No more 'sexually suggestive' or topless Twitch streaming

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The Twitch game streaming service has added new rules, including some focussing on acceptable clothing when broadcasting.

Twitch is cracking down on streamers with an aversion to clothing. In the steaming service's latest update to its terms of service, it has outlined that anyone not wearing clothes, or wearing clothes of a 'sexually suggestive' nature, could end up with a suspension of their Twitch account.

The update reads: 'Nerds are sexy, and you're all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let's try and keep this about the games, shall we?'

The prohibited clothing includes lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments. 'Full nude torsos' aren't allowed either, and Twitch says that 'if it's unbearably hot where you are, and you happen to have your shirt off (guys) or a bikini top (grills), then just crop the webcam to your face. Problem solved.'

Just in case some streamers don't own any clothing for their top half, Twitch says: 'We sell t-shirts, and those are always acceptable.'

In addition to the 'wear some clothes' rule, there's also notes of 'self destructive behaviour', such as 'harming yourself physically, drinking excessively or endangering yourself in any way while broadcasting.'

All of the behaviours and rules outlined in the update 'fall under a common sense philosophy,' Twitch says.

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