OnlyFans To Ban “Sexually Explicit” Content Starting In October: Report

OnlyFans, an online creator platform known for its adult-oriented subscription fan pages, announced Thursday that it will prohibit creators from posting “sexually explicit” content starting in October.

The U.K.-based company, which has amassed a base of more than 130 million users, said it is making the changes “to comply with the requests of our banking partners and payout providers.”

Effective Oct. 1, 2021, “OnlyFans will prohibit the posting of any content containing sexually explicit conduct,” the company said in a statement. “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.”

According to OnlyFans, creators will continue to be allowed to post content containing nudity “as long as it is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy.”

“We will be sharing more details in the coming days, and we will actively support and guide our creators through this change in content guidelines,” the company said. “OnlyFans remains committed to the highest levels of safety and content moderation of any social platform. All creators are verified prior to being able to upload any content to OnlyFans, and all uploaded content is checked by automated systems and human moderators.”

According to Axios, despite becoming one of the creator economy’s largest and most successful platforms, some venture capital funds are prohibited from investing in adult content that is ubiquitous on its platform.

The company is hoping to raise money to in part cash out majority owner and porn mogul Leo Radvinsky, while providing management with what one venture capitalist calls “more legitimacy.”