You may have heard from some well-known individuals that they are now on OnlyFans. But what exactly is OnlyFans, how do you create an account, and what do you do there? OnlyFans is a social networking platform that works a little differently than Instagram, Facebook, or other social media platforms. Creating an account on OnlyFans is free, but in order to view content, you must subscribe to a paid subscription. However, there is often more to see here than on other public, free platforms.
## OnlyFans: How Does It Work?
At OnlyFans, users upload images and videos – it may sound like any other social portal at first, but there is one major difference: you can only view the content **after signing up for an account** and **purchasing a subscription**. Instead of a general OnlyFans subscription, you book access *individually for each creator*. This means you can decide whom to support and for which content you want to spend your money each month. However, with a subscription, you do not have access to all images and videos on OnlyFans.
OnlyFans is not just a platform for explicit content. It is suitable for influencers who can release exclusive content for a fee. However, primarily, OnlyFans is used for “not safe for work” (NSFW) content. Even famous figures from the world of celebrities offer images of themselves in suggestive poses and situations exclusively on OnlyFans. These contents are mostly intended solely for OnlyFans and should not be shared on other platforms.
## Signing Up for OnlyFans: What Can You Do There?
Apart from exclusive posts, many celebrities on OnlyFans also offer the (paid) opportunity to **chat with them directly**. Due to the paywall, the number of users is usually more manageable compared to open chats on free platforms like YouTube or TikTok live streams. The platform initially attempted to ban explicit content on OnlyFans but later retracted the decision due to user protests.
To sign up for OnlyFans, you must be **at least 18 years old**. You can register with an email address or through your existing **Twitter or Google account**. If you wish to offer your own content on OnlyFans, you must confirm your identity and age with a valid ID document. Subscriptions can only be paid with a credit card; PayPal is not available as a payment option. The subscription fees are determined by individual content creators, with the minimum price for an individual subscription being **€4.99**, and the maximum price being **€49.99**. Additionally, users can give virtual tips to content creators or unlock private chats for a fee.
OnlyFans itself is legal as long as the offered content is uploaded by the creators themselves or with their consent. While nudity is allowed, explicit or illegal content is strictly prohibited. OnlyFans has guidelines for content creation as well. It is illegal to save and share OnlyFans content with non-OnlyFans users, such as through screenshots or video recordings.