Podcast: Virtual reality’s impact on sex.

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  1. I think a humans basic need besides sex is to be touched by someone else. Not us touching a doll, or us watching porn. Someone who is alive and real to be touching us. This is where virtual reality has it wrong. And even if VR makes it seem like someone is touching us, we will know it’s not true or real.

    • But meaning doesn’t have to be “real,” per-say, to derive value from it, does it? We can’t prove if God is true or real, and yet someone’s belief can be so strong that their body produces physiological and psychological responses. In that same vein, couples who are away from each other for long periods of time likely partake in some form of phone or video-conferencing sex. The sense of bonding they get through this experience is real, and yet the “sex” itself isn’t tangible–we know this, and yet we still lust after it.

      Consider Incels for example, the involuntary celibates. Or people in Japan and Singapore who are being provoked by government advertisements to have more sex because they’ve become so asexual that it scares the government into believing their race is becoming endangered. When we get outside of the cultural norm(or our own perspective), which is usually where the bulk of us truly lay, I think we find that the common interpretation of sexuality and bonding and “real” and “fake” easily begin to blur. I’m not saying I disagree with you, but I do think it’s more complex than we might understand.

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