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Future Sex in the Metaverse

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Since the term first became well known to tech-heads and futurists from its inclusion in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 novel Snow Crash, the “metaverse” has been held as a vision of a future existence for humankind – a virtual existence. With our feet still stuck in the material world, the metaverse would allow a seemingly endless range of experiences and opportunities for human engagement. Well, human-to-avatar engagement, at the very least. Although Snow Crash offers a satirical view of one of Sci-Fi’s most prevalent tropes, the dystopian world, and, its fantastic (if unreal) counterpart, many found the concept of a metaverse something to aspire to.

Shifting its name and branding from the globally recognized but increasingly criticized Facebook to Meta, the social media giant sent every tech-minded pundit and home user into a frenzy of speculation. Just what would this re-branding mean for the company’s Oculus virtual reality branch? What would it mean for VR overall? With our gaze as humans so often directed and dictated by our sexual needs and desires, it pays to consider how the advancing of a VR metaverse is likely to alter and/or augment our physical sex lives.

Dating In The Metaverse

Instead of traipsing around to various bars and clubs, and spending too much on door charges and drinks, an enormous number of people now turn to the Internet for their dating opportunities. Social media and dating apps serve to protect privacy and safety while still allowing for flirtatious and romantic adventures. With the ability to render yourself an avatar of your choosing and present yourself through a protective veil of VR artifice, the metaverse could not only aid the dating process safely and securely, but it could also allow for fantasies to be lived out as if they were real. Uncomfortable talking to strangers in the real world? The metaverse addresses that issue. Too intimidated by an attractive potential partner to even approach them? The metaverse can make you equally, if not more attractive.

Metaverse Sex

Meeting new people with a shared romantic inclination is one thing, but just how does one go about actually getting laid in the metaverse? First, we have to redefine our view of sex. The further we advance towards a true metaverse, the further away from the nuts and bolts of traditional intercourse we will surely have to move. Looking at the thriving VR porn industry today shows just how popular virtual sex experiences can be. Huge audiences of devoted fans represent a lot more than a cadre of horny young men with too much time (among other things) on their hands. Spreading into exploratory experiences designed to tear down walls of gender bias, traditional sexual politics, and ableist depictions of sex, virtual pornography still has as its prime directive the arousal of the viewer. It’s just that now, especially with the face-to-VR-face connectivity provided by the metaverse, that act of arousal can take on a huge range of forms.

One risk in all of this virtuality, of course, is that human desires coalesce into a small and commonly shared range of human traits. Height has always been known to influence how one is treated by others – an issue Snow Crash’s metaverse dealt with by restricting users to being represented by avatars of their own physical stature in the material world – but a truly free “self” acting in the metaverse would allow the short to be tall and, predictably, the short-dicked to sport great whopping cocks unseen even in the most generously endowed porn stars.

Solo Flights Through the Meta-sphere

Just as each and every one of us is responsible for our own orgasm, we’re also responsible for our own arousal. Taking flight in the metaverse and aiming your avatar at a potential turn-on need not directly involve another person at all. Masturbation is a key component of rewarding sex life and the metaverse provides ample opportunity to explore self-love. Why there’s even the opportunity to train your skills at attracting and courting someone by doing it with a secondary avatar of yourself. If that seems a bit too self-involved, there’s always the sure-to-be endless array of sexual performances that will be found in a widely used social VR space. The tried-and-true rule of new tech first taking hold in adults-only contexts remains valid even at this early stage of the developing metaverse.

There Are Naked Avatars In Metaverse Called “Nudes”

When it comes to the newest technology, the sex industry is on the cutting edge, and there are thousands of porn platforms where you can even use VR headsets to get you involved in the real sex situation. 

When it comes to Metaverse, a 3D virtual reality owned by Facebook that combines video games, social media, currency, and other types of virtual communities where you can use an avatar to socialize in this virtual world, this company tries its best. It will try to bring the newest technologies like teledildonic sex toys to synchronize strokes and vibrations to the video and make a real touch sensation. So, sex will become even more interactive and not limited to the physics of the real world. There are many sexual platforms that will allow you to have immersive sexual encounters that you cannot experience in the real world. 

With the help of virtual avatars, you can meet your partner and move, talk and engage with haptic sex toys and enjoy their sexual experience without any judgments and will be very similar to hanging out in the physical world. 

With virtual reality, everyone can have a relationship because some people cannot have romantic relationships due to anxiety, introversion, or long distance.

Now, with the pandemics, people started to use teledildonics even more, to bridge their sexual needs and mimic the human touch, especially for long-distance couples.

In Metaverse, there are real sex videos that are unique and promote sexual wellness and communication, even offline.

The good side of these virtual encounters is that they deepen intimacy; you can learn more about sex, support sexual health, and have virtual sex shops and workshops. This way, people will become more open-minded and less judgmental.

But, you would not like your avatar to go around completely naked in Metaverse, do not you? But, some Metaverse users witnessed that avatars can get naked and do some undefinable things like erotic play and things in online safety are a matter of urgency.

Still, one company, Virtually Human Studios (VHS), creators of the extremely popular horse racing game Zed Run, created avatars called “Nudes” for their new project called Human Park, that are completely naked, as a fully blank canvas and fully customizable. 

Through these players’ virtual nude avatars, they can create limitless virtual identities like clay–like animated characters that allude to their final game appearance. They can be enhanced with fully interoperable NFT wearables and season-specific icons. The game is free to access, and it is a combination of Web3 values with traditional gaming. It blends the engaged community play with the vivid in–world details and cares about identity ownership. 

Metaverse Combats Sexual Harassment And Hate Speech

Avatars in the virtual world are created so as to mirror the physical world, but when it comes to regulation, the law regulations are not mirrored and all these digital communities are usually governed by terms of service agreements and their own code. 

So the more Metaverse becomes a real world, the more it causes concerns because many problems from the real world are replicated in the virtual one, such as sexual violence. 

All large Metaverse platforms try to pretend that sex doesn’t exist and Roblox interdicts holding hands, while Horizon Worlds interdicts their users to have avatars with no legs. 

Still, many female avatars are astonished by the sexual harassment they encounter. For example, one researcher said that using the platform just for less than an hour, she was nearly “raped.” (1

 But what does it mean to be sexually insulted and violated in Metaverse? It means to bear sexually abusive comments, to be mocked on this social media that can cause even a real-life trauma. 

There are thousands of such cases where the users act as aggressors, and in some cases, the victims are not able to spot and pinpoint who is saying these abusive comments. 

Even though Echo VR and Oculus, both owned by Facebook, struggle to combat harassment, they say that they have rules for reporting users who violate them. But people who experienced it or witnessed it say that the whole reporting process is complicated and slow, which deters them from filing a report. 

According to the Oculus VR’s Policy, users are not permitted to follow other users if they do not wish, block other movements or make any sexual gestures. (2)

In addition, the company has to combat issues such as harassment and hate speech, so the company needs to employ more people and recruit volunteers to adequately face this problem, even though around 40 000 people currently work on the safety and security of Facebook and improve its reporting tools. 

Online harassment is a real and a big problem in the United States, and four in ten U.S. adults have experienced it, according to Pew Research Center. (3

One study from 2019 found that virtual harassment is very subjective and a personal thing, but when you are part of virtual reality, you feel it as more intense. (4)

Technical Equipment You Need To Enter Metaverse

Metaverse, the latest tech buzz, is one of the hottest topics nowadays. It is a virtual space that is hyper-realistic, interactive, and immersive where people can be engaged in several activities and have different online experiences like going shopping, to a concert, meeting friends, etc.

The term comes from the dystopian novel ‘Snow Crash’ by Neal Stephenson.

It is based on VR technology, and VR is considered to be its key ingredient, but having a VR headset is not the only technical equipment you need to tap into this virtual space. 

Sales of VR headsets have grown on a global level and the VR market has been remarkably innovative, and now, there are some ultra quality, portable wireless headsets with sensational graphics, but getting people to use them can be a real challenge. 

This may be due to wrong marketing opportunities, physical neck discomfort, and a feeling of nausea because of the rapid motions. 

How Can You Enter The Metaverse? 

You can use different devices to enter there, but the device must have a screen, input system, and a powerful processor. Computers and mobile phones are not really designed for it, so you will need gear for d augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR).

Some popular virtual reality devices are Sony PlayStation VR, HP Reverb G2, Microsoft HoloLens, and other technology VR headsets, along with haptic gloves, high-resolution displays, low lag time, and millions of polygons. 

Many People Witnesses Strip Clubs In Metaverse

The rapidly grown Metaverse – the 3D virtual reality makes no difference between kids and adults when it comes to interaction and witnessing humiliating and sexual scenes.

The avatars can take part in many unspeakable sex scenes with racist insults and rape threats and simulate sex scenes.

Many rooms are overly sexualized and remind of sexual brothels, but the scary part of it is that this has become the latest trend, and the platform even collaborated with porn studios like BaDoinkVR and made intimate scenes with sex dolls using virtual reality headsets. 

One researcher from BBC created a fake profile and entered one chat room in this virtual space, and she immediately found a metaverse strip club. There was no verification of her age, and she gained access easily to these rooms where sex toys were on display.