A woman who makes her living from selling bizarre content on her OnlyFans account has spoken out about her experience, and it's safe to say it's left people pretty open-mouthed.
Here's the full story...
In the past year, OnlyFans has introduced money-making opportunities to millions of people all over the globe.
The social media platform allows content creators to post content and receive payment directly from their followers, or "fans" via subscriptions or one-off tips.
It was initially founded in 2016 by CEO, Timothy Stokely...
And today, there are over 1.1 million content creators using the app, and over fifty million registered users, as per the Influencer Marketing Hub.
However, despite the app's overwhelming success...
It carries with it somewhat of an x-rated reputation.
While this may not be the case for every OnlyFans content creator, it is common knowledge that the app is primarily used for amateur adult content...
Hence the popularity.
OnlyFans has a famously laid-back content policy, which allows creators to share revealing pictures of themselves -- you could consider it a NSFW Instagram-style platform.
A New York Times article in 2019 even claimed that the platform had "changed sex work forever."
For the first time ever, people can make their own money from their own adult content - according to the OnlyFans website, creators receive eighty percent commission on their earnings, while the remaining twenty percent covers "referral payments, payment processing, hosting, support, and all other services."
The twenty-three-year-old Disney actor, Bella Thorne, famously made $1 million in her first hour on OnlyFans.
But, despite the handsome sum of money these content creators can pocket on a daily basis, opinions on the app remain divided.
Many argue that, despite being marketed as a safe and consequence-free way of selling sex, OnlyFans is actually quite the opposite.
I’m sorry but how can people even try to justify having an only fans account and then have the audacity to claim it as a ‘real job’ because they’re able to buy themselves a flat at 18? Why are people normalising selling your body online instead of earning an honest living? Fried— Holly (@hollymartinx) February 19, 2021
As has always been the case with adult entertainment work, many consider it to be a crude, non-legitimate way of earning a living, and the stigma surrounding OnlyFans is no different.
So many men and women have been publically shamed for making an income from the app...
But one woman's unusual content has the whole internet talking this week.
Emma Martin, forty-eight, a former travel agent, now makes a living "flatulence camming."
She now makes $4,000 a month.
"I eat a lot of salad, asparagus, and avocados. I also eat lots of Mexican food," she explains.
"One of my favorites is coleslaw and baked beans mixed together, I eat a lot of that too."
"My husband knows, but he's not into farts at all. No one else in my family knows. I don't think they would approve, but I'm a grown woman."
"When I first heard about fart fetishes, I was like, 'eww, what? That can't be a fetish. But then I got into it. It's kinda cool. It's a well-hidden, secret fetish."
"Half [of my clients] are white-collar professionals looking for custom videos where I'll say their names and do things they're too embarrassed to ask their wives for."
"The other half are guys in their twenties who just follow me on OnlyFans."
"I started camming in 1999 while I was working as a travel agent."
"My first thought was, 'If I could buy a webcam and pay for it in a month, I'd be thrilled.' But, pretty soon I was making $1,000 a week by camming for just a few hours."
"I was surprised by the warm reception I received [on OnlyFans]."
"People would say stuff like 'I can't believe you're still making content' and 'you're an OG.' Part of the reason I moved from live cam shows to producing video content is because of Covid."
Well, this content is definitely unique, that's for sure. What do you think?