Durex wants to make a condom emoji to promote safe sex

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Proving that talking to each other is so passe, research shows that 84 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds use emojis for basic communication.

And at one point, in this age of sexting, they've used plenty of suggestive phallic emojis. What else is the eggplant emoji supposed to be used for?

Now, Durex is working hard to create a condom emoji to promote safe sex.

In anticipation of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the condom maker is asking 1 million people to support its cause by using hashtag #CondomEmoji.

Marketing director, Karen Chisholm said in a statement:

"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."

If approved, the condom would mark the first sexually explicit emoji.

Though it isn't likely to happen any time soon. Approved emojis can take a year or more to actually appear on phones.

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