After requesting a tourist visa for the United States, an online virtual reality sex worker said she received a letter stating she was “permanently disqualified” for admittance. This left her perplexed and unhappy. “Prostitution” was cited as the explanation.
Players can hang out, chat, play minigames, explore player-created landscapes, and even attend in-game concerts and parties in online VR games like VRChat. Naturally, since this is the internet and people are horny, some users also participate in sex in these VR settings, which leads to sex work. One of those users is Hex. She works as an online sex worker in VRChat, hosting shows in-game and uploading images and videos to her Fansly profile.
She also broadcasts herself while moving a personalized avatar that follows her in real-time. Although she does occasionally upload real-life nudist photos on Fansly, the most of her content is virtual.
Hex, a resident of the UK, recently spoke with Motherboard about her irksome encounter with American immigration officials, who barred her from entering the nation while she was attempting to obtain a temporary tourist visa so that she could visit friends. When Hex revealed what she does for a job, the reaction was often unfavorable, she told Motherboard.
“When I was at the interview, I told [the officer] everything as my Fansly is virtual reality content from a game called VRChat, I do post IRL pictures of me via a paywall and I do not meet anyone IRL from that platform,” Hex explained.