OnlyFans Will Ban Sexually Explicit Content On It’s Platform From October

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

19 Aug 2021

OnlyFans infamous use as a pornography distributor is coming to an end, with reports saying the company will prohibit users from posting any sexually explicit conduct, starting in October. 

The drastic move was sparked by pressure from banking partners and payment providers.

Axios reported that the company had run into trouble securing investment, despite its very rapid growth.

The company handled more than $2 billion in sales last year, and is on pace to more than double that this year, whilst keeping 20% of that figure.

“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.

Posts containing nudity will still be allowed, so long as they comply with OnlyFans rules. But those rules will now specifically ban “any content containing sexually-explicit conduct”.

OnlyFans has tried (and failed) to distance itself from its racy reputation in the past, shamelessly omitting sex workers in a top content creators list.