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After facing criticism over the app’s recent  starting in October, OnlyFans CEO Tim Stokely pointed the finger at banks for the policy change. 

In an  published Tuesday, Stokely singled out a handful of banks for „unfair“ treatment, saying they made it „difficult to pay our creators.“

„The change in policy, we had no choice — the short answer is banks,“ Stokely told the outlet about the move to ban pornography from OnlyFans. Stokely added that „he would ‚absolutely‘ welcome animation porn back were the banking environment to change,“ according to the Financial Times. 

Last week, the London-based livestreaming site said it would begin prohibiting sexually explicit content starting Oct. 1. The new standards will still permit nudity, provided creators post in accordance with the site’s acceptable use policy.

„In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines,“ an OnlyFans spokesperson told CNET on Thursday.

Founded in 2016, OnlyFans says it has more than 130 million users and 2 million creators worldwide. However,  suggest the site’s status as a popular destination for amateur adult content has made it difficult to attract investors. 

The ban came just days after OnlyFans kicked off a promotional push for the . The site has been gearing up to capture a market beyond its established base of pornography seekers, and to position itself as another online gig-economy platform for content creators, akin to Patreon.


Millions of people are addicted to watching adult content on the web.

The access is easy and it's easy to keep your habit as a secret. At the same time, people affected by this addiction find it difficult to look for help. Often, they try to overcome their problem by themselves. Lavario, one of the world's largest provider of self-help program against porn and sex addictions, have pub-lished the results of a recent survey among their customers.

Nine out of ten tried numerous times

More than half of the respondents tried more than 20 times to stop watching – or at least to reduce their consumption of explicit images considerably. Twenty percent stated that they tried between ten and twenty times to break their addictions.Less than 10% answered that they're trying it for the first time. These numbers relate to the times before they started with the self-help program. Several conclusions can be drawn out of those results.

Great despair and low self-esteem

Obviously, there is great despair among porn addicts.

It isn't difficult to imagine how you feel when you try to break a bad habit for so many times and always fail. An earlier survey of Lavario showed that almost four out of five addicts suffer from strong feelings of shame and guilt and from a low self-esteem.

At the same time, it shows that the suffering must be considerable as these people try again and again to break their addiction despite the constant failures. It also shows the strength of the addiction: despite good propositions and numerous attempts people still don't get away from it.

Two typical mistakes

Lavario explains that most addicts commit two mistakes when trying to quit porn. First of all, it would be more reasonable to reduce the daily dose of adult content gradually, e.g. during two months. Instead, most addicts try to get away from it overnight and therefore provoke a high chance of cravings and relapses.

Secondly, good intentions aren't sustainable unless they are supported by a therapy or by a self-help program. Addicts must find out why they ran into their problems. They must identify the problems driving them towards explicit content. Addicts must understand which are the daily triggers for watching harry potter porn, how to reject watching, how to de-velop alternatives.

With good support there are great chance to break an addiction within eight weeks.

I’m Frank Lavario and I founded the . I spent most of my adult life in Europe, in the US and in South America, helping people fight their addictions. I still haven’t overcome my own addiction of eating too much chocolate, though.

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