Situating OnlyFans within wider landscapes of pornography

Polley, Laura (2024) Situating OnlyFans within wider landscapes of pornography. Papers from the British Criminology Conference, 22. pp. 54-67. ISSN 1759-0043

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This article explores OnlyFans – a digital platform used to exchange sexually explicit content in the contemporary world. Traditionally, pornography has been director-led, with various individuals and organisations profiting from the production of pornographic content. However, in a technologically advanced world, and a post-covid market
economy, pornography has broadened in scope and self-produced adult content has risen in popularity. As such, the very definition and nature of pornography has evolved and now includes user-led platforms such as OnlyFans. This paper will offer considerations of how OnlyFans can be defined and discussed as a form of pornography, situating the platform within the wider landscape. Whilst pornographic content has been a feature of society for centuries, the use of digital technology and user-led platforms has increased its accessibility, therefore making it important to
consider the dynamics of self-produced pornography.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OnlyFans, pornography, power, digital technology, risk
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Laura Polley
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2024 13:57
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2024 13:57

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