Nowadays, it’s difficult to imagine a world without streaming and live video. Major social media outlets and news stations rely on live streaming to deliver fresh unedited content, and with thousands around the world still in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual chatting in real-time is essential to keeping offices and relationships afloat.
Our growing reliance on this technology in all circles of media, including porn, certainly begs the question: what’s next?
The switch from traditional pornography to interactive live cams is revolutionary in and of itself. Porn fans no longer have to settle for simply watching their favorite scenes. With live cams, they can interact directly with models and even dictate the flow of a show together in most cases.
Most major platforms even take interactivity one step further by incorporating teledildonic features.
Teledildonics allow sex toys to provide stimulation over long distances through the power of the internet. On cam sites, these toys respond directly to a customer’s tips, so you can literally make a cam girl cum from miles away!
Today there are even two-way interactive toys that, when activated, can stimulate both partners as long as they have compatible devices, but to date, there is only one popular live cams platform that has successfully incorporated these types of teledildonic toys into their interface: Flirt4Free. Let’s hope more cam sites follow suit soon though.
Teledildonics isn’t merely limited to remote-controlled or sound-activated stimulation though. Some toys can be synced to pornographic media so you can feel them contract or move up and down to your favorite scene. These toys are best used in conjunction with a VR headset of course.
Since the advent of VR (virtual reality) technology, few industries have capitalized on it more than the video game industry. But while VR headsets obviously make gaming even more immersive, their recent mass availability also gave rise to phenomenon sci-fi writers could only imagine up until now: VR chat.
VR Chat allows users to navigate a 3D virtual world as customized avatars alongside other players in real-time.
They can use microphones and speakers to communicate freely with others and the headset allows them to move and interact with each other and their environment.
Because of community guidelines, however, VR’s naughtier applications won’t be found on your Playstation, but on the internet’s best webcam sites like CAM4VR and Chaturbate instead.
CAM4VR is an extension of CAM4 that allows users with VR headsets to experience 360° live 3D cam shows. Now, viewers can be closer than ever to the action on-screen! Chaturbate, on the other hand, takes VR chatting in a different direction, instead of allowing some of their models, like ProjektMelody, to become full-fledged NSFW Vtubers using 3D skins and motion capture technology.
This allows cam fans the unique experience of chatting and playing with a “hentai character” in real-time.
Despite these great strides made in VR technology and teledildonics, however, there are still plenty of limitations to overcome in order to achieve a fully interactive adult chat experience.
To start, teledildonics primarily stimulates only one part of the body–the genitals–without paying much mind to the body’s numerous other erogenous zones.
Other sensations that are also significant during real sexual encounters, like taste and scent, rarely come into play during virtual sex.
On top of all of this, top of the line technologies for enhancing virtual sex can be pricey and inaccessible for the average consumer.
Right now, we can only speculate on how new advancements in media technology can be used to maximize our adult entertainment experience, but with breakthrough developments being announced almost daily, we may be able to realize its true potential sooner than we think.