Durex petitions the Unicode Consortium for a condom emoji

Durex petitions the Unicode Consortium for a condom emoji
Condom maker Durex has sent an open text message to the Unicode Consortium. This is the group that determines which emojis are added to the Unicode writing system. As you might have already concluded, Durex wants the consortium to add a condom emoji. Aside from making the joke that it wants to promote safe sexting, the truth is that Durex does have an agenda here.

By adding the condom emoji, and focusing on teens, Durex says that it will "empower them to talk openly about protection." The condom manufacturer says that talking openly about sex "is vital to prevent STIs, HIV and AIDS."

We could know pretty soon whether Durex will get its wish. This week, the Unicode Consortium has a meeting at Adobe Systems' offices in San Jose, and a decision could be announced shortly afterward.

Durex posted a video to YouTube showing the open text message it sent to Unicode. Check it out by clicking on the video below.

source: Durex via CNET



1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Definitely winner of weird news for the day

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


4. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Ah I see what you did there

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Will putting it on prevent pregnancy? :P By the way, PA you should definitely add support for emojis here.

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

yeah include a real dick emoji while you're at it.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that will be more usefull than condom emoji, lol

9. Unordinary unregistered

5. leotrim

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

is that iphone edge hahahahahhaah

7. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

It looks good honestly.

10. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

i am sure that a condom Emoji would decrease the HIV risk worldwide and probably TREAT IT ! YES I CAN FEEL IT !

11. AlikMalix unregistered

YES! Finally... been waiting for this....

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