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Tenga Unveils Latest in Virtual Reality Porn


If you love Japan and its adult industries, then you’ll probably know of Tenga; the company that has made a pretty big name for itself in the world masturbation, having helped more than few horny fellows enjoy their lonely evenings.

As the purveyor of masturbation aids, personal lubricants and other related products, Tenga certainly knows its audience; so much so that they have received an award for their design aesthetic, something not many items that slide onto your cock could proclaim. Tenga products range from the affordable, disposable Tenga Cup, to the more up-market products that can be reused and even vibrate. It comes as no surprise, then, that Tenga is seeking to widen their product range and look to the future for guidance.

As we all know by now, virtual reality (or simply “VR”) is now a reality in itself, with big names like Oculus, Sony and HTC each researching and developing their own headsets. Each of these products provide the user with a fully immersive and realistic experience, and the Tenga brand is no different. Sex and VR have had a close relationship in science fiction ever since young men could dream; now, in 2015, that dream is becoming a reality.

The original Oculus dev kits were well known for creating VR porn environments, ranging from realistic 3D girls and boys to anime waifus and general smut. The next logical step was the incorporation of tactile response, in order to give players the ability to reach out and feel parts of the world as well as see them – the full immersive experience. Generally, the public was told how this could be used for FPS games, puzzle games or fighting games, but more niche companies found a unique use for this new technology.

Tenga, is one of those companies.


In a recent release, Tenga have demonstrated their further commitment to making the most out of this technological revolution. Using a VR headset and headphones, Tenga invited a journalist to take a seat and be a part of their experiment. The experiment was the live testing of their new SR system (Substituted Reality), which, as it sounds, essentially substitutes live footage and reality with pre-recorded footage; think of an interactive 360° cinema to get an idea of what this may look like.

The experiment starts with petite adult actress Love Saotome, who is the main focus of this particular visual experiment, waving to the journalist to illustrate that what he is currently seeing is real. The trick to this little game, however, is that at any point in time the journalist’s vision can be supplanted with pre-recorded footage of the same set and the same girl. This is again proven when Saotome waves once more, only this time the journalist doesn’t wave back. What he’s seeing now isn’t really happening; it’s simply a video that is being played into the headset.

Much like a moment out of a sci-fi film, virtual reality has seemingly bled into what’s actually real, leaving the viewer questioning what actually happened and what didn’t. This is further solidified when Tenga’s director, Takashi Matsūra, places his hands on the journalist’s shoulders to keep the illusion alive.


In another video, we get to see another view from behind the scenes, along with Saotome undressing for the person wearing the headset. This is of course not really happening, and it is in fact Takashi that is standing in front of him and quite fully clothed. It would be an interesting sight to behold if when you took off the VR headset, a naked Japanese man was there to greet you instead (I’m sure we will see that in a future TV gameshow, mark my words).

Matsūra discussed later in an interview that the idea came from the original market of video games, and he wanted to adapt it for the adult market instead. He also suggested that it might be used for one of their Video Boxes; essentially private rooms for watching porn, much like glory holes of the West but significantly less fun. You would simply pick the particular model you would like to view, sit down and she would appear holding a Tenga toy.

This could of course be utilized with other systems, such as the self-moving toys appearing on the market, meaning you could effectively watch any girl you want use the toy on you. This is of course not limited to Tenga, and practically any mechanical masturbator would suffice, along with any pre-recorded footage you chose. The future is certainly here, and it’s looking sexy.


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