On many popular social media platforms these days you might have seen reference to OnlyFans. In this brief article, I’ll give you a quick insight into what this social media platform is all about.
What Is OnlyFans?
OnlyFans is a video content app. It’s quite similar to other social media platforms that you’re familiar with. Creators create and the public consumes. The big difference with OnlyFans is that creators can also offer one-to-one chats with viewers in exchange for money. The big thing with OnlyFans is that it’s grown popular with people because of the one-to-one chats combined with policies which allow creators to upload and stream any video content.
Who Is On OnlyFans?
While the platform has been around since 2016, it’s grown in popularity during COVID-19 as people are at home and often out of work, seeking new forms of income. Daily, the platform was seeing over 200k new users daily and between 6,000 and 8,000 creators joining. Even famous artists like Cardi B and Bella Thorne use the platform as a channel of income.
Basically, you’ll get a mix of harmless content and highly sexualised content on OnlyFans. But come on people, it’s 2020. That’s the internet.
As I said, you’ll often find OnlyFans creators on several other social media platforms, especially TikTok. They use these platforms to gather interest and drum up new subscribers.
Is OnlyFans Safe?
Is the internet safe? OnlyFans does have a share of regular content and sexual content. It also has an interactive element which always warrants special care online. We do need to challenge a lot of what we immediately think when we hear of a platform like OnlyFans. While the relationship between creator and viewer is somewhat artificial, it might be positive.
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In a COVID-19 world where loneliness is a very real problem, technology can provide solutions. There’s a space for OnlyFans to provide income to those out of work and some sort of companionship to those feeling lonely.
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