PhantomFlogger Posted July 20, 2022 Posted July 20, 2022 First of all.. who has used VR, not to watch porn but to interact with another human in roleplay (of a sexual nature) I always thought of virtual reality as a game where your body is the controller and not much else, but with the rise in VR chat rooms and social VR, people are starting to realise things are more real than it originally seemed. Lately I have been reading academic papers on the psychological effects and alternative uses of VR, I'm soon to take my mental health knowledge into game development as retrain as a game designer in September. I have always been fascinated by how the brain understands and realises reality and phantom limb syndrome and its treatment is one of the applications VR can help with. I urge you to look up phantom limb syndrome as it would take too long to explain the hows, whys and repercussions of this sometimes debilitating infliction, but put basically for this purpose it can be explained as the feeling of a lost limb still being there, like a phantom limb. It has been found that people who use VR to socialise or just exist in VR are gaining a 'phantom sense' for limbs they never had, their brain has rewired itself to feel body parts that person has never had. A good example of this is people who create their own avatars, a body they may wish to live in and strangely the people who have ears and a tail are feeling it when people brush against them or grab them. All reports say that phantom sense is really quite common and usually manifests as a tingle or soft touch, but those who have been in VR chatrooms for years with the same avatar are far more likely to feel full on contact but not in a directional force, imagine being touched but not pulled or pushed, many do move as the brain braces for impact or balance. So why am I telling you all this? Well, anonymous play with people all over the world in a body you feel comfortable in... erm, yes please, sign me up! And i can feel it, switch off at any moment and leave when i like? Take my money! Now this may be an alien concept to many, and please dont feel negative if you dont think this is the future of munches, play dates, scenes or dungeons, but for a second imagine all the toys on the market already for remote pleasure. With just a little planning and a pinch innovation, I believe there is a real strong future if only as a stepping stone to IRL. Now hopefully you have already seen the other side of the coin, "if i can feel people touch me and it is anonymous, what is stopping unwanted contact?" When is the first VR s.a? Well, in the current wild west of VR chat rooms, the ERP (erotic roleplay) community have already figured this out, you see most rooms, dungeons or clubs in VR chatrooms are community made, and this means real people run these things so there are admins and bans available, but they have also been able to add all sorts of ways of allowing people to show experience, feedback and sometimes even ratings on respect, fun and other things. I myself haven't been to these clubs and for obvious reasons there are no videos easily available online I am aware of, but i have been to raves and night clubs, and let me tell you it only takes a few minutes to feel the potential here. With the new metaverse bringing the office to your home, microsoft, bathesda and other key players bringing us AAA games designers and Unreal Engine 5 now at cinema quality, VR has never been so exciting.. So, what do you think? Will your next toy be a vr headset? Also with full body tracking and haptic feedback goves and clothing dropping in price, needing phantom sense is all but not needed at all.