Tube Sites, Nude Creators, and Bella Thorne: The History of OnlyFans

Like sourdough bread starter and “doomscrolling,” OnlyFans became wildly popular in 2020 as the adult entertainment platform gained 77 million new followers during the pandemic. But did you know there’s a long history of adult performers trying to take control of their own content that led to the proliferation of the personalized camming site? Or that an industry controlled by a select few has now opened up, giving creators unprecedented oversight over their work? In this episode of History Of, we’re tracing the lineage of the internet’s new NSFW darling back to its creation, and peeling back the layers to determine how we got here. Plus, we’ll even hear from an OnlyFans creator herself to see how the platform has changed her life for the better. Host Janae Price covers all this and more, in just over 7 minutes.

Did you know the history of the sex toy dates back millions of years? Or that McDonald’s McRib drew inspiration from the U.S. military? Or, that the modern tailgate might have been invented during a Civil War battle? In History of… Thrillist is taking you through a rapid-fire crash course on some of humankind’s greatest innovations in food, drink, travel, and fun. Hey, if you can keep up, you actually might learn something!


Senior Development Producer
Wil Fulton

Associate Producer
Mia Faske

Editorial Assistant/Voice Over
Janae Price

Motion Graphics & Animation
Danna Windsor
Magdalene Kennedy

Senior Designer
Maggie Rossetti

Zachary Lapierre

Production Coordinator
Charles Ross

Post Production Supervisor
Daniel Byrne

Director of Production
Anna Frangos

Senior Director –
Development & Production
Leo Fernandez

Creative Director
Audra V Pace

Head of Video
Jim D’Amico

Chief Content Officer
Meghan Kirsch

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