The webcam platform CamSoda has announced a partnership with RealDolls that’s about to take camming to a new and almost eerily futuristic level.
It’s called “VIRP,” which is short for “Virtual Intercourse with Real People.” The site is combining VR, teledildonics, and connected RealDolls to offer a new, simulated, sexual experience with its cam models. For those who aren’t familiar with the technical advances of VR and teledildonics, here’s how VERP will work:
Users will book a session with a webcam model who is equipped with a Wi-Fi enabled vibrator — yes, a vibrator, because for now this appears to be mostly geared towards watching and interacting with female cam models. Camsoda told Inverse over email that they have about 100 models equipped with wifi-enabled vibrators at the moment.
RealDolls can then be equipped with a male masturbator called the Lovesense Max. That’s then paired with the Lovesense Nora vibrators of CamSoda models — a bluetooth Rabbit vibrator that’s been marketed as a method for interacting with a partner in “long distance sex” because someone can control its settings from afar. In this case, the vibrators and the masturbator are connected, and the vibrator sends what’s called “pressure data” to the viewer’s masturbator located in the real doll. Th idea is that it allows the performer and viewer to receive sensations at the same time —mimicking the act of having the sex.
Users can also employ CamSoda’s VR capabilities by using their personal headset to become even more immersed in the experience of having “virtual intercourse” with a model.
“People have long speculated as to how the adult industry would seamlessly harness its cutting edge technology to deliver the ultimate sensory experience,” says CamSoda Vice President Daryn Parker in a press release. “One that mimics real-life interaction and, of course, intercourse.”
CamSoda has actually been harnessing models with connected teledildonics and VR since 2016, but the new addition of the RealDoll partnership will add another level to that kind of experience —another notch of physical realness to a remote interaction.
RealDolls are shockingly, well, real when it comes to their physical composition — if not their measurements. The company is moving towards introducing responsive, AI capabilities to its products, but for CamSoda’s needs, that’s an unnecessary feature.
They are also expensive. Most RealDolls run for at least $4000, although a press release from CamSoda notes that a “just a torso” can be as low as $1,500. The LoveSense masturbator costs $99, and VR headsets can run the gamut, price-wise, with the high-end models costing from $500 to $800. However, an inexpensive Google Cardboard rig would in theory do the trick.
Whether the price tag — or the technical complexity of using three devices at once — for VIRPing will truly encourage the “ultimate sensory experience,” as Parker says, remains to be seen. CamSoda says it will have VR-specific shows starting next week.