PayPal is no longer accepting payments from Pornhub, halting disbursements to the site’s performers. The swift change from PayPal reflects the outlook that many payment platforms unfortunately have on the stigmatized industry, including Venmo and Visa.
We all know Pornhub for its infinite supply of free material, but it is true that sex workers make money on the platform by uploading and selling videos to the site through their “Model Program”. Pornhub spoke up against the change on their blog stating:
“We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods.”