As Las Vegas-area legal brothel and sex resort Sheri’s Ranch prepares for its annual surge in business during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it’s also bracing against the tech trend CES is promoting that threatens the Ranch’s customer flow: Virtual Reality (VR) in the sexual marketplace.
On the Ranch’s official blog
, company spokesperson Jeremy Lemur examines the rising popularity of VR sex, and the front-and-center attention CES is lavishing on the futuristic technology, which has expanded its showroom floor space by 77% since last year’s event.
“How might this technology affect Nevada’s brothel industry in the next five to ten years?”, writes Lemur. “Since virtual prostitution wouldn’t be illegal or unsafe because the participants aren’t really having sex, will a Nevada brothel’s secure, legal setting and reputation for an STD-free environment become irrelevant in the future world of VR technology?”
While some may argue that the convenience of simulated sexual satisfaction via holographic 3D porn and teledildonics trumps a personal encounter, Ranch regular Marly disagrees. “I think it will take more than a sex simulator to put me out of business, mainly because I offer so much more than sex,” she says, maintaining that VR sex can’t replicate human bonding. “We offer real intimacy, not the illusion of intimacy”.
“Real sexual relations lead to real relationships with real women,” says Sheri’s courtesan Red Diamonds, adding that courtesans can help men enjoy a richer and more satisfying sex life. “Virtual reality couldn’t teach a man what I could teach him.”
While Ranch courtesan Amber Lynn concedes that virtual sex has its advantages over visiting a legal brothel, “But at what cost? Sex that comes so effortlessly will eventually become passionless and mundane. People will forget how gratifying and exciting a genuine tryst can be.”
Whatever the future holds for Virtual Reality in the sex industry, one thing is clear, writes Lemur: “Many adult entertainment entities, including Nevada’s brothels, have their eyes keenly focused on CES 2016 as they anxiously await announcements about the latest VR technology that could propel sex-for-money businesses into uncharted territories.”