Sex Workers Plan To Find Alternative Solution As OnlyFans Makes An Announcement To Ban Explicit Content
On 22nd August 2021
OnlyFans news of shutting down of sexually explicit content from October onwards has come as dooming news for many sex workers and adult content creators. Reportedly, the new idea comes as the adult content site is under huge pressure from banks and credit card companies to ensure the site is not hosting child sex abuse material or malicious content like revenge porn.
After OnlyFans shocking announcement of banning sexually explicit content on October 1, sex workers are taken aback.
The spokesperson of OnlyFans told LADbible:
"OnlyFans will prohibit the posting of any content containing sexually explicit conduct.
"In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines."
The company announced that nudity would be allowed on the platform as long as it 'is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy.'
Under OnlyFans' current terms of service, nudity is permitted as long it isn't broadcast from a country where public nudity is illegal.
After the announcement, many sex workers and adult film stars who turned to this site are devastated by this decision.
A content creator named Shea wrote on Twitter:
"I have to start over completely... 6 MONTHS of hard work, gone...I'm losing my mind right now."
Another OnlyFans creator added:
"I'm absolutely devastated by the news concerning OnlyFans. Anyone that's been following me lately knows that I just narrowly dodged eviction thanks to that platform and my fans there. I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do now."
A third said:
"I am honestly pretty devastated with the news of OnlyFans removing adult content, while I will be moving platforms I urge you all to see this as yet another example of businesses using and mistreating sex workers. Sex work is work, period, stop treating it like it's not."
During the pandemic, under lockdown situation, many people turned to OnlyFans to have a stable source of income.
As per the report, there are around two million creators on OnlyFans who have collectively raked in more than $5 billion since the site was launched.
Only last year alone, the site generated a whopping $2 billion with the company receiving a 20% from content shared on the platform.
OnlyFans admitted in a statement to Variety, that this new idea comes following a need to 'comply with the requests of our banking partners and payout providers'.
TechCrunch reports the site is under tremendous pressure to ensure that they aren't hosting child sex abuse material or malicious content like revenge porn.
Due to this pressure, many banks, credit card companies like Visa and Mastercard who are major sources of payment for this site are the moving force behind the new vision.