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Japan's Virtual Reality Porn Festival Shows The Demand For VR Porn Is Skyrocketing

Tentacle porn is not as wild as it gets.

BY BEATRICE BOWERS | Jul 7, 2016 | Technology

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Play a quick word association game with the words, "Japanese porn". "Boring" is probably the furthest adjective to come to mind. "Tentacles", "hentai", "waste of good seafood", and "really fucking weird" are some of the responses we received (and maybe you thought of those too). With the colossal reception that Tokyo's first virtual reality porn festival, Adult VR Fest 01 attained, you might as well toss "virtual reality" into the list. 

Last month, Adult VR Fest 01 was slated to open its doors in Akihabara, but was instead cancelled due to the overwhelming queues to enter festival grounds. Authorities who made the call to can the festival were concerned that the "over-excited mob" might have started a riot. Following the judgement, many festival staff were seen in tears.

The few lucky enthusiasts who entered the grounds were permitted to experience the latest, cutting-edge technology in the VR sex realm, like machines that allowed the user to interact and simulate intercourse with another person with a VR headset on. Also seen—the Som Handjob Machine Masturbot—a pretty self-explanatory name for the robot hand's coded duties.

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Awkward videos and photographs that resulted aside, the sheer numbers behind the festival proffers insight to the burgeoning VR pornography market in Japan. Their porn industry alone is worth USD20 billion, and adult entertainment businesses are spearheading the expansion into VR technology. One such company, Illusion Japan, created a full-body suit with haptic sensors to simulate the feeling of the wearer being touched. There's also an attached machine that provides the wearer the sensation of feeling breasts, because y'know, writhing on the floor like a RoboCop reject infinitely beats anything that real-life could ever offer. 

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Research by Virtual Reality Reporter has also gleaned that the demand for hentai, or sexual games starring docile, vulnerable anime-style women by Japanese men far exceeds their preferece for pornography starring corporeal women by 70 percent.

One Japanese game company, KISS, released an Oculus Rift patch for their wildly successful Custom Maid 3D game. If you ever thought getting your Sims to WooHoo with reckless abandon was a big deal, Custom Maid 3D takes it to the next level. Players essentially create a maid by customising her appearance, mannerisms, and "train her" to become your dream woman. With the aid of a Ju-C Air Support Controller (which the player sticks their dick into) and an Oculus Rift, players can essentially have sex with their custom maid companion, and the avatar will respond in kind. 

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VR technology is making leaps daily, and its pornographic counterpart is close behind. The demand, however, is unprecedented, and the surge isn't going to stop. Despite Adult VR Fest 01 being shut down, the organisers are unstoppable. Adult VR Fest 02, set to happen in August, promises a bigger, better breeding ground for all VR porn fans. As one Japanese blogger, Eizo0000, expressed after Adult Fest VR 01, these fans are just "people hoping for a brave new world, and they’ll finally have one soon enough." 

What a time to be alive, we guess?