Oculus Will Not Block Porn, VR Sex Toys (NSFW)

NicoleMotta on Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 05:54:01 PM

Oculus Will Not Block Porn, VR Sex Toys (NSFW)

At the Silicon Valley VR Conference in San Jose, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey revealed that Oculus will not block X-rated content.

"The Rift is an open platform. We don't control what software can run on it and that's a big deal," said Luckey in a panel discussion at the event. Some companies are already taking advantage of this, bringing porn to life by integrating sex toys with the on-screen action. Lovense and VirtualRealPorn have partnered to bring this concept to fruition. Lovense provides the toys and VirtualRealPorn provides the content. Starting with the Oculus Rift headset, the companies are offering connected sex toys that rotate, pulsate, and vibrate in sync with the VR action on the headset. The toys - Max and Nora - connect to the VR headset using a Bluetooth dongle. The rabbit-style Nora toy will rotate to match the actor's speed and its arm will vibrate when the performers' bodies meet. Max is a Fleshlight-like toy which will contract and vibrate along with the actress's performance.

"Viewing virtual porn is more work and requires more components compared to viewing regular porn," said Lovense founder Dan Liu. "But viewing regular porn is sometimes too much work, too. It's not unusual for people to spend a lot of their time finding the right video and a fraction of the time actually getting off." Existing Nora and Max toys will work with the new VR features but users will need VirtualRealPorn's VirtualRealPlayer to have VR sync. VirtualRealPlayer is currently compatible with Windows computers and the Oculus DK1 and DK2 headsets. The player will be supported on the Oculus Consumer Version when it launches next year. Lovense and VirtualRealPorn plan to extend support to Samsung Gear VR, Android, and iOS in Q4 2015 and Q3 2015, respectively.

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