Why investors have pressed Onlyfans to abandon explicit sexual content

Onlyfans, a platform in which the creators can offer photos, videos and talks in real time to their subscribers, will harden the service conditions this autumn.

Why investors have pressed Onlyfans to abandon explicit sexual content

Onlyfans, a platform in which the creators can offer photos, videos and talks in real time to their subscribers, will harden the service conditions this autumn. The application, which is used above all to sell access to erotic images and live webcams, will prohibit the distribution of explicit sexual content.

The creators and creators will be able to continue climbing images and videos of nude, but provided that "respect the standards of contents of the platform", have explained from the company without giving many more details.

The decision endangers the Onlyfans business model, which has become an extremely popular service.

Although in principle serves as a platform for any type of subscription content, which really attracts the vast majority of subscribers is the enormous amount of erotic and pornographic content, added to the possibility of talking directly with those who produce it.

The platform, based in London, has also grown surprisingly during the pandemic. Right now it has 120 million registered users and two million creators. More than seven million users pay between 5 and 50 dollars a month for access to exclusive content of each creator. Onlyfans remains 20% commission in each payment.

But the nature of the content that serves has put the company against the ropes. Banks and credit cards often show repairs when serving Webs with pornographic content and the decision not to allow explicit sexual videos and images is due to these pressures. "In order to guarantee the long-term sustainability of our platform and continue to house a community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content policies," explain from the company.

Internal documents that have been filtered this week also aim that the type of content that is consumed in Onlyfans is complicating the search for investors. The company has launched a new product this week, Onlyfanstv, which will focus on less provocative content and therefore can also be distributed through mobile applications.

The company, according to the publication Axios, is also trying to get rid of one of its main partners, the magnate of Digital Leo Radivinsky porn, which acquired 75% of the company in 2018 and that is behind the turn towards adult content.

Updated Date: 20 August 2021, 20:55

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