No More Half-Naked Twitch Streaming
Twitch says: "Nerds are sexy … but let's try and keep this about the games, shall we?"
Popular video streaming service Twitch has updated its "Rules of Conduct" to specify that it will no longer allow streams where the broadcaster is half-naked or fully nude.
"Nerds are sexy, and you're all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let's try and keep this about the games, shall we?" Twitch said on its website.
Twitch specified that wearing only your birthday suit, or clothing that is "sexually suggestive"--this includes lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments--is prohibited. Fully nude torsos (this applies to both male and female streamers) are also prohibited.
"You may have a great six-pack, but that's better shared on the beach during a 2-on-2 volleyball game blasting 'Playing with the Boys," Twitch said.
In the case that you're broadcasting from a sweltering hot location, Twitch says men are OK to play shirtless and women in a bikini so long as your webcam is cropped to your face.
This is not the first time Twitch has addressed the matter of naked streaming. In November 2013, Twitch reiterated its stance on non-gaming videos following multiple instances of lewd behavior, including one video where a man stripped his partner naked in front of the camera.
Twitch was acquired by online retail giant Amazon in August in a deal worth $970 million.