There have been calls for the pay per view site, Only Fans, to be banned. Individuals popular within the Orthodox Conservative movement, a leading political movement within the Conservative Party, have long called for an end to the free reign the site currently experiences within British society.
So, we thought we’d dig deeper into what Only Fans, a British company, is and whether it is of benefit to society generally.
For those of you that don’t know, OnlyFans is an online subscription model that allows individuals to produce their own content online for a subscription fee of their own choosing behind a paywall.
So, should we be moving porn – yes porn – it exists and we should recognise it does – onto private viewing sites and away from “open” sites like Pornhub and RedTube?
When we asked some Only Fans creators, the overwhelming majority said – “No”.
There were a variety of different reasons for this. A popular one was women’s liberation and how “Only Fans has made women managers of their own product and fundamentally their own bodies” and most of the male creators we asked also agreed.
Another reason was the current economic situation: “There aren’t many jobs now, especially where I live in Devon, and this type of work offers a flexible way for me to earn money – to support myself.”
However, another said: “There are no safeguards… We don’t get holiday pay, the minimum wage, or protections from creeps, and we pay tax on our earnings.”
When we asked a few Orthodox Conservatives for their thoughts, the main argument against pay per view sites like Only Fans came down to the abuse of minors. They pointed to a recent BBC investigation which exposed numerous accounts that were being run by minors, despite Only Fans insisting a thorough age verification process.
Whilst the arguments rumble on through the twittersphere, we’d like to know your opinions. Comment is free.