Virtual reality is a powerful trigger of imagination. This comparatively new technology creates whole new worlds and provides such images and experiences that people are unable to forget. Virtual reality is used today in many spheres of entertainment, including movies, video games, interactive games, and even porn.
All those types of entertainment are very impressive, so more and more people want to try them out. However, VR technology can cause a type of psychological addiction. This is especially true for those people who watch lots of VR porn movies.
VR porn videos trigger two types of pleasure centers at the same time – the visual center that gets incredibly impressed by the way it is carried to another place and situation in seconds so that the brain gets totally confused, and the center of sensual pleasure, which is always triggered when watching porn. The combination of these two aspects makes VR porn the riskiest one of all virtual reality entertainments in terms of psychological addiction.
When the person starts watching VR porn videos too often, it leads to addiction and the person increases the time and frequency even more. This leads to a lack of efficiency at work, the person forgets about all their other hobbies and passions, this addiction may impact social life and even the person’s job. Moreover, the person stops getting pleasure from conventional sex with their partner and loses the ability to get sexual pleasure at all when VR porn is not involved in the process.
Then the person finds out that they are unable to get rid of watching VR porn, they start concealing this fact instead of visiting the professional and seek treatment. However, VR porn addiction, like any other psychological addiction and mental condition, needs to be addressed properly via therapy.
Many people will be afraid to visit the doctor because of social stigmas society puts on those who have mental addictions and also sometimes those who watch porn. However, this condition must be addressed, because it is able to destroy a person’s life and impact their mental and physical health.
It is totally possible to develop an addiction to other types of virtual reality entertainment. Some users get really addicted to playing VR video games or watching movies. However, since the sensual pleasure center is not involved, in these cases addiction develops slower. VR porn, on the other hand, is very accessible and affordable, so it poses more risks for users.