The End of OnlyFans? – 20.8.21

(Please note that any additional comments/links/etc that have been added after the initial publishing of this blog have been marked with a “*”)

What’s Happening?

Last night statements were published across multiple articles saying that OnlyFans – the content sharing platform – was going to be getting rid of the pornography that currently exists on it.

These are a handful of articles that talk about the update from OnlyFans, feel free to read through them for a better idea of the situation.

This decision has been made due to the platform being unable to secure investors and to “ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform”.

The announcement has said that the new rules won’t come into effect until the 1st of October and that nudity will still be allowed as long as it is within the new terms and conditions which have not yet been released.

Since the announcement, there has been a sharp increase in people being rude/intentionally hurtful to SW’s. One of the more common things that seem to be happening is that non-SW’s are sending OnlyFans creators that post about the issue “application forms” for McDonald’s or replying to tweets directly telling them to get a “real job”.

Here’s the “application form” I got sent. It’s at least interesting to see what the American application form looks like, eh? (I have deliberately left the username visible as I don’t think that people that aim to hurt those facing difficult times deserve to be protected from their own actions)

Image shows a screenshot of Blue’s inbox on Twitter with a message containing an “application” form for McDonald’s

What Does This Announcement Mean?

So what this announcement means is now that Sex Workers have built up the platform, made their money and brought it into the spotlight, OnlyFans is just going to drop them to make investors/payment processors happy.

This isn’t a new thing. It’s not unexpected. But it is frustrating and saddening and not all content creators will be prepared for this.

I’m writing this blog mostly for my non-Sex Worker followers as I expect my Sex Worker followers will already know what’s going on and will know what to do next or at the very least where to look for help.

If you are a Sex Worker and you need someone to talk to about this please get in touch with me.

The main thing to remember – especially as a non-Sex Worker – is that this is going to be a very stressful time and that the Sex Workers on OnlyFans will need your support. That doesn’t have to mean money – we all know that finances can be tricky – it means actively showing SW’s support. Taking steps to follow SW’s on other platforms, share information about the changes, stop people when they start to make jokes about people from OnlyFans having to get “real jobs” now. Be a good ally.

*Some people have also pointed out that there is technically space for some adult content to be able to exist on OnlyFans even after October 1st and as much as that may be true it’s still very clear that OnlyFans does not want to support Sex Workers and therefore the platform is not safe for Sex Workers.

This is an especially good thread on Twitter that explains more about the real reasons this announcement is so worrying –> (tldr: it’s Mastercard’s new rules about verifying/reviewing all adult content including live streams).

*This article posted on Commerce Gate gives a very brief overview of some of the new rules that Mastercard is bringing into effect on October 15th 2021.

What’s The Next OnlyFans?

A few of my non-SW friends along with plenty of the SW have already highlighted that OnlyFans is just one platform and there are plenty more out there. There are other platforms that have been specifically made for and by SW’s. Along with tons of content sharing platforms in general.

The majority of Sex Workers will already have accounts set up on other platforms and probably have for a while now.

The issue is not simply that we’re losing a platform.

We’re losing a safe platform that people felt comfortable using.

Trying to get subscribers to move to a different platform can be incredibly difficult. I’ve seen so many SW’s try to move platforms only to lose more than half of their subscribers and then end up back on OnlyFans. Mostly because it was inconvenient for the subscribers or because there was distrust of a site that hadn’t been in the news.

In today’s age of free porn being just a quick google search away, it can be really difficult to get subscribers that are willing to pay for content in the first place. Even harder to find subscribers that will move with you when a platform becomes unsupportive. Of course, free porn is not inherently bad, I’m just highlighting that this has never been an easy sector to break into and to make a living off of (regardless of what the clickbait headlines told you). And losing mainstream sites just makes everything more difficult.

Some supportive organisations like Phreak Club (UK based independent sex toy sellers) are even offering incentives to help SW’s swap platforms. Phreak Club are offering a £15 discount to SW’s that create new accounts on AdmireMe.VIP as they have an official partnership with that platform. This is something I’d personally love to see more of.

If you’re looking for specifically which platforms you should be looking at next then here are the main ones that I have used personally and would recommend:

AdmireMe.VIP (this is the only site that charges in GBP£)

*JustForFans (specifically made by SW’s for SW’s) I’ve recently learned some unpleasant things about JFF and I am no longer recommending it and will be deleting my account on there. You can read about the reason I’m leaving that platform HERE.

ManyVids (they focus more on selling videos and other content but they do have a monthly subscription service built in that creators can use)

AVNStars (created by one of the biggest-name awards organisations in Porn – AVN Awards)

Let’s Recap

OnlyFans has made an announcement that it is removing pornography and sexually explicit content by the 1st of October 2021. Nudity and some Adult Content will likely survive and be permitted by the updated terms and conditions – which they have not yet released.

However, this announcement has shown that the platform will not be safe for Sex Workers in the long run. Anyone that tries to argue otherwise at this stage is just fooling themselves.

Financial institutes and payment processors can be very obviously – and rightly – seen as the real cause of this issue. It’s a well-known fact in SW circles that payment processors and the majority of banks are not safe for SW’s. The new terms and conditions coming into effect in October for Mastercard will likely effect many different sites and it’s something we should all be aware of and take steps to prepare for.

There are going to be lots of people that take this opportunity to be openly hateful/spiteful towards SW’s and to show how they really feel about the community. We need supportive voices to be louder and to take active steps to be supportive of the community. If you’re not sure how to help, look for people posting about it, try not to flood SW’s with questions right now.

The jokes about OnlyFans “shooting itself in the foot”, so to speak, are funny but please bear in mind that this is still a very big deal and not everyone will be ready to poke fun at the company that’s just kicked them to the curb.

Be compassionate and empathetic, stand up for SW’s when you see people being horrid and do what you can to support the people most affected by this when they ask for help.

Honestly there is so much more I could say about this and so much more depth to this entire situation but I’ll stop there for now. I will also aim to release a vlog about this later today.

Let’s finish with one of my favourite memes so far from one of my favourite Twitter users Lydia Cardonna – (who I definitely recommend following).

ALT Text: A meme titled “The Myth of Consensual Sex Work”. A couple smile in bed saying “I consent!”. A speech bubble over the Visa logo says “I don’t!”. Underneath text says “Isn’t there some random payment processor you forgot to ask?”

With all of this going on it’s harder for me to to sign off the way I usually would but at the same time I feel like it’s more important than ever that I do. So…

Stay safe & be happy x

A Broken Bed 12.8.21

Good Morning!

Today’s blog is a pretty funny one. Last night whilst getting up to some mischief, the support beam of my bed broke. Luckily I keep all my spare bags and other soft items under my bed so it wasn’t to bad a fall, haha.

But it did leave me with a broken bed.

Photo shows Blue’s bed frame, the top bracket for the metal support beam has snapped and the beam is lying on the floor.

Which meant that I had to drag my mattress through to the living room and put it on the couch bed, so I could sleep last night. Whilst doing that I realised that my mattress is also not in a very good state…

A look at the bottom of Blue’s mattress shows rust marks where the springs sit.

So, I’ve put together a little fundraising page to help me get the money to fix up my bed and get back to comfier sleeping asap.

Any donations are greatly appreciated and honestly I’ll be laughing about this for the rest of forever, so I mostly just wanted to post about it so I had something to read back later.

Want to see my reaction immediately after this happened? Check out my latest YouTube video HERE.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today.

Stay safe & be happy!

Crafting Interrupted…

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Last night I started a fun little craft project to create a physical version of a magic item from D&D that I’m maybe going to give to my players. It was coming along quite nicely and I had left it on my living room table to dry overnight.

This was what I woke up to find.

Turns out my dog had decided that it was new chew toy or sweetie that I’d left out just for him -_-

So I’m going to have to start over. Or maybe just leave it…

But I’m so annoyed/upset because I was really happy with how it had turned out :/ Can you guess what magic item it is?

This was it before it got painted and then chewed up.

Photo of the craft item Blue was working on. It has two hands holding 3 red crystals and a loop for chain/rope to go through to make it a necklace.

It’s nothing amazing, I know, but I spent at least an hour on it so I’m quite miffed that I’ll have to start over. Ah well.

Are you working on anything fun this week? Whatever you’re getting up to; Stay Safe & Be Happy x

Checking in

Hey all!

I’ve been inactive for the last while as I had caught COVID19 and was hit fairly hard with it.

Yes, I’ve had my first dose of the vaccine. Yes, I will still be going for my second dose when I’m able. No, it wasn’t fun or just like any other cold/flu.

My partner tested positive and we started isolating on the 8th July 2021, I then tested positive on the 14th of July and my boyfriend then tested positive on the 19th. So I’d been isolating from the 8th until the 23rd of July and have only just been getting the energy to actually get out of bed and do things (housework, walking the dog and walking for some light exercise).

Whilst I was sick I really struggled to focus and couldn’t sit on my computer for any real length of time. Even painting the miniatures I’d gotten took so much out of me. Going up and down the stairs to walk my dog still leaves me out of breath and exhausted. It has not been a fun experience at all.

On top of that, I lost £220 to an Airbnb booking that I had to cancel due to testing positive for COVID. Plus not being able to work/make content/be online meant that my income for this month has been close to non-existent which has been really stressful and not a fun thing to have to stress you out whilst you’re too sick to get out of bed.

I’m a little upset with the Airbnb host in all honesty. I didn’t expect a full refund but I had hoped they would be empathetic to the fact that it was COVID and there was nothing I could do about that. I had even tested on Monday and it had been negative so when it came back positive on Wednesday I immediately got in touch to let them know. They offered me £50 off my next booking…which is a nice gesture I suppose but it means I’ll have to give them more money. Considering they are getting to keep the payment for the booking and don’t actually have to do anything – there’s no cleaning or re-stocking needed since no one is staying – and there was always a chance that they might even find someone else that wanted to book the dates I had previously booked so they could potentially have made double the money. I know Airbnb is a soulless company and I shouldn’t expect anything but I guess I just hoped there would have been more empathy.

I was also told that I wasn’t eligible to get a COVID grant from my local council as I earn above the living wage. The problem with that is it’s based on my tax return which includes a bunch of COVID grants which really boosted my income…so yeah…not ideal.

I had also had to cancel a photoshoot due to self-isolating which was a real shame but at least with that I can reschedule and the photographer has been so understanding and sympathetic. It’s also given me more time to work on the outfits/looks for it which is nice.

But I have managed to paint a fair few miniatures over the time that I was sick and my Mum bought me new paint too which was really nice of her. Plus, some very wonderful friends and fans bought me some of the miniatures off of my wish list which was honestly so lovely to get in the mail. Just little things to show people care and want to put a smile on your face, it’s just so lovely.

And that is one positive thing to come from being sick. I felt so loved and cared for. Not just by friends and family but by fans or random people online. It really was such a lovely feeling whenever I managed to check my messages to see that there were people wishing me well.

Although I’m not back to 100% yet I am starting to try and be more active without pushing myself too hard. I’ll likely not be able to return to work properly until mid-August…which I’ll be honest is a terrifying thought when I look at my bank balance…but I know if I push myself too much then I’ll just make myself worse, so I’m going to try and take things easy.

I’m so grateful for everyone’s patience and well wishes, you’ve all been so lovely to me during this and I’m so glad that I’ve got such wonderful people in my life.

Fingers crossed I’ll be back to “normal” before too long and this will just have been a scary taste of how bad long-lasting illness can be. But please continue to take COVID seriously, use a home test before you go out anywhere and take care of your friends and loved ones.

I’ll do my best to get online more often but bear with me. Until next time.

Stay safe & be happy x

Raised For Adventure – Sessions 0 & 1

Hello lovely people of the internet, thank you for stopping by. Today I want to start on a new series of blogs that will be all about my D&D campaign that I’m currently running. The blogs will cover all of the sessions I’ve already run so my players won’t get any spoilers. If you like these blogs and want to get more “behind the scenes” information then consider joining me on Patreon!

Session 0

This is my first ever attempt at being a Game Master (GM) for any table top role play game (ttrpg) and I decided that since I’d played Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) twice and my friends had all been playing for years that would be the system we would use.

So following the advice of my friends and other GM’s I follow online, I organised a Session 0 to talk to my players about what they wanted in their game and what they didn’t want in their game.

It was really fun and informative. I showed them the map of the island the adventure would be taking place on (an island that I’ve made up called Zak Island) and asked them to pick out any locations that caught their eye.

I also explained that Zak Island has a peculiar superstition about still bodies of water and that pretty much everyone on the Island feels that still bodies of water are not to be trusted.

We then chatted about character ideas and worked on how the characters would all know each other to be able to start with the party already together. Initial ideas were for the party members to all be Wizards and from the same Wizard school or to all have been studying at the same college. After chatting for a while the idea of all being orphans that were at the same orphanage was put forward and from there I started to add my own touches. It wasn’t an ordinary orphanage, it was one that had been founded by a retired adventurer and extremely rich Lord. It’s entire purpose was to collect promising orphans and raise them to be epic adventurers. 

The players were all very excited by this and so that’s the backstory that we went with.

My players chose the characters:

A Druid Firbolg called Manao.

A Monk Kenku called Hu.


A Paladin Aasimar called Illidan. 

We also decided to make a home rule that all Kenku knew sign language and due to that it was very common for people of all races to also know sign language. Just to make role play a little less arduous and to keep conversations flowing.

I had also decided that in my universe everyone had a “pet” so each of the players chose a pet to go with their character.

Manao chose a dog and called it Ning. Illidan chose a songbird and called it Elatis. And Hu chose a Raven that he called Huat.

And that was Session 0! From that point I began working on all of the behind the scenes information and my players got excited to see what kind of world they would be playing in.

Session 1

When Session 1 arrived we were all very excited, I had even hand drawn a battle map for the fight and I had made over 20 Non-Playable Characters (NPCs) for my party to interact with if they wanted to (I probably went a bit overboard but I was excited).

This was the introduction they got for the session:

“It’s the start of the day and you’ve all been invited to a meeting with the Head Teachers at lunchtime, they’re finally going to tell you about your graduation test. If you pass this test you’ll be given permission to go out and start your own adventure.

It’s a big day, with no idea what the test will be. It’s been hard to prepare for it.

So, before you head to the meeting, where are you and what are you doing?”

By this point I’ve also given them a map of the town/region they are in, which is called Minthell Town,/Region along with the names of places and NPCs that they would know from having grown up in the town.

1.The Hardy Mutt (Tavern & Inn)
2.The Tilted Anvil (Blacksmiths)
3.The Stables
4.The Paper Temple (temple/library/school/artisans area)
5.Ysyr’s Home For Future Adventurers (Orphanage)
6. Minthell Farm
7. Bouldercreek Mine
8. The Crooked Hat (small inn)
9. The Leaky Boot (small inn)
10. Muvroan Mine
11. The Vai Taele

Our party decided that before they had their meeting they would ask around the people they knew that had already graduated to see what information they could learn. So they headed to the local Tavern/Inn – The Hardy Mutt. Once there they found Manao’s friend Keone, a Half Orc with an energetic personality that always enjoys a good time. They tried asking Keone what her test had been like but she struggled to remember exactly what it had been. She was fairly sure that it was either somewhere quite dark with lots of small creatures they had to fight or somewhere quite bright with monsters to fight…

After chatting with Keone and not getting very far it was time to go to the Head Teacher’s office and get their test details!

As they entered the Head Teacher’s office they were greeted by the cheerful smiling face of Ms Enndolynn Drake – a human with short straight red hair that’s began to grey – and the slightly more stern but still friendly face of Miss Gluronk Steelsplitter – an Orc with long wavy blonde hair and bright blue eyes. The party was then told that their test would take place later that night and that they were to meet the teachers at the Paper Temple at 9pm. They were told that they would have to defeat some adversaries in order to prove they were ready to go out and face the world.

After getting the details the party went to gather supplies from the communal supplies that the orphanage provided. They gathered torches and nets and prepared their weapons and armour in their room.

As they finished up their preparations Hu’s friend Betty’s pet spider dropped down on Hu’s head. After greeting Karma (the spider) Betty stepped into the room to say hello. The party chatted for a bit and Betty wished them luck on their test, saying that she was just waiting for her friends to agree it was time and form their own group to then take the test, so she was sure she’d be following them on their adventure very soon.

With their preparations complete and nothing left to do but wait, the party headed back to The Hardy Mutt to get some food and settle their nerves before the test. As they relaxed, Illidan took the opportunity to join with his friends and perform on “stage” with them (earning himself a few coppers). But before too long it was getting dark and it was time for the party to begin their test.

As they made their way to meet their teachers at the Paper Temple their friends and neighbours cheered them on and wished them luck. The graduation tests had become something of a public event over the years and everyone always did their part to cheer on the young orphans as they went to face their tests.

When they arrived they were greeted by the Head Teachers and Kyris Higgs – a Hill Dwarf – the Religious Head of the Paper Temple. They were told that they were to enter the town’s graveyard and defeat the creatures that awaited them inside. Once they successfully defeated the creatures they would have passed their test. Anxious to get started the party moved into the graveyard, the large heavy wooden gates closing behind them and limiting their light. Luckily the party was prepared for the dark and began setting out torches and casting light on their items.

The party quickly spotted a hand crawling towards them, successfully capturing it in the net they had brought and beating it until it stopped moving (they had declared non-lethal damage and continued to do so throughout the fight which meant that they didn’t kill anything). The party then made quick work of going through the graveyard and finding the Crawling Claws (the hands) that were loose and looking to attack them.

After defeating 10 of the Crawling Claws the party paused in front of one of the storage sheds that the Crawling Claws had been seeming to gather around. Once they opened the door they were face to face with a purple skinned Tiefling with long pink curly hair. The Tiefling immediately held his hands up and let the party know he was part of the test and they didn’t need to attack, this however did not convince Illidan. 

Illidan bopped the Tiefling on the head before Manao and Hu could stop him. Which got him a very annoyed glare from the Tiefling, who then introduced himself as Rowan Amaim. He explained that he too had once been an orphan at their school and that now he traveled and worked as a Necromancer, providing undead helping hands for those that could pay. The Head Teachers had asked him to come back and bring Crawling Claws for the party’s test and so here he was.

As the party exited the graveyard with Rowan the Head Teachers and Mrs Higgs greeted them excitedly and let them know they had successfully passed their test and that they were to come to the Head Teacher’s office in the morning to make it official.

With the test over and the party successful they all went back to The Hardy Mutt to celebrate and drink with their friends. Waking up the next morning feeling just a little bit rough but still full of energy from having successfully completed their graduation test. Now all they had to do was go and make it official!

Back in the office of Ms Enndolynn Drake and Miss Gluronk Steelsplitter the party received their “Graduation Pack”. They took the pack back to their dorm room to open and to plan for what they would do next.

When they opened the pack, they found it contained:

  • 3 x 50ft Rope
  • 6 x Candles
  • 1 x Sturdy Leather Bound Journal
  • 1 x Inkpen
  • 1 x Tent (fitting up to 4 people)
  • 1 x Potion of Healing (2d4 + 2)

And that was where we ended Session 1.

Check back later to find out what happened next!

And as always, Stay Safe & Be Happy x