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News to Me: Virtual Porn?

Last week Kotaku announced that a bionic eye had been developed at the University of Washington. Essentially, it's a device similar to a contact lens, which would display a virtual image of anything from the time to the hottest video game. At the end of the article, the writer quips:

Not only would the gaming applications be amazing, but imagine a world where porn is just a blink away!

Of course, it's easy to laugh about the idea of virtual pornography, but it brings up a lot of questions, too. I immediately started thinking about how virtual porn might blur the lines of reality, creating situations that make pleasuring yourself to porn more similar to cheating than masturbation.

I need all of your opinions on this one. If technology can allow a person to be completely immersed as well as interacting with a porn scenario, could that be considered a new form of cheating?

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rosey_y rosey_y 8 years
It depends how it works exactly. Would the user be transported to a room where one of the porn stars reacts to them and "has sex" with them, or is it just more realistic porn, i.e. you get to feel like you're right there in the room watching the porn stars do their thing?It'd only worry me if it blurred the lines of reality enough to detract from the relationship. However, I'd have to see what it's like before making a final judgment. Normal porn doesn't bother me in the slightest.
rosey_y rosey_y 8 years
It depends how it works exactly. Would the user be transported to a room where one of the porn stars reacts to them and "has sex" with them, or is it just more realistic porn, i.e. you get to feel like you're right there in the room watching the porn stars do their thing? It'd only worry me if it blurred the lines of reality enough to detract from the relationship. However, I'd have to see what it's like before making a final judgment. Normal porn doesn't bother me in the slightest.
CanadianKate CanadianKate 8 years
I don't get why women freak out meen watching porn. I will admit it, I watch it on occasion, and as long as it doesn't get in the way of your relationship it's okay. It's fantasy, and if there was some form of virtual porn I think coouples could have fun with it. Porn IS NOT cheating in my book, come on now.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
I'm not ok with porn that already exists, virtual porn would be way way way to much for me to handle. I'm not sure whether I think of porn as cheating, but whether it is or not, it bothers me either way and I am not ok with it.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I welcome the idea of virtual porn, not everyone is in a relationship--some men and women watch it now to masturbate why not use virtual. I find it stimulating. LOL
Bookish Bookish 8 years
As long as it doesn't involve anyone else, it isn't cheating. And as long as it doesn't detract from the relationship, I don't see why it would be a problem.
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
I don't really like the idea of it. I get upset when my fiance watches porn in the first place, so I can't imagine how upset I'd be if he was watching virtual reality porn, but that's just me.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I don't think I'd be happy if my fiance started up with "virtual porn"...
toenails15 toenails15 8 years
I'm not sure how I'd feel about it. If its inhibiting normal intimacy in a relationship then any porn would be cheating... this would make it easier and more realistic, therefore more likely to interfere with normal intimacy, so it could be more of a problem.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I'm not sure how I feel about it...
bbkf bbkf 8 years
To me, this isn't any more like cheating than using a vibrator is...
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I think anything can be considered cheating if there is an emotional connection to it... I don't think porn in any form is cheating unless the person engaging in it cannot see the fantasy and has a true attachment that goes beyond sheet entertainment. I welcome the idea of virtual porn to help out the lonely... Porn is not bad its just a form of entertainment and a way to explore sexuality in the comfort of your own home.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
This reminds me of the movie "Demolition Man" --a futuristic movie where virtual sex was already "introduced" there. Sandra Bullock wore a helmet-like device to simulate virtual sex while sitting face to face Sylvester Stallone wearing the same device. She later exhorted that the invention of such devices prevent them from spreading "fluid interaction" which causes AIDS, herpes and other sexual diseases.
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
I don't think it would be cheating because you wouldn't really be doing anything, like when you play Baseball in wiisports, you know you're not really playing baseball.
purelove purelove 8 years
Yes - i think it is. Porn is not good in a marriage no matter what (personal beliefs)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
No way!My bf and i would have fun with this!It would probably get boring after awhile though.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
No way! My bf and i would have fun with this! It would probably get boring after awhile though.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
For my husband and I, porn is cheating either way. So yeah, this would be another step into it.For others, it depends on their own defintion. Everyone has a different view on what constitutes cheating.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
For my husband and I, porn is cheating either way. So yeah, this would be another step into it. For others, it depends on their own defintion. Everyone has a different view on what constitutes cheating.
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