A couple burnt out by their demanding NHS jobs have quit — and turned to making frisky OnlyFans content.
Kayley Winterson, 26, and Emily Rose, 28, from Norfolk, claim they are now a ‘million times happier’. On top of that, the duo rake in four times more than what they earned as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in the 999 service.
The couple describe their content as ‘what we were doing before anyway — but just setting up a camera with good lighting’.
Miss Winterson and Miss Rose claimed the exhausting demands of the frontline role, which saw them endure 15-hour shifts, ‘destroyed’ their mental health.
Miss Winterson first set up an OnlyFans account in March 2021 after leaving the NHS that January. She was frustrated at her £11/hour salary, learning that people ‘would earn more at a coffee shop’.
Kayley Winterson (right), 26, and Emily Rose (left), 28, quit their NHS jobs as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) after it ‘destroyed’ their mental health
The couple were left ‘burnt out’ by their ambulance service jobs (pictured) but have said they are now a ‘million times happier’ making frisky content on OnlyFans for four times more cash
She said: ‘One of the final straws for me is when I was working throughout lockdown and I spoke to people that would earn more than me working at a coffee shop.
‘I was on £11/hour driving around during the height of the pandemic, going through really traumatic experiences and getting nothing back.
‘In a way I think I manifested this happening for us.’
Miss Winterson, who joined the NHS during the first Covid lockdown in March 2020 after a one-week training course, added: ‘Everyone used to say I had a good bum in my uniform.
‘So I’d joke and say that if for any reason this went tits up I would do an Only Fans.
‘No one ever believed me as I wasn’t that type of girl, but here I am.’
After leaving the 999 service, Miss Winterson worked at a Covid testing centre while doing OnlyFans on the side.
But she quit after realising she made more money in the first 20 minutes of working on the saucy site than she would have made the entire day.
Miss Winterson then pursued to build her following on OnlyFans, whilst Miss Rose continued as an EMT.
Her partner of seven years, Miss Rose joined her full time in January 2023 following a particularly traumatic call on the job and months of ‘anxiety breakdowns’.
The couple, who have been together for seven years, make quadruple their NHS £11-an-hour salary as EMTs (pictured) whilst doing ‘what we were doing before anyway’ but on camera with ‘good lighting’
After almost a year of working in the service, Miss Winterson (left) quit in January 2021 and set up her Only Fans two months later
Miss Rose said: ‘There were times when I was going out on a long night shift and I’d get videos from Kayley in the bath at home eating chocolate strawberries and pouring champagne over herself.
‘I’d had some pretty traumatic experiences at work. The job started to destroy my mental health and my perception of the world.’
She added: ‘I felt like I was dedicating my life to something and getting absolutely nothing back.’
Miss Rose, who signed up to an EMT apprenticeship in early 2020, wanted to spend more time with her girlfriend and be able to have ‘a somewhat normal life’.
The couple rarely got to work shifts together and struggled to see one another.
Reliving her experiences on the frontline, Miss Rose said: ‘The job is so intense that even though we lived together, we would sometimes go six days without spending any time together.
The couple say their mental health is now ‘a million times’ better and they ‘take pride in their work’ — despite receiving some backlash from trolls online.
Miss Winterson added ‘We’re bringing in more than I could have ever imagined while working in the NHS.
‘People are generally very supportive. Everyone we’ve spoken to understands that we weren’t happy before and this enables us to be happy and spend time together.
‘I will say though, Only Fans is still hard work — it’s not a get rich quick scheme.
‘People don’t realise that it’s mostly understanding the market, promoting yourself and asking yourself what is going to make people watch me rather than free porn.
After quitting the ambulance service, Miss Winterson (right) began working at a Covid testing centre but soon realised she made more money in the first 20 minutes of her shift from Only Fans than she would have made the entire day. Miss Rose (left) later quite her job too
The couple rarely got to work shifts together and struggled to see one another. They could go six days without spending any time together
‘We take pride in our work in the same way we took pride in our work whilst working in the NHS.’
She added: ‘Our mental health is 100 times better.
‘We almost don’t live in reality anymore. We get up when we want, sleep when we want and barely know what day of the week it is.
‘At the end of the day, there has to be a point where enough is enough. We’re glad we made the switch, have never looked back and are excited to see where we can go from here.’