OnlyFans has become not only a social network like any other, but also a massive platform for consumption Explicit sexual content that is attracting more and more customers and users, in large part because of the possibilities of turning it into a source of income. And the numbers couldn’t be more attractive, with over 100 million OnlyFans users worldwide and over a half a million content creators.
In this context, every day more and more people join this platform and decide to sell exclusive content to make it a business and even a way of life. However, in an environment of democratization of digital content, and Large scale and excessive use of digital platforms, More and more people are exposed to potential risks such as psychological illnesses.
Experts warn of psychological risks
According to a psychologist interviewed by the AFP agency, the popularity and expansion of OnlyFans has warned consumers and users about it. potential harm that this social network can generate, because the people who subscribe They may develop delusions. So he highlights the importance of separating fact from fiction when it comes to this habit.
Through a study by Professor Ivan Gillon of First Psychology Scotland, he insists that there is nothing wrong with Pay for this type of content or subscribe to any platform or channel you enjoyAs long as it’s legal. However, people should be aware that creating an unrealistic or obsessive relationship with an online personality can create problems in our lives.
According to this investigation published by the British newspaper “The Sun”, the expert assured that the population should be aware that the Internet does not replace basic relationships: “encouraging us to spend more money than usual or imagining that there is a strong bond What it really is (…) We just have to take care of ourselves. The Internet is not a substitute for genuine and properly functional relationships and we must remember this,” the study reads.
Content creators should take care of their mental health
Evan Gillon emphasizes the difficulties that exist when trying to establish a relationship with someone because the link is indirect and online, so the rules work differently than in real life. ,The online environment is actually very different from in-person meetings, And it is very common for us to be less inhibited online than in reality. This means that we can say and do things that we would not feel comfortable with elsewhere,” he described in the study.
The researcher highlights that this type of situation can bring difficulties for both consumers and content creators: “This can be considered an opportunity for shy people but it can also be dangerous by encouraging more extreme behaviors that can harm us in different ways.
Finally, the psychologist recognized that content creators, being the focus of exposure, also needed to protect their own mental health: “Online behavior through social networks, websites, etc.They are essentially recorded and hence can become a permanent footprint that we will inevitably carry with us into the future,” he highlighted.