Pornhub Launches Free Virtual Reality Channel for Oculus Rift

Pornhub Launches Free Virtual Reality Channel for Oculus Rift

If you need additional motivation to shell out big bucks for the Oculus Rift, consider this enticing announcement by Pornhub: The company has launched a completely free channel featuring more than two dozen videos of virtual reality porn with up to full 360-degrees of visual immersion.

While other companies in the adult industry have launched VR channels, Pornhub's videos being free will likely be a game-changer.

"At Pornhub it is our duty to provide our global audience with the latest in cutting edge technology," said Pornhub's Vice President, Corey Price. "Virtual reality is the next phase in the constantly metamorphosing world of adult entertainment, and will provide users with a mesmeric experience unlike anything they've seen before."

Pornhub, who partnered with BaDoinkVR in this project, says their VR videos will be playable with not only the Oculus Rift but also other VR headsets including Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.

Of course, there are a couple of catches. First of all, without a paid membership, videos max out at 720p rather than 1080p. Additionally, as you'd expect, early reports indicate that there are a lot of ads in the free version.

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That's it.
VR is saved.

And people said the price point would kill it. Where are you now folks?

But seriously, that's a nice try, but people will be making porn game for VR instead of watching regular porn. It's more immersive. Especially with some of the helping... gadgets I've seen on the internet. ;)

The future is here.

Whelp.

So long, humanity. It was a good run.

It is about damn time. I am so sick of two dimensional porn.

If the Porn industry supports it, then it's already won. Like DVDs and Blu Ray, porn is what truly determines what wins in entertainment formatting.

Porn. Saviour of escapism when things goes balls deep... wait, as much as this would be fun for some, would that put a bit of a dent in actual human contact?

HOLY FUCK!! One of the prophecies from Demolition Man is being foretold! Sex will be done through headsets we put on and banning of all physical contact.

*shock horror*

Next up, the three seashells!!!

Seriously though, next step are full body suits that allow you to virtually touch others over the internet using VR devices. I can see that happening in my lifetime easily.

Good to see that the Rule of First Adopters is in effect.

Can't wait!

Gotta reel it back here people.

Yes, you'll see your porn in FULL 360 DEGREE VISION! But a couple problems with that.
First, who really cares about what's BEHIND them in porn?
Second... a person's likely going to want to grope, yet they're going to feel nothing but air and be disappointed.
Third... they're likely going to want sex too, but that ain't going to be happening.

It ain't gonna be perfect people.

Chessrook44:

First, who really cares about what's BEHIND them in porn?

Fairly often, this will concern at least one participant.

Chessrook44:
First, who really cares about what's BEHIND them in porn?

Group scenes come to mind, orgies and such.

But yeah, I perused to current offerings to see what the fuss was about and it's kind of pointless. I mean, I wasn't using an actual headset so I expect there's some benefit to the perspective, but aside from the view only being 180 degrees (if that), the majority of videos really just feature a girl in front of a guy, and there's really not many places to be looking.

Still, I'm sure that'll get better with time.

What bothers me more is the lack of distinction lately between 360? video and VR. To me, it's not VR unless there's actually a virtual environment. As in, you can move around within it, even a little, even if you can only move your head to view thing things from a different angle. If it's just a static viewpoint into a recorded video, then it's not VR, just normal POV video that happens to be best experienced with a headset.

wulfy42:
Next up, the three seashells!!!

Seriously though, next step are full body suits that allow you to virtually touch others over the internet using VR devices. I can see that happening in my lifetime easily.

It does already exist. Maybe not full body suits yet, but there are devices out there that allow you to ..erm.. stimulate your partner from miles away.

Baffle:

Chessrook44:

First, who really cares about what's BEHIND them in porn?

Fairly often, this will concern at least one participant.

Aww shucks, you beat me to it...

Chessrook44:
Gotta reel it back here people.

Yes, you'll see your porn in FULL 360 DEGREE VISION! But a couple problems with that.
First, who really cares about what's BEHIND them in porn?
Second... a person's likely going to want to grope, yet they're going to feel nothing but air and be disappointed.
Third... they're likely going to want sex too, but that ain't going to be happening.

It ain't gonna be perfect people.

It's not about being able to see what's behind you. Joke responses aside. It's about the immersion of feeling like you're in that room and being to look around and observe it like you would. Immersion is what VR offers. I could see this being very lucrative in making porn that much more interactive. Like others are saying, if porn adopts this new media, it will survive.

There is something different about looking at a flat screen from a distance compared to looking through a screen as though you're in the environment. This is true of so many more scenarios than just porn. For example, I use google cardboard to explore museums and watch videos. There is something different about feeling like you're in a movie theater watching a movie or like you're in a museum looking at art than just looking at a 2d representation of them.

How long until somebody "Think of the Children!"s this?

Hey, we need something to tide us over until hyper-realistic sex bots become a reality.

But anyway, porn once again helps establish new technologies, it's pretty amazing how much influence it has had.

Not gonna lie. I wasn't ever considering getting any VR, it just didn't interest me. I am now......

I love how many movies foretold this. The current scene that springs to mind is Minority Report in the Dream Den.

...just...nobody go all Strange Days on us.

Baffle:

Chessrook44:

First, who really cares about what's BEHIND them in porn?

Fairly often, this will concern at least one participant.

I laughed for a good minute. Good show.

OT: A nice idea, though until attachments become as advanced, I'm not seeing a sexual revolution.

Soooo... where's that Oculus pre-order link...

monkeymangler:

Baffle:

Chessrook44:

First, who really cares about what's BEHIND them in porn?

Fairly often, this will concern at least one participant.

I laughed for a good minute. Good show.

OT: A nice idea, though until attachments become as advanced, I'm not seeing a sexual revolution.

Sure, maybe not a complete revolution, but you are probably seeing an evolution.

the pen was invented to write porn (Ezekiel 23:20)
the paintbrush, to paint depictions of sex.
the camera, to record sex.
the computer, to store porn.
the internet, to distribute porn. (don't believe any military lies, we all know what they meant by "secret communications")
and now VR, to truly bring the future of porn... to the present.

seriously though, when I jack it, it's usually just a quick 5-10 minute session to get "it" out of my system. I don't want to plug in a headset, load software, run programs and pay out the wing-wang in some elaborate fap ritual. I just want to open "BobRoss_The_Happiest_little_Mistake.Avi" and get it done.

Flathole:
the pen was invented to write porn (Ezekiel 23:20)
the paintbrush, to paint depictions of sex.
the camera, to record sex.
the computer, to store porn.
the internet, to distribute porn. (don't believe any military lies, we all know what they meant by "secret communications")
and now VR, to truly bring the future of porn... to the present.

seriously though, when I jack it, it's usually just a quick 5-10 minute session to get "it" out of my system. I don't want to plug in a headset, load software, run programs and pay out the wing-wang in some elaborate fap ritual. I just want to open "BobRoss_The_Happiest_little_Mistake.Avi" and get it done.

According to a dinner conversation I had on the matter last night (so don't hold me up to it if this proves untrue), if you have a phone you basically just click a "cardboard" icon on the video and drop the phone into the cardboard headset.

I've used Google Cardboard before and if that's all it takes then there's nothing to it.

Porn: technology's great trailblazer. Seriously, what hasn't first been discovered in the name of fapping?

Jadak:
What bothers me more is the lack of distinction lately between 360? video and VR. To me, it's not VR unless there's actually a virtual environment. As in, you can move around within it, even a little, even if you can only move your head to view thing things from a different angle. If it's just a static viewpoint into a recorded video, then it's not VR, just normal POV video that happens to be best experienced with a headset.

Maybe I'll check out the "VR" porn with my 3DS. Super low res but my only option for 3D porn... wait, I have a 3D tv and glasses, maybe I can use those somehow... meh, too lazy to figure it out.

 

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