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Popular Website Only Fans, Which Made Its Fame and Fortune on the Backs of Sex Workers, to Ban Sex Workers This Fall

by Mark Durane

After achieving popularity—and more than 130 million users—thanks to its farm-to-table business model for sex workers, Only Fans announced that it will no longer host sexually explicit content effective October 1, 2021.

“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 said in a statement.

Nudity will still be allowed, but as anyone who has ever posted a cheeky photo to Instagram knows, the definition of sexually explicit nudity can be a loose one indeed.

“We will be sharing more details in the coming days, and we will actively support and guide our creators through this change in content guidelines,” the company continued. “OnlyFans remains committed to the highest levels of safety and content moderation of any social platform. All creators are verified prior to being able to upload any content to OnlyFans, and all uploaded content is checked by automated systems and human moderators.”

Luckily for sex workers, there are plenty of other platform options, with more coming soon. And the silver lining here may be that Only Fans has given enough of a runway with its announcement that everyone can promote their alternate accounts and not lose too many subscribers.

But that doesn’t take away from the disappointing, moralistic tone here. What started off as a fun, edgy site is now fully embracing the mainstream—to what end? YouTube already exists. But have fun hosting cooking videos and fitness classes. People definitely aren’t tired of doing those virtually!

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Rob August 21, 2021 - 10:23 PM

Politicians have always wanted to appear as fighting against evil. Removing gay teachers in the 1970’s or sex workers from the internet in 2021, it’s all the same BS.

Cam August 21, 2021 - 8:35 PM

I was looking for a way to save some money. This just saved me about 40 bucks a month.
I’m amazed they seem to seriously think this won’t ruin them.

Bob August 21, 2021 - 2:26 PM

Enjoy the crickets and tumbleweeds. I remember, years back, there was a popular site (started with a V, ended in an oh) that got super popular because it allowed adult content. It was the go to place for a while, then they pulled this same thing…ever heard of it? No? What a shock! If you’ve got a good thing going, don’t break it. You are never going to compete with the likes of Youtube and TikTok so stick with what is getting you attention.

Epic Twink August 19, 2021 - 4:19 PM

This is seriously crazy. They are getting rid of the only feature that made them popular. They could have just made another website…instead of shitting on all of the sex workers who got them noticed in the first place. Its like making a water park…and then going, you know what.. that water is just too dangerous. We’ll get rid of the water and just have a park instead. end rant.

moondoggy02116 August 21, 2021 - 1:49 PM

More like making a water park and then just going, you know what, parks are too dangerous. We’ll get rid of the park and just have a cup of water.


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