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Alright, so you are likely familiar with Twitch. It is the most significant streaming site for gaming. You can go to Twitch right this moment and check out streams that are live. Lately, there has been some upset from the streamers and watchers. This particular upset is all about cam girls.

What is a cam girl? Well, typically it is something of a stripper on cam. A woman who makes money using sex on her webcam. However, the term seems to have broadened. It’s now not only webcam soft porn girls, but also sometimes yelled at the top of people’s lungs when any sexuality is sensed by certain watchers (whether said sexuality is intended or not), and sometimes it’s even a derogatory term for a girl on webcam at all. Ah, got to love misogyny on the internet. It can be particularly bad in the gaming community where one feels the need to practically apologize for being a girl gamer. I in the past felt the need to be “one of the guys,” “not like other girls”…you know, “oh, no no I’m just like a guy. Not also like those other chicks that you think are XYZ”. Agh! Luckily, I’ve matured past that.

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Anyway, so what exactly is a cam girl on Twitch? Well, the rules state nothing explicitly sexual.

Nudity and conduct involving overtly sexual behavior and/or attire are prohibited.

Notice how vague that is? Yeah, well everyone has noticed. It means there is this weird gray area where people can complain about anything sexual (like “omg she has cleavage”), but also girls can stream stuff that is most definitely sexual but still has somewhat a guise of not being sexual. Like bending over for the camera, or even having secondary cameras set up for their chest or butt. I guess the guise is if they are cosplaying? I don’t know, it’s hard to see the justification of that not being sexual. “What it’s just a butt cam,” haha, um…

Anyway, yes, I’m saying there are faults on both ends because there is. Those against cam girls and cam girls themselves. However, the real problem seems to be from the rules and admins themselves. With vague rules comes the ability for those in power on Twitch to use the rule as they see fit. Doesn’t that just sound like a recipe for disaster? Well, it has been lately. A favorite streamer (TrainWrecks) was recently banned for “hate speech against women.” It seems deserved. However, that isn’t really the issue. It’s that he received a five-day ban while a girl streamer involved in the arguing with him received a 24-hour ban.

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I’ll tell you right now. The different ban times was not some vague unfair thing about how cam girls get better treatment. However, the rules are so ambiguous, and Twitch likes to stay so tight-lipped that who was to know that? It outraged many, and Twitch finally said it had to deal with how many times a person has been ban previously. This wasn’t TrainWrecks’ first ban, but it was the girls (Nyakkj). However, even with that clarity the question still remains on if Nyakkj should have been banned times before for sexual things in her stream. Hmmm.

The issue just keeps coming back to Twitch’s vague rules. They need to be revamped for the growing and changing community. There is a section called IRL where most of these possible cam girls exist. Some of these girls have claimed that any reports for sexual content on their streams get thrown in the trash. It’s not fair, plain and simple. It appears that these girls using sex to get viewers really are getting special treatment from Twitch staff. The cause is likely money, and probably just personal opinions on how the sexual rule should be interpreted.

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I think we can all agree though that the rule shouldn’t need interpretation. It needs to be specific. My proposed solution would be to have an 18+ area in Twitch where sexually driven streams can go. I also think a stricter, apparent rule should be made for the areas that aren’t 18+ in this scenario. Is this going to make everyone happy? Not by a long shot. That is because there is a lot of hate for cam girls, or girls, in general, to be honest. A big complaint is that they use their looks or gender to make money/get followers. I think this is goofy considering males dominate Twitch by far, or game streaming in general really (not just Twitch). I also think it’s a bit naive. It’s idealism to believe that one specific quality should make a streamer famous. That’s not how the internet works. Take, for example, BuzzFeed. Are their articles quality content? Not at all. It’s quickly thrown together series of pictures and links on a popular topic. Is it popular? Absolutely. That is just something we have to accept. Overall though, no matter the issue at hand, not everyone will be happy when such a significant amount of people are involved.

My opinion on cam girls is I don’t care. It’s just another leg in the horse to get money by having internet followers. They don’t bother me, I don’t bother them. We all can dance in a field under a rainbow if we want. What I’m not really okay with is the hate involved with it, but hey that’s been going on for centuries, and I’m not going to open a can of worms on gender issues. I prefer to keep my topics gaming centered and with this topic, there is apparently a reason to be upset with how some Twitch cam girls are getting different treatment than other streamers.

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21 thoughts on “Lilo’s Lair #75: Twitch Cam Girls

  1. titanierza says:

    A hot than usual article we got here. I never knew Twitch has this in play. Well an 18+ area is cool/

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  2. grayicemake says:

    I agree being a cam girl is not and should never be an issue. I do not know much about admins because I do not have Twitch but as long as it is clean them I am ok with it.

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  3. Opondo says:

    At the end of the day, everyone has there personal preference,those who, like you do not mind about the cam girls and those who are offended by them. Personally any sexual content on my gaming is not welcome.

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  4. I agree with your suggestion for an 18+ more mature audience. I think Twitch should do something about this and actually look into these cam girls.

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  5. Alma May says:

    I think cam girls are fine as long as you can handle them. For hot and sexual content, of course, 18+ is the ideal age who can deal with this.

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  6. lordyou says:

    Had no idea twitch had a section just for “cam girls” unless I’m misinterpreting this. I believe having some restrictions like +18 should be considered.

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  7. thevoiceofpeople says:

    I am not much of a twitch fan but this is the first time I am hearing about a thing called “camgirl” in twitch. My personal opinion would be to have a sperate area for that and put some strict rules like only 18+ can access this. This will help young children from getting exposed to such adult contents. Quite a different article from Lilo. Anyways, I appreciate that you are covering all areas of gaming. Thanks for sharing Lilo.

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  8. Welp, technology really has gone a very long way to amuse. Is Nyakkj the blonde girl in the third pic? I have been following your blog for a while now and it’s nothing short of amazing, imho.

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  9. Why am I not surpised? So apparently, these cam girls have since infected the gaming scene, too. I’m not trying to generalize as their might be others out there who does this out of genuine fun. But you are actually right, and this is just one of the more effective vehicles for earning money.

    But whatever, I’m not complaining. The 18+ area is exactly where I’d be.

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  10. kadoyatsukasa123 says:

    AS long as they keep the EXPLICIT STUFF on the wraps its okay for me. After all who says that hot girls such as these cannot be a gamer.

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  11. amaterasu123 says:

    SEX SELLS apparently even in gaming. I am not sure if Twitch know these escapades or it is just for fun. In any case I have nothing against hot women but let us not get off topic here by that let gaming be gaming nothing more. Unless they are personal.

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  12. David Kamau says:

    I think it’s bad to involve or have sexual content on gaming platforms. I mean, if I was interested on those cam girls, there is somewhere I can go. Twitch should consider these issue soonest possible or they lose gamers.

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  13. Edwin Kamau says:

    It is not surprising to have cam girls on games sites. In the world we living in, having cam girls on Twitch is just as normal.

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  14. Katrina says:

    Gaming should just be a clean kind of fun. What is happening these days?!

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  15. numberpardox says:

    I went to Twitch for the games not for cam girls. I don’t want sexy looking girls or whatever sexy things on my games. I just want to play games, ok? So please, no cam girls.

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  16. I know that one of the major reason why Twitch is allowing this Cam girls to continue is because of money and I think they will continue to allow this even after receiving a lot of complains. So, I think what they should do is to create a separate site for this cam girls.

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  17. It does not bother me at all unless they show explicit content. However until they keep that in mind I will not complain. Admit it or not these girls add to the view he he.

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  18. micorobin says:

    I do not agree with this but reality is THIS IS A LEGIT BUSINESS STRATEGY!!! Like it or not. As long as they keep the stream PG then I am fine with it. These girls are hot though I admit.

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  19. roberachi says:

    Lilo I like your thinking and agree with you that the rule should be direct as is because interpretation tends to divert the meaning and hence build loop holes. Also the 18+ section for the sexually driven streams should be implemented to avoid the complaints.

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  20. Doesn’t surprise me anymore. Porn is a huge market and I don’t think Twitch want to lose that opportunity. Disappointing but, true.

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  21. If Twitch is serious about combing game and porno, they should clearly put border on it. Add a separate page for the +18 content and put a stronger security and verification so that children won’t be able to access it.

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