Virtual Reality Porn: How To Watch It


At Hot Octopuss we’re fans of new technology, especially if that new technology can be paired with awesome sex toys like the PULSE II SOLO. And nothing is more perfect for this than virtual reality porn, which puts you up close and personal with adult performers, either making it feel as if you’re in the same room or – in many cases – putting you right in the middle of the action, as it were. Most virtual reality videos available at the moment are the latter – point of view (POV) videos – presumably because there’s something really compelling about getting to pretend you’re a porn star. Who’d have thought?

Through your headset, with the right VR porn film, you can choose to be whoever you like, doing whatever turns you on: no wonder it’s proving so popular. But how do you get started? We’ve put together a quick guide on how to watch virtual reality porn, so if you haven’t tried it yet you’re just a few steps away from putting yourself in the picture.

Virtual reality porn: quick start guide

VR porn headsets

You don’t necessarily need an expensive VR headset if you want to try some virtual reality porn – in fact as long as you have a decent-ish smartphone all you need is a cheap headset for around £15. Google Cardboard is probably the most cost-effective virtual reality headset at less than £6 from Amazon, but it’s very basic and doesn’t come with a strap to secure it to your head. Which means your dreams of hands-free masturbation will go out of the window as you have to use at least one hand to hold up the viewer.

The best option is to grab a more robust headset with a head strap, like this one for just under £15. It’s made of plastic, so it’ll last longer, and not only does it come with a headstrap it’s also adjustable. So you pop your phone in, adjust the angle of viewing and focal distance, then you’re ready to go.

If you wear glasses, you can keep them on while you’re watching virtual reality, although you might find it easier and more comfortable to take them off – headsets which allow you to adjust the focal distance should be able to correct for your eyesight, so you may only need your glasses if you have a very strong prescription.

VR porn viewer

Once you’ve got your headset, the next thing you’ll need is a VR porn viewer – they’re available in the Google Play and Apple stores, and there’s a great guide here on which ones to use.

It might take you a while to get used to the controls – virtual reality porn is usually controlled by looking around at the option you want to select, then either using a button or slider on the side of your headset to choose what you want to do or staring at the menu option for long enough. So, for instance, the playback bar will be either at the top of your vision or the bottom, and if you want to click ‘play’ or ‘pause’ you look up or down at that icon, then use the button on the side of your viewer to select it.

It might take some getting used to, but once you’re there you have the whole world of VR porn at your … well … not your fingertips. In your sights.

VR porn on Oculus, Playstation and others

If you’ve got a bit more cash to splash, then you might want to pick up a VR console rather than relying on your phone. When we first drafted this guide, these were so expensive that we didn’t want to include them, but we’re updating in October 2017 because the price seems to be falling and more VR consoles are now accessible to consumers.

Playstation VR (£349 at time of writing) comes with the console and headset, and you should be ready to start watching VR porn as soon as you’ve set it up. And play video games too, if that’s your kink.

Oculus Rift (£399 at time of writing) comes just with the headset and controllers, though you will need a machine to use it with. It’s considered one of the best VR set-ups, but requires a fairly powerful computer to run the software well, so don’t go buying this unless you’re sure it will work with your machine!

HTC Vive (£399 at time of writing) is similarly priced to the Oculus and like the Oculus it requires a machine you can run it on. Again, though, you’ll get a much higher quality experience than you would using the cheap-as-chips phone apps we mentioned in the section above.

Choosing the right VR porn

There are plenty of sites which offer free virtual reality porn videos for you to test – Badoink and KinkVR are two of the big names in virtual reality porn (both of those links are NSFW – obviously), each offering a range of videos to choose from. If you’re after something that’s a bit less mainstream, Empowering Ava (made by Sssh.com) is a feminist porn film which features Lance Hart and Ava Mir-Ausziehen. You could also try LightSouthern, an Australian indie porn company which is doing some really fun things with VR.

For those who like something more direct, there are now live camming options for virtual reality. Cam4 and CamSoda both have dedicated virtual reality spaces which allow you to interact with cam performers in real time using your VR headset.

There are also online sex games that are created in VR – giving you a first-person perspective on sexy puzzles and challenges. Some allow you to hook up with other players, making them a little bit like World of Warcraft, but sexier. Future of Sex has a list of these games here.

Virtual reality porn and sex toys

OK, onto the best stuff, which we promised at the beginning: using virtual reality porn for hands-free masturbation. Once you’ve chosen your video, and you’ve got your headset ready, grab your PULSE II SOLO and a bit of lube if you like. Then position the PULSE II SOLO on your penis so that the oscillating PulsePlate sits just against your frenulum – the most sensitive part. Turn it on, and feel the vibrations running right from the head all the way through your shaft.

Then put on your headset.

It’s as simple as that, but there’s more you can try too – how about watching a VR pegging video and combining it with a great anal toy as well? Or watching VR porn with your partner – taking it in turns to ‘be’ the star of the video while the other one uses toys on you?

Virtual reality porn is still in its very early stages – the technology to film virtual reality porn is still quite expensive, meaning that the larger studios are currently dominating the VR porn landscape. But that’s looking to change, as the tech comes down in price and more people start realising the unique possibilities when you can put yourself at the centre of a porn scene. And with more producers able to afford the kit to create new virtual reality porn films, and a more diverse audience all looking for something unique from their VR porn, who knows what will come next?

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