OnlyFans arrest sparks calls for reform of prostitution and pornography laws

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Following the arrest of an OnlyFans content creator on pornography charges, there have been new calls in Thailand for sex work to be legalized. A woman known as Nong Khai Nao, content creator for the subscription platform, and her boyfriend have been arrested for filming sex acts and posting them on OnlyFans. The site allows people to pay a subscription fee to view photos and videos. It is widely known for its sexually explicit content.

It is not known why the Thai police cracked down on Nong Khai Nao in particular, as posting sexually explicit content on OnlyFans is very common in Thailand among Thais and foreigners.

Since the arrest, which has been widely covered by Thai media, many activists have called for a change in Thailand’s draconian laws against sex work and pornography.

According to the Bangkok Post, the director of the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation says that sex work should be legalized in Thailand and properly taxed, adding that arresting people for prostitution and pornography is not a solution because the sex is natural and cannot be repressed. . He says it’s important to protect sex workers from harassment, threats and exploitation.

The director of the foundation also claimed that Thai society is male-dominated and does not provide adequate and diverse employment opportunities for women.

The director of the Service Workers in Group Foundation, known as “Swing,” also said sex work should be decriminalized, adding that arresting the creators of pornographic content will not solve the problem. She says it is the lack of income that drives them to enter the sex industry.

A sex worker and member of the Empower Foundation told the Bangkok Post that activists have been trying for 20 years to scrap the Suppression of Prostitution Law. She told reporters that with the law banning prostitution, many sex workers have to pay bribes to the authorities to continue their work.

THE SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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