Entering the adult entertainment industry as a straight male performer can be an intriguing career choice, and one I’m sure many of you have considered at some point, usually right before you grab the Klennex, with your trousers around your ankles.
The porn business is not without its challenges and considerations, and as someone who often receives emails, DM’s and questions about this topic, I’d like to share some insights on how new male performers with no experience can navigate this industry.
First and foremost, it’s crucial to approach this decision with the awareness that adult entertainment is a legitimate business. Just like any other industry, it requires professionalism, dedication, and a strong work ethic to succeed. The “honeymoon period” of excitement and performing with popular porn models will fade quickly, so treating it as a serious venture from the outset is essential.
One of the most vital aspects of a male performer’s journey is to understand their role and responsibilities. Respect for female performers is paramount, if you’re in anyway misogynistic, pushy, looking for a girlfriend or coming into the business with the mind set of ‘rescuing’ the female performers, then stop right now, enjoy your wank and move on! The business and the female performers will chew you up and spit you out within your first week.
In most part you need to remember that male performers are there to complement and support their female counterparts, making them look good on screen. Ripped torso’s, and rugged good looks mean nothing in this business if your an arrogant prick. We would all prefer a ‘dad bod’, average guy, who is fun to have on set and can deliver a performance.
Treating all your colleagues with respect is key to fostering a good reputation. It’s a collaborative effort but you will need to ensure that you can deliver what you promise. Don’t tell us you can keep hard all day and deliver five ‘pop shots’ if you’re a one pump wonder! Just be honest with everyone, you’ll find there will still be a place for you if your honest about your limitations.
If your intending on hiding your identity, then your opportunities are limited. The adult entertainment industry is stigmatised by everyone, you’ll be judged, talked about and outed by friends, even your close loved ones may not be supportive of your decision. Therefore, before entering the industry, it’s crucial to have open and honest conversations with the people that matter to you, about the decision and the potential consequences this career choice can have on your family and your own future career opportunities.
Finally, building a brand and reputation is essential for success in this industry. Networking, marketing, and maintaining professionalism are all crucial aspects of a performer’s career. Understanding the business side of adult entertainment and making wise decisions on your niche area of performance, distribution platforms and the costs involved in becoming a performer, is equally important for long-term success.
If you’re still reading this and I’ve not scared you off, its time to get yourself ‘tested’. Before contacting anyone in the business, you will need to get yourself a full ‘clean’ sexual health certificate. Not all local clinics offer this service but organisations like SNAP have a list of clinics that can help. You will need a clean ‘cert’ every 28 days (every 14 days for certain production companies and countries) and some performers wont consider working with you until you have at least three months consecutive clean tests.
In conclusion, entering the adult entertainment industry as a male performer is a decision that should not be taken lightly. With the right mindset, respect for other creators, and a focus on professionalism, aspiring performers can navigate this industry successfully while minimising negative impacts on their personal lives. Remember, it’s not just about the “honeymoon period” but building a sustainable and respectable career in the long run.
In the not-so-distant past, holograms were the stuff of science fiction, something we only saw in movies like Star Wars or Minority Report. But today, thanks to advancements in augmented reality (AR) technology, we are on the brink of turning our homes into holographic wonderlands.
Imagine walking into your living room and suddenly seeing a lifelike 3D representation of your favorite musician performing their greatest hits right there in your own home. Or for the more smutty minded ones amongst us. Picture your favourite porn model, giving you a personal lap dance then performing her ‘special skills’, just for you and all from the comfort of your own personal space. This is the promise of AR, and it’s becoming increasingly accessible.
What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology usually used in a VR headset, that superimposes digital content onto the physical world, allowing users to interact with computer-generated elements while still perceiving their surroundings. Unlike Virtual Reality (VR), which immerses users in a completely virtual environment, AR enhances the real world by adding virtual objects, information, or experiences.
The Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3 are primarily VR headsets, but they do have a passthrough function that allows them to simulate AR-like experiences by using their front-facing cameras to display the real world.
The Oculus Quest 2 features four black-and-white cameras on the front of the headset. These cameras capture the real-world environment in greyscale. Whilst many of us have been testing and trying AR porn with the quest 2, the results have been less than ‘usable’, if you know what I mean ;)!
With the launch of the new Meta Quest 3 we now have access to the full-colour front-facing cameras. This upgrade from greyscale to full-colour cameras is a massive leap and provides several benefits:
In the future we’re hoping that this increased interactivity will provide a more engaging experience and opens up the opportunities for more personalization and customization. Users will be able to select their preferred models, scenes, and scenarios, tailoring the content to their desires.
From the emails I have received from customers, I’m aware of how the virtual reality content we make at Peeping Thom has already made porn accessible to a wider audience, including individuals with disabilities. With the new technologies we can now provide features like subtitles or audio descriptions to ensure inclusivity.
Augmented Reality has found its place in the adult entertainment industry, offering a new dimension of interactivity, personalization, and privacy. As technology continues to evolve, it’s likely that AR will play an even more significant role in reshaping the future of adult content, providing users with immersive experiences that cater to their individual desires and preferences.
As with all new technology embraced by the adult entertainment industry, it’s crucial to ensure that ethical guidelines and responsible use are maintained to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all users. This is something I would like to talk about in future blog post, or event a podcast about VR/AR.
This blog post has been inspired by the surprising number of emails I’ve received from people enjoying the new range of VR (Virtual Reality) swingers party clips we’ve recently released on our sales platforms. Many of the messages have been from people who were initially nervous about attending a sex party, but now have built the confidence to take the first steps to group sex.
For anyone that’s not aware, a swingers party is a social event where couples and singles gather to engage in consensual non-monogamous sexual activities with others outside their primary relationship, with the knowledge and consent of all parties involved.. These parties can vary widely in terms of size, atmosphere, rules, and types of activities allowed. Some parties might be more focused on socialising, while others, like the ones we film, involve more explicit sexual interactions.
Embarking on a journey into the world of swingers parties can be an intimidating prospect, especially for those grappling with social anxiety. The idea of engaging in such an intimate and socially charged environment can trigger nervousness that holds them back. However, an innovative solution is emerging – virtual reality (VR) – offering a platform for individuals to explore and familiarise themselves with the swingers scene before venturing into it in person. Here’s how VR is proving to be a game-changer in easing nerves and fostering positive experiences:
Virtual reality provides an experience for individuals to dip their toes into the realm of swingers parties. Being naked and aroused around other men who are also naked and aroused might not be for everyone. Through the VR immersive swinging experience, they can explore their feelings, preferences, and boundaries in their own environment. The virtual space also allows nervous individuals to gradually expose themselves to the dynamics of swingers parties. They can see the etiquette of participants who are just observing, or the people progressing to participating in group sex. We even have VR scenes filmed from a POV (Point Of View) angle that feel as close to engaging in simulated swinging interactions as you can get. This progressive exposure minimizes anxiety and helps them become accustomed to the atmosphere. You can check out one of our latest parties HERE.
The parties we film are real events and the participants are real customers of the club, so we ensure their anonymity is kept intact by using masks for the filmed part of the event. This also explains why the events might look a little quiet sometimes, but I can assure you there are lots of horny swingers waiting behind the camera to join in once we stop the cameras rolling.
Virtual reality is paving the way for nervous individuals to approach swingers parties with confidence and a positive attitude. By offering a controlled, judgment-free environment for exploration and learning, VR acts as a bridge between apprehension and in-person experiences. As technology continues to evolve, it’s clear that VR is not only transforming how we interact but also how we prepare ourselves for new and exciting aspects of life. So put on your headset and join us for a virtual reality experience you wont find anywhere else. You can see another of our swingers party clips HERE.
Another month of extremely naughty content has been uploaded to our distribution platforms. Check out all the latest hot British VR porn scenes from Michelle Thorne, Catalia Valentine, Ella Bella, Denali Dink, Talulah Thomas and many many more!
As the virtual reality industry continues to grow and thrive, VR porn is still paving the way for innovative content and adult storytelling experiences. This week marks Peeping Thom’s second anniversary, and we have much to celebrate.
In just two short years, the Peeping Thom brand has produced over 250, adult VR clips and worked with more than 75 performers. Our productions have pushed the boundaries of what was being made in adult virtual reality at the start. From immersive lap dancing clubs to the FuckTruck brand where we took the whole studio, packet it into a VW camper van, and took it on the road.
I’ve been lucky enough to build a team around me, including industry colleagues and friends who are all passionate about VR content and helped me bring to life some incredible virtual experiences. From heart-pumping gangbang parties to intimate solo and duo scenes, their performances and hard work has pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the medium, blurring the lines between reality and fiction.
One of our most notable projects was the xxx parody films we attempted. As a nod to the large American studios of the past, I thought I’d try and push my own skill levels, and as painful as it was at some points, I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed it. The project ultimately didn’t turn out how I had hoped but its planted a seed for forthcoming scenes and taught me some vital lessons that will help me avoid the pitfalls in the future.
But Peeping Thom is not resting on its laurels. I have ambitious plans for the future, with a slate of exciting new projects already in preproduction. My aim is to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in VR porn, but changing direction slightly, to concentrate on the, narrative style clips whilst exploring new ways to tell adult stories.
As we look back on the company’s first two years in business, we can’t help but be excited for what the future holds. Happy birthday to Peeping Thom, and here’s to many more years of, immersive virtual reality porn!
Virtual Reality (VR) technology has transformed the way people experience adult films. With VR, viewers can be transported into a virtual world where they can interact with porn performers and feel as if they are a part of the action. As the demand for high-quality VR adult content continues to grow, many of the leading porn production companies are now stepping up their game by offering 8K resolution clips.
After two years of producing VR porn, I want to ensure that our loyal Peeping Thom customers get the best possible content, hence from June 2023 we will now be adding a selection of 8K resolution films in addition to our currently popular 6k resolution clips.
The introduction of 8K is a game-changer for the VR adult film industry. 8K resolution means that the video has a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, which is four times the resolution of 4K and 16 times the resolution of 1080p. This level of detail creates an incredibly lifelike experience, with images that are crisp, clear, and stunningly realistic. For the porn business, this means that viewers will be able to experience an even more immersive and intimate encounter with their favorite performers. One of our beta testers claimed “the video quality is so high that it can almost feel like the performers are right there in front of the you”.
Finally, 8K resolution allows for greater flexibility in post-production. With more pixels to work with, I am able to be more creative in the edit and even more dynamic with the scenes, allowing me to explore new locations that I would have previously struggled to film in, thus enhancing the overall experience for the our viewers.
Overall, the introduction of 8K resolution to VR adult business is a game changer. It offers a level of detail and immersion that was previously unavailable, and it will undoubtedly be appreciated by viewers who demand the highest quality content and an even more more immersive and intimate encounter with their favorite pornstar.