It has become virtually (ha) impossible to advertise on the net without kowtowing to Google or Meta. If you are adult content, fucking forget about it.
The banner traffic websites for adult content are ridiculously scammy and Google and Meta shut down anything remotely adult, and this includes social media. Forget about Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Some have tried to create adult friendly social media, like Switter, they don’t make it. Websites exist, but they refuse to cross promote or allow competition to advertise, so good luck finding those sites.
It is the same ole sentiment towards sex work that the general public used to have: shove it down, force it in the dark and it will just go away. But it doesn’t go away. You just force people to find unsafe and unconventional ways to do it because sex is not going anywhere.
Fascination that as the general public now understands and supports sex work more and more, the very medium that was created to broaden communication and education has become so stifling that it excludes very base and very natural groups of reality.
With the old magazines classifieds gone, we are left with websites like Craigslist and Kijiji (in Canada) which is hyper vigilant about adult advertising; this coming after the death of BackPage.
And the reason is simple, government. The laws surrounding internet and sex are backwards and messed up they are impossible to navigate around without serious risk. In early 2000s the laws mostly still ignored the internet, and that was a problem. Then, they rushed a bunch of stuff into law that made no sense and couldn’t be explained. It hasn’t gotten any better.
Many adult websites have gone down. The ones that survived had to adapt. And all the while, Google ads have taken over. There is no map to adult websites besides word of mouth, and most of us aren’t talking about it, or pure luck.
It would be pretty fascinating if someone created a Search page for adult content only, but… where would they advertise it?!