Durex Calls For Creation Of A Condom Emoji Ahead Of World AIDS Day

23/11/2015 6:26 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

LONDON -- Soon, the world may welcome a condom its vast collection of emojis: Condom manufacturing company Durex has launched an international campaign calling for the creation of a condom emoji ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1st.

It may be easy to suggest sex with emojis, but there's nothing that shows safe sex. Now, Durex is encouraging its customers to call upon the Unicode Consortium, who oversee the introduction of new emoji, to introduce a condom emoji in their next update, the Independent reported.

According to Durex, an official safe sex emoji will enable young people to overcome embarrassment around the discussion of safe sex.

The company also says that the condom emoji could encourage conversation and raise awareness of the importance of using condoms in protecting against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS.

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