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Virtual reality porn is here and it’s coming for you

If regular porn isn’t doing it for you any more, you’ll now be able to watch virtual reality porn on Pornhub

Ever had the thought, late at night when you're having some *ahem* personal time, that the porn you're watching would be so much better in 3D? Nope, me either. 

If, however, regular porn isn't realistic enough for you – maybe you want to see that 'money shot' in all its interactive, immersive detail, you can now rest easy. Pornhub, one of the biggest adult entertainment sites in the world, has just announced that it will be creating a new virtual reality category. The site will be teaming up with BaDoink, which describes itself as "home to the world's best full immersion adult entertainment virtual reality world."

Announcing the move in a pretty weird promotional video, complete with funky lift music and a 'Damn Daniel' reference shoehorned in there for the sake of cultural relevance, Pornhub said it would be creating virtual reality content for its army of visitors (the site had 21.2 billion visits in 2015, which is crazy huge when you think about it). 

As part of its new virtual reality initiative, Pornhub will be giving away 10,000 smartphone virtual reality viewers to users wanting to experience Pornhub in all of its squelchy, squirty, 3D glory. The content will be compatible with Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, and will offer viewers the chance to 'live' their porn fantasies in technicolour, immersive detail.

Of course, VR porn is nothing new, although this is the first move from a major website such as Pornhub to incorporate it into their offering. The question is whether Pornhub will be able to produce VR porn at enough scale to meet consumers' demands – and even if there is a demand for VR porn (3D porn famously failed). Dazed went behind the scenes at a VR porn shoot earlier this year, where we learned that shooting VR porn isn't just for amateurs – it actually requires some pretty impressive technical and physical skills (the performers often have to perform continuous, thirty minute-plus takes, which is unusual within the porn industry). 

In a statement released to TechCrunch, Corey Price, Pornhub Vice President said, "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.”

As Pornhub says in its official marketing video, "Ever wanted to be in a orgy? Well, this is your chance." The first lucky 10,000 users to get hold of the new VR viewers will be able to watch porn favourites including "Cumming Full Circle" and "Naughty School Girl Gets a D". The future of porn is here – and it's coming for you.