In a movement that is already generating criticism from users, OnlyFans end sexually explicit content this autumn.
The London-based video and photo sharing site announced revisions to its Terms of Service On Thursday and said the change was intended to “meet the requests of our banking partners and payment providers.”
“To ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform and continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines,” the company wrote in an email to HuffPost. “Creators will continue to be allowed to post content that contains nudity as long as it is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy.”
As for how sexually explicit content will be distinguished from photos and videos containing nudity, he noted: “We will share more details in the coming days and will actively support and guide our creators through this change in content guidelines.” The updates will go into effect on October 1.
News of the impending change provoked anger online.
“OnlyFans would be nothing without sex workers whose work made it a major platform,” one person wrote. “Now he is discarding them and removing a vital source of income from a population of workers who are disproportionately marginalized and have no protection under US labor law.”
Other added, “Sex work is real work, sex workers are people, and OnlyFans is crazy.”
OnlyFans, which was founded in 2016, has skyrocketed in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, accumulating more than 130 million users. Although the subscription platform is used by freelance musicians and fitness trainers, it is best known for its subscription fan pages geared towards adults.
Earlier this week, the company OFTV unveiled, an app that is strictly dedicated to the right content for the job. Many tech experts saw the change as a way for OnlyFans to shake off your NSFW reputation and establish itself as a more neutral platform like Patreon or Substack.
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