Smell Sense in VR Porn? Sounds, I Mean, Smells Good!

November 20, 2017

So far, virtual reality has offered impressions only to two of our senses – sight and hearing. But what about the others? Touch, taste and smell could extend the range of sensations and enrich the experiences in the VR Porn. Some time ago, we wrote about the fact that soon we might be able to begin touching the virtual reality – but what about the two missing senses? Looks like the smell will soon come into play too!

Equipment for remote odors has existed for years. However, the problem is the exploitation of such equipment, which requires the use of containers with various odorants, as well as the reliable mixing of the released flavors.

Another interesting attempt to make sense of this problem was shown at the Game Developers Conference 2015. FeelReal presented a mask designed to work with Oculus goggles. The FeelReal mask contains seven scents typical of the ocean, jungle, fire, grass, gunpowder, flowers and metal, and can blow air into the user’s face at varying temperatures as well as sprinkle it with water.

It is easy to imagine the application of such an invention even in some more ambitious shooting game, where standing on the river bank we will feel a cold breeze and drops falling on us, shooting in enclosed rooms would stew us by dust gas, and passing by the fire would let us feel the warmth on the skin. However, such a solution would not work in movies or even VR Porn scenes.

Benji Li, a postdoctoral researcher with Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab said that “sight and sound have been the basis of VR environments,” while haptic feedback is an opportunity for the sense of touch and smell, and taste could be next.

“The most important thing about the VR is its ability to let the user feel like he/she’s really been there,” Li added. “We see greater influence of VR when users report higher levels of immersion.” And what about such “presence” in VR Porn? This is the main reason that distinguishes such productions from classic 2D porn, which makes it even more important for us!

Doctors from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore lead by Li have submitted a study examining how VR can influence human eating habits. Scientists found out that adding scent and taste to the experience “changes the way of human satiation.”

“Imagine that one day we’ll be able to show you a piece of delicious steak in VR, together with its smell and scent, and when you cut it up, you’ll feel its tenderness, and enjoy every last bite of it?,” Li explained. “But in real life, it’s made of ingredients made from plants.”

Such gear exists already, yet to some extent. It’s called Vocktail and it tricks the senses through the use of smell, light and “virtual” taste to make liquids in a glass, including tap water, taste like pretty much anything you want.

Including the aforementioned FeelReal solution and the Li’s attempt, the future of smell in the Virtual Reality Porn is getting brighter. Even though such devices might be gimmicky and probably expensive at first, it’s not gonna be like that forever.

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