OnlyFans seems to have pulled the handbrake on their bandwagon, and done a full 180. This is because, OnlyFans is banning the one thing most users go to its site for: pornography. The London based content subscription service has made it clear, that it will no longer allow “sexually explicit” content as of Oct. 1. OnlyFans said the decision was taken to comply with requests from its banking and payment providers.
“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,” OnlyFans said in a statement.
After years of working to build their audiences on OnlyFans, a number of sex workers and adult content creators are now grappling with the sudden blow of potentially losing their incomes and access to the fans who have paid their bills.
Sex workers and adult content creators, however, say they weren’t exactly surprised by the shift that will fundamentally alter how they and others use the platform. Anger and disappointment, yes: “Where would you be without the people who gave you your popularity?” one content creator, who goes by Bria Backwoods, said of the announcement. “Without us, I think it will die down.”
Now those content creators have until December 1st to wipe any traces of the suddenly unacceptable content from their profiles.