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Use of Excessive Emoji May Mean Sex on the Mind: Survey

Update Date: Dec 31, 2015 09:23 AM EST

A new survey conducted by, an online dating website, revealed that the people who use emoji a lot in their conversations are the people who think about sex a lot, may be couple of times in a day. IANS reports as per, "the researchers found that something as innocuous as a food item emoji icon can be employed to denote body parts or sex." The lead of the survey Helen Fisher told Time Magazine, "Emoji users don't just have more sex, they go on more dates and they are two times more likely to get married," India Today Reports.

For the purpose of study, a sample size of 5,000 people was conducted out of which 36-40% of the participants thought about sex several times in a day and were using more than one emoji in every text. However, the people who did not have sex on their minds used them a lot less frequently. In a previous study by, the most commonly used emoji to flirt on a date was the wink emoji. On the other hand, smiley was second most commonly used emoji between courting people. The study also indicated that as many as 54% singles who use emoji have more sex as compared to the 31% who used mainly words in their texts, as reported by Gizmodo India

In another survey by, the use of eggplant emoji was suggestive of sex. More than nine million tweets were analyzed to understand the most sexually charged emojis and their combinations that were most popular in Europe and US revealed that smiley face with heart eyes is an image that is considered more romantic than sexual. put together a list of emojis that were most commonly used in sexual context, broken down as per the gender. Eggplant and banana were both common emojis for suggesting sex, according to the Financial Express


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