Fifteen per cent said that they currently use apps to find sexual satisfaction, while 20 per cent said they would like to use social media for sexual arousal. VR sex devices have been designed by Kiiroo, who have made a 'female' and 'male' designed simulator. The group interviewed 2, women, between the ages of 17 and 50, about their sexual preferences and whether they would be receptive to technology in the bedroom. The use of VR is also expanding significantly in higher education. The research found 16 per cent of British women would like to have sex in virtual reality, with 40 per cent admitting technology would make sex more fun and enjoyable. Dr Elina Berglund, co-founder of Natural Cycles, said: The crucial point is that we should tackle these problems now by designing VR devices so that they do not cause vision or balance problems. My first sex-themed VR experience encouraged me to literally step out of my comfort zone and into another world — one that felt so astonishingly real that when I reached out to touch one of the dancers as they slid down the pole, I was momentarily surprised and disappointed when their computer generated bodies turned to sparkles at my touch. Virtual reality is expected to be a dominant force in domestic and industrial technology over the coming decades as engineers and scientists envisage a future in which people interact through headsets that appear to offer three-dimensional views.