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Addressing some Misconceptions.

So this morning, I woke up, I got my coffee and I checked my Facebook, like We all do every single day. This morning my facebook feed featured a post from a dear personal friend of mine. He was talking about how absolutely bonkers it is that there are people who consume content of online sex workers and then turn around and villainize the same women who’s content they are consuming for making the content in the first place. Inspirations for todays blog bloomed like a flower in the morning dew …

Common Misconceptions

There are a lot of misconceptions that float around the world of online sex work: It’s not real work, people who do it are lazy, if you have an onlyfans you’re a whore, any kind of sex work makes you promiscuous. The list goes on and on but these are the ones I see most frequently. As someone who has been an adult content creator for several years, let me dispel these for you.

It’s not real work and it’s lazy to have a Fan Platform

FALSE! This is so false. I can not tell you how many hours I put into creating content for my platforms. Or my husband for that matter. Once upon a time we were both working full time for corporate america and still had to put in dozens of hours a week into our social media presence and fan subscription platforms. Being a content creator, regardless of if it’s adult, gaming, etc, takes an ungodly amount of work. And it can take months and even years to build it into the kind of success that frees you from the yolk of the average, soul crushing 9-5. In all my years I have never met a lazy content creator who didnt treat thier work as full time jobs. We tend to put in more hours than your average salaried worker in the US.

You’re a promiscuous w*ore if you have a fan platform

Again, FALSE! A lot of content creators are either in committed relationships, even married and creating content with their spouses, or creating solo content. There are so many different kinds of content creators out there that to lump us all into one category would be as disingenuous as saying all online streamers are playing candy crush. It’s just not the case.

The Reality of it is…

A lot of content creators choose this line of work for their own reasons. A lot of times it’s for thier financial freedom. It’s difficult to make ends meet when the federal minimum wage is 7.25 an hour and inflation is causing everything to skyrocket in price. The financial freedom this kind of work offers, when done right, can grant someone more free time to spend with their family and friends, travel to places they’ve always wanted to go, put them through college and even buy a house or a car that they desperately need. Platforms like Onlyfans blew up during the pandemic because it offered a way to continue making money while not being able to leave your home or apartment for weeks on end. There’s also very clearly a market for this content. There always has been and always will be. Onlyfans isn’t making billions of dollars a year for their SFW content… And people who villianize the creator while consuming the creation need to take a good long look at themselves and figure out why it is that they feel the way they do.

Amazing that sometimes one simple Facebook post can inspire a whole ass blog about a topic such as this. And as I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I’m ridiculously passionate about tis subject. Sex Work, regardless of its form, is real work. And turning us into the bad guys because you consume our content is wrong. I want to give a big shoutout to my Buddy at House of Everlasting Shadow for the inspiration for todays blog. Check out his page for all things horror, if that’s your thing. If you have an idea for a blog or would like to be featured, send me an email at Sara@Unfiltrd.com see you next time! xoxo Sara Lyn Chacón, Unfiltrd Staff


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