Durex Are Petitioning Those Mysterious Emoji Makers To Get The Safe Into Sexting
Banana + Doughnut + ...
Ever wondered where emojis come from? Who are those geniuses who forever turned the eggplant into a sexual innuendo? Who decided that we needed a picture of an airplane seat to properly communicate with each other?
Well, it’s an organisation called the Unicode Consortium and without getting too technical they’re basically in charge of approving new emojis, which sounds like the best job in the world.
BUT, since World AIDS Day last year, MTV Staying Alive and Durex have both been on their case for one glaring omission to the almost all-encompassing emoji keyboard; the humble condom.
Sexting is everywhere these days, and whether it’s the classic donut + banana combo or a slightly more risqué use of the splash of water emoji, emojis are a big part of that. This is all well and good but where’s the safe in all this sext? If nobody brings up condoms, nobody brings condoms.
We, along with our buddies at Durex, want to change that. We want people to feel confident and comfortable bringing up safe sex and we think a condom emoji is a great place to start in the battle to rid the world of nasty stuff like STIs, HIV and AIDS.
Durex have already designed the condom emoji for us, and it looks oh-so-lovely, but now we just need to get it approved. This week they’ve taken one more step towards that by sending an open letter to Unicode asking them to consider the emoji. Check out the emoji filled goodness below!
We’ve also taken the liberty of bringing some of our favourite sexy emojis to life to get freaky in our own campaign video to make your foreplay into a threesome and bring the condom emoji into the world, look! WARNING: GRAPHIC EMOJI SEX
Let’s make this happen people, get tweeting using #CONDOMEMOJI to show your support.
For more info on the campaign or safe sex in general, feel free to hit us up on @mtvstayingalive!