Just a week ago, OnlyFans announced that it would ban the publication of sexually explicit content starting October 1. Following the announcement, hundreds of thousands of creators who sell photos and videos on the platform voiced their opposition.
London-based content sharing platform OnlyFans has changed its mind and decided not to ban pornographic material. As the service explains, it will be “a place for all creators”. According to the company, the ban is no longer necessary as its banking partners have ensured that OnlyFans can support all categories of creativity.
Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard.
We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change.
OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.
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What’s with the ban?
Just a week ago, OnlyFans announced that it would ban sexually explicit content from its service starting October 1. As the company stated at the time, the decision followed requests from banking partners and payment processing companies. OnlyFans stated
To ensure the long-term sustainability of our platform and continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we need to evolve our content guidelines.
The company faced a serious challenge. This is because it had to try to work with banks that did not really want the service to publish sexually explicit content. As its CEO Tim Stokely stated, banks BNY Mellon, JPMorgan Chase and Metro Bank created “unfair” obstacles to paying creators because of OnlyFans’ association with pornography.
It is worth noting that OnlyFans during the pandemic became a popular platform for those providing such services. In the first few months of the pandemic, the platform saw a surge in subscriptions to such profiles. The company took many steps to distance itself from such creators. However, these ones started complaining about sudden account deletions, mysterious disappearance of funds and other unannounced changes. Some of them explained that they were “angry and confused”. One adult content creator Nat Cole said
They are giving us less than two months notice to now find a new platform to move all of our fans to in an attempt to simply survive and still pay rent.
After the announcement last week, hundreds of thousands of creators who sell nude photos and videos on the platform began protesting the changes.
How has OnlyFans changed the way the porn industry works? <
OnlyFans is an online platform and app created in 2016. There, people can pay for content (photos and videos, live broadcasts) through a monthly membership. The main content creators are YouTubers, fitness trainers, models, or public figures who want to monetize their craft.
OnlyFans claims to have over 2 million creators on its platform who have earned over $5 billion. Moreover, the site has more than 130 million users. Last year, the site generated $2 billion in sales. OnlyFans received 20 percent of that amount.
The platform accepts all types of content. However, it is best known for pornography. This is because OnlyFans allows people to post content that would be banned on other social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. The site is becoming increasingly popular among people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also those who provide sex services.
Onlyfans has set the minimum subscription price at $4.99 per month and a maximum limit of $49.99 per month. Creators can also charge a minimum of $5 for tips or paid private messages. This allows you to significantly increase your earnings
for those who have a large and loyal subscriber base.
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