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This Is What Virtual Reality Porn Is Like

This might be the closest you'll ever come to being a porn star

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(Photo: Naughty America, Photo Illustration: R.A. Di Ieso)
Jan 08, 2016 at 6:17 PM ET

Good news for anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to have a porn-star penis: One of the nation’s largest producers of porn has created first-person virtual reality smut.

The concept of virtual reality porn isn’t new. A Nexis search shows the idea popped up in newspapers as early as 1994, and sci-fi fans know the idea has been around for much longer—notably in the Star Wars Holiday Special. Startups rushed to create real virtual reality porn as soon as the first Oculus Rift prototype came out in June 2013, further proving the tired notion that every time a new technology emerges someone will immediately find a way to use it for porn. (Tired but true: French filmmakers Eugène Pirou and Albert Kirchner produced the first erotic film in 1896, just months after the Lumière brothers held the world’s first film screening.)

But until recently VR porn was still a fringe idea void of any major backing. That all changed this past July when the established porn production company Naughty America announced their plans to create VR content.

Now their virtual 180-degree erotica is finally available. Naughty America announced that the company has VR porn videos on their site. The porn is viewable on either the Samsung Gear VR or the forthcoming Oculus Rift, which begins shipping to pre-order customers around June.

Reporters who are getting a demo of the content this week at CES seem mostly tickled by the first-person nature of the videos. It was probably the first time any of these tech journalists looked down at their body to see tattoos, rippling abs and two women stimulating their penis. Viewers can select the POV of either a male or female porn star.

Of course, there’s no way to get the full experience of the video without a device, but here are some samples of the Naughty America VR porn content.

Viewers can only access the Naughty America VR porn after paying for a membership. A monthly membership comes at the steep price (for porn) of $24.95, but the company is betting that immersion technology is what it will take to get viewers to finally pay for pornography again.

They aren’t alone: Some financial experts predict VR adult content will be a $1 billion industry in just 10 years.