OnlyFans website prohibits ‘sexually explicit’ content, but allows nudity

OnlyFans, a website known for its spicy content and which gained popularity during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, said Thursday that it would ban “sexually explicit” content in a new policy starting in October.

The British company, which claims to have some two million “content creators” making money from their videos and photos, said it would still allow nudity within its “acceptable use policy”, which was still being defined.

A statement from OnlyFans said the changes were being made in response to the concerns of its bankers and investors as it seeks to expand its audience beyond adult content to functions such as cooking and yoga.

Effective October 1, “OnlyFans will prohibit the posting of any content that contains sexually explicit conduct,” a statement said.

“Creators will continue to be allowed to post content that contains nudity as long as it is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy.”

The statement did not provide details on what OnlyFans will consider sexually explicit content, but noted that it will “share more details in the coming days.”

“We remain dedicated to our community of 130 million users and more than 2 million creators who have earned more than $ 5 billion on our platform,” the statement added.

OnlyFans, which has long been a favorite of porn stars looking to make money from their performances, gained popularity during the pandemic, with sex workers connecting with customers online.

But OnlyFans recently launched a “fit for work” channel that offers videos focused on areas like fitness, music and cooking, competing with platforms like Facebook that allow creators to make money online.

The news comes after Pornhub operator MindGeek revised its policies this year after facing pressure from payment processors concerned by reports that the online service was posting illegal content online, including child pornography and videos of violation.

(AFP)

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