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The Definitive Guide to NSFW Subscription Sites Like OnlyFans

From payout info to scandal history, here’s what you need to know about the sexiest subscription sites out there

If your last few months have been as horny as research suggests, you’ve probably used lockdown as a chance to cycle through every genre of porn imaginable. If you’re bored of pro cumshots, pizza boys and scripted scenes, you might be in the market for something a little different. If so, you’re in luck: The last few years have seen a sexy online revolution of sorts, driven by the rise of filthy subscription sites like OnlyFans, which saw model sign-ups increase by a massive 75 percent back in April.

The premise of these platforms is simple: “Content creators” upload a backlog of top-tier filth, set a paywall price and pray boned-up subscribers like yourself come trickling in. There’s a few bonuses on your end, too. Not only do you get exclusive clips, you can also chat to models and even request customized, DIY videos. No scripted moans here; play your cards right, and you might get your name read out before an orgasm. 

There is a catch, though. Despite being built on the blood, sweat and spunk of porn stars, OnlyFans — by far the best-known of these sites — has been accused of distancing itself from sex work, and it already has a shitty reputation when it comes to booting escorts with barely any notice. Now, celebrities like Bella Thorne are making things worse, scamming subscribers with unfulfilled promises of naked photos and fucking over actual sex workers in the process.

As more creators fear OnlyFans will pivot to SFW content, alternative platforms are growing in popularity — and a bunch are either run by sex workers, or unlike OnlyFans, they’re built specifically with filth in mind. A few have different specialities, but it often doesn’t matter: The internet is a sprawling, glorious wilderness of depravity, so whether you’re looking for feet pics, cum shots or hardcore fisting scenes, there’s something on each of these sites to literally get your juices flowing.

So, whether you’re a buyer looking for something new or a creator looking for a site to host your iCloud drive of quarantine hole pics, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing your perfect match. From payout info to scandal history, here’s what you need to know about the sexiest subscription sites out there…

OnlyFans

What Is OnlyFans? The broad strokes: Everyone from Beyoncé to your grandparents knows OnlyFans as the internet’s horniest subscription site, but its popularity truly skyrocketed back in 2018, when Patreon started booting NSFW creators. Porn stars in particular flocked to the site, lured by a then-generous referral scheme (now slashed, because they apparently made the site “too popular”), comparatively little censorship and a slick, social media-integrated database. Fast-forward two years and it’s a cultural phenomenon, but the cracks are starting to show.

Who Made OnlyFans? OnlyFans’ lack of transparency is notorious. CEO Tim Stokely founded the company back in 2016, after accumulating a long list of online porn ventures like GlamGirls, DeliveryCode and Customs4U. Venture capitalist Leo Radvinsky, who bought OnlyFans in 2018, has a controversial past of his own — this 67-page legal complaint sums up accusations of patent infringement, password hacking and inflated promo stats for his own adult sites.

Who Cums Here? From furries to foot fetishists, OnlyFans has something for every kink imaginable. Generally speaking though, it’s marketed at influencers who can easily monetize their existing social media platforms and followers — expect Insta-girls in tiny bikinis and bronzed fitness gods charging $10 per month for the occasional cock flash.

OnlyFans Top Earners: Stats on the top 0.01 percent are ever-changing and hard to find, plus plenty of creators brag about it without offering proof — either that, or they build marketing agencies and write their own success stories. What we do know for sure is that Insta-models, celebrities and established porn stars dominate the site: Crystal Lust, the caked-up creator with a penchant for stepmom fantasies, self-proclaimed ‘CUMedian’ Miss B Nasty and sexed-up fitness model Jem Wolfie pretty much sum up the spectrum of top earners.

The Money Shot: OnlyFans takes a 20 percent commission from subscription fees, which are currently capped at $49.99/month, as well as tips and PPV messages. If you were wondering why sex workers hate Bella Thorne, her scam was coincidentally followed by a whole new bunch of rules: PPV messages and tips are now capped at $100 (the tip maximum increases to $200 after four months), and in some countries, it can now take 21 days to withdraw your earnings.

Scandal: From escorts being kicked off the site to allegations of unpaid taxes and the aforementioned Bella Thorne shit-show, there’s scandal aplenty.

Pros & Cons: The site’s popularity makes it your best site for earning quick cash, especially if you’ve already got plenty of followers elsewhere. The interface might be easy to use when you’re actually subbed to creators, but searching for them is basically impossible — unless you have a link from elsewhere, it’s unlikely you’ll find anyone new apart from the tiny handful of creators automatically recommended. Be careful, too — data leaks are commonplace, the rules lift language from sex worker catastrophe bill FOSTA-SESTA, customer service is notoriously terrible and the rules are ever-changing.

JustForFans

What Is JustForFans? The broad strokes: It was launched by gay porn techie Dominic Ford as a sex worker-friendly alternative to OnlyFans back in 2018, and it’s arguably its biggest competitor right now. It’s way more queer too, with options to search specifically for trans and non-binary creators.

Who Made JustForFans? From dick pics to data processing, Ford had all the skills he needed to basically create the site single-handedly. After more than a decade of running his own porn company, he transferred his skills to create a subscription platform that never shies away from its full-frontal reputation.

Who Cums Here? This site isn’t only for queer porn stars — there are straight, cis models on the site, too — but again, there’s a huge emphasis on trans, non-binary and gay creators when it comes to promoted stars, and there’s even a pronoun section built into the profile page. Expect kinky trans amateurs and pro fetishists selling everything from domination clips to cream pies. If it’s hardcore you’re after, JustForFans is for you.

JustForFans Top Earners: Ford’s gay porn pedigree precedes him, attracting top gay porn stars like Griffin Barrows, Rhyheim Shabazz and Gabriel Cross to the site, but fetish pages perform pretty well, too — RopeTrainKeep, a page run by a rope bondage dom, cracked the 2019 Top 10.

The Money Shot: JustForFans takes a 30 percent commission, but creators can also opt into the Charitable Giving scheme and donate a percentage of their income to an ever-expanding list of organizations like Black Lives Matter (it’s the top organization on the site, with $17,500 donated so far), The HIV League and Trans Lifeline.

Scandal: There have been a few — most recently, sex workers Tannor Reed and Justin Stone accused Ford of sexual assault, although he denies the allegations. He’s also been known to boot racist creators from the platform, even when they’re top earners.

Pros & Cons: There’s one huge upside — no weird, vague language about the porn on-site. JustForFans owns its NSFW reputation too, avoiding payment processors like American Express and PayPal, both of which are described in the site FAQ as “anti-porn,” so that sex workers can be as filthy as they like without fear of losing cash. There are promotional features like Spotlight too, which profiles new creators and offers a glimpse at their content, although the interface still looks pretty old school. Charitable Giving is undeniably the biggest pro — you’re literally jerking off for justice.

AVN Stars

What Is AVN Stars? The broad strokes: AVN (Adult Video News) has been described as the Billboard Magazine of the porn industry, so there’s no real surprise that it launched its very own subscription site.

Who Made AVN Stars?: AVN Stars pretty much popped up out of nowhere in mid-2019, but AVN has been the holy grail of porn since it was founded by Paul Fishbein 34 years ago.

Who Cums Here?: Dommes! If you’re looking for a mistress to call you a cuck as she drains your bank account, you’re in luck — the site’s top 50 is full of top-tier goddesses. You can subscribe to plenty of male performers too, but while the live features attract plenty of cam-girls, AVN Stars is primarily a femdom paradise.

AVN Stars Top Earners: Pro findoms like Candy Glitter and Violet Doll have low subscription fees, but they’re both top performers — Violet made the Top 3 even while she was on hiatus, with subs sending $100 tributes to lure her back. Rounding out the list of stars are dommes like Princess Miki and Countess Diamond, whose video production values make the 50 Shades movie look like a high-school play. If you want elaborate, well-shot fantasies, AVN Stars is where it’s at. 

The Money Shot: The site takes a 20 percent commission across the board, but the site is pretty well-loved by sex workers who can literally make cash in their sleep thanks to the offline tip feature. There’s a referral scheme that earns you five percent of your referred creator’s income too, plus the minimum payout is just $25.

Scandal: There’s not much scandal when it comes to AVN Stars, although it did surprise some sex workers when it banned hypnosis porn videos unless they’re behind a paywall. This handy spreadsheet by Sophie Ladder shows that its censorship rules are comparatively liberal though, unless you’re planning to puke or shit on your scene partner, in which case, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Pros & Cons: The cam shows can be a great way to make extra cash, kinky contests encourage creativity and the lack of cap on tips make this site ideal for findoms looking to drain subs without restriction. So far, the only real con is the initial lack of clarity on censorship, but now that the rules are a little firmer, it’s easier to know how far your kinks are allowed to go.

FanCentro

What Is FanCentro? The broad strokes: Founded back in 2017, ModelCentro (as it was called them) gave sex workers the tools to sell their kinky, alt Snapchats, but it’s since switched to a more general subscription model. You can either treat yourself to a one-off or subscribe to a performer you like.

Who Made FanCentro? Stan Fiskin, otherwise known as Stan D’aman. We don’t know much about him other than the facts on his own bio and his rarely-updated Twitter, which basically tells us that he’s a vegan entrepreneur, but he is vocally sex worker-friendly — in 2018, he followed up on Tumblr’s porn ban by launching a migration tool for creators to transfer their nudes to FanCentro with minimal fuss.

Who Cums Here? It’s a pretty general mix of incredibly hot influencers — mainly cis women, but there are a small handful of cis guys and trans women on there, too.

FanCentro Top Earners: It’s hard to tell who makes the most cash as most of the top accounts are either free or discounted, but the likes of slutty MILF Bianca Tusher, kitten succubus Kitty Kum and hot lingerie model MelRose Michael, whose “Tit JOI Worship” video is one of the site’s best-selling clips, all seem to clean house on FanCentro. 

The Money Shot: The site takes 25 percent commission with everything, but it’s known for occasional discounts. When the pandemic hit and the PPV nude business began to boom, the site ran a commission-free promotion for new users that lasted for 90 days.

Scandal: There’s not much scandal, but the site is getting creative: It just launched Centro University, a sexed-up seminar series that teaches everything from tax returns to shooting sex scenes at home. If you’ve ever wondered which ring light makes your junk look better, or which mic can best capture the aural ecstasy of a bomb orgasm, it’s worth looking into.

Pros & Cons: The site’s discovery tools are great for stumbling across kinky new favorites and the occasional incentives are great while they last, but as always, it relies on a loyal fanbase to begin with — so the best bet is teasing horny followers on other platforms to lure them in.

Honorable Mentions

AdmireMe is a U.K.-based, sex-worker-led site filled with hot goddesses and findoms, whereas porn clip sites like ManyVids and Clips4Sale are launching their own subscription platforms, too. We’re all seemingly hornier than ever, and with governments worldwide still making monumental, COVID-related fuck-ups, endless masturbation sessions look set to remain the norm for the single and sexually frustrated among us. So, whatever site you plan on using, just know that an investment in online sex workers is an investment in your glorious, turgid future.

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