Is pornography driving the virtual reality (VR) craze? Mark Zuckerberg, owner of the market-leading Oculus Quest 2 headset, would be reluctant to admit it, but a recent study suggests this may be the case. 

Of a sample of 3,000 VR headset users in Britain and the United States, more than 80% said they had watched porn on their new devices. Most were men. But women, we are told, are catching up.

The study had an ulterior motive, however. It was conducted by Dreamcam, a webcam platform which, with the help of stereoscopic imaging, a 360-degree camera and hundreds of paid actresses, promises the next level of porn experience. “This innovative technology teleports your Dreamgirl next to you”, entices the website. “You can touch her. You can feel her. Still in doubt? Just put on your VR headset and try.”