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Sex Toys Debut for Use With Virtual Reality Headsets

Sex Toys Debut for Use With Virtual Reality Headsets
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May 19, 2015 7:00 AM PDT    Text size: 

ZARAGOSA, Spain — VirtualRealPorn (VRP) and Lovense have debuted male and female interactive sex toys designed for use with virtual reality headsets.

The male toy contracts based on the speed of the female performer and vibrates during body-to-body contact. The female toy responds in a similar way.

The Spain-based VRP team said it has been coding the integration since Nov. 2014 and the new version of its video player with toy synchronization will be launched in the coming days.

“Since our inception, the goal was to create an experience that felt completely immersive. The VirtualRealPorn team researched all kinds of devices in the sex toy industry searching for something to add more immersion to the experience we provide. We discovered Lovense and immediately saw the possibilities of integration,” VRP co-founder Leonor Laplaza said.

The toys integrate via VRP's Virtual Real Player video player. The actors’ movements are coded for each video and the video player sends commands to the Lovense sex toys wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Currently, the toy synchronization feature is supported for Oculus Rift DK1, DK2 and the upcoming Oculus CV1 headsets. VRP said it is currently coding the feature for Samsung Gear VR headsets, and plans to release the updated player in the fourth quarter of 2015. The upcoming Android smartphone app will also include the feature when it is released in the third quarter of 2015.

Lovense said it provided technical support throughout the integration, but VRP took the development lead and continues to do so. However, Lovense is closely watching how the integration is received by VRP's subscribers and noted that it is willing to support the idea with more resources in the future.

“The Lovense team has been focusing on providing sex tech solutions to long distance couples, but felt this partnership was a great opportunity to branch out. We believe a lot of the early adopters for the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets will be open to adult content. VRP is the leader for 3D adult content, so we are excited to see the response from their users. It’s a good test to see if the idea is worth further investing in. If things go well, it’s possible for us to design toys specifically for VR porn,” Lovense founder Dan Lau said.

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