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Matt Derrick

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I thought this was interesting, mostly because no one really talks about the influence banks have on society and the world. They are the epitome of capitalism, yet no one is really fighting them or trying to reign in their control.


Aug. 19, 2021, 9:16 PM CDT / Updated Aug. 19, 2021, 10:51 PM CDT
By Dennis Romero

OnlyFans, a pioneering website that allows models and performers to charge fans for nude imagery, said Thursday it was phasing out "sexually explicit" content to appease banks and financial transaction services it uses.

The policy, which is set to start Oct. 1, follows a request from banks and financial transaction services to stop the explicit imagery, OnlyFans said in a statement.

Nude content consistent with its policies will be allowed, OnlyFans said. It wasn't immediately clear where the site will draw the line between nudity and sexually explicit content.

The site didn't respond to requests for comment Thursday.

OnlyFans is popular with some celebrities, adult performers and models who have used it to bolster their incomes and profiles. Adult performers, in particular, have gravitated to OnlyFans as the adult video industry has been geographically decentralized and taken over by free video sites.

OnlyFans says that it has 130 million users and 2 million creators and that it has paid out $5 billion to models and performers.

Some adult performers have hailed it as an industry savior, particularly during the pandemic lockdowns, that empowers them to make money on their own terms, in their own homes.

"This is devastating for a new generation of adult creators who have used the platform, and others like it, to build businesses, profit off of their own work and achieve independence," Mike Stabile, spokesman for the Free Speech Coalition, an adult video trade group, said in a statement.

Stabile said banks, credit card companies and financial transaction services have been targeted by religious conservatives trying to limit the availability of adult content online. They are "enablers of these anti-porn, anti-LGBTQ, misogynist groups," he said, calling them part of an "evangelical War on Porn."

California state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, tweeted Thursday that the move could imperil sex workers who are using OnlyFans to stay off the street.

"Forcing sex work off of the internet doesn’t make it go away," he said. "But it does make it less safe, as sex workers have no choice but to work on the streets, where they face increased risk of violence."

OnlyFans isn't the only site of its kind. And some performers are well enough known to provide content through their own websites.

"The removal of adult content from OnlyFans will not stop adult content," Stabile said.

Dominic Ford, founder of competitor, said OnlyFans' abandonment of the kind of content that put it on the map exemplifies a familiar trajectory for businesses in the adult world.

“The adult industry is sadly used to companies cutting their teeth on the adult market and then abandoning them once they reach critical mass," Ford said in a statement. " was founded and built by and for sex workers. ... We are a porn site. That will never change, and we have no interest in 'mainstreaming.'"

Ford said content creators unhappy with OnlyFans' new policy were welcome at his site.

Melrose Michaels, an OnlyFans creator who also advocates for sex worker empowerment, said by email, "I think a lot of us knew this was coming."

She blamed financial concerns for being "anti-porn," but said adult models and performers will find a way to get paid with or without OnlyFans.

"We’re the early adopters, we’re the innovators," Michaels said. "Porn and adult is where nearly all new technologies launch and thrive. Yes, we will make another house a home."

OnlyFans has had issues with how payments were processed. Nearly a year ago, some models and performers were angry over changes after the actor Bella Thorne was believed to have charged $200 per fan for a photo that was billed as nude but wasn't.

Content creators said OnlyFans subsequently put a $50 cap on such pay-per-view posts and held payments to models and performers for up to 30 days, ostensibly to discourage fraudulent promises. Thorne, meanwhile, who was reported to have made $1 million on her offer, said she wasn't the one who offered nudity, and she blamed fake social media posts.

She later posted a series of tweets saying that she apologized if she had affected sex workers' ability to make money and that her intention had been to normalize sex work.

Last year, Forensic News reported that the entrepreneur Leonid Radvinsky bought OnlyFans from Tim Stokely, a former Barclays banker, in 2018. Radvinsky owns MyFreeCams, a similar site, the website reported.

Forensic News spoke to a number of content creators who said their OnlyFans and MyFreeCams accounts had been frozen, essentially locking them out of payments, including, in some cases, thousands of dollars they said they were owed.

Radvinsky didn't respond to questions from Forensic News. OnlyFans didn't respond to a request for comment Thursday from NBC News.

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Sep 11, 2019
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Banks don’t get enough pressure or hate especially from leftists. Imo leftists and anarchists alike should be fighting the banks just as much as they are capitalists. The banks hold the chains to the capitalists and it’s obvious with situations OF. It’s the same when it comes to your run of the mill landlord asshat. They don’t give a damn about you and they really only care about keeping up with the demands of the bank and state. When the Great Depression happened in the 20s the banks where the only ones who survived and flourished from the debt of the working class.

as for only fans... the good news is there probably gonna be some small faced entrepreneur guy making a new and improved onlyfans. Sex workers aren’t ever gonna be out of work as people would like you to believe right now.


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@Matt Derrick , good call on the banks. Reminds me how banks didn't/don't want to work w dispensaries. I was in San Fran last week and they let you use a debit card to purchase weed, which was a first for me. Previously it was always cash, and still is here in AZ.

My wife and I make a good monthly chunk from our onlyfans. Everyone seems to be moving to Fansly; so it'll mainly be about content providers getting their subscribers to switch over to a very similar platform for roughly the same price. Anyone making money will continue to do so.

good!! its about time it was just another way for hoes and thots to make money
Thot is an acronym for "that hoe over there"; so hoes and Thots is redundant. You proved your idiocy in multiple ways in just a few words! Good job, dummy! 😉

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