We need more of a strict change in the Community Guidelines for "Sexually Suggestive Content".
I'm a streamer on this platform, and have been for quite a few years. I would like to talk about some issues that I have with the new code of conduct of community guidelines if you would give me the chance, and that would be the dress code here on twitch.
Twitch is a platform for all who wish to voice their opinions, play games, or provide any sort of entertainment, and I'm all for supporting that. However, there is an on-going problem that I am noticing every day, and it's getting worse. I am a female streamer on twitch. I work hard to get viewers, I advertise myself, and I always try to be as engaging as possible. However what really bothers me is this dress code, or rather, the lack of enforcing of this dress code.
There are other female streamers on this platform, and that is a great thing to have for diversity of all streamers, but what is not okay is the fact that twitch is becoming more of an "adult" streaming site. What do I mean by this? Quite simply here. In the just chatting sections, everyday, I find other female streamers who are skyrocketing to partnership, and all of their streams revolve around sexually suggestive attire, and selling lewd snap chats for subscriptions on twitch. And it's working too well.
This kind of content is not the reason why I stream on twitch, and quite frankly it should not be allowed. Females streamers who do this are actively abusing the system by selling their bodies essentially for views, subscriptions, followers, and more. You state in your code of conduct rules that there is no under boob showing allowed, yet I see many streamers doing this, and have reported videos of violators many of times, to see nothing done about it. You state there are no ****** cams, yet there are videos of female streamers spreading their legs and putting them behind their heads to give a full on view of that region, and yet nothing has been done about it, after being reported multiple times on multiple incidents, of multiple days.
There are many new up-and-coming female streamers who are doing this, who are easily getting partnered through staying heavily grey, or borderline breaking the code of conduct rules, especially the new community guidelines that twitch has recently updated. Cleavage should be covered up. There shouldn't be windows to your chest. There shouldn't be cameras pointed at certain regions of your body that are used for ****** purposes. There has been female streamers who are actively taking their breasts out on stream for followers, and only take a 3 day suspension, but continue to grow and unlock affiliate and partnership.
What I also don't get is how body painting streamers are allowed to stream topless, and it's considered "art" but they paint sexually suggestive attire on their bodies, and yet STILL people are getting banned for drawing 2D female anatomy pictures, and being suspended without drawing nipples on these 2D Characters.
I hope you understand this, and the reason why I bring this up, is because AS a female streamer, It hurts us who do not do this. It makes us all look bad. In fact, a lot of the community now EXPECTS us to follow these examples. Every time I advertise my twitch now and state that I am female, the first question I always get is if I have an onlyfans, or do I sell my pictures on snap chat, or if I'm a "***** streamer", or the classic "feet pics/bath water".
All these derogatory remarks and harassment via my chat all because of stuff like this. It's to the point where it's driving me away from wanting to stream on twitch. What's worse, is that these streamers that I am actively reporting, are showing up in my recommendation feeds. It's a constant reminder that lewd streaming is overcoming the platform and is expected of us females in order for us to grow, and that's not the mindset I wish to take part in on twitch.
I would like this to be addressed. I hope you read this and can help supply this information, or at least have this topic discussed and revisited, as I feel it would do much better to this platform.
~Sincerly, A concerned female streamer.
I agree with this 100% it's absolutely unacceptable that content like this is even allowed on twitch, let alone something that's now being encouraged by some. If twitch really is allowing this it at least should be moderated in a way so it doesn't "bleed" into the clean/family-friendly side of twitch, which is something I sadly have have seen happening. I personally use twitch much less these days, as I don't even feel safe browsing the content here anymore.
That was the perfect message. I struggle with the same issues you do sometimes. You tell people you're a female twitch streamer and they immediately think I work in the p**n industry. It's not right, but twitch will continue to ignore it until enough people switch platforms; they make so much money off these women that they don't care about little streamers like us.
As a female Streamer/Gamer i totally agree with livvydoodles!
"Females streamers who do this are actively abusing the system by selling their bodies essentially for views, subscriptions, followers, and more" There are more appropriate websites for streamers to do this, and perhaps Twitch could kindly suggest to these streamers that they will not continue to support Adult/Sexually Suggestive content.
Completely agree Livvydoodlez. Twitch does not seems to enforce their own Community Guidelines, and allows "Sexually Suggestive Content" throughout their platform, mostly found in Just Chatting.
Twitch.tv "Recommended for you" channels involves Adult Content, which can be accessed by anyone, regardless of age. This causes harm, to both the viewer and the streamer. This harm is caused by the Twitch.tv platform, and minimal effort is made by Twitch.tv to prevent this harm from occuring, contrary to their own Legal ToS (https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/)
Content should be behind a AuthWall so not accessible without login. Twitch users should also have to enable "access to adult or other potentially harmful content" in their profile, disabled by default.
This should allow other streamers to promote decent and honourable content, to nurture and promote goodness in the lives on the community. Other toxic and harmful content will only be accessed by those whom wish to seek it.
Dont let harmful and sexual content be promoted or viewed by default on Twitch.tv