The OnlyFans platform, which puts content creators in contact with potential subscribers, has assured this Wednesday that it suspends its decision to ban explicit sex from October, announced on August 19. The web has seen extraordinary growth during confinement, in large part thanks to the thousands of users who used it to sell self-recorded adult images and videos. OnlyFans said at the time that the porn ban was due to the concerns of bankers and investors at a time when the company is looking for new investments, leaving thousands of creators of this type of content confused.
“Thank you all for making your voices heard. We have obtained the necessary guarantees to support our diverse community of creators and we have suspended the policy change planned for October 1. OnlyFans is synonymous with inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators ”, the platform assured in a message posted on Twitter.
The company claims that two million content creators have earned more than $ 5 billion from its 130 million users. Before the health crisis, the number of users was 20 million. Some voices have baptized the phenomenon as the Uber from porn, in reference to the elimination of intermediaries between workers and clients.
OnlyFans is based in the United Kingdom, has 2 million creators and 130 million users, of which at least seven million pay every month, according to Axios. Of the creators, there are 16,000 who earn at least $ 50,000 annually. The page allows you to charge between $ 5 and $ 50 per month to subscribers. 80% of the profits go to the creators and 20% goes to the platform.
Rectification of the platform occurs a few hours after Financial times published an interview with its founder, the British entrepreneur Tim Stokely, in which he stated that the responsibility for the prohibition of porn lay exclusively with financial institutions.