PolyAnnie: Porn and Adult Content NFTs

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What happens when you mix two of the fastest-growing industries in the world? Today, the Floor is Rising podcast is happy to interview PolyAnnie, one of the world’s first, if not the very first adult NFT artist and content creator, on the subjects of NFTs, censorship, and the market’s future.

Introduction to PolyAnnie

PolyAnnie, an adult content creator, erotic artist, and liaison for xxxNifty, who entered the adult industry as an artist exploring the relationship between sexuality and creativity. However, she ran into a lot of censorship regarding her work. Dealing with censorship is gut-wrenching for the erotic and porn industry content creators, as it actively prevents them from monetizing their work.

In most cases, pornstars and sex workers of the industry would often have to redo their entire social media accounts after they were removed. That usually applies to NSFW content on family-safe social media, but adult content creation platforms like OnlyFans aren’t really safe from censorship either.

In most cases, the “offending party” has its public or exclusive content removed and its account suspended, most of the time without any elaboration from the platform, apart from “you broke our terms of service.” In PolyAnnie’s case, this happened when her SFW (safe-for-work) digital art was removed from digital platforms — the same content that brought her 20,000 new followers.

While looking for viable solutions to censorship, PolyAnnie was directed towards NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and cryptocurrency and released her first adult NFT in September 2020.

Overview of Porn and Adult Content NFTs

Having created her first NFT project in September 2020, PolyAnnie could very well be the first NFT creator to release an adult NFT with unlockable erotic content. However, it appeared that nobody was doing porn NFTs or any type of NSFW NFTs at the time, so PolyAnnie decided to “jump on an early train.”

Following the sale of Beeple’s Everydays: the First 5000 Days, the NFT craze went into overdrive, and the massive amount of censorship on platforms like Rarible prompted people to create the first adult NFT marketplaces.

In fact, Rarible removed the adult NFT content from a creator called Kryptonatrix, so PolyAnne found the very same NFT art on OpenSea, and bought it. According to the artist, it’s the most expensive NFT she has bought to date, but she bought it for its historical value.

Porn NFT Collectors

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Following Rarible’s ban of adult NFT creators, the first adult NFT marketplaces appeared, such as Unique.Fans, Treat DAO, and xxxNifty, the latter of which is a high-end, one-to-one NFT market. PolyAnnie signed a partnership with the project, conceptualized like OnlyFans but using crypto payments, which aims to become the Metaverse of adult content creation and adult NFTs.

Unfortunately, content creators and the entire marketplace have very limited access to collectors imposed by other social media. Twitter has long been the propagation platform for exclusive content, but even they are “shadowbanning” adult NFT creators through their NSFW-related settings.

The other side of that coin is the fact that the current collectors, which there are plenty of, still don’t want that stigma attached to them about having or collecting nude art. Apparently, everyone’s okay with nude photography and will celebrate the artists’ bravery and confidence in being nude, rewarding them with hundreds of likes and retweets.

Content creators got a short end of the stick because when people try to monetize their nude or adult art, it suddenly changes things for apparently inexplicable reasons — mostly associated with shadowbanning and stigma surrounding the collectors of nude and adult art.

Web3 and Censorship

Censorship is a business killer for adult content creators, which isn’t exactly fair because we already possess the necessary technology to protect children online. In most cases, social media and the internet as a whole are being protective of children online.

However, being censored in 2022 for being nude online while also having the necessary tools to keep consenting adults replicating their bedroom dance online seems unfair. Why hasn’t anyone thought of wallet-level access to the adult NFT ecosystem?

Summary

Porn and adult NFTs are certainly a growing ecosystem, which unfortunately lies behind the veils of censorship and shadowbanning. However, you can’t stop the economic progress, and one of the fastest-growing industries in the world will likely find a way to deal with censorship while gaining unhindered access to its collectors.

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