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Google Searches For 'VR Porn' Increase 10,000% (vrtalk.com) 80

Slashdot reader Bob768 writes: Over the last 20 months, with the rise of virtual reality technology, the number of Google searches for the phrase 'VR Porn' have soared nearly 10,000%. The leading country for these searches is Norway.
Last November searches for the term experienced the "spike of all spikes", according to a post on the VR Talk forum, which also identifies the top cities (two in Australia) for the searches -- Helsinki, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore, Tel Aviv, and Seoul.
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Google Searches For 'VR Porn' Increase 10,000%

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    1. With occulus rift being vaporware, which glasses are the best for viewing 3D porn?

    2. What are the best sites for "be the girl" porn? (serious question)

    -timothy

    • by Z80a ( 971949 ) on Saturday July 02, 2016 @10:12PM (#52436477)

      Well, right now the vive is the one with the best screen/head tracking.
      but those are early stuff.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Only directional tracking is important because VR porn is currently just video from a fixed VR camera. You can't actually move around in the scene.

        • by Z80a ( 971949 )

          If we're talking about video VR porn yes.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        ...which also identifies the top cities (two in Australia) for the searches -- Helsinki, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore, Tel Aviv, and Seoul.

        I make it three in Australia. Unless they mean Melbourne (in Derbyshire or Florida or Quebec or other places) or Sydney (in Nova Scotia or British Colombia) or Brisbane (in California). This appears unlikely.

    • by Z34107 ( 925136 )

      1. With occulus rift being vaporware, which glasses are the best for viewing 3D porn?

      The Facebook Rift is actually shipping now, but I'm partial to the Vive. You'll need to purchase Virtual Desktop to watch 3D videos on the latter.

      2. What are the best sites for "be the girl" porn? (serious question)

      Check out this [kinkvr.com], shot from a girl's PoV. You'd think looking down at your chest and having a girl's breasts would be weird--unless you are a grill, I s'pose (inb4 >slashdot), or unless your physique lends itself to man boobs.

      But it was having a girl's arms that freaked me out.

      I mean, I'm no Yao Ming, but I'm tall. I have large hands and long fingers, though

  • by meerling ( 1487879 ) on Saturday July 02, 2016 @09:41PM (#52436369)
    How about you try to correlate it with number of VR sets in those countries.
    That at least might give you some interesting numbers.
    The way that article was written, it may just be one airline pilot that was anticipating getting his vr set, and now he's finally gotten it and is really excited.
    • Selling 11 copies of something this year versus 1 last year is 1000% growth! Unless the total sold in the denominator was significant, growth is a terrible metric.

      20 months ago VR headsets were developer betas only, so I would guess the number of searches relative to all porn searches was miniscule. I am willing to bet the number is still miniscule, just not quite so as before. Whoop.

    • How about you try to correlate it with number of VR sets in those countries.
      That at least might give you some interesting numbers.

      California is the biggest consumer of furry pornography [xkcd.com] in America, followed by Texas, Florida, and New York [wikipedia.org].

    • Totally agree with your first statement. I never would have approved this for front page material, the information is not useful in any way. OMG the phrase just went up % in my house only 2 weeks after I got my glasses. To /. with this amazing maths!!!!
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Luckily, nobody ever makes Google searches after seeing a Slashdot post.

  • by choprboy ( 155926 ) on Saturday July 02, 2016 @10:35PM (#52436587) Homepage

    which also identifies the top cities (two in Australia) for the searches -- Helsinki, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore, Tel Aviv, and Seoul.

    ... Which of the two cities are in Australia; Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane? (The forum post, by the way, makes no mention of "two in Australia"). Hurray for editors!

  • Bah! (Score:4, Funny)

    by penguinoid ( 724646 ) on Saturday July 02, 2016 @10:48PM (#52436635) Homepage Journal

    Who needs virtual porn when they can get real porn?

  • Page hits go from 1 to 10000...

    Headline: "Page hits increases 10,000%!!"

  • You wouldn't believe what I saw when I zoomed in on a Sim City teenager's computer screen.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    ....and the hits from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar went through the roof.

  • 13 dollars I think gets you a google cardboard kit... on which you can play some 3d content (3d not as in stereo, but as in "move your head around" 3d).

  • Someone's programming the sex-chatbots to do Google searches :)=

  • by backslashdot ( 95548 ) on Sunday July 03, 2016 @03:27AM (#52437333)

    Probably the biggest blunder is to not have porn available. This, combined with the fact that the resolution needs to at least double .. it's no wonder VR will fail this time around as well.

    I think we have to wait till the year 2035 -- at least for there to be usable VR. If they had made more porn apps .. the investment would have allowed VR tech to advance to the point of being usable by 2020.

    • by GuB-42 ( 2483988 )

      Yes there is. There is a VR section on PornHub.
      There is still not much because it is a new thing and it requires significantly different filming techniques.

  • And you can see VR porn is tiny.

    https://www.google.com/trends/... [google.com]

    It's just having a high relative increase from an essentially zero base.

  • I think I can explain why Norway is topping the VR porn chart. With Norway being a high cost country, the price of a flagship smartphone becomes relatively low compared to many other things like cost of living etc. So in our country Samsung has been very successful in marketing the Galaxy S7 with the the free GearVR bundle. It's definitively one of the most popular phones at the moment. I see them everywhere. In fact when I purchased my S7, Samsung Norway was so overwhelmed by orders that they had run out o
  • No. Really.

    Compare it to "Brexit".

    https://www.google.com/trends/... [google.com]

  • Who the hell was searching for "vr porn" before consumer vr headsets were on the market? I guess everyone has their kink...

  • for the nerds. Something we were waiting for. Fuck self driving cars I want to have a robot self washing babe and if that is not available soon at least a good virtual pr0n. A nightmare of STD and pregnancy (yes in this day and age it still happens that you get screwed over an unwanted pregnancy unless you get yourself a cut) may be gone and I do not have to talk to other human when I do not want to. OC there will be people that will be disappointed - but hey the argument about dehumanizing sex as good as

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