The company forbid content in public locations without informing their creators.
Imagine you had a channel where all of your content was about a specific topic. And suddenly, that topic becomes banned and all of your content is removed without any notice or warning. You would most likely think to yourself what the fuck, right?
That’s what numerous OnlyFans users are thinking. Recently, the company banned their creators from posting any content in public or relating to public sex. While users are upset over this ban, their frustration goes far beyond this issue.
Details About OnlyFans’ Ban
Without notice, OnlyFans created a new rule that forbids users from posting any content in public. According to their terms, the company stated that public sex/sexual activities that were “recorded in or is being broadcast from a public place where members of the public are reasonably likely to see the activities being illustrated” is banned. Instead, if users wish to post content in public spaces, it must be a private territory. However, even if creators do utilize a private territory, they must show proof by getting permission from the owner. Ultimately, the new policy makes it almost virtually impossible for OnlyFans users to engage with this type of content.
Why the New Ban Doesn’t Take into Account Creators
It’s essential to note that countless OnlyFans creators depend on the platform to make money and support themselves and others. When a ban like this occurs—without any mention to its users—it directly impacts creators. The new policy and OnlyFans’ lack of communication to creators harm and stigmatize sex workers and sex work. With no mention of the ban, the content of users was flagged and then taken down. As a result, this only incited frustration as users worried about getting suspended from the platform—or even banned. That would then affect a creator’s income.
Banning a Common Kink
OnlyFans users are additionally annoyed at the ban as public sex or sexual activities in public is not only a common fantasy but a common kink. LELO, a leading sex toy brand supports this notion as they describe consensual exhibitionism as being “one of the most common of kinks.” To scientifically fact-check the article, the brand had Human Sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz verify the information.
Regardless of your views about the actual ban, creators on the platform or any platform for that matter have a right to know and be informed about policy changes. Especially when those policy changes directly impact one’s ability to make money and, well, live.
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