Some of the most popular content creators on OnlyFans are secretly hiring teams of professional sexters to send X-rated messages to their thirsty followers, a new report claims.
OnlyFans subscribers currently fork out as much as $49.99 a month for exclusive access to videos made by adult entertainers. Some of the sexy stars offer the option for paying customers to exchange racy private messages with them, increasing intimacy and connection.
However, a new Mel magazine investigation alleges that many subscribers may not actually be sexting with the stars themselves — but rather a team of hired professionals, many of whom are schlubby men.
This is not only deceptive — but a violation of the OnlyFans Terms of Service, which states that creators can’t allow others to access to their pages.
However, according to one former content creator, it’s common practice for stars to syphon off sexting to paid professionals: “Almost every creator that I know uses a management company,” the anonymous whistleblower told the outlet.
The whistleblower, who spoke under the pseudonym of “Lara,” once had her own popular OnlyFans account, and had hired a professional management company to help her handle admin. Employees at the firm soon started crafting sexy messages to send to Lara’s followers on her behalf.
“You might have five different people working your account pretending to be you,” Lara stated. “Fans would exchange sexts with one anonymous manager on one day, and then a different manager on another day, without any consistency in tone or topic across DMs.”
Lara began to worry that her fans would soon realize that they were not actually sexting with her.
“Sometimes, people would reach out to me on other platforms trying to carry on a conversation that had started on OnlyFans, and I’d have no idea what they were talking about or what they’d been told,” she continued.
“After a while, it started to bother me. It seemed like the people working my accounts had developed intimate relationships with these fans, and I felt bad for the subscribers because it wasn’t me they were talking to.”
The sexy content creator claimed she became disillusioned with OnlyFans and decided to shut down her account — in spite of the lucrative income she was making.
“I started to have ethical concerns about the way the site functions, because it isn’t really selling pornography,” she stated. “It promises proximity to celebrity and a kind of ‘girlfriend experience,’ which blurs a line with people that are really lonely.”
According to the publication, management companies — unsanctioned by OnlyFans — have blossomed as the website has grown in popularity. Popular stars frequently hire these companies to help them with branding, publicity and admin. The management firms then take a cut of the entertainer’s overall income.
Earlier this year, one man took to Reddit to reveal that he had a side gig sexting for a female OnlyFans star.
In a post titled “OnlyFans girls aren’t messaging you like you think, it’s dudes like me getting paid by you,” he alleged: “I literally get paid by dudes to message them back … The first time I started, I made $40 by helping out a friend when we were hanging out, since she had so many guys messaging her. I make tips from messaging guys as well, and I get 30 percent from new girls joining the platform.”
The Post has reached out to OnlyFans reps for comment.
The report in Mel magazine comes just days after it was revealed OnlyFans founder Tim Stokley is stepping down as the company’s chief executive. Stokely, 38, who founded OnlyFans in 2016, will be succeeded by the app’s 36-year-old chief marketing and communications officer, Amrapali Gan.
The company took in a whopping $1.2 billion in net revenue last year from the 20% commissions it charges creators, according to Axios. However, Stokely fumbled as he sought to gain mainstream acceptance from financiers.
In August, the company abruptly announced it would ban sexually explicit content from its site, a decision Stokely said was due to discrimination from banks, singling out JPMorgan and Bank of New York Mellon for closing accounts and flagging transactions related to sex work.
The company had also reportedly struggled to gain backing from traditional venture capital investors, many of whom avoid investing in “vice” industries like pornography, alcohol and firearms.
But the porn ban left the company’s lucrative core base of creators outraged, forcing OnlyFans to reverse the ban later that month.