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buff or bust OnlyFans star Niamh O'Connor says site will go bust if they ban explicit content

The site is used by sex workers but also comedian, musicians and celebrities

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Niamh O'Connor says banning nudity will damage OnlyFans

Niamh O'Connor says banning nudity will damage OnlyFans

Niamh O'Connor says banning nudity will damage OnlyFans

Irish OnlyFans star Niamh O’Connor has said the saucy subscription service will go bankrupt if they ban explicit content.

The subscription service dropped a bombshell this week when it announced that sexually explicit images and videos will be banned from October 1st.

The social media platform, which is used by sex workers but also celebrities, musicians and comedians, allows “creators” to share pictures and videos with their subscribers.

Under the new guidelines, people will still be able to post nude content on the site, but it will need to be consistent with the company’s updated policies.

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Niamh O'Connor's working day starts at 2pm and finishes at 6am

Niamh O'Connor's working day starts at 2pm and finishes at 6am

Niamh O'Connor's working day starts at 2pm and finishes at 6am

Niamh, who is one of the most prominent Irish OnlyFans workers said: “It is so frustrating because it leads to abuse towards sex workers on Twitter and social media. It is frustrating but it is also good for business.

“I see it as another way of marketing, I think they put out a really badly worded statement to one really small news outlet and then all the bigger newslets (sic) ran with it.

“Maybe they are going to ban it and they are keeping us all in the shadows. It would be very much like Tumblr everyone would just go on to another site and it wouldn’t exist. OnlyFans is where it is because of sex workers. Everyone would just move to another site and OnlyFans would just go bankrupt.”

The 24-year-old Louth native has made a lucrative career since setting up her account.

Having relocated to Turkey, Niamh has bought two homes since signing up to the website.

“I got very lucky with the timing. I was getting trolled for living in a mobile home in my parents’ back garden -Irish humour that was the funniest thing ever.

“I started OnlyFans in the middle of that and it caused my OnlyFans to go viral overnight. I want to stress that most people don’t get that lucky with it.

“You have to be the person that can capitalize on negativity, that can turn a negative into a positive.

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“I am so grateful and I am constantly aware that I am in a very privileged situation where a lot of people especially in Ireland, because of the way the housing market is, would love to be. I would never s**t all over OnlyFans because it has done so much for me.”

Constantly advocating for the rights of sex workers on her hugely popular social media platforms, the model revealed:

“There are so many arguments against mainstreaming sex work per se, but in my opinion the more open we are about it, the safer it is. Sites like OnlyFans keeps women from potentially doing sex work in a more unsafe way and it gives women the control.”

Asking people to educate themselves towards sex work, Niamh said she is faced with damaging misconceptions about her job on a daily basis:“Some people think that we are lazy and that we sit on our arses and just upload a few pictures and that could be not more untrue. My working day starts at 2pm and I don’t log off until 6am.

"I work more now than I did before in my office job. That is the most common misconception. And then the whole thing that it is not a real job, if people could see the amount of taxes we are paying they wouldn’t say that. When Revenue comes to be with a big tax bill and people are saying to me ‘you don’t have a real job’ it is kind of annoying.

“I don’t see myself doing OnlyFans forever, I want to settle down and have kids. I really plan on capitalizing on it as much as I can and I want to open a lingerie company. I want to turn the revenue from OnlyFans into other businesses to set me up for life. If you anything that is anyway different, even social media is looked down and stigmatised in Ireland, let alone sex work. Ireland is always ten years behind so hopefully that changes soon.”

Speaking of the constant and merciless trolling that she is forced to endure, the content creator added:

“I have really bad social anxiety which is medicated. I am really, really bad in social settings. If I go out and I feel like people know me are looking at me, I am not a Kardashian by the way people don’t care about me that much. If someone does shout OnlyFans it does upset me for a split second but I have such a strong support network.”

The London-based company said in a statement: “In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of our platform, and continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines.”

According to the OnlyFans website, creators receive 80% commission on their earnings, while the remaining 20% covers “referral payments, payment processing, hosting, support, and all other services”.

The BBC reported that the change comes after the broadcaster approached the company over concerns about its handling of accounts posting illegal content.

In response, OnlyFans told the BBC it does not tolerate violations of its terms of service, and its systems and age verification go far beyond “all relevant global safety standards and regulations."

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