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Uncertain times for OnlyFans or when paying for porn gets complicated


OnlyFans has been around since 2016 and it is best known for letting creators upload any kind of content, including porn, and lock it behind a paywall. Last week, the UK based company announced it would no longer allow ”explicit sexual content” in the future, only to suspend the plan after outcry from users, a few days later.

Why did OnlyFans try to ban porn?
The OnlyFans board management announced on 19 August 2021 it planned to ban the posting of any sexually explicit conduct, citing a need to comply with banking partners and payout providers. “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 a statement provided to the media.
A few days later, OnlyFans reversed course. On Wednesday, it declared that it had “secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community.” It suspended its plans for the new policy, and as of this writing, there’s no indication it will reimplement the ban.
Mike Stabile, director of public affairs at the adult industry group Free Speech Coalition, explains that launching a platform requires establishing a direct relationship with a bank or using a payment processor that accepts adult industry clients. In turn, banks and processing gateways need to comply with rules set by Mastercard and Visa. (American Express doesn’t support digital adult content at all.) “At every point, there’s a potential where someone is not going to want to work with you, because you’re adult content,” says Stabile.

Why don’t financial companies want to work with adult sites?
One of the main reasons is an unusually high risk of disputed charges from customers who make a purchase but deny it out of embarrassment, for instance, and try to get their money back. Another reason would be a ripple effect where financial companies worry about violating Visa and Mastercard’s adult content rules and may act even more conservatively, exceeding the mark of the actual policies.
Anti-porn activists scored a major victory when Visa and Mastercard cut off payments to Pornhub, the site run by adult services juggernaut MindGeek, following a New York Times report pointing to nonconsensual pornography and videos of children on the site. In April, Mastercard introduced new rules for all adult services, requiring them to verify performers’ ages and their consent to have content posted. The rules are set to take effect in October.
Nevertheless, the site was hit with severe backlash – from subscribers, creators, and the media alike – with many pointing out that OnlyFans used sex workers to grow powerful, and then it sold them out. Sex workers claim they had built OnlyFans into a multibillion-dollar subscription platform, and after the news, many have explained why the proposed change was such a betrayal. They helped make the company valuable, and in return, it nearly kicked them out.
We may never know the exact reason why OnlyFans tried to ban explicit adult content on it’s platform, but for sure it drove a lot of attention to the matter. Even Elon Musk used the recent controversy surrounding the website OnlyFans and tweeted “The dark side of OnlyFans” alongside a photo of real table fans. Read more articles here

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Cherry.tv Wins at YNOT and AW Summit

At the YNOT awards, Cherry.tv won Best Emerging Company and AW Summit Awards, Cherry.tv won Best Emerging Platform

DELAWARE, USA — Just two months after their launch, Cherry.tv is already racking up industry awards and nominations.

At the YNOT awards, Cherry.tv won Best Emerging Company. Additionally, Cherry.tv for was also nominated at YNOT for Best Marketing Campaign, and three Cherry.tv models received nominations at YNOT as well.

Meanwhile, at the AW Summit Awards, Cherry.tv won Best Emerging Platform, and Cherry.tv’s VP, Paul Ashworth, was nominated for Businessman of the Year.

Cherry.tv was also nominated for Best Emerging Company at Bucharest Summit.

As he reflected on Cherry.tv’s exciting progress to date, VP Paul Ashworth stated: “Working on such a complicated project during quarantine wasn’t easy. Not being able to meet as a team in person (for two years) definitely took its toll on us, but we pulled through and persevered–and here we are. We definitely learned a great deal from this process as well.”

“For one, we saw there is a huge gap between products nowadays and the way the new generations are looking at things.” Ashworth explained, “I think it’s extremely important for platforms to listen to feedback from both models and users, and this is what we are trying to achieve with Cherry.tv.”

He continued: “We will always aspire to improve the experience on our platform and innovate. In the end, no one wants to be the next MySpace or AOL. Our product aims to give the best experience to models and users who use the latest technology and apps.”

A Cherry.tv rep added: “In other words, look out world! The Cherry.tv ‘revolution’ is already underway–and we are only getting started! Our hardworking team couldn’t be more honored or humbled by these recent wins, especially since we are still so new.”

Ashworth agreed: “I couldn’t be more proud of the creativity and dedication that goes into Cherry.tv. We are so grateful for everyone’s support, and we look forward to growing even more in the future.”

About Cherry.tv

Award-winning platform Cherry.tv aims to provide the ultimate experience in adult live streaming by blending gaming and social elements with the excitement of watching your favorite performers in real-time. Created by a team of professionals with 20 years of
experience in the adult and gaming industries, Cherry.tv brings a fresh perspective that will change the cam game and revolutionize the sector. Our goal is to become the #1 live streaming platform and enable millions of people to connect in a fun and engaging fashion. For more information on Cherry.tv, follow (@CherryTV ).

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BCAMS Magazine, third issue!

The independent livecam industry resource for news and tips & tricks for cam models and camsites.

Welcome to the second issue of BCAMS Magazine
The independent livecam industry resource for news and tips & tricks for cam models and camsites.

“BIG thank you to all those who read our magazine, we were astonished by the number of views! So thank you for your trust and support!”

We have to admit we are glad summer is over. Don’t get us wrong, we love the long weekends on the beach, tanning, the mojitos while reading the latest ”gossip” in the industry. However, we are of the opinion that all good things must come to an end, and we look forward to fall as the start of something new – the start of our November BCAMS Summit 6th edition , for example.

We have a lot of plans to look forward to, but till then, as the days are getting colder, we are here to warm you up with our 3rd issue super selection of top cam models around the world. You are going to fall for these hot and ardent ladies! Aaand this issue we put the spotlight on Stefano Jakub, our first cam male model feature! Get ready to be intrigued and mesmerized by these gorgeous performers!
Moving forward to business aspects, Alex Lecomte from 7Veils helped us to deepen our knowledge on social media marketing services for adult entertainment. Also you can read all about why sex toys sales went up during social distancing and which is the market trend in the following years.

As you might have noticed on our cover, we have an exclusive interview with Cams.com CEO – Jon Buckheit, to gain valuable insights into the cam company’s staying power and future plans.
Furthermore, we present to you the story behind one of the biggest studios in Russia, Flirt Studio.
While Carla Sez brings another controversial subject to our attention: gender specifics.

This issue we would like to introduce you also to the Cock Cam! That’s right, there’s now a gadget that fits around a man’s penis and records all the action! How about Sex Robots that have sensors to react to your touch? Intrigued?

All this and more awaits you in our third issue of BCAMS Magazine!
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Chaturbate presents 1st Annual “Health and Wellness Week”

The workshop was a success and COO Shirley Lara approved that.

The 7-day workshop had a positive impact on broadcasters and there were discussed useful topics about how to improve mental health, how to listen to your body needs, and of course, the spiritual part was not omitted. Every day came up with interesting meditations as “Meditation of the soul”  and informative subjects like “Yoga for Sex”, “Cooking for Sex”.

In an interactive, kinky, and fun way, the workshop was a success and COO Shirley Lara approved that.

 “As a community-centric platform, our goal at Chaturbate is to provide our broadcasters with informative and educational resources so they can lead healthy and happy lives. We were very pleased with the turnout and response we got from the Chaturbate community and have decided to make this an annual event,”  Shirley explained.
Also the COO, Shirley Larra added that “The health and wellness of Chaturbate broadcasters is one of our top priorities.”

The week of the “Health and Wellness” workshop had as guests the therapist Elliott Endre (Pinneaple Support), as well, the sex educator and professor Angela Jones was present at the event and she spoke about “Queer Sex-Ed: LGBTQ + Sexual Health”.

“It was a pleasure to host Chaturbate’s “Queer Sex-Ed” workshop during health and wellness week. I am so grateful to have been in conversation with such amazing broadcasters,” Angela added. “The open and honest dialogue was both moving and informative. Panelists provided critical information regarding resources and tips for caring for our sexual health as LGBTQIA+ people.”
Jessica O’Reilly, PhD, a sexologist and relationship expert who presented the “Business of Sex” workshop added “I was overwhelmed by the support and response from the community of broadcasters”

“These conversations about relationships, mental health and physical well-being are essential across all industries — and especially important in the adult industry where performer voices and needs ought to be amplified,” O’Reilly said.

We would like to congratulate Chaturbate and all those who contributed to the workshop!

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