OnlyFans will ban sexually-explicit conduct starting in October

Shawn Knight

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Didn't see that coming: News of OnlyFans’ decision will come as a surprise to some, especially those who assumed the company dealt exclusively in adult content. The service has been around since 2016 but didn’t gain a whole lot of traction until early 2020 at the onset of the pandemic. While they have gained a reputation as being popular with sex workers, that’s far from the only type of content OnlyFans caters to.

OnlyFans, the online content subscription service synonymous with sexually explicit content, is getting out of the adult entertainment industry.

In a statement shared with TechCrunch, OnlyFans said it will prohibit the posting of any content containing sexually-explicit conduct starting October 1, 2021. Notably, the company added that creators will continue to be allowed to post content “containing nudity” as long as it is consistent with their Acceptable Use Policy.

As of this writing, OnlyFans hadn’t responded to TechCrunch’s request to clarify what it considers sexually explicit conduct, or how the changes will impact its financials.

Speaking of financials, OnlyFans said the changes are being made to comply with the requests of their banking partners and payout providers, and promised to share additional details in the coming days.

It’s going to be a shock to many that do rely on OnlyFans as a source of income. Those users are either going to have to find a new platform to sell their photos and videos on, or drop out of the business altogether and focus on other streams of income. And one can’t help but wonder how OnlyFans intends to keep the money coming in once they cast off some of their most valuable users.

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Dimitriid

Posts: 1,336   +2,614
Called it.

Also calling it now: it won't stop at *just* "sexuality explicit content" eventually they'll also forbid any kind of nudity and any kind of provocative content.

The point is just to deny sex workers of any legitimacy, it's a defacto criminalization by major financial institutions that just want to keep sex workers oppressed, in the dark and vulnerable for no good reason whatsoever other than puritanical views from crusty old white billionaires.
 

Xclusiveitalian

Posts: 856   +274
This is equivalent to Twitch banning gaming content lol Wonder if they are purposely tanking the company so they could sell it, top guys make out with millions regardless.
 

hahahanoobs

Posts: 3,867   +1,917
I learned today onlyfans isn't just for sexual content. And also that it probably wasn't a good idea to allow it for as long as they did, therefore I'll be surprised if interest in the site doesn't drop off a cliff.
 

Dimitriid

Posts: 1,336   +2,614
They were strongarmed into it.
This is a very important point: this isn't something onlyfans wants to do: they know they'll start sinking and fast because of it.

But remember what happened to pornhub? Well they basically threatened them with the same: you either stop porn content o we will no longer accept any credit card transactions from you.

Remember there's really only 3 companies that even process credit card transactions so the sad reality is that we live in a world where private companies through the ubiquity of their established platform, control all non-cash transactions, anywhere you go.

Pornhub is only accepting crypto currency right now but mark my words: They will go in the red or flat-out bankrupt inside 3 years, perhaps way faster than that, if they don't manage to get back on the good graces of credit card consortiums and spoiler alert: they wont.

Because cruelty towards sex workers is the point of these bankers: They know there's literally billions being made her and they get a cut of each transaction but they still prefer to lose on a ton of money on principle, because they're morally opposed to sex work and have the money to crush any legitimate popular site for sex workers into oblivion.

If you guys want to get angry at someone, target credit card companies and no switching everyone to crypto is not feasible, demanding intervention to force companies to accept legal transactions whenever they like it or not from things like legitimate sex work is the play here since this is out-in-the-open discrimination.
 

RedBlu

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This is a very important point: this isn't something onlyfans wants to do: they know they'll start sinking and fast because of it.

But remember what happened to pornhub? Well they basically threatened them with the same: you either stop porn content o we will no longer accept any credit card transactions from you.

Remember there's really only 3 companies that even process credit card transactions so the sad reality is that we live in a world where private companies through the ubiquity of their established platform, control all non-cash transactions, anywhere you go.

Pornhub is only accepting crypto currency right now but mark my words: They will go in the red or flat-out bankrupt inside 3 years, perhaps way faster than that, if they don't manage to get back on the good graces of credit card consortiums and spoiler alert: they wont.

Because cruelty towards sex workers is the point of these bankers: They know there's literally billions being made her and they get a cut of each transaction but they still prefer to lose on a ton of money on principle, because they're morally opposed to sex work and have the money to crush any legitimate popular site for sex workers into oblivion.

If you guys want to get angry at someone, target credit card companies and no switching everyone to crypto is not feasible, demanding intervention to force companies to accept legal transactions whenever they like it or not from things like legitimate sex work is the play here since this is out-in-the-open discrimination.

I think you're vastly overestimating the morality of bankers. They've shown in the past that they're more than happy to engage in immorality if it generates profits (money laundering, sub-par loans, overdraft fees, etc.). This pressure is coming from somewhere else.
 

Scrye74

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I blame Rachel Dolezal! This wasn't happening until that lying shrew decided to post pics of her feet, and whatever else she could think of, on there to make money.
 

Theinsanegamer

Posts: 2,846   +4,504
Funny how none of these internet places have figured out they need their own payment processors that are independent of the big banks and government institutions. They collectively have enough financial and technical knoledge to do so, but nobody wants to do it.....
Called it.

Also calling it now: it won't stop at *just* "sexuality explicit content" eventually they'll also forbid any kind of nudity and any kind of provocative content.

The point is just to deny sex workers of any legitimacy, it's a defacto criminalization by major financial institutions that just want to keep sex workers oppressed, in the dark and vulnerable for no good reason whatsoever other than puritanical views from crusty old white billionaires.
LOL e-*****s posting nudies of themselves for lonely men to throw all their money at is not "sex work". These people dont have pimps, or johns. They rarely even do this "work" outside of their bedrooms.
If you guys want to get angry at someone, target credit card companies and no switching everyone to crypto is not feasible, demanding intervention to force companies to accept legal transactions whenever they like it or not from things like legitimate sex work is the play here since this is out-in-the-open discrimination.
That will never happen, otherwise they couldnt use the threat of cancelling people anymore.
 

Avro Arrow

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"Speaking of financials, OnlyFans said the changes are being made to comply with the requests of their banking partners and payout providers, and promised to share additional details in the coming days."

Excuse me? Since when do BANKS have morals? Banks have no problem holding the accounts of murderous autocrats but THIS bothers them?

There has got to be some banks and/or payment system providers who aren't as up tight as a overly-zealous Utah Mormon. OnlyFans should just switch to them because I'm pretty sure that they're going to collapse from this. No foreign investor is going to be interested in giving money to a corporation that is about to lose ¾ of its value in less than two months.
 

Skjorn

Posts: 633   +483
Called it.

Also calling it now: it won't stop at *just* "sexuality explicit content" eventually they'll also forbid any kind of nudity and any kind of provocative content.

The point is just to deny sex workers of any legitimacy, it's a defacto criminalization by major financial institutions that just want to keep sex workers oppressed, in the dark and vulnerable for no good reason whatsoever other than puritanical views from crusty old white billionaires.
What's wrong? No more custom pr0n for you?
 

PanGrns

Posts: 14   +2
Called it.

Also calling it now: it won't stop at *just* "sexuality explicit content" eventually they'll also forbid any kind of nudity and any kind of provocative content.

The point is just to deny sex workers of any legitimacy, it's a defacto criminalization by major financial institutions that just want to keep sex workers oppressed, in the dark and vulnerable for no good reason whatsoever other than puritanical views from crusty old white billionaires.
Money for protection and trafficking must keep to "protectors" pockets. Free people are not good for that skope.
 

Dimitriid

Posts: 1,336   +2,614
"Speaking of financials, OnlyFans said the changes are being made to comply with the requests of their banking partners and payout providers, and promised to share additional details in the coming days."

Excuse me? Since when do BANKS have morals? Banks have no problem holding the accounts of murderous autocrats but THIS bothers them?

There has got to be some banks and/or payment system providers who aren't as up tight as a overly-zealous Utah Mormon. OnlyFans should just switch to them because I'm pretty sure that they're going to collapse from this. No foreign investor is going to be interested in giving money to a corporation that is about to lose ¾ of its value in less than two months.
I've seen this a couple of times.

To clarify, your definition of moral and @RedBlu 's are far more reasonable and sensible and I have no doubts most people, including myself, would agree that they indeed have no moral.

However, if you try to view it from their perspective, they actually do: It's just a very different set of moral values that comes from the Christian Fundamentalist right wing and if you consider that's the morality of the lobbying groups that are pushing bankers to go to war against porn, but would continue to take money from Saudi Arabia while they enact genocide on Yemen.

That's kind of what I mean when I talk about banks obeying morality, not yours or mine, but the contradictory and hypocritical morals of a very powerful and influencial group of people that really wants to make porn disappear from the public mind and keep it in the fringes of the internet at best if not gone altogether, certainly not something widespread available and popular with regular people out in the open like what was the potential with Onlyfans.