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Twitch Sexual Content Meta

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Added by Mateus • Updated 12 days ago by Adam
Added by Mateus • Updated 12 days ago by Adam

Twitch Nude / Topless Crop Streams Meta examples from ishowspeed and StrawberryTabby during livestreams.
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Overview

Twitch Sexual Content Meta, also known as Twitch Lewd Content Metas or Twitch Sexualized Meta Evolution, refers to the ongoing back-and-forth between the livestreaming platform Twitch and streamers who prioritize sexualized content on the platform, using various methods to titillate their audience while skirting around terms of service rules. The conflict has been characterized by lewd content streamers finding loopholes in Twitch's policy guidelines to highlight their genitals, breasts and other body parts until that method becomes a new meta, or popular trend, on the platform as more and more creators join in. This is then typically followed by Twitch updating its terms of service to directly ban the new meta, causing the streamers to find a new method as the cycle repeats.

Background

Twitch has long battled with streamers making risqué content on the platform. One of the earliest widespread "metas" Twitch spawned was the Hot Tub Meta, a 2020 trend in which streamers, hindered by Twitch's policy against revealing clothing, attempted to skirt the policy by wearing bathing suits and streaming from a pool or hot tub.


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This eventually caused Twitch to silo the content under the "Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches" label and banned streaming while wearing bathing suits outside of this category.



Developments

Topless Streams Meta

The conflict between Twitch's risqué content creators and the site ramped up in late 2023 and into 2024 due in large part to the innovations of adult content creator and Twitch streamer Morgpie. On or around December 7th, 2023, Twitch creator Morgpie went viral on social media after she appeared topless in a livestream on her Twitch channel, though the camera was positioned such that her nipples were not in the frame.[8] The moment was captured by streamer sennyk4[1] (VOD deleted following ban, screenshot shown below), amassing over 249,000 views in five days.



A day after Morgpie's stream became a viral topic on social media, other Twitch creators joined the trend with similar cropped nudity streams, which many began referring to as the new Twitch "meta" (similar to the precursor "hot tub meta"), specifically calling it the "Twitch Thot Meta" or "Twitch Topless Meta."

For instance, on December 8th, 2023, Twitch streamer StrawberryTabby [2] was seen doing the nude crop trend, which was later shared on X[3] by Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray), who commented, "What the heck is going on Twitch? These streams have thousands of viewers." The video (shown below) depicted other streamers such as asianbunnyx and amassed over 225,000 views and 1,000 likes in four days.


On December 10th, X[7] user @yoxics posted a video of streamer StrawberryTabby alongside IShowSpeed doing the nude crop trend (shown below). The moment garnered over 15 million views and 84,000 likes in a day.


Other streamers and content creators also reacted to the new meta as it spread, such as Asmongold seen in a clip uploaded to the Asmongold Clips YouTube channel on December 9th, receiving over 592,000 views and 15,000 likes in three days (seen below, left). On December 10th, YouTuber AugustTheDuck uploaded another video discussing the trend, receiving over 316,000 views and 18,000 likes in a similar timeframe (seen below, right).



Twitch "Artistic Nudity" Policy Update

On December 13th, 2023, Twitch released a statement about its sexual content guidelines, allowing some type of "artistic nudity" for streamers. The update[9] also mentioned the following updates on the company's sexual content guidelines:

  • Changes: Certain content is now allowed with labels
  • Artistic Nudity: Permitted under Sexual Themes Label
  • Game Nudity: Contextual; labels necessary
  • Body Painting: Acceptable with appropriate label
  • Mature Games: Label generally covers content
  • Stream Visibility: Impacted by content labels

Later on December 13th, Twitch streamer PaymoneyWubby explored the platform and created various artwork following this update during a stream (cut from the PaymoneyWubby Highlights channel shown below, top).[14] Shortly after this, Wubby was banned from the platform for seven days, posting about the incident on Twitter[15] / X the following day (shown below, bottom).


Wubby PaymoneyWubby 7 day ban and I'm a danger to children accross America. I shoulda just shown my whole a------ and taken the 3 day instead... REASON Youth Risky We have removed your content as it includes elements that could put you or someone else at risk. This includes content that could encourage inappropriate attention towards people under 18. To keep our community safe we publish our Community Guidelines, which include rules about content that endangers the safety of youth. We also encourage young people and their parents or guardians to read our tips for staying safe online in our guide for Parents and Guardians (https://safety.twitch.tv/s/article/Guide- Parents-Educators?language=en_US). We want you to have great experiences on Twitch, while staying safe at the same time.. Read the Youth Safety section of Twitch's Community Guidelines to learn more. WHERE THE VIOLATION OCCURRED On stream or VOD Content related to this violation may be removed. SUSPENSION LENGTH 7 Days Access to our services will be automatically restored when a temporary suspension is served, but the strike will remain on your account. StreamerBans @StreamerBans - Dec 14, 2023 Automated X Twitch Partner "PaymoneyWubby" has been banned! X streamerbans.com/user/paymoneyw... #twitch #ban #fifthban #partner #twitchpartner 7:50 PM - Dec 14, 2023 387.5K Views


The policy was walked back days later when its CEO Daniel Clancy wrote a new statement[13] on December 15th explaining why Twitch decided to pull back from some of the sexual content guideline changes. In the announcement, Clancy detailed the company had gone too far and that AI was one of the key factors to blame, as "digital depictions of nudity present a unique challenge – AI can be used to create realistic images, and it can be hard to distinguish between digital art and photography," he said (full statement below).

Author: Dan Clancy On Wednesday, we updated our Sexual Content Policy. Our primary goal in making these updates was to make our guidelines easier to understand and enforce. Part of this update included changes to how we treat fictionalized nudity. For years, through UserVoice and in conversations, we heard from artists that our content policies were limiting. In making this update, we were trying to be responsive to these requests and allow the thriving artist community on Twitch to utilize the human form in their art. First, we want to make clear that some streamers, in response to this update, created content that was in violation of our new policy. We've worked quickly to remove that content and issue channel enforcements. However, there also was a great deal of new content that was allowed under the updated policy. Much of the content created has been met with community concern. These are concerns we share. Upon reflection, we have decided that we went too far with this change. Digital depictions of nudity present a unique challenge-Al can be used to create realistic images, and it can be hard to distinguish between digital art and photography. So, effective today, we are rolling back the artistic nudity changes. Moving forward, depictions of real or fictional nudity won't be allowed on Twitch, regardless of the medium. This restriction does not apply to Mature-rated games. You can find emote-specific standards for nudity and sexual content in the Emote Guidelines. We aren't making other changes to the updated Sexual Content Policy. We are in the process of pushing out updates to our Community Guidelines that reflect this change. It will take a few days for both this blog and for the new Community Guidelines to be translated. While I wish we would have predicted this outcome, part of our job is to make adjustments that serve the community. I apologize for the confusion that this update has caused.

Censor Bar Meta

Twitch Censor Bar Streams Meta was a Twitch meta in which streamers used black censor bars over their bodies to make it appear as if they're nude underneath, despite actually wearing clothes. The meta, which was started by streamer FireDancer, was closely related to the topless Twitch streams meta and began shortly after its virality in December 2023, inspiring controversy and discussions online over whether or not the streams should be allowed on the site.

On December 19th, 2023, Twitch streamer FireDancer hosted a subscribers-only livestream where she had black censor bars covering her breasts and genital region to make herself appear nude, despite wearing clothes underneath the censor bars. That day, Dexerto[2] reported on the stream, including a post to X,[3] writing, "Twitch streamers are testing their limits by using censor bars," where they share clips from the stream, garnering over 98,000 likes and 10,000 reposts in a day (shown below).


Attire Policy Update

On January 3rd, 2024, Twitch[10] released an update on its attire policy guidelines to prohibit implied nudity while streaming on the platform. The new rules "don’t permit streamers to be fully or partially nude, including exposing genitals or buttocks." The platform shared the update on X,[11] which amassed more than 3,200 likes and 1,100 retweets in a day.



"Show Hole" Meta

In mid-March 2024, streamer StrawberryTabby introduced what was dubbed the "Show Hole Meta." This involved streaming in a string bikini while a camera was pointed directly at her bent-over backside. In a stream happening at the same time, Cr1TiKaL checked out StrawberryTabby's stream and joked it resembled a "colonoscopy" (shown below). StrawberryTabby received a ban for the stream shortly after.



Other streamers innovated the concept with a "clear chair" meta, which involved bikini-ed streamers sitting in a clear chair with a camera fixed beneath the chair.[12]



Buttscreen Meta

In mid-March 2024, Morgpie began doing streams in which she had rigged her clothes to act as a greenscreen. The trend led others, including VTubers, to do similar metas.


March 2024 TOS Update

On March 27th, 2024, Twitch then updated its terms of service to ban cameras focused on 'intimate body parts' effectively killing both the "show hole" meta and the "buttscreen" meta.

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