The Craft Club: Surveillance and Risk Within the OnlyFans Community

  • Sophie Hunt Leeds Beckett University


OnlyFans is a site which individuals can post content, which is generally sexual and revealing, in order to gain monthly subscribers. Anyone over the age of eighteen can create an account, however those who have a larger social media following on other platforms (such as Instagram influencers or celebrities) are more likely to gain subscribers due to their ability to utilize their fanbase to advertise their OnlyFans profile (Boseley, 2020). Contemporary society has adapted to living in an attention society in which receiving attention is a form of capital (Davenport and Beck, 2001).