Onlyfans has grown rapidly over the past few years, with more and more people, primarily women using is as a means to “sell themselves” online for people who are interested. It’s not the act of selling or exploiting themselves I’m focusing on today, but the reasoning for why many chose to partake in this service, when there’s other ways (free ways) to get access to this type of product.
Usually, this would be out of my lane, but seeing that a lot of cosplayer have availed of this services, it kinda falls in the realm of geek pop culture. It’s a reach but I’m taking it.
Every time I scroll through twitter or instagram, I’m always met with a woman teasing or advertising their Onlyfans to the world. My usual first train of thought is always “why would anyone pay when you can just google it?”. Why pay for nudes of a girl, when a simple google search could give me millions of results within seconds. I never understood it. So I started overthinking it for a good minute, wondering why people (primarily men) would avail for such a service, and the conclusion I came to was rather sad if I’m being honest.
Interaction! These people (primarily men) aren’t paying to see the nudes of a women, (OK they are but there’s more to it, they’re paying for her attention and false affection from these girls. From what I was able to gather, these people a lonely and want to feel like someone out there cares for them, and rather than just going outside or to an event to meet people, they feel it’s much easier to just pay for that attention, even if it’s just for a moment. Onlyfans highlights one of the key problems in our society, and a rampant one at that.
Let me be clear here, I’m not trying to shame the women that have opened an Onlyfans account to sell themselves online, that’s a whole different topic in of itself, but it is important to understand why such a service can even be this popular with the internet literally hosting a variety of free services that cater to this types of things. Some may argue that it’s their way of supporting someone why getting personalized stuff, but that further proves my point in a sense. They’re doing it to get something in return.
If anything, one could even go a step further and make a case that the women who make these Onlyfans accounts are aware of this “market” and are opting to consciously manipulate these people, all under the guise of “expressing themselves” or “hustling”.
I’ve seen many get angry at the girls for doing it, but technically, the women on Onlyfans aren’t forcing these people into paying. They are doing it at their own free will, but their motive may not be healthy to the psyche on a long term basis.
But that’s just my thoughts and opinion on this, let me know what you guys think of this?