Today (December 1) is World AIDS Day, a day where people remember those lost to the HIV/AIDS but also promote awareness on how to prevent the spread of the disease. One condom company has come up with a solution to make safe sex more comfortable and not embarrassing to young people.
According to Reuters, Durex has decided to present Unicode Consortium to adopt the “safe sex emoji.” In a statement released today, after conducting their own research, Durex discovered people between the ages of 18-25 feel more comfortable expressing themselves through emoji’s while 84 percent felt more comfortable talking about sex through emoji’s.
Durex feels in order to have people feel comfortable discussing safe sex (and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS) these new emoji’s—which would potentially look like an inflated condom—would help. Durex sent their submission to Unicode and are awaiting their response.