What’s The Future Of Live Sex Chat?

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When it comes to the future of live sex chat, you’d be forgiven for thinking it couldn’t possibly change much but oh how wrong you are. Looking back, you can see with crystal clear vision that the sex industry has changed hugely from just 25 years ago.

 

Factor in the safety aspect too and it’s obvious that the live cam industry will no doubt reign supreme. It’s not a stagnant field, it’s continually moving, continually evolving. The sexual landscape has broadened hugely and only looks set to broaden even more thanks to technology advancing at a rate of knots. So what exactly can we expect to see?

Interactive Sex Toys Revolutionised Things

 

To understand better just where the cam world is actually going, it’s a good idea to look at where it’s currently at. Webcam models first began as solo shows, now they involve tipping that revolves around the viewer tipping in order to get the model to do certain things. Then came interactive sex toys whereby certain sized tips made the sex toy doing certain things, controlling the sex toy in certain ways. This made it possible for the viewers to feel like they were actually having sex with the cam model themselves. This became a turning point for the sex industry as it begun the turn in direction and lead on to what we’re looking at now, virtual reality.

 

Virtual Reality Will Introduce You To Worlds Unknown

 

One of the biggest and perhaps only downside to the live sex chat and cam show is that the viewer is essentially alone in their room/home. While you can control their sex toy and chat with them, typing them messages, it can still feel like you’re a million miles apart. With the advancements in virtual reality however, it will soon be the case that you don’t have to do that. The virtual reality industry is growing day by day and companies are now even handing out VR cameras to the biggest cam models to begin testing. The hope is that these will begin to make them more popular, highlighting the benefits they offer. With viewers using headsets, they get an experience like no other, as if they were in the actual room with the cam model they’re watching. They can look around the entire room, and models can even interact with their camera making it even more consuming, whispering in the viewers ear, leaning in for a kiss and even staring straight into the viewers eyes.

 

Take A Peek Yourself

 

More and more are being made by the day with multiple companies throughout the world creating their own VR cameras and VR headsets. Not only does this mean they’ll be more available but it also means their price will become more affordable as they become more mainstream.

 

Enjoy What You Have To Hand Now – It’s None Too Shabby

 

While such immersive and interactive experiences aren’t available for the masses just yet, it won’t be long before they are. Until then, we suggest you check out the likes of Camiplay, one of the net’s leading live cam sites where you can enjoy hundreds of different cam models at your disposal. 

There’s Something about Women and VR Porn

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The porn industry is rapidly adopting virtual reality technology. It’s a no-brainer. The videos are good but seeing action that is almost up close and personal is even better. It’s a boon for all consumers of pornography, females and lesbians included.

 

Something worth trying is the concept of VR sex. It’s an evolution of phone sex that involves more than just a video. It includes a simulation of the actual act that enhances the experience of long-distance sexual partners. VR porn for women takes female sexual gratification to new levels.

 

More women consume porn

 

Based on 2017 figures from xHamster and Pornhub, the number of women watching porn is on the rise. Also, the use of the search phrase “porn for women” increased by an astounding 359%. This phrase emerged as the top search term on Pornhub in 2017. The number of people using this phrase rose by 1,400% in 2017 (from 2016).

 

More women now admit that they turn to pornography. Nobody should doubt that women also watch porn. What’s more exciting for them is that they have not seen everything there is to see. With virtual reality technology, they can experience the thrill and stimulation of lovemaking that is more immersive than ever. There’s more to explore after the 1080p, 4K videos, and “3D” porn videos. Beyond video clarity, there’s the option to be absorbed in the illusion of being in the actual scene, virtually interfacing with porn stars, or seeing scenes as if they are just right in front of you.

What women want

 

Women generally prefer more evocation than wild sexual action. They gravitate more towards sensuality than all-out sexual indulgence. In other words, they value the feeling more than the visual treat. Porn at present, including virtual reality pornography, may be largely visual-based, but women want higher quality content instead of simply seeing couples thrusting into each other wildly. They are not aroused easily by the usual moaning and the sigh of rapid pelvic movements. For women, it’s the passion that arouses them more than the mere sight of fornication.

 

Virtual reality is a game changer in pornography, especially for women. It allows a more gripping way to enjoy porn. With VR, women can see more of the passion instead of the action. Being able to witness the action up close and seeing perspiring naked bodies in greater detail creates a more arousing experience. Viewing porn with a VR set enables porn viewers to see the emotions, the gratifying pain, and the ecstasy of orgasm in ways that are more riveting and fulfilling.

 

If you have not tried VR porn yet, you are missing an opportunity to explore sexual excitation that is unlike anything you have tried in the past. It wouldn’t be unlikely for you to realise how tremendously more arousing it is than anything you have seen in the past. It will change the way you perceive porn as you realise how technological advancements open vast possibilities for sexual

 

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VIP Interview With Dr. Holly Richmond Sex Therapist And Co-founder Of Next-Sex

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Dr. Holly Richmond is well known for providing her services to Hollywood elite, and for heated discussions in the media regarding sex addiction and whether rehab for A-list celebrities in the recent onslaught of scandals actually works. Pulling no punches, her position is that sex addiction is a misnomer and the treatment principles unfounded. Her opinion on sexual health and wellness topics is well sought after and backed by a unique combination of credentials. She has a Ph.D. in somatic psychology, is a certified sex therapist and a licensed marriage & family therapist. She is also the founder of Sex and the Soma, a clinical practice, and the co-founder of Next-Sex, a consulting agency that focuses on technology, sex and health. She has worked with individuals of all genders, couples with desire discrepancies, and has helped women discover their sexual empowerment. Her expertise does not stop there. She was also the very first person to write VR adult entertainment for women—also directed by a women— that bridges the gap between entertainment and education. This is a VIP Interview with Dr. Holly Richmond.

Tell me about yourself

My name is Holly Richmond, PhD, and I am a somatic psychologist and certified sex therapist. I am the founder of Sex and the Soma, a clinical practice, and co-founder of Next-Sex a sextech consulting agency. My areas of expertise are fairly diverse under the umbrella of sex therapy and couples counseling, and I work in a way that pays equal attention to what my clients are saying and what their body is communicating somatically. This could be through body language, chronic pain issues, nervous system concerns, sexual dysfunction, or issues of body-based rigidity or laxity. One of my main areas of focus has been working with survivors of sexual abuse and assault, helping them to restore their sexual and relational health. I also treat couples with desire discrepancies and those in sexless marriages, as well as those wanting to explore consensual non-monogamy and open relationships. Much of my work over the past three years has been with men and women who struggle with sexual compulsivity (often erroneously called sex addiction) and I’ve had fantastic outcomes. Lastly, but certainly not conclusively, I love my work with individuals and couples with kinks and fetishes—you will never hear me say, “I’ve seen it all!” I truly appreciate how my clients surprise me.

What inspired you to work in the realm of Virtual Reality (VR) adult entertainment?

I was doing research for the book I’m writing, and interviewed the biggest names in sextech. One of the leading companies and initial purveyors of VR adult entertainment is Badoink, and through our talks they asked me to write the first VR script from a woman’s point of view (POV) that combined entertainment and sex education. I created this script based directly on issues my female clients struggle with, and wrote three scenes that all, in different ways, answered questions about female desire and arousal. I was on set during the shoot to work with the actors and ensure clinical authenticity, and am really happy with the final product. Please check out Virtual Sexology II at Badoink.

What inspires you?

I honestly have the best job ever because I get inspired by my clients each and every day. Some of them have persevered through incredibly difficult situations, and have come to a place where they have so much to give to their relationships and to themselves. It’s an incredible process to witness. Professionally, I’m inspired by Dan Savage and Ether Perel—Dan changed our cultural discourse on same sex relationships and LGBTQ rights, and Esther radically altered our dialogue about marriage and infidelity. I soak up as much as I can from them both in hopes that my work will similarly impact the way people think about sex and technology.

If I need a quick hit of productive inspiration, Tim Ferris is my guy, but if I need to go deeper, I turn to Buddhist psychology. Some of my favorite quotes in that realm are:

“Don’t believe everything you think”

and

“If it’s in the way, it is the way.”

But, my all-time favorite quote that inspires my work daily is by Anais Nin:

“You cannot save people. You can only love them.”

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Image: Dr. Holly Richmond Portrait

What is your book about?

The book is called Next-Sex, and my colleague, Stephen Duclos, and I are answering the question, “What’s next for sex?” The book comprises our research on the most emergent trends in sextech including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), teledildonics, sexbots and more. By investigating the influences of immersive technologies on sexual health, we identify how these developments affect individual satisfaction and intimate relationships, from dating apps to long-term partnerships. While it is certainly a comprehensive exploration of the technology, it’s actually more about us—the people who use it—and includes therapeutic insights on how to make the intersection of sex and tech as relationally beneficially as possible, whether the relationship is with others or ourselves.

What can we expect in the future of technology within the sexual lifestyle industry?

The sex toys that are coming out in the near future are going to blow your mind! Several innovative companies already offer teledildonics, and the capabilities of these products is only going to improve. Teledildonics are ideal for long distance couples. They can experience intimacy and eroticism together through immersive technologies by controlling and enhancing each other’s pleasure. Teledildonics offer a sense of deep connection, even when partners are multiple time zones apart. I see a future where more and more first date sex is virtual, and it will feel as close to actually being together as possible.

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Image: Whats Next For Sex

Should we be worried about buying VR sex toys. Will they replace our real sexual lifestyles, relationships and dating?

I don’t like to differentiate in-person sex and virtual sex with the term “real.” Where does that leave people who have only ever had sex with themselves or those who prefer to experience others sexually through technology? It feels wrong to tell them they are not having real sex. Sex, as long as it is consensual and pleasurable, gets to be defined by each individual. I also don’t think we need to be worried about VR or any of the emerging immersive technologies replacing person to person sex, and it certainly will not supplant relationships. I believe, because of the technology’s experiential qualities (instead of just watching, we are now experiencing through a felt sense) it will encourage more connection, not less. It’s people who are using the technology, technology isn’t using us. At the end of the day, the majority of us will still have an inherent need for proximal connection, touch and relational intimacy with all the messiness and beauty that entails.

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Do you feel this technology will change how we as a society view and engage with sex?

Absolutely, and this is one the things I am most excited about. I’m truly hoping this is the point in history where we decisively and unrelentingly step into a position of sex positivity. Through my lens, this means that all sex is good sex as long as it’s consensual and pleasurable. There are no “buts” here. That’s the end of the story. If someone only wants to have sex within a monogamous committed relationship, great. If someone wants to practice polyamory or BDSM or be asexual, demisexual, pansexual or only have sex through their use of technology, great. It’s all good, and it’s all good sex.

With technology giants like Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk being worried about killer robots taking over the world, should we be worried about VR technology?

I have a hard time imagining a world where that’s a possibility. VR has actually been called an “empathy machine,” and I believe it’s the closest thing to that we’ve ever experienced. My interest in immersive technologies is largely about their somatic qualities—the felt sense they deliver—and a huge piece of this is encouraging eye contact. That’s something that’s not possible with the 2-D technology we use now. With eye contact comes empathy, and with empathy comes compassion, so it’s really hard for me to get from there to killer robots.

 

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Is there any question or information you would like to add to the article?

As far as my clinical practice is concerned, I am really putting my money where my mouth is, so to speak, and am exclusively offering distance counseling via technological applications like Skype, FaceTime, Hangouts, etc. At this time, though I’ll travel for intensives with my clients upon request. Technology is only going to get more pervasive and immersed in our lives, and I want to help people learn to use it in ways that are beneficial, and certainly doing therapy or coaching is one of those.  In regard to my sextech consulting, I am excited about opportunities to produce more content that combines entertainment and sex education, as well as develop immersive technology products that truly meet the sexual and relational health needs of individuals and couples. I feel like I have a front row seat into people’s bedrooms (without the nudity, of course!), and I’m eager to affect change in a positive way.

Is Virtual Sex The Best Sex?

VR Headset By Sega

It is becoming an undeniable truth that technology is infusing itself with our everyday lives in obvious and subtle ways. From how we communicate with each other, to the way we work, the jobs we do and how we exist in our own homes. The world is changing and it is increasingly geared towards smart technology and automation. This is no different for the sex toy industry.

Walking into one of our Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres shows the development and advancements in adult toys. A brand we carry that I feel highlights this is our SenseMax Range. SenseMax is a Virtual Reality (VR) based system that uses a headset and matching toys to provide the user with the ultimate VR sexual/pleasure experience.

What is VR?

Virtual Reality or VR, has been around in one form or another since the 1950’s but it became wildly popular in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with the commercial realises of the SEGA VR and the Power Glove. These were sold as accessories to game consoles, and while they were popular, they were also seen as a novelty with limited games and a somewhat clunky interface.

VR Glove By Mattel
Image: Mattel Power Glove

Interest in VR peaked again in recent years when development of Oculus Rift VR began promising a fully immersive and realistic VR experience that was to extend beyond video games and find a use in our everyday lives (Facebook liked the sound of this and purchased Oculus in 2014 for $2 Billion.) Other big teach companies began to invest millions in the area (Samsung, Apple, Sony, Amazon) which is seeing an incredible growth in the available technologies making it more affordable for both companies and the end user.

What is SenseMax?

It was out of this boom the SenseMax VR system was born. Utilising a head set paired with specialised adult toys and an app to create “the Sense Ecosystem with interactive content provided by the SenseNow app to provide a holistic sensual/pleasure experience”. The range includes:

Sense VR

This is the head set in the SenseMax Range. You are able to slide your phone in the front of the headset and view specialised content through the SenseMax App.

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SenseVibe

This is the vibrator in the SenseMax Range. Dual motored and waterproof this vibe charges when it is put back into its storage case. The red version (pictured above) also has a warming function.

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Sex Toy: SenseVibe

SenseTube

This is a type of mens masturbator or stroker in the range that vibrates. The SenseTube also syncs with the App to closely simulate the sensations being shown on the display.

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Sex Toy: SenseTube

SenseBand

This band is to be worn by the man when he masturbates. This allows, like the SenseTube, the actions and pace to sync with the action on the display creating a truly immersive experience.

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Sex Toy: SenseBand

The magic of SenseMax Range is not just VR and sex toys but that it is a system that actually syncs the content you are seeing through the headset and to the pace you are setting with your toy or wrist band (SenseTube and SenseBand only). This means that it doesn’t matter what you are in the mood for the SenseMax Range is right there with you.  Now if VR isn’t your thing both the SenseTube and SenseVibe can be used on their own without the headset or App.  But weather it is your thing or not, I think we can all agree that technology has come a long way and is going a long way to make us cum.

Author: Jamie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

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What is Virtual Reality Porn?

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I have just been Christmas shopping and wanted to get my partner some virtual reality glasses. He likes gaming and has expressed an interest in owning some for that. I know what he really wants them for though, and that is to watch porn. Let’s face it who wouldn’t be curious. Did you know the adult industry have often dictated how technology advances? VHS became the market leader over the far superior Betamax because porn was produced for it. The very purpose of virtual reality is to make the viewer feel totally immersed in the experience. How perfect is that for porn. I can’t think of any other visual genre that is so compatible with the medium. That is why it is set to take off. Sure we all want to fly over Everest or feel like we are in the fantasy worlds of gaming, we can enjoy the views and get the adrenaline rushes of pretending to shoot things. But watching porn is much more wrapped up in your immediate reality. You experience the views and the adrenaline but your sexuality is awakened too and you get to come obviously.

Firstly I wondered if I would need to spend a fortune on glasses or content. It didn’t take long to find out the answer to that was ‘no you don’t’. The first free porn streaming site I looked on, Porn Hub, already has a good deal of content. Pay sites like “Naughty America “ have really run with it and for only a few dollars a month they promise unlimited downloads and 2 new Virtual Reality uploads a week. When you go to watch the content, you have options as to what glasses you will be viewing on and there alongside the options for the expensive Oculus Rift headset you will find, ‘google cardboard’. These can be purchased for only $15 and are what they say, they are a DIY flat packed cardboard headset. I would definitely recommend getting a set with a head strap as you are probably going to need at least one free hand. Once you have chosen a movie or clip and have your head set all you need to do is download an app to watch it through. Sites like naughty America recommend apps, but I would do some online research yourself as reviews seem to be varied, and there are many apps to choose from.

 

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Photo: Virtual Reality Glasses

The reason you probably won’t need to buy the more expensive headsets just yet is that the porn available now seems to me not to require it. Where most Virtual Reality videos are currently 360 degrees and completely surround you in every direction, porn tends to be shot in 180 degrees.  Using higher-fidelity headsets will make the experience marginally better, but there’s going to be a limit as to how much better it can be. That is because of the inherent limitations of interactivity and camera positioning, even using the best VR technology in the world won’t matter much the way things are right now. Nearly all the porn I looked at has you as a participant, you see the camera man’s lower body and experience it as your own. You can’t walk around a room with a gang bang going on, at least not that I found. This might all change when we start getting more elaborate VR porn, at the moment though you have no need to look 360 degrees round a room because all the action is happening to you. Or in front of you. Who cares what the room looks like?

So what is the verdict on this new way of viewing pornography, will it be a short lived gimmick or will it really take off? Nearly everyone who has tried it has an extremely strong opinion on it. There are not many out there saying ‘ I could take it or leave it”. It can feel so overwhelmingly real and immersive that you feel like you are cheating on your partner. It can also be so real that you can’t get off on the girl because she isn’t convincing enough. The protagonists are acting to a camera but it isn’t like a normal POV 2 dimensional experience because you are so much more involved. You are the receiver, you are not watching through the filter of imagining you were the person in the movie. You actually are that person. It is harder to create the chemistry you see between actors in a 2D movie

The other thing is you can feel like you are missing out on the action. If you choose to look into the actors eyes, it might feel really cool but your belief maybe suspended when you wonder what she might have been up to with her hands while you weren’t looking down there. Also everything looks a whole lot bigger, like you are in a room with giants and if someone comes on in to give you a kiss it will probably make you bang your head back on the headboard as you recoil. Wearing a headset will take some getting used to. I think it is just the novelty of experiencing it for the first time that makes any of these things an issue. I am quietly confident that this is going to be the only way to view porn over the next year or so.

I would say though before you all go out and get yourself some for the Christmas break. Be careful. This is not like watching a bit of pornography on your phone. You will need to lock yourself in a room. This is so immersive you will forget where you are and you will want to be naked if the avatar is. Don’t forget what you will look like in your cardboard glasses if you are walked in on.

My suggestion is to use it as a couple. If you can both watch at the same time and you get your partner to do to you what is being done in the movie that is where this will really come into its own. It probably takes a bit of practice, but what an experience. I can’t wait to try.

 

About the Author: By Emily a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre