Back in April, we claimed it was time to "divest from the breast," citing the rise of OnlyFans accounts, a reaction to millions of people losing their job because of the pandemic. We claimed the "nudes market" had been over-saturated with low-quality posts being sold at inflated rates, and well, our predictions turned out to be true.
Soon big names started cashing in on the OnlyFans hype, among them, former Disney star Bella Thorne who caused a sh*tstorm when she started her account. She didn't actually post nudes, leading people to request refunds from OnlyFans en masse, which then led to a policy change around how many transactions could be processed at a time.
And currently, Bella Thorne, a multi-millionaire, has an Amazon wish list in her OnlyFans bio, where you can buy her a three-thousand dollar tripod, a nine-thousand dollar set of lenses, and a number of other very pricy camera gadgets.
But this is not about Bella Throne, no this is about OnlyFans, and whether or not it's worth spending $5.99 a month to view videos of women (or men) spreading her butt checks an uncomfortably far distance apart.
It all started with a message after we published our OnlyFans warning back in April. I was touched someone had reached out as usually, it feels like I'm yelling into a vacuum around here, so I obliged. And for $3 a month, it would be rude not to.
And a few days later, I got a notification that the price had just gone up.
Nice! I'm already having fun! I got in at $3 and was soon paying $7. It was an experiment mostly, (no really) and I was beginning to see the end of it. In total, I spent $10. The initial $3 for the first month, and the $7 increased fee for the second month when I forgot to cancel my account. I know typical.
The experience is a lot like buying weed from an illegal underground art co-op. They have cute menus for things like custom pics, fan signs, genital ratings, and art commissions.
Though not all content on OnlyFans is NSFW or behind a paywall. The site was conceived as a competitor to Patreon, a direct-to-consumer paywall and payment processing platform, and a place where creators and small businesses could host their content, and services for would-be customers.
As you scroll through your feed, you'll see recommended creators some paywalled content, and some not. And to my surprise, there are a number of pages offering NSFW content for free.
So, was worth it? Sort of, I mean, I've surely spent $10 on worse. Would I do it again? No, I wouldn't. Was I tempted to pay someone to "rate" my privates? Yes, but that's what friends are for.