Virtual reality porn can improve sex lives?

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Research conducted by Newcastle University has suggested that engaging in “virtual reality porn” can improve your sex life.

A research team from Newcastle University has discovered that the increase in the popularity of virtual reality (VR) technologies has led to a new market of pornography, and have said that the new technology could be used to improve the sex lives of couples as they can explore “sexual fantasies” through a headset before trying it out in real life.

Doctor Madeline Balaam said: “I think it is a more first person rather than a third person experience. The sensory experience through this technology means you think you are playing a role in it, rather than watching it.

“I think people were writing these accounts, to attune technology to create their fictional desires, so the character looks exactly what you want them to look like and does exactly what you want them to do. It is the ultimate for users in that sense.

“Some wrote stories about being caught using VR in their own lives. But instead of getting angry, their partner agreed to explore sexual fantasies played out on screen.

“Then they had an amazing sex life together. So this technology could also be used to improve your sex life.”

However, researchers are also warning that the world of VR pornography could be dangerous, as the “apparently perfect” experience could be highly addictive.

Researcher Matthew Wood added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “This changes the experience massively. Our findings suggest VR porn could be more like cheating on a partner because of the increasing reality of the VR experience.

“We found that for most people the potential of a VR porn experience opened the doors to an apparently perfect sexual experience – a scenario which in the real world no-one could live up to.

“For others it meant pushing boundaries, often with highly explicit imagery, and we know exposure to this can become addictive and more extreme over time.”

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