Sex Tech News: Sex Workers on OnlyFans About-face, UNSENSORED Chats & More Virtual Sex, Please
“Although OnlyFans’ proposed policy has since been walked back, it was still a huge blow to online adult performers, from those who use OnlyFans to make ends meet to big names who bring in millions, their livelihood precariously hanging in the balance. And this sort of controversy doesn’t just affect sex workers. It sets a precedent for any sexually themed online speech, including hook-up apps, outsider art, and health education.” (via Tina Horn/Rollingstone)
“UNSENSORED chats are bi-weekly sharing circles hosted by Angelina Aleksandrovich for people to get together and talk, share, listen and learn from each other about all aspects of what makes us human – identity, gender, sexuality, sensuality, desires, fears, good / bad experiences, orgasms, lack of orgasms, fetishes, kinks, communication, consent, stories, pain, pleasure – anything goes!.. Expressing your feelings, experiences and hearing from others is an important step to having a vivid and healthy lifestyle. UNSENSORED chats are facilitating this discourse to disrupt the existing taboos and stigma not only in physical but also in virtual reality!
“Our chats are officially kicking off on August 26th @ 2pm EDT / 7pm BST @ Sense Magick Boudoir and will be recurring every second Thursday!” (via RaspberryDreamLand/EventBrite)
“In a survey of 238 readers conducted by the Daily Dot, 59.2% of respondents reported having had virtual sex during lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual sex is mutual masturbation while communicating with another person. What’s more, 57.1% of respondents enjoyed virtual sex, and a similar percentage (52.3%) said they even plan to continue having virtual sex after the pandemic. (via Tricia Crimmins/The Daily Dot)
- More on OnlyFans: ‘Facing pressure from Apple, Google, banks, and payment processors, OnlyFans app OFTV moves forward with PG-only content.
“In order to distribute content across the Apple App and Google Play stores, OnlyFans had to exclude adult content from its app. OFTV was the safe-for-work answer: a no-cost, ad-free content platform filled with original content from wellness and fitness creators, vloggers, and more.
“Like Apple TV+, Netflix, and other streaming platforms, OFTV also promotes original content from the studio. The OFTV original “Unlocked” series features exclusive interviews with celebrities like Bella Thorne, Tyler Posey, and Mia Khalifa.” (via Keats Iwanaga/FutureofSex)