In recent weeks, you’ve definitely heard the word OnlyFans a lot. This company was created in 2016, but it was only recently that it has grown in popularity due to its content. The platform is used by creators to provide their subscribers with videos, pictures, and DMs. It has quickly grown into a hub for sex workers as well. But what does this mean for other porn sites? And, how has it changed the game for sex workers?
On OnlyFans, subscribers pay for access to contributor’s profiles and then pay for extras as well.
For example, they can buy videos and pictures as well as they can pay an additional fee to be able to message the owner of the account they subscribe to. This form of virtual contact not only makes it more accessible than other porn sites, but it also creates a safer space for sex workers. For instance, OnlyFans allows its creators to refuse to perform some requests and perhaps offer an alternative. These creators also tend to stick to one style or set hard limits on what they will and will not do. As a result, this can bring into question if some materials are more closely monitored than on traditional porn sites. After all, it isn’t unusual to see “rough sex,” “bondage,” or “torture” porn categories on porn sites.
For many porn sites like Pornhub, viewers don’t even have to pay to see the content.
Another difference between these two platforms is how the videos are created. OnlyFans creators distribute, capture, and edit their own videos and pictures. On the other hand, many porn videos on Pornhub are recorded by production companies and use the same pornstars repeatedly.
What’s more, OnlyFans offers just as much variety in their porn videos as Pornhub does. Its subscribers can find the content that fits exactly what they are looking for. It’s also more lucrative for the creators as OnlyFans takes 20% of what creators make. Conversely, other porn sites split profits with a long list of people from the film crew, stars, hair and makeup artists, and studio location.
Furthermore, OnlyFans has given sex workers more control over and guaranteed their safety more closely. It’s a platform where they can share their videos and pictures. But they can also advertise other services such as escort, which aren’t offered by Pornhub and other porn sites. Pornhub doesn’t give subscribers the option to chat directly with the person in the content they are viewing either.
Regardless, some men will still prefer to stick to Pornhub since it’s free and they’re solely interested in porn videos, not contacting anyone. Pornhub does and will remain a quick and easy way to find relief or spice up your sex life, while OnlyFans requires a commitment to wanting content and has more of a service menu vibe to it.