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Society turning Puritan

MrSquished

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OnlyFans will basically block sexually explicit content starting in October in order to appease investors as it attempts to go public. WTF. Since when did society become so puritan like this? We are moving backwards. Thanks Evangelicals and your ilk!


OnlyFans is getting out of the pornography business.

The company will prohibit users from posting any sexually explicit conduct, starting in October. Creators will still be allowed to post nude photos and videos, provided they’re consistent with OnlyFans’ policy, the company said Thursday.


The changes are needed because of mounting pressure from banking partners and payment providers, according to the company.
“In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of our platform, and the continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines,” OnlyFans said.
OnlyFans has attracted more than 130 million users by giving online creators a platform to charge their fans for photos and videos. Many of its most-popular creators post nude photos and videos, and it has been praised for giving sex workers a safer place to do their jobs.
But sex work still has a stigma. And OnlyFans is trying to raise money from outside investors at a valuation of more than $1 billion. The company handled more than $2 billion in sales last year, and is on pace to more than double that this year. It keeps 20% of that figure.
 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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It's pretty common. Ask the Staff here why certain words aren't allowed in thread titles.

Lots of web sites limit content because of advertiser or hosting company demands.


But ya'know, free speech and all.


As big of a turd as he was, we may need another Larry Flynt.
 
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This isn't really about free speech. It's more about a site owner trying to make a quick buck. You can get tits for free on reddit.
 

UNCjigga

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Payment processors wield a ton of power…and the anti money laundering stuff has only made them more risk averse. Just ask anyone in the “legal” marijuana business.
 
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This isn't really about free speech. It's more about a site owner trying to make a quick buck. You can get tits for free on reddit.
You can get tits for free on Google and basically everywhere else on the internet. They won't make a quick buck if their userbase sees a precipitous drop and it kills their valuation. There's literally nothing that OnlyFans offers that other competitors don't outside of the Sexually explicit stuff.

Now they're gonna have to throw millions at big name gamers and other people to get them to sign exclusivity deals, which I don't believe has worked out well for other that weren't already established as popular for such (Twitch for instance, and whatever the one Microsoft bought and then signed Ninja to but that's probably because it was Microsoft more than anything for its loss of interest by people). I expect we'll see another company (Patreon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or Amazon/Twitch) buy OF after it struggles because of this decision.
 
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Payment processors wield a ton of power…and the anti money laundering stuff has only made them more risk averse. Just ask anyone in the “legal” marijuana business.
They do, but this behavior all started when the government tried to force them to do that (and that happened under Obama).

Which, there definitely is a bunch of sketchy money flowing into sex work. But then that was true of the entertainment business in general (I forget how many big name musicians did exclusive private concerts/appearances for people like Saddam Hussein's son).

From what I've gathered most of that (in the cannabis industry) is pretty racist. White people don't have those issues nearly as much.
 
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You can get tits for free on Google and basically everywhere else on the internet. They won't make a quick buck if their userbase sees a precipitous drop and it kills their valuation. There's literally nothing that OnlyFans offers that other competitors don't outside of the Sexually explicit stuff.

Now they're gonna have to throw millions at big name gamers and other people to get them to sign exclusivity deals, which I don't believe has worked out well for other that weren't already established as popular for such (Twitch for instance, and whatever the one Microsoft bought and then signed Ninja to but that's probably because it was Microsoft more than anything for its loss of interest by people). I expect we'll see another company (Patreon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or Amazon/Twitch) buy OF after it struggles because of this decision.
Quick buck in terms of IPO.
 

alien42

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Nov 28, 2004
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thats fine you can still technically have candy without sugar.

Only Fans to the best of my knowledge makes money exclusively with porn. I seriously doubt anyone is gonna pay real money to watch girls just sitting around.
while i have only paid for explicit OF content, i know there is some softcore material, which they aren't getting rid of. there are also at least a handful of celebrities/influencers making millions that don't even show nipples.

OF hasn't specified the details yet, if they allow explicit content in PMs, it won't affect their business as much as i had originally thought. the sugar would still be there, just not listed on the label.
 

GodisanAtheist

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thats fine you can still technically have candy without sugar.

Only Fans to the best of my knowledge makes money exclusively with porn. I seriously doubt anyone is gonna pay real money to watch girls just sitting around.
-Apparently people are expected to pay money to watch people play guitar or cook a paella or some shit...

My understanding is payment processors are coming down on onlyfans because they don't really have a functional (or even plausible deniability level) child or underage porn filter or process to screen for that kind of thing, which makes them a HUGE liability to support.

That's the irony of this whole Q nonsense. Of all the crimes that get a slap on the wrist or are brushed under a rug, anything CP related brings the hammer down HARD and you don't even want to be doing business with the guy that is doing business with the guy that is associated with CP.
 

Moonbeam

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"OnlyFans has attracted more than 130 million users by giving online creators a platform to charge their fans for photos and videos."

You mean to tell me people pay money to look at pictures and videos with sexual content? How very sad and pathetic that is. What a shame that people think sex is dirty and their own sexual repression makes it exciting to feel they are engaged is something dirty. Spanky spanky.
 

cytg111

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"OnlyFans has attracted more than 130 million users by giving online creators a platform to charge their fans for photos and videos."

You mean to tell me people pay money to look at pictures and videos with sexual content? How very sad and pathetic that is. What a shame that people think sex is dirty and their own sexual repression makes it exciting to feel they are engaged is something dirty. Spanky spanky.
Hmmm… where did the dirt come from mayhaps? ;)
 

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