While Pornhub is mostly known for its free videos, there is content and features on the site which can be paid for. PayPal is now no longer a viable option in this process, because of a recent decision it made.

PornHub let its community know this in a blog post which can be read here (the blog is hosted on Pornhub.com but does not feature any NSFW content).

The blog focuses on independent performers who use Pornhub much like someone may use YouTube: content can be uploaded to the site where users can watch it, earning the uploader money. On the “Modelhub” section of the site, access to content can also be purchased.

Those who make money in this way are also affected by PayPal’s decision, as they can no longer use the platform to receive their earnings. Pornhub suggests that those affected choose a different method, such as a direct deposit, to receive payment from the site.

So why did PayPal make this change after working with Pornhub for so long? A spokesperson from PayPal provided comment to Motherboard / Vice:

“Following a review, we have discovered that Pornhub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission. We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring.”

Unfortunately no details are provided to elaborate on what those “certain business payments” are, and we can’t imagine PayPal wasn’t aware of what Pornhub was using its platform for.

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.