"An official safe sex emoji will enable young people to overcome embarrassment"
First, there was the much-talked about middle finger emoji released last month on iOS and will soon be on its way to Android. Then there was Oxford Dictionary making emoji the word of the year. It's as if Emoji is some kind of starlet with paparazzi following it around and making the headlines left and right.
And it surely will catch more attention as Durex, yes that brand for rubber contraceptives, aim to push yet another controversial emoji for everyone. Sure, emojis make life easier for you and me. There are times you're too lazy to type the words or sometimes the cute little icons just captures what you're feeling better than any word could.
Sometimes the cute little icons just captures what you're feeling better than any word could.
Durex believes there's a great need to have a condom emoji and they're encouraging everyone to support their advocacy. "An official safe sex emoji will enable young people to overcome embarrassment around the discussion of safe sex," the company says, adding that it can "encourage conversation and raise awareness of the importance of using condoms in protecting against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and AIDS."
As these tiny emojis plays a big part in our everyday conversations, Durex rallies that The Unicode Consortium will grant their wish. As the consortium decides which official characters make the cut, Durex hoped they decide soon, specifically before the celebration of the World AIDS Day this coming December 1st. If you believe and support the cause of Durex and don't mind using the condom emoji on your phones soon, then go ahead and use their official #CondomEmoji hashtag!
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