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'Bikini Streamer’ Girls Being Banned On Twitch In Crackdown On Sexual Content

'Bikini Streamer’ Girls Being Banned On Twitch In Crackdown On Sexual Content

Online live-stream gaming website Twitch is introducing a dress code that will see bikini wearing gamers banned.

The so-called 'bikini streamers' have fallen foul of new guidelines that the site - which is owned by Amazon - is introducing later this month.

Everyone's got their thing, and if your thing is watching women play Overwatch in their pants, you'd better act fast.

The ban comes into effect on Monday February 19th at 5pm in the United Kingdom. Users have also got until then to delete any content that would fall foul of the new guidelines.

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The site, which is the world's most popular place to live stream games, wants to encourage a more family friendly and children safe atmosphere. This means cracking down on what it sees as 'sexual content'.

This is why they are introducing a strict dress code, as well as having a good hard look at the titles, camera angles, chat boxes, and a whole load of other things that they think will make the place a bit less seedy.

Sexual content is being clamped down on. Credit: Twitch.tv
Sexual content is being clamped down on. Credit: Twitch.tv

They've updated their community guidelines with the new info that says:

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"Twitch is an open global community with users of many ages and cultures. Because of this, it's important that your content is not sexual in nature.

"We're updating our moderation framework to review your conduct in its entirety when evaluating if the intent is to be sexually suggestive."

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"We want everyone to not only feel welcome on Twitch, but to be proud to be part of the community."

So, what does that mean? How should you dress to avoid the beady eyes of the censors? Luckily for the bikini girls, Twitch has that covered too.

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"Attire in gaming streams, most at-home streams, and all profile/channel imagery should be appropriate for a public street, mall, or restaurant."

Twitch has more than two million monthly broadcasters, who will have to abide by new rules. Credit: Twitch.tv
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So what if you would be totally fine going to the mall in your bikini? Ah well, never mind.

Most of the stuff on Twitch is completely fine already, by the way. However, there has been an increase of girls playing the games whilst wearing very little at all.

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There is also a bizarre trend of attracting extra viewers by doing 'squats for subs'. Yes, really. The girls would perform squats in exchange for more streamers.

Call me an old cynic, but it's almost like this isn't about the gaming anymore.

More than 15 million people watch videos on Twitch every day to watch people play video games; it is unclear how many of them are more interested in watching a girl do exercises whilst playing League of Legends.

Featured Image Credit: Twitch.tv

Topics: uk news, Twitch, US News, Technology, Amazon

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]