People with anxiety and depression are more likely to use ‘sextech’ including VR porn and sexting, study finds 

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  • Experts from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University surveyed 8,004 American adults
  • Each subject was asked about their mental health and online sexual behavior
  • Contrary to popular misconception, lonely people are not more likely to use sextech
  • However, people with anxiety or depression can use it for psychological relief.

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A study has found that people who suffer from anxiety or depression are more likely to use emerging digital sexual technologies – so-called ‘sextech’.

Experts at the Kinsey Institute said that individuals with impaired mental health may use sextec to experience temporary relief from their psychological distress.

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Examples of sextech include erotic webcam sites, virtual reality porn or even just the ability to share sexually explicit images or videos.

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A study has found that people who suffer from anxiety or depression are more likely to use emerging digital sexual technologies – so-called ‘sextech’. Pictured: A man enjoys virtual reality porn (stock image)

MOST POPULAR FORMS OF SEXTECH

Based on their survey results, the researchers found that the most popular forms of sextec were:

  • sexting (30% of respondents)
  • Webcam stream viewing (18%,
  • playing sexual video games (14%,
  • participating in a webcam stream, for example by tipping or posting (12%,
  • Watching VR Pornography (1 1%,
  • Using a teledildonic accessory (9%,
  • sexting chatbot (9%,
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Amanda Geselman, a social psychologist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, said it’s a common misconception that people turn to the Internet for romantic or sexual relationships only when they are unable to have face-to-face relationships.

“Our results provide evidence to the contrary, suggesting that online sex spaces are not acting as a “last resort” for people who are not able to have sex in real life,” she explained.

‘Instead, it is likely that many users of these venues have social support and adequate social networks, but are turning to online sexual techniques to give their psychosocial mindset an unparalleled boost.’

In their study, Dr. Geselman and colleagues surveyed 8,004 American adults about their mental health, online sexual behavior, and engagement with novel forms of sex-related technology.

Overall, 79 percent of men and 51 percent of women in the study reported using some form of sextech – with use being more common among gay and bisexual participants (83 percent, compared to 61 percent of heterosexuals). .

The team found that participants who reported greater levels of anxiety or depression tended to report using sextech more.

While this trend held true for men of all sexual orientations, the team noted that depression was not significantly associated with sextec use among bisexual and lesbian women, whereas anxiety was not associated with sextec use among heterosexual women.

In contrast, the researchers found that people who felt lonely were less likely to engage with sextech, not more.

Examples of sextech include erotic webcam sites, virtual reality porn or even just the ability to share sexually explicit images or videos.  Pictured: a man having sex with someone (stock image)

Examples of sextech include erotic webcam sites, virtual reality porn or even just the ability to share sexually explicit images or videos. Pictured: A man having sex with someone (stock image)

“With the growing global need for innovative mental health resources and interventions, emerging sexual technologies can provide relief for people with mental health struggles,” said paper author and gender studies expert Alexandra Marcotte.

‘This research provides an important avenue for expanding the scope of mental health interventions, especially as technology becomes increasingly prevalent and accessible in everyday life.’

The full findings of the study were published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

How is technology changing the porn experience?

In 2016, CamSoda launched a virtual reality platform that allows users to physically interact with each other through connected and coordinated sex toys.

Adult entertainment webcam company TeleDildonics will make virtual reality sex possible using connected and coordinated sex toys that relay touch between users.

The devices were designed by Kiru, who created a ‘female’ and ‘male’ simulator.

Pornhub also offers a virtual reality experience after unveiling a new VR channel on the site.

Camsoda recently unveiled a mask that enlivens the virtual reality experience, providing users with immersive aromas while watching adult entertainment.

Camsoda recently unveiled a mask that enlivens the virtual reality experience, providing users with immersive aromas while watching adult entertainment.

In January 2018, CamSoda partnered with Realdoll to take things a step further – with ‘virtual intercourse with real people’, which allows VR to simulate sex with live cam models, ‘teledildonics’ and Uses high-tech RealDolls.

The firm also recently launched a ‘dick-metrics’ feature which it claims will allow users to access their account by taking a picture of their gender.

In biometric security features, gender is used in the same way as a fingerprint or retina scanner.

VR Bangers says its POV head rig will be able to create more immersive experiences

VR Bangers says its POV head rig will be able to create more immersive experiences

It analyzes a picture of gender-separating factors, including size, color, and vein protrusion, to give users access to their accounts.

VR Bangers recently unveiled an awesome POV head rig it says will be able to create a more immersive experience.

Actors will be able to kiss, caress and whisper in the device like they would with a real human being.

It has stereoscopic cameras in the eyes, as well as cameras at the top, front and back of the head to ‘capture every angle’. It can achieve 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

The rig also has binaural sound microphones in each ear to make the whisper sound real.

And, CamSoda recently showed off a quirky new sensory facade to revolutionize the way virtual reality is used in the bedroom.

Dubbed ‘Ohroma’, users wear a sensory mask, which resembles a gas mask, with their virtual reality headset.

Users can choose from a range of scents to pump through the mask, including…

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