I am a young, female engineer beginning work at a company that will eventually require me to obtain security clearance within the upcoming year, and have ambitions to aim for a federal job with the NNSA after some years at this company, which would require me to achieve even higher security clearance.
Hobbies outside work include cosplay, and I have considered starting an OnlyFans/Patreon account as some social media followers have asked for a way to support me. My content would not be nude or pornographic, but have considered making suggestive content that does not push these boundaries of mine. Would something like this end up causing security clearance denial down the line? I’d be vigilant about properly paying taxes on this income, and while I do not put my name on this media, it is not for fear of friends/family/neighbors knowing but rather worry of stalking and other horror stories for people in the cosplay/gaming community. I also wonder, as cosplay requires use of masks/wigs/makeup in order to appear as these characters, would that appear as attempting to hide my identity?
Ultimately, I’d like to pursue these options in my free time as I enjoy it, but if it may harm my career I will not as I love this industry and while the extra income would be extremely helpful, it’s not something I completely need. Sorry if this has been asked.