Fewer Cumshots, More Lady Pleasure: The Changing Face Of VR Porn

Virtual reality could become the next frontier for feminist media.

Rebecca Paredes
8 min readJul 17, 2017

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The opening scenes of Empowering Ava are, in a word, disjointing — especially if you’re not used to the sudden, voyeuristic intimacy of virtual reality porn.

Directed by feminist porn pioneer and all-around badass Angie Rowntree, the film focuses on Ava, an erotic novelist who explores sensual pegging with her husband. It was designed to be viewed as a 360-degree experience on desktop or…

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