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Weird and wonderful things you maybe didn't know about VR porn

VR porn is already very much a thing, with many porn wesbites offering a selection of virtual reality videos to enjoy on your humble mobile phone. Here's where VR porn is at right now, and what you can expect from the future of VR grumble, in the form of several bite-sized facts.

When you think of virtual reality, your first thought is probably of a bunch of morons pretending to ride a rollercoaster while looking like absolute pond life. But don’t discount it as a load of geeky bollocks just yet, because there’s one awesome universal use for VR that we can all happily get behind - and that’s spanking the monkey.

Here's all you need to know about the wonderful world of VR porn.

1. VR porn is alive and well and you can pay for it with Bitcoin

VR porn may be quite a new and exciting venture for modern pornography suppliers, but you can actually watch virtual smut right now using just your humble smartphone and a compatible VR headset (check out our guide on getting started with VR porn).

Virtual grumble only properly started to emerge in the summer of 2015, with a small selection of online sites offering a range of VR videos for a small monthly fee. Some of them even accepted Bitcoin as payment, which sure beats handing over a grubby fiver for a copy of Big & Bouncy.

And some adult websites such as VRPorn.com offer up free downloads of VR porn clips, as well as virtual reality games and other 360-degree titilation to get stuck into.

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2. VR porn is now a hugely popular search term

VR porn was of little interest to the average joe two years ago, but from the middle of 2015 - when Google Cardboard rose in popularity and the first adult websites began to showcase VR grot - Google recorded a sudden spike in searches.

So VR porn is growing (and growing and growing, ahem), and you can expect to see a lot more of it online - if you know where to look, of course. Just remember that our internet histories will soon be fair game to stuffy government types...

3. VR sex might actually save your relationship

Long-distance relationships might be trying at the best of times, especially if you're away from your sweetheart for months or even years at a stretch. But VR tech could lend a hand, so to speak, offering a means of touching your partner even when you're continents apart.

Imagine both you and your partner, strapping on headsets and being able to see each other thanks to your own personal 360-degree VR cameras. Now also imagine being able to grope each other’s unmentionables and feel their touch in real time, using reactive sex toys (or teledildonics, if you will). In this way, you’ll still be able to get nasty even when you’re miles apart, and it’ll perhaps be slightly less awkward than good ol' fashioned phone sex.

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4. Roughly 20 million people might already be experimenting with VR porn - and the Norwegians seem to be its biggest fans

Although VR porn only accounts for roughly one or two percent of the adult entertainment industry right now, industry insiders reckon that many millions of us are already jacking in to jack off, at least once a month. Given that an estimated 40 million VR headsets have hit homes in 2016 alone, that doesn't seem so crazy.

According to Google Trends, Norway is the biggest fan of VR grumble so far. Clearly Norwegians are curing their blues brought on by cold, dark winters and ridiculous beer prices by indulging in some immersive filth, as they're the most likely to search for VR porn online. The UK is all the way down in 14th.

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5. It's going to get so much bigger (that's what she said etc)

By 2025, VR porn could be worth a stunning $1 billion US, if US investment bank Piper Jaffray’s estimates are correct. That’s just a small slice of the grumble pie, of course, but still more than enough to encourage adult entertainers to take the sector seriously. And that's only a smidgen behind VR gaming and virtual NFL content, which are estimated to be worth between $1 and $1.5 billion each within ten years.

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6. Your every fantasy will be fulfilled

VR porn, like all virtual reality content, is a form of escapism. Unlike standard pornography, VR porn actually immerses you in the experience - transforming you from that geeky lad who’s hung like a tadpole into a well-endowed plumber who really knows how to wield a spanner.

Of course, that's just your typical cliched stuff, and porn companies are already producing much more imaginative experiences. Take VRPorn.com, for instance. On their site you can get stuck into your typical VR videos, or you can actually create your very own virtual partner from scratch, ready for some bouncy bouncy fun time. Got a thing for anime characters? There are plenty of big-eyed girls and boys to virtually bang. Hell, you can even get kinky with Cortana or enjoy a spot of sexy dancing from some My Little Pony type things. Between the massive selection of videos and games, your hands are gonna be busy for quite some time.

On a similar note, one boffin of boffing reckons we’ll all be having VR nooky by 2030, even when we’re sat in the same room as each other. The idea is that sex with our long term partners will become so predictably tedious that we’ll turn to digital solutions to spice things up. If both of you stick on a VR helmet before letting battle commence, then you can picture your partner as anyone - or anything - else. Always had a weird crush on the Sugar Puff Honey Monster? Not a problem…

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