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People love pornography, but what about enjoying it in goggles? Adult film legend Ron Jeremy sees VR porn as the future of the industry.

Every 5 minutes, Pornhub transmits more data than the entire contents of the New York Public library’s 50 million books. Pornhub’s yearly review of trends reveals that in 2017 a total of 3,732 Petabytes of porn data was streamed, which makes for 7,101 GB per minutes and 118 GB per second.

In 2017 a total of 3,732 Petabytes of porn data was streamed, which makes for 7,101 GB per minutes and 118 GB per second Click To Tweet

And a man who significantly contributed to those gigantic volumes of traffic is Ron Jeremy, an AVN Hall of Famer with over 2,000 films under his belt. Jeremy is the Guinness Book of Records holder for Most Appearances in Adult Films, and a big believer in VR Porn. So much so that he’s now put his money where his mouth is and launched RonJeremyVR, a premium service hosting VR films directed by the big man himself.

Every 5 minutes, Pornhub transmits more data than the entire contents of the New York Public library’s 50 million books Click To Tweet

So where are we in this new age of online VR thrills? According to the Pornhub Year in Review 2017 report:

“Virtual Reality Porn continues to gain in popularity, moving up 14 spots on the list from 2016. Cheerleaders came back with a bang, moving up 366 slots and into our top 20 searches of the year. VR devices were a popular holiday gift, and it seems that porn was one of the first things people wanted to try out with their new headsets. After the New Year, average daily views remained much higher than the pre-Christmas levels at around half a million per day.”

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With the demand for streaming porn continuing to grow, this data suggests that Ron is indeed on to a real winner. Since launching in 2016, the Pornhub VR category has swollen from only 30 pieces of content to 2,600 in May 2017. The site saw a tripling in views of VR porn on their platform after Christmas 2016.

With the demand for streaming porn continuing to grow, this data suggests that Ron is indeed on to a real winner Click To Tweet

With Christmas 2017 now behind us, a lot of people will be looking to take their shiny new VR headsets for a spin, and Ron tells Tech Trends that there is a bit of a gold rush to create the sort of sexy content that people will want to immerse themselves in.

Everyone’s trying to get involved in VR because they know it’s the future. Our greatest inventions in this world always came from people who take great chances…. in Porn, we must now go to the next step as well,” he says

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Since launching in 2016, the Pornhub VR category has swollen from only 30 pieces of content to 2,600 in May 2017 Click To Tweet

Alice Bonasio VR Consultancy MR Tom Atkinson Tech Trends Review AR Mixed Virtual Reality Augmented pornhub ron jeremy

Virtual Reality Porn continues to gain in popularity, moving up 14 spots on the list from 2016 Click To Tweet

So what does Ron’s site bring to the party? According to Jeremy, it’s a combination of top names, top talent, and fun storylines with a real emphasis on cinema-quality storytelling.

“To me, VR needs to be 360. We use multiple cameras to provide a variety of angles, making it feel more like a movie. Our VR Movies will expand into 8k stereo streaming in the near future. In addition, we hire not only famous porn stars but also lesser known talent that are coming up in social media…and they take their social media seriously. Not only do we hire beautiful women, but we hire good-looking guys ….and they’re hung too! I also personally introduce every story in the same way that Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Sterling introduced their TV shows …I’m the Rod Sterling/Alfred Hitchcock of VR porn…. I say “Good Evening and introduce the VR storyline.”

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I know friends who aren’t looking at VR because they don’t know which headset to buy Click To Tweet

But what is holding VR back from dominating the porn market?

Consumers need access to “easy and simple” to use quality headsets. I believe the prices of headsets are also preventing people from joining the VR porn revolution. But new stand-alone VR headsets (All under one roof which is the way we like it) and cheaper desktop headsets will help in eliminating both problems. When VCR came out, you had two choices that confused consumers – Betamax and VHS – people didn’t know which to choose. It’s the same problem with VR … all these headsets, which one do you choose? I know friends who aren’t looking at VR because they don’t know which headset to buy.

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with increased support for VR in mobile devices, that might see a spike in people trying out VR porn Click To Tweet

Pornhub’s stats also show a swing away from desktop porn consumption towards mobile devices, and with increased support for VR in mobile devices, that might see a spike in people trying out VR porn:

Throughout 2017 smartphones continued to rise a further 5% in market share, now representing 67% of all traffic, joined by tablets making up a further 9%. Desktop (and laptop) computers now make up less than a quarter of all Pornhub traffic. Some countries had substantial increases in smartphone use, such as South Korea with 74% growth in market share and an increase of 79% in Cuba.

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“VR makes you feel that this is happening now, says Jeremy. “Many Porn VR producers shoot only 180 but to me, that feels like you’re watching a video when you see the same footage behind you or if you have a Blacked-out area. True 360 makes you feel like you are in the room. You can look anywhere …even if I look somewhere unrelated to sex, it’s fun and I have the choice of where to look. Really puts you in the perspective and makes you feel like you’re right there in the action. Unlike in video, in VR you lose any sense of surroundings…you get to see “anything and everything.”

Tom Atkinson is a Digital Producer & Photographer at R3Digital and Reviews & Dept. Editor at Tech Trends. Follow him on Twitter @R3Digital

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