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First VR Pornography Festivals Ended Prematurely

Do you remember the time when people walked on rock festivals or street food festival? These innocent events were followed by police – not many – but still enough to calm down drunken people for example. Then we could observe the history of fest evolution and let LGBT fests in into our lives. Years past and technologies developed – which means a new era of festivals. Meet virtual reality porn festival! The first one had to be organized in December 2015 but ended prematurely.  

First VR Pornography Festival

Japan’s first VR porn festival rolled over and started smoking a cigarette before it even got its clothes off. Due to overcrowding, the first time anyone had ever gathered a number of virtual-reality pornography enthusiasts into a single building ended far sooner than anyone expected. The packed crowds gave rise to safety concerns.

The only thing that may have caught industry participants by surprise is the popularity of this application of VR. As it turns out, so many people crowded outside the venue in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, that before the event had even let in a fraction of the people waiting outside, organizers closed it down, for fear that a riot or some other disruptive event could take place. They made large and sincere apologies to those who had made the trip and promised to hold the festival soon in a much more suitable (that is, larger) venue.

A few of those waiting did manage to make it inside, where they saw all manner of virtual tools for scratching that very real-world itch. Life-size dolls twinned with Oculus Rift headsets, along with other devices, were observed. VR porn enthusiasts were purportedly more than eager to try the new toys out, according to a translation of the HatenaBlog on VRTalk.

Future VR Porn Festivals

As for Japanese fests – they are going to prepare more attentively for the next fest in 2019. Organizers talk even about dress code which every participant has to have for the next porn fest.

Virtual reality pornography is something that people have tried to make a “reality” since the first inception of Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift DK1 headset back in 2012. From photographic scans of live models, to 360-degree video, to 100-percent digital creations that exhibit realistic “physics,” it’s been created and viewed by more people than one might expect.

Enough in fact that an industry is growing up around it. There are a number of companies now which offer not only software content, but also hardware, including tools, peripherals, and accessories that can synchronize with VR content in a number of ways.

Technology and the porn industry have always been closely interconnected, historically it is on the market of porn movies that the most quickly start to apply various technical innovations, so virtual reality technology is simply not an exception. According to analysts of investment company Piper Jaffray by 2025. Pornography will be the third largest sector in the VR industry.

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