Twitch Brings in New Rules to Bar “Sexually Suggestive Clothing” During Game Streams

on October 28, 2014 7:09 AM

Webcam streamers will now have to watch what they wear when on Twitch, as the company today updated its terms of service to bar sexually suggesting clothing.

The new terms of service ask that all streamers keep a top on at all times. In situations where this is impossible, Twitch reccomends cropping the webcam image.

If it’s unbearably hot where you are, and you happen to have your shirt off (guys) or a bikini top (grills), then just crop the webcam to your face.

The updated terms of service also note that other sexually suggestive clothing

Lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments – [are] prohibited.

It’s not clear if any recent issue has caused this change, although in the past some streamers have received flack for perceived fan service outfits.

This is the most recent of a series of crack downs by Twitch, which began with changes to the way it dealt with streaming licensed music. More recently, Twitch also brought in rules to control paid-for content.