New Category: Pool Party
I'm aware others have made similar suggestions for an 18+ category or whatev to displace sxy, but not sexually suggestive (unless you view the female body as sxual by nature, which is an entire can of worms in and of itself), hot tub streamers. However, I don't think that actually applies to women who are just sxy, sitting on a banana, as an 18+ category since they do not realistically meet the criteria of prn, or even softcore prn. That is, of course, ignoring the delusional people who exaggerate, equating the front page of Just Chatting to Chaturbate. Anyone who is socially honest knows the two are not alike at all via a simple Chaturbate search. After all, sxy women in thong bikinis, sitting on banana floats, aren't censored at a public beach, at a public hotel pool, or even on daytime television. Church, yes, you can make that argument.
That said, I think a Pool Party category for streamers engaging with any body of water, regardless if there's an actual "party" or if it's just one person, fixes multiple gripes and also makes visibility improvements for everyone.
Reason 1: Creating a "Pool Party" category removes them from the "Just Chatting" category, which should (in theory) appease crybabies like QTCinderella from claiming they are causing harassment for non-hot tub streamers. Despite sxual harassment existing prior to the hot tub meta, and those harassers likely intentionally trolling her for this reaction, and who also deserve all the scrutiny.
This could prevent a lot of tension and resentment building in the community. If these streamers still continue to cry, we know they're hypocrites moving the goal post, despite already knowing they're hypocrites.
Reason 2: Creating this category would increase the potential visibility for everyone. Removing hot tub streamers from Just Chatting allows everyone else a better opportunity to grab a spot in the higher ranks of this category. Simultaneously, hot tub streamers will have a constant and consistent chance of maintaining high visibility because the category will likely maintain high numbers because, as has been proven, people want to see sxy people in sxy attire, THUS, keeping the category high in the browse section.
In addition to also making it easier for people who want to find a hot tub girl, the fresh, new category would be a new opportunity for new and old hot tub streamers to get in on monopolizing the new viewership before it becomes saturated. We see this with new video games all the time. If you're one of the first to stream in the new game's category, you garner a massive viewership that can translate to permanent, long-term viewers.
Two birds, one stone.
Just wanted to reach out and let you all know that we do now have a new category called Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches. As with all content on Twitch, creators must abide by our Nudity & Attire policy. Please consult that policy for details on what is and isn’t permissible.
We know you might have more questions or concerns on this but I am going to close out this thread and link our blog post which has a lot more information: https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2021/05/21/lets-talk-about-hot-tub-streams/
Feel free to share your thoughts with us on UserVoice if you have any further questions or feedback for us on this!
Many/most female streamers are being sexually harassed by chat (increasingly since hot tub streamers). I have been recommended hot tub streams since I usually watch 'Just Chatting'.
Instead of twitch removing ad revenue from hot tub streamers (amouranth), JUST CREATE ANOTHER *** SUB CATEGORY.
Its not hard for twitch to do. and will make chat a much more pleasant place when kids are watching a female gamers and seeing grimy people make sexual comments about their bodies.
Hot tub streamers is the only thing twitch is in the news for now so twitch creating a category and admitting to these streamers wouldn't be surprising for anyone.
Separating the streamers with more categories shouldn't be hard and would make chat more child friendly.
Twitch can create a "swimming" category and people doing hot tub streams need to stream under this category and not under just chatting, with this user can avoid every hot tub streamer by turning off recommendations for the swimming category.
I've been really enjoying the hot tub bikini streams that have been streamed in the "Just Chatting" category, and apparently other people have too! I wish there were easier ways of discovering this type of content and thought it would be neat to add a "Hot Tub Bikini" category to the website so I would have a way to filter to these specific types of streams.