If you checked Twitter anytime soon, you may have noticed a small trend happening at the moment.

There is just so much porn. So much. An array of titillating delights awaits anyone who looks through the VR scene on the social platform, where users will be bombasted by lewd images of men and women in compromising positions.

And worse, its everywhere. The accounts use all sorts of hashtags and big images zoomed into the most intimate of areas to bring in new people and clicks.

Why is porn so popular in the twittersphere? Why, of all the trends circulating among users right now, is porn the most loud?

I think one reason is its sheer volume. The accounts tweet out the images so regularly that it is hard to miss them, chugging and filling our feeds. Worse still is the content matter – an image of a semi-naked person draws more attention than a piece of wearable plastic, and will likely leave more of an impression.

But ultimately, a lot of technologies start like this. Remember that the internet is full of porn websites, and its the type which generates a lot of traffic – its catering to a basic need which most people have. The same goes with pornography in VR – with new tech comes new pornographic applications.

Corey Price, VP of Pornhub, has his own opinions on this: “Virtual reality is rapidly advancing and transforming some of the most intimate areas of our lives. While there seems to be a seismic shift towards VR, probably because it’s still so nascent, we still anticipate regular desktop/laptop/mobile browsing on our site to continue to prosper. In fact, we combined the best of both worlds just recently and announced a free VR category on Pornhub chock full of VR videos for our fans to experience at no cost. All they need is a headset and they can give it a try. And while it may mimic real life sexual interaction, we all know it won’t replicate it exactly. Nothing will. Not yet at least….”

Corey makes some excellent points. In a world where porn is king, VR is being used to tap into an enormous market.