Explore the world of virtual sex

What is Virtual Sex?

The term Virtual Sex describes sex that isn’t real in the traditional sense, but rather an approximation facilitated by a computer. Many consenting adults engage in virtual sex with each other today, overcoming physical distance by use of communication technology. This means everything from emails, texting and chatting, through to webcams and online roleplaying games, and ultimately teledildonics.

All those forms of virtual sex unfortunately require one thing – an actual human partner on the other end. For many, this is a barrier to entry. But if the sex is virtual, why can’t your partner be virtual too?

Sex Dolls

Before we continue, we should mention that if you want sex with a fake woman but don't want all the hassle of involving a computer, then what you really need is a life-size sex doll. They've come a long way since the days when you needed to inflate them with a pump. Now they look and feel almost exactly like the real thing and you can customize them to look exactly the way you want. Check out Sex Dolls (if only out of curiosity!)

Virtual Partners

Imagine if you had the ability to have simulated sex with any partner of your choice. This noble dream is closer to reality than you might think. We are on the cusp of a new era, where our means of interaction with computers is moving far beyond the humble mouse, keyboard and monitor.

Products like the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive and Microsoft’s HoloLens promise to offer unprecedented levels of immersion in computer-generated experiences. For those with more limited budgets, products like the Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Google Daydream transform your mobile phone into a VR headset. So the technology already exists to create a virtual sex partner who seems real enough to touch.

Virtual Sex versus Porn

Conventional pornography does not qualify as virtual sex, even if the camera shows the point-of-view of one of the participants. Nor does 3D porn qualify, even if shown inside a virtual-reality headset. Virtual sex requires at least some level of interactivity. If you can’t control your actions, then you should at least be able to control the camera, so you can look around and focus on the details that interest you.

Virtual Sex Today

While we wait for the creation of the ultimate Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality sex partner, we have to amuse ourselves with the technology available today. Listed below are your options for having sex with a virtual partner right now.

Sex Games on PC

Today’s personal computers are more than capable of rendering sexy-looking 3D characters in real-time. You can control the angle, choose the action and even touch the character in various ways. The gameplay is rudimentary, but these programs are the closest you can get to virtual sex today. All they need to add is support for a Virtual Reality headset and a different control scheme and we’re almost there!

360 Degree Video

360 Degree (or spherical) videos are recorded in every direction at the same time. During playback the viewer can choose which direction to look. This can be done by dragging with the mouse on a computer, or with a finger on a touch device, but the best way is using a virtual reality headset that tracks the motion of your head.

Branching Video

When DVDs were introduced, much was made of their ability to provide a choice of viewing angles and scene-selection using seamless branching. These features were used almost exclusively for pornography.

  • LifeSelector provides an online virtual sex experience using branching video shot from the point-of-view of the viewer’s avatar.

Flash Games

The Web is awash with these mini-games that allow you to do unmentionable things to innocent cartoon women. The days of Adobe Flash are numbered, so hopefully the same experiences can be created using HTML 5. Otherwise, play these while you can!

Interactive Stories

It might be a bit of a stretch, but we believe the website you’re viewing right now provides a virtual sex experience. The stories are written using present-tense and second-person POV to draw the reader into the action. The customization options let you choose your partner, and the ability to choose story branches gives you a level of interactivity.