Sextech, MetaverseXXX, and the indie porn movement 285

It all started back in 2014 when, inspired by the potential of virtual reality devices, a small indie porn company set up shop in Vancouver. Its endeavour was a bold one – to create an indie VR porn site from the ground up, with minimal equipment, no industry backing, and no pre-existing following. MetaverseXXX was, and remains today, completely independent.

“So far we have built the company without banks, investors or loans,” MetaverseXXX states. “We wanted to see if it was possible to get this company off the ground 100% organically from day one with only hard work as the investment.”

When MetaverseXXX first started out it was just eight people, and at the time, the only company in North America offering VR porn. As an independent company it had to handle everything from casting, to shooting, production, distribution, and VR camera development (it developed its own cameras to get the exact content it desired before they were being widely offered). Now MetaverseXXX has 45 ad-hoc members of its business, a dedicated following, and has been featured on sites such as XBIZ.

But what’s significant about MetaverseXXX isn’t necessarily its growth – it’s the company’s content and everything surrounding it.

‘I Did It May Way’

As an independent company, MetaverseXXX was able to make content that was wholly (and somewhat uniquely) in keeping with the founders’ personal ethos, alongside its company one. MetaverseXXX content feels characteristically amateur compared to many big-budget shoots, but the authenticity of each experience is part of its charm, and has become a signature element of buying MetaverseXXX content.

What’s more, MetaverseXXX advocates for fair distribution of payment among its performers and crew, and promotes a sex-positive, consent-based approach, where the health, safety, and wellbeing of those on camera is a strong focus.

The company says that its approach “allows for genuine, human sexual moments that shine through. No acting here, just real sexual encounters”, which is a stark contrast to most other VR porn sites, with the exception perhaps of YanksVR.

Why Is This Significant?

There’s no doubting that MetaverseXXX strongly embraced the ‘hard work’ ethos that its advocates so openly for, but the continued existence of MetaverseXXX speaks to more than just grit. The company acts as a clear example of just how accessible sextech has become, and exactly what can be done should one choose to enter the world of indie porn.

Granted, most individuals (or partners) won’t want to start up an entire indie porn studio, but the advent of VR technology, and digital media in general, can help any aspiring content creators become their own indie porn stars. All it requires is a little bit of know-how and access to some rudimentary equipment.

Some people may already have these items in their household. The Oculus Rift is a popular VR device, but a phone running the right applications can be just as useful when it comes to viewing VR porn, allowing aspirational pornographers to do all of the provisional market research that they might require.

That Samsung Gear 360 purchased for Facetime or gifted at Christmas? It can, should one wish it, do so much more than just the odd weekend call. Even on the higher scale, VR-capable cameras can be purchased for similar prices to standard video cameras or a high-end DSLR.

Life In VR

From a business standpoint, the accessibility for these new technologies is a given. But more can be said about the amateur user, who (as mentioned above) suddenly finds themselves capable not just of creating amateur adult content but their own VR shoots too.

VR is, by most accounts, an entirely different experience to watching (or creating) a 2D video – and the immersion effect is unparalleled by other forms of technology. To be able to film yourself and partner, and then relive that experience as if standing in that very room with an immersive 180-degree (or perhaps even 360) view provides a profound new way to see yourself and to experience sex and sexuality in general.

The notion of going public with such immersive material in an indie porn setting creates an additional element to this, allowing for an engagement level between user and content creator that adds a new degree of authenticity to already candid amateur encounters. This can be said for partners choosing to shoot and publish porn together, but also applies to those who decide to place a camera in front of them while they explore their own bodies.

In both instances, the revisiting of VR content is a new and refreshing approach, yet is so tangibly within grasp that more individuals will, no doubt, soon turn to shooting VR porn as their standard amateur and indie shoots.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Indie VR content creation in an adult setting is currently destined for one of two places – a person’s private collection, or an indie porn site such as MetaverseXXX, but what else might new developments in tech offers us?

The utilisation of VR among camgirls is slowly starting to offer live shows with an increased experiential element – helping those who view it to connect on a more emotional level, or explore previously unknown fetishes with a greater sense of reality.

Similarly, people in long distance relationships are already finding out that sextech devices (from companies such as Kiiroo) in combination with VR allows them to both shoot and experience each other’s VR interactions.

But perhaps the best thing is that indie porn creators and new technology are forever aligned. As MetaverseXXX’s success has demonstrated, emerging technology is always accessible to indie users and, given hard work and a strong will to explore sexual ambitions freely, anything is possible.

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