Friday, October 20The Voice of London

Category: Investigations

Virtual reality: the porn of the future

Virtual reality: the porn of the future

Investigations
Morgan Lee – my prospective boss –lurches across the desk and grabs whatever's lurking below. I look down nervously, but virtual reality comes to the rescue: stood to attention is a meaty behemoth, ready for action. By Jack Cummings | Sub-editor: Chloe Chapman Whilst the Oculus Rift remains mystical and futuristic, amateur virtual reality is going global. Most of us are familiar with Facebook's 360-degree videos, and have enjoyed the horror of 'looking around' a Trump rally. The feature is designed predominantly for cardboard headsets – the kind that can be found online at a next-to-nothing price. Using them is simple: technophiles simply slide their phones into a pair of papery goggles, experiencing a basic virtual reality. It's cheap, accessible, private and immersive – so it
Cougar time: the rise of mature porn

Cougar time: the rise of mature porn

Investigations
As part of a continuing investigation into the modern porn industry, VoL looks into the surge of mature genres. By Jack Cummings | Sub-editor: Chloe Chapman Over the past decade, a discreet, Freudian surge in viewership has been taking place throughout the adult industry. As it happens, a growing number of visitors to Porn's biggest websites are seeking out women old enough to be their mother. It's a trend that can be traced back to the early 2000s, when users began increasingly demanding 'MILF' material. That in itself wasn't overwhelmingly out of character – most performers who fitted the bill were in their late 30s and had the bodies of glamour models. Essentially a MILF was your typical pornstar – just a decade older. But a few years later, the category began fading in light of
Personal Trainers or Personal Predators?

Personal Trainers or Personal Predators?

Investigations
Tell me oh wise personal trainer, does the green button on the treadmill mean go? I'm a woman, so I don't know these things.  Reporter: Lateefa Farah|Subeditor: Gabby Espinet As a women, the gym can sometimes hold the same atmosphere as a bar; where all eyes are on you (not trying to sound vain at all). There’s a difficulty of telling the difference between a personal trainer or personal predator. Dave (name has been changed for privacy purposes), personal trainer at The Gym states: “ we normally approach clients like you would a stranger, you get to know them first. You start off with small talk, to see what they do — which then gives you a hint of how much they earn.” If a lot of you also haven’t noticed, majority of male personal trainers clients are women. I went under investi
Jazz and its’ appeal to the younger generation

Jazz and its’ appeal to the younger generation

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Jazz’s strong history and extremely important impact on every genre is the reason it lives on. Reporter: Lateefa Farah| Subeditor: Gabby Espinet The older image of Jazz, that being of Cuban cigars, old men in suit and ties, doesn’t seem to fit the scene in the generation that’s starting to bring it back. London is known for its vast range of music genres and environments, and does a very good job of bringing it together. But, what I wanted to explore was how Jazz was becoming a lot more appealing amongst the younger generation, i.e.those who come into pubs and bars in sneakers. TJ, 20, Bassist for the well known Jazz group Ezra Collective, expands on this: “I feel Jazz is appealing to young people simply because they are being reintroduced to it. I think there will and have always
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