Durex Is Lobbying Very Hard Indeed for a Condom Emoji

To promote safe sex (and safe sext)

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In anticipation of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, and based on the frightening revelation that 80 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds use emojis for basic communication, Durex is demanding a condom emoji from the Unicode Consortium's Emoji Subcommittee. (Yes, that is actually a thing.) And it needs your help.

The condom maker is asking 1 million people to support its cause by using hashtag #CondomEmoji. Per its marketing director, Karen Chisholm: "Emojis of this sort will enable young people to overcome embarrassment around the discussion of safe sex, encourage conversation and raise awareness of the importance of using condoms."

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