Worlds First Vagina Emoji Is Here To Celebrate Sexual Health Week

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Weve got ginger emojis, weve got ethnically diverse emojis and now people are calling on tech giants to implement the worlds first vagina emoji.

In celebration of Sexual Health Week, womens health tech company Elvie has submitted two new emojis to the Unicode Consortium, which is the governing body behind emojis.

If youve ever engaged in a little bit of light flirting on social media, youll probably have received (and used) the taco emoji, the peach emoji and the egg plant emoji to represent various different parts of the human anatomy.

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However, Elvie doesnt think this is good enough, so has created two brand new emojis. The first shows a pink vulva, while a second shows the full female reproductive system.

As per the Mirror, Tania Boler, CEO and founder of Elvie said:

For centuries, womens health has been plagued by misconceptions and stigma.

We should be able to talk openly about our bodies and womanhood.

Emoji is a universal language used all over the world and its about time that language had a symbol for the vulva.

The female anatomy emojis come after a period emoji was given the green light from the Unicode Consortium.

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The move follows a campaign led by Plan International UK, which saw more than 55,000 join in on calls for a period emoji to be added to the global emoji keyboard.

Plan International UK hopes that the emoji will help to break down the stigma surrounding periods.

Meanwhile, how you actually use emojis could be affecting your life more than you think, after one study found that people who use more emojis generally have more sex.

Researchers at the Kinsey Institute surveyed more than 5,000 for the annual Singles In America paper and they found a direct correlation between emojis and sex.

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