OnlyFans Bans Public Sex Content Drawing Rebukes From Content Creators

OnlyFans has quietly updated its terms of use to add sexually explicit videos filmed in public to its growing list of prohibited content.

According to the subscription service’s updated terms of use, content that “was recorded in or is being broadcast from a public place where members of the public are reasonably likely to see the activities being illustrated” is no longer permitted, Vice reported. The site also bans necrophilia, bestiality, incest and urine.

Some OnlyFans creators say the general wording of the new rule, which archives suggest was made sometime after mid-February, ends up impacting even the most considerate outdoor content makers (NSFW link).

“My niche and content has always been centered on outdoor and nature content, explicit or not,” adult content creator Aspen Eden told Vice. On Saturday, without warning, OnlyFans abruptly took down her outdoor content and informed her that it violated the platform’s terms.

“All of my content was either created on private property, secluded areas deep in the mountains/deserts or national forests,” she told the publication. “None of my content was ever made in a public area with people around or the chance of people walking up. No parking lots, busy streets or public parks.

Eden said she “never and would never want to put someone in a situation where they haven’t consented to seeing me nude.”

Still, OnlyFans informed her via email that naked images are only permitted “if it is a private territory” and creators must prove to the service that they either own the space or have the owner’s formal permission to be there.

While there are no federal laws against public nudity, some OnlyFans creators believe the new rule reflects the platform’s attempt to appease payment processors that maintain a web of rules regulating adult-industry income.

“I understand bans are put in place to protect sites in accordance with rules set forth by payment processors,” adult performer Cam Damage told Vice of the new rule. “I don’t take issue there. It is what it is. Sadly, for porn to exist at all on the internet, rules will be in place — and we have no choice but to adhere.”