Dating virtual sex
The abundance of VR equipment has spawned both virtual-reality porn platforms and adults-only social networks.Porn sites like Camsoda, Ba Doink VR, and Naughty America are all encouraging us to strap a headset to our face and try out the latest in masturbation tech.
The company’s website still appears to be attracting traffic even after a massive hack sidelined the business, according to Alexa.
As a resident of San Francisco, Witt is probably as just as likely to have come to this practice by way of a sandwich board as a Reddit thread, but for those not in proximity to such a facility, there’s easily accessible information spread all over the web.
In all these endeavors—whether it’s Reddit sex threads, VR role-playing games, teledildonics, or Tinder—what we seem to be striving for is real-life intimacy, or at least the closest simulation we can possibly get. As Tinder founder Sean Rad said at the New Yorker Festival in October, “If you ask our users, over 80% say they want a long-term relationship.”So dating tech isn’t necessarily the enemy.
It’s not so much that sex has become more of a priority than dating or love, it’s that the separation of sex and love is becoming more and more acceptable in popular culture.
Shifting attitudes around sex, dating, and marriage have paved the way for a sort of involuntary polyamory.