboard.

Choices of Cardboard

D-scope Pro V2— $17 (My choice)
This is one of the most popular Google Cardboard viewers, and the previous version was a top seller on Amazon. This new version has bigger 37mm lenses!

Google Cardboard Kit v2 — $20
For a couple more dollars you can get the same thing as a D-scope pro, but with a headband. I use a belt as a headband (free adjustments!), so I didn’t need the extra accessory.

Other Cardboard Solutions — $15–40
If you don’t like either of the above, a simple Amazon search will reveal more choices! For the record, I tried a couple (including the fancy plastic ones) and while they might seem more functional, adjustable, they end up being heavier, clunkier, and the fine lens distance adjustments really don’t help — you’re going to feel fatigue no matter what. Also, the distance between the lenses and the phone is greater in some of the plastic ones, creating a “movie watching” affect instead of an “immersion” effect.

Viewing Tips

Eye Fatigue
When you first use cardboard, your eyes will probably not be used to it and you will feel fatigue. Your eyes will eventually get used to it, but even so, though I am not an optometrist I recommend you don’t watch VR porn for too long, perhaps in 10–15 minute stretches. Do what you feel comfortable with.

Quick Head Mount
One trick to create a make-shift head mount is to just use a belt. Works great and is free. Don’t bother spending more on fancy headset gear.

The VR Viewer — Mobile VR Viewer

Mobile VR Station, side-by-side viewing app w/ head tracking

For iOS one of the best rated apps is Mobile VR Station. You need this viewer so you can load and play side-by-side videos as well as get the head tracking ability.

Mobile VR Station is free to download, but you will need to upgrade for a few dollars to watch longer playback of videos. The free version will be fine to watch the sample trailers, but for a few video you will need to upgrade. Do not worry though, as it is just a couple of bucks.

Learning Mobile VR Viewer

Navigating in the Viewer
To get a quick feel for how the viewer works, tap on the Player button. Basically you navigate around the app by moving your head. The “cursor” is in the middle of the screen, and you “look around” to move the cursor. To tap on an icon, hover over it with your head-tracked cursor.


Loading the VR Viewer — youtube.com/watch?v=D_qT4PQnoDg
This video shows you how to add the video to your iPhone from your computer.


Configuring Mobile VR Viewer — youtube.com/watch?v=dWqbzlC6ox0
This video will show you how to configure your video to use side-by-side and get the proper head tracking behavior. TLDR; you need to select the video and set the viewing type to 3D 180 Dome Side-by-side.

Now that you know how to use Mobile VR Viewer, load up the trailers and prepare to get hooked!

Conclusion

Hopefully this guide helped you get a glimpse into the future of porn with ease. If you successfully completed this guide, I am sure you will agree that virtual porn is here to stay. :)