Can Cospay and porn coexist?

Can Cospay and porn coexist?

Can cosplay and porn coexist?

More and more cosplayers are turning to sites like Only Fans to earn money, and why not? They’re enjoying themselves, getting paid for it and putting a smile on a lot of fans faces.

One of the problems with this though is that it is taking a hit on our community as a whole. There has long been criticism of cosplay, and there has been an ongoing debate about porn, putting the two together seems to have given those people the clout they needed to attack with force. The first to take a hit was Tumblr, deciding to remove any NSFW content – including art, fanfiction and cosplay.

Yet the effect of this was more cosplayers moving towards sites like Only Fans and Patreon to sell their images. The competition grew and it came down to a battle for survival, and as the old saying goes “sex sells” – and clearly, it does!

Even Youporn has a section for cosplay videos and there’s a lot on there, surprisingly, very well done. And I think that this shows something important about cosplay and porn coexisting. The passion (not the kinky kind!) shines through. The details and storyline replicate the characters that we know any love, and let’s face it, if you’ve been to a big cosplay convention you know there’s a hella big portion of them that are ecchi. This isn’t the death of cosplay, it’s just another facet.

And if you only like the SFW that’s cool too, because where do these cosplayers attract most of their fans? Social media sites like Instagram and Facebook who say a big no to nudity, even implied nudity. So you can get your sweet or your seductive fix, it all depends on where you look.

What is your opinion? Do you think this is a natural merger or a step too far?

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