The worst kept secret about porn is the fact that porn performers are having a hard time making a living these days. Ever since the internet blew up with free porn sites and amateur porn, the rate that porn performers get paid has been steadily dropping.

While some porn performers turn to escorting or stripping to make ends meet, there are other folks who are interested in making extra money in ways that don’t include getting naked or sex. For those performers — and, really, any performer who just wants to make a little extra cash — a new site is launching called FlirtBids.

FlirtBids is an online auction site that’s for adult stars (and anyone else who’s willing to post some sexy pics) to sell their used clothing in auction. Where mainstream auction sites have restrictions that make anything adult-industry related hard to sell (or just hard to find), FlirtBids is aiming to be the go-to spot for performers and fans to connect over clothing they’ve actually worn.

“Video and webcam performers can supplement their income by selling their used clothing on FlirtBids,” FlirtBids CEO Andre Kunkel told MiKandi. “These sellers can allow their fans to bid on or instantly buy their used clothing then ship it directly to them, sort of like an adult version of eBay. Unlike similar sites, there are no sign up fees with FlirtBids and performers earn a minimum of 80% from all of the clothing they sell. Also, they can receive tips from fans who just want to show their appreciation.”

This site is scheduled to go live at midnight EST on Friday, May 15, and will feature underwear, lingerie, shoes, panties, fetish clothing, socks, and a variety of other items from both porn performers and civilians who are interested in selling their clothing. A quick look at the preview shows a combination of items, including a corset, underwear worn on “one of my wettest days,” and briefs from a very hairy man.

Selling used intimate and fetish items is not, of course, a new concept. A quick google search for “buy used panties” brings up pages and pages of sites where you can buy everything from very dirty underwear to ones that are just lightly soiled. 

Kunkel knows it’s a crowded market but thinks that FlirtBids is offering something new enough to stand out from the crowd.

“While not a new concept but one that hasn’t yet been massively explored, FlirtBids acts as a compliment to the growing adult industry which is mainly centered on movies and live webcams,”  Kunkel told Xbiz. “Now porn consumers get to add realism to their fantasies by ending up with an item actually worn by their dream girl or guy.”

The virtual world has opened up all new avenues for people to get into porn but it’s the law of scarcity: the more available something is, the less monetary value it has. FlirtBids is a great new option for performers looking to make a little extra cash and fans who want to get that much closer to their favorite stars.

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