Thanks to the internet, people have grown relatively unphased by porno mags and video clips that fall short of being “hardcore.“ In congruence with this reality, sperm banks should reflect men’s hunger for more modern material in order to keep up with demand. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. According to numerous experiences on Reddit, too few fertilitity clinics offer what’s required to get men off.

Virtual reality porn company VR Bangers aims to rectify this deeply distressing issue by introducing donors to virtual reality porn via a program that would include their all-in-one AuraVisor VR headset, which comes preloaded with 12 videos that can be easily updated online.
As of right now, the company is working with one clinic in Los Angeles, but according to Motherboard, they’re in talks with "a few more IVF fertility centers” and “some sperm banks.” VR Bangers hope is that with this updated technology, donors will be able to fully immerse themselves in a virtual environment instead of where you actually are–a sterile doctor’s office.

“We are very sensitive to all of our patients’ needs and the stress of collecting a sperm specimen in a doctor’s office is a major source of stress for our male patients,” Dr. Richard Paulson, the director of USC Fertility told the site.

News of VR Bangers efforts comes days after it was revealed that sperm counts have plummeted worldwide recently. Research published in the journal Human Reproduction Update analyzed 185 prior studies on the subject and found that men in Western nations were most impacted, their sperm counts fell 1.4 percent every year between 1973 and 2011. Though researchers weren’t exactly sure why this trend was occurring, some estimate it’s the result of exposure to a cocktail chemicals that could damage the sperm.

But that’s not all. Sperm banks have recently issued a amber alert for redheads as there has been a sudden surge in mothers seeking ginger children. According to Co-Parent Match, the longest established website connecting sperm donors, sperm recipients and co-parents, only two percent of all donors are ginger and that’s not nearly enough to meet demand.

In Canada, samples are so few and far between that women have begun shopping for sperm in the U.S. A big reason for this is because Canadian donors aren’t compensated for their services.

Evidently, the fertility industry is enduring something of a semen drought. There’s just not enough sperm out there, for anybody. But, peering through a pair of rose-coloured glasses, perhaps VR Bangers is onto something. Maybe, just maybe, updated technology will influence more men–more redheaded men–to donate to sperm banks. What’s more: Perhaps exposure to this new technology will make men masturbate more, thereby manufacturing more healthy sperm (this is science, folks) that would then lead to better odds of conception. Or, the alternative ending: Maybe sperm is on the brink of extinction and we’ll all start having sex with robots, eventually depleting the entire human race.