Content creators react to new OnlyFans guidelines on sexual images

Moments after OnlyFans announced it would ban sexually explicit content on the platform in October, people took to Twitter to express their anger at the whole situation.

“OnlyFans will prohibit the posting of any content that contains sexually explicit behavior. In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we need to evolve our content guidelines “, OnlyFans said in a statement.

Users will still be allowed to post nude content as long as it adheres to the updates to the Acceptable Use Policy.

Today, content creators and internet users are expressing their confusion and anger. Savvy, who goes by Venus on OnlyFans, took to Twitter today to discuss her thoughts on the situation. “Onlyfans provided its platform almost exclusively to sex workers, built its wealth and popularity on the backs of sex workers, and in just one year ditched the creators who made their empire so they could go to the banks. Even if you don’t use the site, you should be p**sed,” she tweeted this afternoon.

In 2020, OnlyFans users spent over $2.4 billion on subscriptions and had over 120 million users, the FinancialTimes reported. Now people on social media are worried about where people will turn to do sex work online and how existing users will create content.

OnlyFans has announced that from October there will be no more sexually explicit content allowed on the site, and content creators are unhappy. The site was created in 2016.
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In reaction to the news, many content creators are wondering where they will be safe enough to make a living doing this type of work. An OnlyFans adult content creator named Elle Hell tweeted, “Digital sex workers NEED safe and anonymous online payment processors. We are not allowed to use cash apps like PPal, GW, etc. Exodus Cry already got the credit cards to get by Porn/ModelHub When will pay sites be next Digital sex workers can’t use bank transfers safely We’re banned from apps Our sites are closed to us because of payment processors. We NEED payment processors. Saying we’re not giving up the fight.”

Since its inception in 2016, OnlyFans has become a safe space for sex workers to post content online and earn a living wage. Many are angry that this platform has decided to stop supporting this type of work.

A user who goes by the name Nancy Miami started a thread on Twitter about how the actions taken by OnlyFans are hurting the very people who made the platform popular. She wrote: “Many people think that sex work is not work, but we know that work is work and should be valued as such and not diminished. We spend a lot of time and energy, sometimes spending years building a brand just to get thrown off a platform for some reason xyz. Its bulls**t, everyone knows that.”

Sex workers, NSFW content creators, and camgirls really need to embrace the concept of decentralization. Platforms like OnlyFans, Tumblr and many more have monetized our work, only to then kick us out of the very platforms we helped build. (a little thread🧵👇)

— Nancy Miami (@iLoveNancyMiami) August 19, 2021

Many even compare this situation to Tumblr’s decision to ban sexually explicit content and nudity in 2018. Many users claimed that they only use the social media site to view this type of content and complained that they would need to find a new platform to display the images. classified as “NSFW”.

If you want to know how bad this OnlyFans thing is going to be for them, keep in mind that Tumblr was valued at over $1 billion in 2013 and is currently valued at less than $3 million.

– Fuya Kawahara Hate Club President (@mrfeelswildride) August 19, 2021

Many platform users agree that a new platform needs to be created to provide sex workers with a safe space to post content. Veronica Price, who posts cosplay content on OnlyFans, tweeted: “Here we go again. If anything happens to OF I strongly suggest going to an alternative site that includes both SFW and NSFW content. Have a SWers exclusive website means nothing (IWC, MV anyone?) What we need is a website that ANYONE can use without fear.

OnlyFans has yet to release the latest platform guidelines, but many online are considering creating a new platform for this type of content. Other creators think the new ban won’t affect them as much as we think.

Ari Dee, a content creator at OnlyFans, tweeted today “I’m not saying stressful, big changes aren’t potentially or probably about to happen. I’m saying we don’t know how far of the situation until we start getting *official statements* instead of these absolutely ridiculous bs. I’m not ready to panic just yet.”

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