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Virtual Reality Porn Could Change Your Perception of Sex / The Culture Trip

Written by Peter Ward for The Culture Trip. Originally published on December 2nd, 2016.


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“…One of the porn industry’s major problems is its lack of diversity, according to Make Love Not Porn CEO and Founder Cindy Gallop, and VR has the potential to compensate for that.

“Porn is like any other industry, it’s dominated at the top by a closed loop of white guys talking to white guys about other white guys. Porn is shot through the male lens, it mistakenly thinks the only market is male, and that dramatically impacts the porn that we watch as women,” Gallop says in an interview.

Make Love Not Porn features videos of real world sex – not porn. The aim is to build a new category of ‘social sex’, so that porn is not the only source of sex education for most people.

The key to making porn more socially beneficial, Gallop says, is empathy, something that virtual reality can provide. “VR is the first form of technology to deliver something that no other technology ever has, which is empathy. VR enables you to quite literally put yourself in someone else’s shoes.”

Gallop cites a 2011 blog post by sex educator Charlie Glickman, which says the practice of pegging, where a female partner in a straight relationship anally penetrates the male, gives men a new level of empathy for women. “You suddenly realize why we as women have to be in the mood, why we have to be turned on, why we have to be receptive and why we have to have key emotional dynamics like trust at play. The point being that you develop empathy for what sex is like for a woman in a way you would never have otherwise. That is a colossal benefit when it comes to VR real world sex,” says Gallop.

Gallop hopes to build a virtual reality section of Make Love Not Porn, and continue its quest to educate people on sex through entertainment. However, the company needs a new set of funding to do so.


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