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This article was published on July 4, 2016

    Japan’s first VR porn festival shutdown because too many people wanted to come

    Japan’s first VR porn festival shutdown because too many people wanted to come
    Juan Buis
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    Juan Buis

    Digital Culture Reporter

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    With VR technology rapidly evolving and becoming a mainstay in the consumer market, naturally the adult entertainment industry wants to get their hands on it — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

    In the past, the mainstream adoption of technologies like VHS, DVD and online video were lead by pornographic uses. However, this new trend doesn’t just stop with PornHub’s VR-dedicated section.

    Japan is a country known for its quirks in culture and technology — so what better place to host a VR porn festival? Last month in Tokyo, a group of VR porn enthusiasts came together to showcase a variety of products made to enrich the virtual porn experience.

    vr1

    Yeah, you can guess what this thing does.

    It hooks up to a bunch of different VR headsets and enriches the scene by adding a physical component, as demonstrated by one of the festival attendees.

    vr5

    This shady looking cardboard box holds a special secret for whoever dares to put their arm in it.

    Inside awaits the experience of touching a female breast, by tracking the arm movements and blowing air in the right places to make it feel realistic.

    vr4

    Then there’s this monstrosity.

    When hooked up to a VR device, the viewer can interact in different ways with this self-inflating and deflating women’s body, making for a more realistic experience.

    To say the festival was a success was an understatement, as people couldn’t get in shortly after it started:

    “The event didn’t start until 2 PM, so I went there in high spirits an hour before then, but the street was already overflowing with people. There were so many that it was almost impossible to keep the situation under control. While waiting for my friends, I couldn’t help but think that if they couldn’t control the mass of people, a riot or something similar could happen.” (translation by WildPhil88 on VRTalk)

    What’s left to say?

    There are a ton of people interested in VR porn and if this festival is an indicator, that number might just be on the rise.