Our OnlyFans Culture

Our OnlyFans Culture

How prostitution is becoming mainstream

Kylie’s $13 hourly wage wasn’t making ends meet. Looking for extra money, she eventually signed up for a role in a pornographic film, earning $1,000 in a day. But her family, friends, employer and small-town acquaintances found out about it. With her reputation ruined, how did Kylie move forward with her life?

She moved away and became a pornographic model full time. Now she operates an OnlyFans account and makes $19,000 per month selling pictures and videos of herself. “I’m proud that I changed my life,” she told the Toronto Sun. “Everyone my age has thought of doing OnlyFans; I was just brave enough.” She still avoids going back to her hometown, saying, “While they are close-minded, judging and miserable, I’m getting rich and having fun.”

Sadly, a woman selling sex for money is nothing new. Thanks to the digital age, though, these activities are no longer limited to dark alleyways. Prostitution and pornography are available to every home and device with Internet. Digital prostitution is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. The OnlyFans website is at the leading edge of on-demand digital prostitution.

This exposes one of the greatest scourges of the modern age: the widespread supply and demand for illicit sex. Our Judeo-Christian culture is being replaced by an OnlyFans culture. During this titanic cultural shift, there is one question no one wants to ask: What does the God of the Bible think about it?

The Normalization of Prostitution

OnlyFans is an online subscription-based service started in 2016. Users gain access to content by buying a subscription or paying tips. The creators get 80 percent of the money, and 20 percent goes to OnlyFans. Primarily used by pornographers and models, it exploded in popularity during the pandemic. Currently it has 3 million creators and over 220 million subscribers. Seventy percent of the content is pornographic in nature, including nearly all of the top earners. Since 2016, OnlyFans has paid creators over $10 billion.

Its ubiquity is shocking. It was the 25th-most visited website in 2023. The site gets 3.8 billion visits per year, which amount to 320 million monthly visits. Most of this traffic is funneled from social media sites like X, Facebook, Reddit, TikTok and Youtube. Many “creators” preview their content on social media to try to lure users to pay for the full version.

Every day, 500,000 new users sign up. The average age is between 35 and 44. “OnlyFans followers are predominantly male, owning 69 percent of the platform’s user base,” wrote TechJury. “The women occupy the remaining 31 percent. These men are usually white, married and identify as heterosexuals, bisexual or pansexuals. In stark contrast, the opposite is true for the creators: 70 percent of content creators identify as females. This is due to their greater success rate, earning an average of 78 percent more than their male counterparts.”

One actress created an OnlyFans account in 2020, charging $20 for a subscription. In 24 hours she had made over $1 million. Other adult models boast about making millions per year selling themselves on the platform, with OnlyFans stars making 270 times more than the average worker. Why get educated and have an honest job if you can make cash this way?

Some use OnlyFans as supplemental income. Two high school teachers in Missouri were fired because students found out they had OnlyFans accounts. One of the ex-teachers is now making more money as a pornographic actress than teaching. This completely erodes the respectability of role models and leaders for children.

OnlyFans is just one platform. There have been several recent cases of politicians filming themselves having sex for profit. Susanna, a mother of two and a congressional candidate, was caught performing sex acts with her husband on an online sex webcam site. Then there was the shameful scandal of sodomy being filmed in one of the Senate debating rooms. No one would have found out about it if it hadn’t been filmed and posted online. This demonstrates how normal it has become to record and post sex acts online.


Lured by the promise of fast money, many women create an OnlyFans page. But the average monthly income for a creator is $180 with only 21 subscribers. However, the cost of creating an OnlyFans account is far higher than anything to do with money.

Once photos or videos are published on the Internet, they are there forever. Friends, family and children will find out about it, forever ruining a reputation. Every time something is posted, a small part of yourself is given away until nothing is left. You go from being an individual to being a sexual object.

Then there is the other side of the equation: All of the pornographic content is feeding the sexual addictions and family-destroying habits of their subscribers. In order to make more money, they have to produce more depraved content, further entrenching perversion in their audiences.

This is the dark side of our OnlyFans culture that no one wants to address. The use of pornography is so widespread that nearly all of society is caught into this doom loop. Some studies show that an average of 85 percent of all age groups view pornography on a regular basis. The digital prostitution on OnlyFans, either creating or viewing, is more normal in our society than abstaining from it. We have created a culture that rewards mothers and daughters for becoming prostitutes, while encouraging fathers and sons to become cybersex addicts.

Parents should not be naive. Websites like OnlyFans are not out of reach of children (not to mention the countless free pornographic sites). Earlier this year, an essay by 16-year-old Isabel was published at the Free Press explaining the experience of most children around the world:

I was 10 years old when I watched porn for the first time. I found myself on Pornhub, which I stumbled across by accident and returned to out of curiosity. The website has no age verification, no ID requirement, not even a prompt asking me if I was over 18. The site is easy to find, impossible to avoid, and has become a frequent rite of passage for kids my age.

Where was my mother? In the next room, making sure I was eating nine differently colored fruits and vegetables on the daily. She was attentive, nearly a helicopter parent, but I found online porn anyway. So did my friends. …

First, let’s get on the same page about what porn really is today. When I talk to adults, I get the strong sense they picture a hot bombshell in lingerie… This is not what I stumbled upon back in fourth grade. I saw simulated incest, bestiality, extreme bondage, sex with unconscious women… sadomasochism, and unthinkable physical violence.

Parents, do you know what your child is doing on the computer in the room next to you?

No wonder the traditional family is becoming extinct. No wonder the art of true masculinity and femininity are completely lost. No wonder no one is getting married and children are exposed to shocking perversion and dysfunction.

How can any family survive this onslaught?

Defend the Bulwark

“Since it is a basic truism that a solid family structure is the foundational bulwark of any stable and permanent society, this fact means only one thing—civilization as we know it is on the way down—and out—unless that great ‘Unseen Strong Hand From Someplace’ soon intervenes and saves today’s sick society.” The late Herbert W. Armstrong wrote those words in The Missing Dimension in Sex in 1981, a textbook that explains God’s laws on sex, marriage and family.

The Bible is primarily a book about family. The incredible truth of the Bible is that God created mankind as part of building a spiritual Family! Sex, marriage and family life are merely physical types of what God is trying to achieve spiritually. Every individual will have the opportunity to be born again as an eternal God being: a son of God! (Romans 8:14-17).

That is why pornography, prostitution and sexual perversion are so insidious. They harm the incredible human potential of being born a son of God! Prostitution and pornography are acute sins against God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) and cause terrible curses in the lives of those who commit them (Proverbs 6:24-33) and in the nations that indulge in them. Our OnlyFans culture is just one way national calamity is coming.

We need to view sin the way God does. We have to accept God’s authority and laws over all areas of our lives, including sex, marriage and family.

God provides a path of redemption for all. When we reject the OnlyFans culture and repent of our sins, we can reclaim our incredible human potential. Don’t follow a multitude to evil; instead fight the good fight!

Read The Missing Dimension in Sex to gain true perspective on this issue.