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A complete guide to watching VR porn

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Nothing’s sexier than a headset.

Porn has always been an escape that allows you to play out your fantasies in an alternate reality. Now, thanks to VR porn, anyone with a smartphone can experience pornography from a hyperrealistic perspective. You may have heard that VR porn provides a more vivid and engaging experience. But if you’re wondering how to watch VR porn yourself, you’ll need a few basic pieces of equipment.

Jumping into the world of VR porn may feel daunting and expensive at first, but chances are you already own most of what you need. Here’s how to watch VR porn your way, whether you just want to start out on a budget or you’re ready to drop a couple hundred dollars on the top porn sites.

How to watch VR porn

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What do you need to watch VR porn?

If you’re looking for the basics of VR porn your existing smartphone is almost certainly up to the task. Every major VR porn site supports both Android and iOS even if Apple technically has banned adult content from their devices. Keep in mind, buying the biggest phone can come back to haunt you when you try to use VR. Many of the VR headsets for smartphones don’t take into account the largest modern models. Make sure before you pull the trigger on your purchase that it actually fits your phone.

Users who want the most top-shelf, high-quality experience will need to buy a PC rig that can run Oculus Rift. That means you’ll need a PC with:

This setup isn’t a requirement, but it does allow you to experience the full spectrum of VR capabilities. Once you have a system, you’ll need a headset. 

How to watch VR porn: VR porn headsets for every budget

For $15: Freefly Beyond

For a long time, Google Cardboard had been our recommended VR headset of choice for mobile phone users. The Freefly Beyond has usurped Google’s position, however, by being $2 cheaper and not made of cardboard. This comfortable headset fits phones from 5.3 to 6.5 inches, meaning it’ll even work with the new iPhone XS and XS Max phones.

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For $35: HOMiDO V2 Virtual Reality Headset

Offering exceptional comfort and quality at a low-budget price, HOMiDO is a contender in the budget VR market. Offering a 100-degree field of vision, a comfortable foam band around the eyes to keep viewing comfortable, and focal length adjustments for near- and far-sighted users, there’s a lot of love in this simple package.

Simply insert your smartphone, download some porn apps, and get started. Its best feature is a built-in action button that allows you to operate your smartphone without needing to remove it from the headset case. Compatible with smartphones with a 4.5-inch to 6-inch screen HOMiDO is a solution almost anyone can afford.

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For $100: Samsung Gear VR

The next best step up in quality is a big one—but it’s only for those with a Samsung smartphone. Samsung’s Gear VR offers a 101-degree viewing window, beautiful picture, and a comfortable head strap to let you use your full range of motion while you’re watching a video. However, you’ll already need to have one of these devices to make it work: Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, or the S6 Edge+. Support for new phones will be added in the future, so when you’re shopping for a new model, make sure to ask the sales rep if it will work with Gear VR.

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For $399: Oculus Rift

You’ll notice we just made a massive price jump. That’s because we’re no longer in the realm of smartphones. You need a computer to make these more complicated rigs like the Oculus work. However, the difference in quality can’t be emphasized enough. The Oculus Rift displays a 3D picture in front of your eyes on HD stereo screens.

With a resolution of 2160 x 1200, Oculus produces 233 million pixels per second, with a fast 90Hz refresh rate. Also, Oculus has special Touch controllers that allow you to play some games with the device. You can even use an Xbox One controller with it. That won’t come in handy while watching porn, but if you’re buying a $399 headset, it’s nice to know you’ve got options for the rest of the day.

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How to watch VR porn: VR porn sites

Like mainstream porn, the world of VR porn is quickly getting crowded. If you’d like to read a deep dive into what sites are currently shaking up the VR porn landscape, we’ve collected the best mainstream VR porn sites and the best gay VR porn sites out there. In the meantime, here are four of our top picks.

1) BadoinkVR

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BadoinkVR is one of the only completely VR-focused brands in the adult space. That alone makes it the top porn choice on our VR specialty porn site list. Every week, they release one new, high-quality, 4K VR porn. 18vr, BabeVR, RealVR, and VRCosplayX all fall under the BadoinkVR brand umbrella.  BadoinkVR has clips from more well-known porn stars like August Ames and Tori Black, but the biggest selling point is its well-designed site.

The company is known as a tech company first, albeit one that specialized in the adult film space. As a result, BadoinkVR is a breeze to navigate. The user experience is clean and offers some of the most vivid scenes of any company online.

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2) KinkVR

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Looking for something way outside the mainstream? KinkVR is the virtual reality component of Kink.com, the legendary BDSM site that put all your darkest legal fantasies on the internet. If you want vanilla content (or are afraid of seeing anything but cisgender, heterosexual sex), this probably isn’t for you.

KinkVR features straight, gay, cis, trans, solo, BDSM, and role-play scenarios for every preference under the sun. The problem is it lacks content, being a relatively new site that updates only once a week. Given the lack of kink content available, KinkVR is a valuable resource, but it can be frustratingly expensive to get your rocks off here.

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3) VirtualRealGay

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VirtualRealGay made its mark the day it opened its figurative doors. The site, founded in 2015, was the first exclusively gay VR porn site on the web. While it has been slow to add content, currently with almost 60 videos, the site has recently been ramping up production. Now is a good time to join, before its pricing goes up any higher.

From traditional gonzo scenes to parodies, VirtualRealGay is working hard to give every corner of the market something to smile about. Their clips even support “teledildonic” technology if you have a smart sex toy. Keep in mind that there isn’t a great deal of diversity here, but the scenes are well shot and the performers enthusiastic. Subscriptions start at $9.95 per month per month while adding downloads will cost you $15.99.

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John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond is a tech reporter and culture writer for Daily Dot. A longtime cord-cutter and early adapter, he's an expert on streaming services (Hulu with Live TV), devices (Roku, Amazon Fire), and anime. A former staff writer for TUAW, he's knowledgeable on all things Apple and Android. You can also also find him regularly performing standup comedy in Los Angeles.