Why does OnlyFans ban sexual content?
OnlyFans will no longer allow sexually explicit content on its platform.
On Thursday August 19, the content giant announced that it would start banning sexually explicit content from October 1, 2021.
“OnlyFans will ban the posting of any content containing sexually explicit conduct,” the company said in a statement, per Bloomberg. “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. “
While OnlyFans no longer allows sexually explicit content, creators can still post nude images as long as they comply with OnlyFans’ acceptable use policy. However, the platform will not allow nudity in recorded or broadcast form “from any country, state or province where public nudity is illegal.”
The company said it will share more details in the coming days regarding the exact policies to come.
“OnlyFans remains committed to the highest levels of content security and moderation of all social platforms. All creators are verified before they can upload content to OnlyFans, and all uploaded content is verified by automated systems and human moderators, ”the company added.
So why is OnlyFans banning sexually explicit content, something the platform has become almost synonymous with? According to a report by Axes, the ban appears to be the result of money issues.
The company is reportedly currently on the hunt for investors, and although OnlyFans is estimated to be worth over $ 1 billion, the sex-related content on its platform appears to scare away venture capitalists and potential advertisers. .
OnlyFans has paid creators over $ 3.2 billion since its inception; the company takes a 20 percent reduction from creators. Over 300 creators earn $ 1 million per year on the platform, and 16,000 creators earn over $ 50,000 per year. Over 7 million fans spend money on the platform every month.
Some of OnlyFans’ biggest content creators include celebrities such as Bhad Bhabie, Cardi B, Jordyn Woods, Bella Thorne, Tyga, Amber Rose, Blac Chyna, Rubi Rose, Tana Mongeau, Tyler Posey, and Trey Songz.