Popular paid content website OnlyFans will stop allowing sexual content beginning October, the platform announced on August 19.
The site, which features numerous Twitch streamers such as Amouranth, Indiefoxx, Alinity, and xoAeriel, will prohibit “sexually explicit” content while still allowing nudity.
This will be part of a new policy, which the platform is still waiting to unveil and publicly release.
“In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines,” OnlyFans said in a statement.
OnlyFans bans adult content
“Creators will continue to be allowed to post content containing nudity as long as it is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy,” they added but didn’t clarify the extent of the nudity allowed.
That said, OnlyFans is planning to announce more details regarding the change to this more safe environment in the coming days and will be helping guide creators with the transition process.
According to Axios, the decision comes as the site struggles to find investors and came at the request of its banking and payout partners.
xoAeriel reacts to news of OnlyFans crackdown
Some streamers and celebrities have already begun advertising their other channels in preparation for the ban on sexual content coming in October.
— xoAeriel (@xoAeriel) August 19, 2021
“When OnlyFans fails you, I have Fansly,” popular hot tub streamer XoAeriel wasted no time in tweeting. “Follow for my fun stuff.”
Amouranth responds after OnlyFans cracks down on Adult content
Amouranth, meanwhile, used her personal Twitter to share her thoughts, noting how she plans to analyze the situation. However, she happily noted that because nudity will be allowed, her fans should remain pleased.
Going to analyze the onlyfan situation tonight on Here from a biz perspective -(preview: payment processors are the worst)
Also nudity WILL BE ALLOWED even after Oct 1st, so my fans are gonna be HAPPY 😊
— Kaitlyn (@wildkait) August 19, 2021
Corrina Kopf weighs in on new OF guidelines
“The problem with OF is the only people being affected is SW, and not only are they affected but being directly attacked. You can still post nudity… While I won’t be affected, shame on OF for the direction they’re going,” Corinna Kopf explained while also advertising Fansly as an alternative.
if anyone wants a recommendation to another site! https://t.co/TNAAVnqiTI
— pouty girl (@CorinnaKopf) August 19, 2021
Others are mocking the decision. “Expecting to still make money is the funniest sh*t I’ve ever seen,” Twitch streamer Susu joked.
Onlyfans banning porn and expecting to still make money is the funniest shit I've ever seen.
— susu🔪 (@Susu_jpg) August 19, 2021
World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold shared a similar sentiment: “Onlyfans bans sexual content, RIP LMAO,” he joked. “What’s next? Is KFC going to ban chicken?”
Onlyfans bans sexual content, RIP LMAO
What's next? Is KFC going to ban chicken?
I should make the next Onlyfans.
— Zack (@Asmongold) August 19, 2021
Even Edward Snowden chimed in on the news, commenting how BitCoin could solve the issues OnlyFans is facing.
Bitcoin fixes this. https://t.co/W3ZGlAYJvo
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) August 19, 2021
The news will surely come as a hit to some big content creators. Corinna Kopf reportedly made over $1m in just 48 hours on OnlyFans. Meanwhile, Twitch star Alinity says she made more in two months than she would have in ten years steaming.
At the time of writing, OnlyFans has a whopping 130 million users with over 2 million creators. It’s unclear what the company expects its site audience to look like in the months leading up to and following the content ban.