Twwitch

-30 Removals
+53 Additions
Nudity, Pornography, and Other Sexual ContentNudity, Pornography, and Other Sexual Content
We restrict content that involves nudity or is sexual in nature, and are committed to ensuring that Twitch is not used for sexual exploitation or violence. To provide more clarity around these policies and how we review reports of such content or activity, we’ve provided additional details to complement our Community Guidelines in the sections below.We restrict content that involves nudity or is sexual in nature, and are committed to ensuring that Twitch is not used for sexual exploitation or violence. To provide more clarity around these policies and how we review reports of such content or activity, we’ve provided additional details to complement our Community Guidelines in the sections below.
While we understand that some nudity or sexual content might be intended for educational, scientific, artistic, newsworthy, or academic purposes, we restrict this content due to the diversity in age and cultural backgrounds of our global community. We may, in limited educational and artistic contexts, make pre-approved exceptions to these policies. Going forward, Twitch will continue working on ways to safely support nudity and sexual content in these particular contexts.While we understand that some nudity or sexual content might be intended for educational, scientific, artistic, newsworthy, or academic purposes, we restrict this content due to the diversity in age and cultural backgrounds of our global community. We may, in limited educational and artistic contexts, make pre-approved exceptions to these policies. Going forward, Twitch will continue working on ways to safely support nudity and sexual content in these particular contexts.
Sexual Violence and Exploitation Sexual Violence and Exploitation
Sexually Explicit Content Sexually Explicit Content
Sexually Suggestive Content Sexually Suggestive Content
Nudity and Attire Nudity and Attire
Nudity and Sexual Content in Games Nudity and Sexual Content in Embedded Media and Games
Additional Restrictions Additional Restrictions
Reporting Sexual Content Violations Reporting Sexual Content Violations
FAQ FAQ
Sexual Violence and ExploitationSexual Violence and Exploitation
Sexual violence and exploitation are strictly prohibited and may be reported to law enforcement. Examples include, but are not limited to:Sexual violence and exploitation are strictly prohibited and may be reported to law enforcement. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Sexual assault and molestation, or content that encourages or promotes it Sexual assault and molestation, or content that encourages or promotes it
Content containing a person in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual acts Content containing a person in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual acts
Sexually suggestive or explicit content (audio or visual), shared or threatened to share without permission of the person depicted, such as revenge porn Sharing or threatening to share sexually suggestive or explicit content (audio or visual) without permission of the person depicted, including revenge porn.
Unsolicited offers, solicitation, demands, bribes, or blackmail for sexual content and services Unsolicited offers, solicitation, demands, bribes, or blackmail for sexual content and services
Sexual services, including prostitution, escort services, sexual massages, and filmed sexual activity Sexual services, including prostitution, escort services, sexual massages, and filmed sexual activity
Any nudity, sexual content, sexual violence, or sexual exploitation that involves minors, appears to involve minors, or depictions of minors, or content that encourages or promotes pedophilia Any nudity, sexual content, sexual violence, or sexual exploitation that involves minors, appears to involve minors, or depictions of minors, or content that encourages or promotes pedophilia
Sexually Explicit ContentSexually Explicit Content
Sexually explicit content and activities, such as pornography, sexual acts, and sexual services, including solicitation and offers for such content, are prohibited.Sexually explicit content and activities, such as pornography, sexual acts, and sexual services, including solicitation and offers for such content, are prohibited.
Broadcasting in areas where nudity or sexual activity may be taking place, even if such conduct or activity is not at the direction of the broadcaster or takes place in the background of the broadcast, is prohibited.Broadcasting in areas where nudity or sexual activity may be taking place, even if such conduct or activity is not at the direction of the broadcaster or takes place in the background of the broadcast, is prohibited.
Sexually Suggestive ContentSexually Suggestive Content
Sexually suggestive content is prohibited. When reviewing this type of sexual content or activity, we will consider its intent and context based on a number of factors including, but not limited to:To maintain the health of our community and promote content that is appropriate for a diverse audience, sexually suggestive content is prohibited on Twitch. Evaluations on the sexual suggestiveness of a behavior or activity are independent of user attire and are instead based on the overall surrounding framing and context. This policy also applies to embedded media, augmented reality, creative broadcasts, and channel content—such as banners, profile images, emotes, and panels—that are focused on provocative images or video.
Behavior and commentaryContent that is considered to be sexually suggestive includes, but is not limited to:
Reaction to content, such as chat messages from the broadcaster, moderators, and what chat messages they permit in their community
Attire and environment, such as location and background music, props, etc. Content or camera focus on breasts, buttocks, or pelvic region, including poses that deliberately highlight these elements
Camera framing, angle, and focus Groping or explicit gestures directed towards breasts, buttocks, or genitals
Stream attributes, such as title, intros/outros, custom thumbnail, and other metadata Fetishizing behavior or activity, such as focusing on body parts for sexual gratification or erotic role play
Profile and channel content, such as banners, profile image, emotes, and panels Simulated sex acts or sexual stimulation
Using or featuring sex toys in contexts unrelated to sexual education
Erotic dances, such as those involving stripping or flashing
Pole dances or acrobatics with sexually suggestive framing
Posting, displaying, or sharing erotica, including detailed descriptions of sex acts or pornography
Nudity and AttireNudity and Attire
Streaming is a public activity, therefore we recommend creators wear attire that is appropriate public attire for a given context, intent, or activity. For game streams, most at home streams, and profile/channel imagery, we recommend attire appropriate for public settings, such as what you would wear on a public street, or to a mall or restaurant. For example, for a fitness stream, or an IRL stream from a location such as a public beach, attire appropriate to those public contexts is recommended, such as workout clothes or a swimsuit, respectively. As noted in the section above, attire is just one factor of many that we consider when evaluating reports for potential sexual conduct.Our goal is to set standards that allow you to elevate your content and express yourself in a variety of ways, without exposing our global, diverse community to inappropriate content. We aim to be transparent around our standards and expectations–both in general and specific contextual exceptions–to empower your creative expression and boost your confidence with a clear understanding of our guidelines. The list of contextual exceptions, outlined below, is not exhaustive and will continue to evolve as our community grows. If you find yourself in a situation that is not described by an exception, then we expect you to follow the standard guidelines.
Attire intended to be sexually suggestive and nudity are prohibited. Attire (or lack of attire) intended to be sexually suggestive includes undergarments, intimate apparel, or exposing/focusing on male or female genitals, buttocks, or nipples.Standard guidelines
Nudity and Sexual Content in Games
We don’t permit streamers to be fully or partially nude, including exposing genitals or buttocks. We do not permit the visible outline of genitals, even when covered. Broadcasting nude or partially nude minors is always prohibited, regardless of context.
For those who present as women, we ask that you cover your nipples. We do not permit exposed underbust. Cleavage is unrestricted as long as these coverage requirements are met.
For all streamers, you must cover the area extending from your waist to the bottom of your pelvis and buttocks.
For those areas of the body where coverage is required, the coverage must be fully opaque; sheer or partially see-through clothing does not constitute coverage
Augmented reality avatars that translate real-life movement into digital characters are subject to this standard, as is cosplay and other costumes. For details on how this policy applies to IRL, outdoors, and body art, please continue reading.
Contextual exceptions
IRL streaming
Broadcasters, their co-hosts, and invited guests engaging in general IRL streaming outside the home must follow standard body-coverage expectations. Those passing through the background of your stream are not held to the same dress code requirement, but broadcasting nudity is not permitted regardless of context. If accidental nudity appears on your stream, we expect you to take immediate action, remove the content, and take precautionary steps so it won’t happen again. You should not focus your stream on anyone violating our clothing or sexual content standards; you will be held accountable for doing so to the same extent as if you were violating the standards yourself.
Swim and beaches, concerts and festivals
Swimwear is permitted as long as it completely covers the genitals, and those who present as women must also cover their nipples. Full coverage of buttocks is not required, but camera focus around them is still subject to our sexually suggestive content policy. Coverage must be fully opaque, even when wet. Sheer or partially see-through swimwear or other clothing does not constitute coverage.
Body Art
Body painting is permitted in streams focused on or actively creating content (i.e., painting). Full chest coverage is not required, but those who present as women must completely cover their nipples & areola with a layer of non-transparent clothing or a paint & latex combination (artist-grade pasties, tape, or similar alternatives are acceptable). This coverage must be applied before streaming begins, not on-stream. Buttocks and genitals must also be fully covered by opaque attire.
Context transitions
Streamers are given some leeway for making transitions between contexts with different limits of acceptable attire (e.g., beach to general outdoor IRL streaming). In these situations, streamers are expected to only spend as much time wearing insufficient attire as needed to add clothing or change offscreen into clothing with appropriate coverage for the new context.
Additional exceptions
The standard chest coverage requirements outlined above do not apply to individuals actively breastfeeding a child on stream.
Nudity and Sexual Content in Embedded Media and Games
In embedded media, such as videos and images, nudity and pornography are prohibited. In some situations, we may make exceptions on Twitch-owned and operated channels for content that is rated by a ratings body or otherwise pre-screened by Twitch.
Games featuring nudity, pornography, sex, or sexual violence as a core focus or feature, and gameplay modified to feature these elements are entirely prohibited. Occurrences of in-game nudity are permitted, so long as you do not make them a primary focus of your content and only spend as much time as needed in the area to make progress. Games rated Adults Only (AO) by the ESRB are not permitted in gameplay-oriented broadcasts or complete or unedited format on Twitch.Games featuring nudity, pornography, sex, or sexual violence as a core focus or feature, and gameplay modified to feature these elements are entirely prohibited. Occurrences of in-game nudity are permitted, so long as you do not make them a primary focus of your content and only spend as much time as needed in the area to make progress. Games rated Adults Only (AO) by the ESRB are not permitted in gameplay-oriented broadcasts or complete or unedited format on Twitch.
For a complete list of games that are explicitly prohibited, please refer to our list of Prohibited Games.For a complete list of games that are explicitly prohibited, please refer to our list of Prohibited Games.
Additional RestrictionsAdditional Restrictions
Please note that Twitch may make exceptions for content that Twitch seeks to license, and that is rated by a ratings body or otherwise pre-screened by Twitch.Conversations about sex, nudity, and other mature topics that are intended to be educational and otherwise comply with our policies should be marked as Mature Content via the respective channel’s settings.
Conversations about sex, nudity, and other mature topics that are intended to be educational and otherwise comply with our policies should be marked as Mature Content via the respective channel’s settings.
Reporting Sexual Content ViolationsReporting Sexual Content Violations
If you come across any content or user(s) on Twitch that you feel violate our Community Guidelines, we ask that you report the content and/or user(s) in question to our moderation team for review. Learn How to File a User Report.If you come across any content or user(s) on Twitch that you feel violate our Community Guidelines, we ask that you report the content and/or user(s) in question to our moderation team for review. Learn How to File a User Report.
FAQFAQ
I accidentally showed content that was sexually explicit. Will my account be suspended?I accidentally showed content that was sexually explicit. Will my account be suspended?
As owner of your account, it’s entirely your responsibility to ensure that anything shared on your account abides by Twitch’s Terms of Service (ToS) and Community Guidelines (CG). If you are unsure if a link, photo, video, or other content in your broadcast breaks these, we suggest that you review it privately before airing it on your broadcast. Content that breaks ToS or CG, whether shown accidentally or on purpose, can be reported and moderation may take appropriate action on that content, including removing the content and issuing on a suspension on your account. Given the nature of live content, we expect you to take proper precautions; even one incident may warrant action.As owner of your account, it’s entirely your responsibility to ensure that anything shared on your account abides by Twitch’sTerms of Service (ToS) andCommunity Guidelines (CG). If you are unsure if a link, photo, video, or other content in your broadcast breaks these, we suggest that you review it privately before airing it on your broadcast. Content that breaks ToS or CG, whether shown accidentally or on purpose, can be reported and moderation may take appropriate action on that content, including removing the content and issuing a suspension on your account. Given the nature of live content, we expect you to take proper precautions; even one incident may warrant action.
Why aren’t there specific rules about what clothing is and isn’t allowed on Twitch?
As Twitch continues to expand the variety of content we feature, so comes the need for updating the range of attire that is acceptable. For example, something that is acceptable for a broadcast at the beach or the gym may not be acceptable for a cooking or gameplay broadcast. In an effort to help creators abide by our Community Guidelines in the same way they would expectations of behavior in the real world, we’ve updated our policies to reflect that we will consider not just the attire itself, but also the contextual setting in which it is worn and the intent of the person wearing it, when moderating content. Please remember that sexually explicit or suggestive content, such as nudity exposing or focusing on genitals, buttocks, or nipples, and attire intended to be sexually suggestive are prohibited.
I’m an artist and I want to paint a nude portrait not intended to be sexual. Is that prohibited?I’m an artist and I want to paint a nude portrait not intended to be sexual. Is that prohibited?
As we do not yet provide sufficient tools for viewers to limit their exposure to nudity and mature content, artistic and educational nudity are not allowed. We are working on ways to make this possible in the future.As we do not yet provide sufficient tools for viewers to limit their exposure to nudity and mature content, artistic and educational nudity are not allowed. We are working on ways to make this possible in the future.
What about subscriber emotes?What about subscriber emotes?
Above Twitch’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines, all subscriber emotes are subject to additional policies detailed in the Subscriber Emoticon Guide. Please keep in mind subscriber emotes aren’t just for use or present on their respective Partner or Affiliate channels; subscriber emotes can be used globally across Twitch services, so these guidelines may be more restrictive. Read the Emote Guidelines section to ensure that you understand all of the guidelines that determine what is and is not allowed when it comes to emotes.Above Twitch’sTerms of Service andCommunity Guidelines, all subscriber emotes are subject to additional policies detailed in theSubscriber Emoticon Guide. Please keep in mind subscriber emotes aren’t just for use or present on their respective Partner or Affiliate channels; subscriber emotes can be used globally across Twitch services, so these guidelines may be more restrictive. Read theEmote Guidelines section to ensure that you understand all of the guidelines that determine what is and is not allowed when it comes to emotes.
Editor
Clear
Original Text
Changed Text