It’s hands-free There’s a huge range of applications for virtual reality (VR) technology – from gaming to architectural modelling, surgical training, and even treating PTSD. Then there’s erotica. At Sexpo, a “Health, Sexuality and Lifestyle” fair that lobs in Brisbane on August 4, headsets will be handed out so curious punters can sample the VR movies of Lightsouthern, a Melbourne adult production company. The appeal of this technology is its immersive quality, says company boss Michelle Flynn: “The days of being a voyeur are over – with VR it feels like you’re in the scene. You can look to the left and right, up and down; you don’t just have a static point of view.” It’s not interactive, of course, but “performers will often talk to the camera as if you’re in the room with them”, Flynn says. Here’s the thing, though: with one of those VR headsets on at home, wouldn’t you worry that a real person has come into the real room – your wife, for instance – and is standing there looking at you, shaking her head and tutting?