I advocate for a sex positive lifestyle and am a proponent of it. LELO Sexting is a great way to be yourself and to communicate things that we may not have the opportunity to say to someone else. There is nothing like the right emoji or combo of emojis to elevate “wyd” to “U up?”, and yet, there is no pictogram dedicated to sex. People who engage in sex have many options, from the most common fruits and vegetables to the less obvious, such as the oyster and rooster.
LELO was inspired to submit its application for the official introduction of the first official. #sexemoji Unicode is the company that created emojis. Because emojis are an integral component of how people connect, we believe the creation such an emoji can usher in new eras of communication about sexuality, break the stigma around the topic of online sex and help more people feel satisfied with their sex lives. Simultaneously, we’ve launched a petition via change.org It is important to ask the public for support.
Communication is the new normal
The original icon was small and pixelated. Now it is part of modern culture, a universal language that the majority understands, and favorite foreplay. Don’t believe us? These numbers aren’t deceitful. There are more than 3,100 emojis available now, and that number will increase to 3,300+ by 2021. Facebook uses five billion emojis daily, with an estimated ten trillion total. Emojipedia states that the loudly crying faces are the most popular.. A staggering 95% of internet users use emojis to communicate with each other. Emojis are so popular that many people use them outside of their original meanings.
With this in mind, LELO Survey of communication habits was done with a focus on emojis and sexting. Ten thousand people participated in the survey, which revealed that emojis were an essential part our day-today conversations.
- 76% of respondents said that they use emojis to communicate about sex..
- Half of the respondents use emojis on a regular basis.They sext occasionally, but not always.
- The majority of people use emojis for their playful nature (71.5%), but almost 17% don’t use them at all according to the survey.
- Famous for their double entendres, Emojis for Sexting are known for their use of Emojis for Sexting. The most common ones being water droplets and peach. But they also challenge people’s creativity as icon combos sometimes include those that aren’t overtly sexy on their own, like the baby milk bottle or the chili pepper.
- When asked if they would support the creation of the sex emoticon, 86% said they would be happy to support LELO’s application for the creation of a sex emoji, and 54% agree that alongside sex emoji, there should also be an emoji for safe sex and sex toys. To start with. They would all use the sex-emoji to communicate.
- The prevailing opinion regarding the design is that it should hint at sex. 29% believe it should depict sex while 8% believe it should be abstract.
Because texting is the fastest way to communicate and because it allows us to reach more people, emojis can be used to reduce the time we use to send messages. Much like the advent of emojis at the beginning of the decade, the changes and challenges of 2020 ushered in a fundamental shift in people’s lives. With the pandemic making us stay at home for the greater part of last year and the beginning of this year, even more people’s day-to-day activity made its way online, and many people turned to online spaces to conduct their relationships. “For the sexual wellness industry, the first lockdown of 2020 completely normalized the discourse on sexual pleasure in the mainstream media, and it was proven as a key part of human wellbeing,” says LELO CMO Luka Matutinović.
“And the ability to talk about sexuality in every medium When it comes to your personal well-being, it is crucial. LELO was inspired to apply to Unicode for the creation of the first official sex emoticon. It seems the time has come for the sex-emoji, as sex is now a prominent feature in the media. As industry leaders, it is our responsibility to lead this effort. The entire industry and the general public. We see this emoji’s creation as We are aiming for free expression of sexuality on all media channels and posts without fear Social media censorship Having a pictogram depicting sex, safe sex, and even sex toys will therefore be the next milestone in fully liberating the discourse on sex,” adds Matutinović.
Donna is a Volonté contributor and freelancer who lives in San Francisco with her understanding husband and not-so-understanding teenage sons. Her work has been published by The Journal of Sexology. She is currently working on a book on love language.