Who is Baylee Everly? OnlyFans model's 'Christian cult' family made her sign a purity pledge
OnlyFans, the paywall-enabled content creation website that has become closely associated with sex workers, has often been praised for empowering women by letting them have greater control over their bodies - giving them the chance to explore their sexualities, and at the same time, earning from it. And while there are those who disagree, one model on the website definitely is better off for it.
Baylee Everly, a resident of Orlando, Florida, is a bisexual woman. And in a recent interview, she spoke about her OnlyFans career, her sexuality, and her family that she claims disowned her. Everly, as per the Daily Star, is now happily engaged to her long-term girlfriend.
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But she has had her fair share of hardships. The OnlyFans model told the publication that her parents were part of a "Christian cult that was completely anti-porn, anti-LGBT, among other things".
Talking about her difficult past and family, Everly said: "I was pushed to sign a purity contract at around age 14, and they believe in 'courting' where a guy asks your dad to court you and if he approves, you go on parent-supervised dates with zero physical contact until you get married soon after."
An April New York Times report said that purity pledges, taken in the main by teenagers who pledge to abstain from sex until they married, took hold in the early ’90s when fear of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases bolstered the Christian evangelical movement’s "gospel of teen abstinence". It was under the aegis of the Southern Baptist Convention that the vow of virginity took a distinct form. At the height of its influence in the ’90s, 2.5 million youngsters worldwide were its adherents.
For many, the report said, the purity movement was so “emotionally onerous that their adulthoods have been filled with apprehension”. Linda Kay Klein, who embraced the movement in her teens but left it in disenchantment at 21, in her 2018 book ‘Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free’ wrote, “We went to war with ourselves, our own bodies and our own sexual natures -- all under the strict commandment of the church.”
Everly told the Daily Star, "My contact with the outside world was extremely limited, I was homeschooled with a Christian curriculum, and all movies, TV, books, etc in the home were Christian, nothing 'secular' allowed," adding, "My parents cut me off for this and for being lesbian when I was 18, but I am better off for it."
Of course, she soon ran away from it all. And now she has risen to one of the top earners on OnlyFans. She said that she had done "a complete 180 since being kicked out" - she started enjoying a "healthy sex life with long term partners and casual hookups".
She said that she began using OnlyFans at the start of the pandemic after declaring bankruptcy. She claimed that she was making $30,000 per month by her fourth month on the site. Her partner, she said, is fully on board with her sex work career, and the money and flexibility it offers let them enjoy holidays and trips together.