Wednesday
December 2
2015

On World AIDS Day, Condom Maker Calls for Safe-Sex Emoji

Time for an official safe-sex emoji?

Condom maker Durex says so and is presenting a formal submission on Wednesday, World AIDS Day, to get coding consortium Unicode to adopt one.

In the run-up to the day – designed to unite people around the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS – Durex launched a social media campaign last month “to create the first official safe-sex emoji”, asking users to use #condomemoji.

In an age of smartphones and tablets, emoticons, the small icons that are used to express emotions or physical things, are “crucial” to how young couples communicate, Durex said.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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global health, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health