OnlyFans, a platform known around the world for allowing creators to share erotic photos and videos for a fee, has reversed its decision to prohibit sexually explicit content on the platform.

“We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change,” the UK-based company posted on Twitter. “OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.”

the platform was founded in 2016 and boasts over 150 million users worldwide, recently reporting of adding around half a million users a day. OnlyFans hosts content posted by over two million creators, who include celebrities like rapper Cardi B and the boxer Floyd Mayweather, as well as well-known porn stars and amateur content producers.

Last week, the platform that grew popular for allowing sexually explicit content shocked the world with news that it was planning to ban the content. The news was met with mixed reactions and with a lot of it being negative.

The ban had been met with widespread anger from sex workers’ groups, who said OnlyFans had built its success on the work of adult performers — taking 20pc of the earnings through the site — only to betray them.

The company’s founder and CEO Tim Stokely initially tied the decision to threats from major banks to cut ties with OnlyFans, lest they damage their reputation.

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“Credit card companies and financial institutions consider adult entertainment to be a high-risk sector,” Woodford explained.

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