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No matter what kind of sex writer or smutlancer you are, at some point, you’re going to need to use different online services and products to build your business.
The problem is that many mainstream (and large) companies aren’t friendly to those of us who openly talk about sex and sexuality. I’ve spent plenty of time frustrated because I’ve found what feels like the perfect company to do business with, only to find out that they perceive my brand of sex “pornographic” or “indecent.”
To keep you from having the same problems and to promote the businesses that are friendly to us, I’ve put together a list of sex-friendly companies and websites. Note: Always read the Terms of Service for each site and follow their rules (i.e. marking your account as NSFW, not posting certain things, etc.). Companies and their TOS change all the time. Always check before you sign up.
This list is a living document: if you work with an online business that’s not on this list and want them to be included or if you are a sex-friendly business and want to be listed as a resource, fill out this form:
P.S. This list is only for tools that help writers, content creators, and those with sex and adult websites and businesses. If you are a hook-up site, dating platform, online community, or sex toy store, we love you but this isn’t a list for you to join.
Social Media and Sharing
Why aren’t Facebook and Instagram mentioned? You can use both sites, but you must censor yourself and your images or risk getting banned. Tumblr used to be on this list, but as of December 17, 2018, they have banned all NSFW content. Google+ was removed because they’re closing down the platform soon and they’ve become more aggressive in removing NSFW images.
(For setting up your own store)
- Patreon – They’ve become less friendly to sex workers since 2017. Read the TOS carefully before joining.
- CC Bill
- PayPal – Good for writing services and invoicing clients for content. Not always good for adult products or sex work services.
- QuickBooks Self-Employed – Use this link and save 50 percent off for a year
Blogging and Podcasting Tools
- InLinkz – linky tool for blog hops and memes
- AWS Amazon – file storage and other tools
- SumoMe – newsletter subscription and other services
- Blubrry – Podcast hosting – Use code KaylaLords for a free month of hosting
- OptimizePress – website creation
- OMGYes – researchers of women’s sexual pleasure;
Reminder, if you think a business (including your own) should be listed, fill out this form: