Twitch Updates Rules, Bans “Sexually Suggestive” Streaming

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Posted on October 28, 2014, Ron Whitaker Twitch Updates Rules, Bans “Sexually Suggestive” Streaming

Popular streaming site has updated its Rules of Conduct, including a ban on streaming while “wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing.”

Twitch’s exploding popularity has led to a lot of things, including their acquisition by Amazon. Apparently it’s also led to people streaming while dressed in suggestive clothing, or no clothing at all. In their updated Rules of Conduct, Twitch addresses this, saying,

“Nerds are sexy, and you’re all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let’s try and keep this about the games, shall we?

“Wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing – including lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments – is prohibited, as well as any full nude torsos*, which applies to both male and female broadcasters.”

Best of all, they go on to work in a solid Top Gun reference. Seriously, go look.

The updated rules also include several other prohibitions, including the following:

  • Self-destructive behavior: Drinking excessively, harming yourself, etc.
  • Sexually explicit game content: No nude mods, and nudity can’t be a game’s core focus.
  • Illegal behavior
  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, or other hate speech
  • Streaming games before release without permission: No breaking embargoes or NDA: Surprised we didn’t see this one pop up sooner.

This is a just a sampling of the changes. To see them all, head over to the official Twitch Help site.

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