December 17th, 2018 will go down in internet history as a sad, monumental and realistically stupid day in history.
Last month, Tumblr decided to ban all NSFW content, turning what was once a hub for self-promoting cam models and queer people exploring their own relationship with porn into a wholesome playground — one with no “female-presenting nipples” in sight.
While there are a ton of reasons why this ban could be seen as downright oppressive and a reflection of bad sexual politics in our culture, the world isn’t ending. Tumblr is, and always will be, just a website. And we have a list of five other websites you can promote your cam model brand with.
We’ve covered Switter before here on YNOT Cam, and our consensus was to give it a shot!
This ultra easy-to-use social media site is very similar to Twitter (hence the name) but is exclusively for sex workers, porn performers, cam models, fans and patrons to interact. It’s a great spot to promote photos and videos. Plus, you can network with other models as well as promoters, studios, and companies. It’s a definite hotspot for promoting your brand!
Read Em’s in-depth assessment of Switter right here.
One of the big benefits to using Tumblr is that it is free, both to post your cam model promotional content and to consume porn. Reddit is a good follow-up to Tumblr because of this. It’s also a great place to post your photos and videos because there are probably hundreds of different porn niches available on the site as subreddits.
The upvote and downvote system is also a valuable asset if you want to bring your work (and paysite links) to the front page of a subreddit. Make an account, and try looking up particular fetishes. You’ll probably find the perfect place to post your work.
Twitter is a surprisingly valuable marketing tool for cam models, but it certainly isn’t perfect. You’ll have to take particular steps in order to avoid getting banned, such as marking your account as “containing sensitive material” and not showing nudity in your profile or banner.
Still, it is so easy to set up an account, post content and use various hashtags to bring in your audience. It’s totally free, so what have you got to lose?
AdultNode is a direct response to the Tumblr ban, as stated directly from their “About” page: “Porn and erotic/adult content is what built up Tumblr in the first place. The day that we saw they banned porn, we decided to create an alternative. So AdultNode was born as a place for likeminded to be free to share their interest and engage with each other. We are still building the site and growing features. But rest assured, this will be huge – so come and join us today!”
It appears that a point system will be in place to promote quality content over spam, and the design of the site looks kind of like a mix between Facebook and Twitter. Even though it’s still in the creation stage, make an account and explore the updates as they come! This one looks pretty promising.
Pillowfort is another relatively new social media platform that explicitly expresses a desire to be more friendly towards free expression, including sex work. It looks like they’re really making a move towards inclusivity, as the site is currently being moved from the adult content-prohibiting .io domain it previously had. Still, keep an eye open for the relaunch! This site appears to model Tumblr in the way of a microblogging interface.
The Tumblr shutdown sucks, but there really are some pretty incredible alternatives out there for cam models who want to promote themselves via social media. We suggest testing each of these sites out to see if they’re right for you. Good luck and happy camming!
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🙏🏻me trying to get around the ridiculous #tumblrban with most notably the comment #presentingfemalenipples Music by Bensounds.com #freethenipplemovement #freethenipps #intersectionalfeminism #queer #burlesque #afab #lgbtq🌈 ALL NIPS used Were that of a MANS THEREFORE IM NOT violating any terms! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
Em Casalena is a queer sex positive writer and professional protective mom friend. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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