New Yorkers will have to find their sexually explicit content somewhere other than OnlyFans, now that the platform has banned it. The platform has been home to a variety of content creators who provide "nasty" videos and photos for their subscribers, but most of that will come to an end soon. OnlyFans has announced that it will no longer allow that type of content. According to an email that it sent to creators, the porn ban will go into effect on October 1. Not only will no new porn content be allowed, but old content will also need to be scrubbed from creators' accounts by the beginning of December. Nudity will still be allowed, so there may be some "wiggle room," when it comes to the interpretation of what is considered sexually explicit.
Apparently, the decision was made because of pressure from credit card companies. PornHub was in a similar situation a while ago.
OnlyFans said the change was necessary to keep the platform operating,
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 Porn Ban Will Cost New York Creators Millions
This new decision will likely affect the finances of many creators in New York, who have been able to make a significant income from posting sexually explicit content on the platform. The platform's policy specifically states that it will not be responsible for any financial losses or negative impact,
won't be liable to you for any:
loss of profits;
loss of sales, business, or revenue;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation;
loss of data or information, including any Content; or
indirect or consequential loss or damage;
OnlyFans keeps 20 percent of the subscription and other income the content creators on the platform generate, allowing them to keep 80 percent of the money.
Rapper Tyga, does have an alternative for OnlyFans creators, which is called Myystar. The "Rack City" rapper posted the announcement to his Instagram page, saying,
Just deleted my Onlyfans, starting my own platform @myystar8 more futuristic, better quality & only 10% fee. Creators will also be able to make content of their choice! Apply now to be first to get a invite. Myystar.com
This new option for sexually explicit content creators in New York and around the country will be available beginning in October, which is when OnlyFans' ban goes into effect. According to a press release from Myystarr, the platform will also charge creators less of a fee than OnlyFans and give them the option to sell non-fungible tokens,
Tyga sets out to expand his digital business portfolio and offers a new platform that allows users the creative freedom they deserve in response to OnlyFans banning sexually explicit videos come October. This new platform will only take 10% from creators’ earnings as opposed to OnlyFans 20%, and in addition to subscription content, creators will have the ability to sell NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain, as well as features relevant to the music industry.