A month ago, Twitch responded to the rise in popularity of hot tub streams by creating a new category for Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches. Since then, another trend has become a hit on Twitch: streamers simulating the sound of earlicking with ASMR microphones while wearing yoga pants. This oddly specific trend is all over Twitch’s ASMR channel, and two of the streamers who were dominating it, Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa and Jenelle “Indiefoxx” Dagres, have been banned.
Amouranth was at the centre of the hot-tub streaming controversy when her streams were demonetized by Twitch and deemed “not advertiser friendly,” though they were within Twitch’s content guidelines. Twitch subsequently backpedaled when it created the dedicated channel for Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches, saying that, “being found to be sexy by others is not against our rules, and Twitch will not take enforcement action against women, or anyone on our service, for their perceived attractiveness.”