It's official: Emoji-users are more obsessed with sex...and have it more often
According to a new survey, using emojis means you think more about sex than people who don't.
Research conducted by online dating site Match.com says that people who use more than one emoji in a message are likely to think about sex a few times a day.
Around 5,000 people were surveyed, with results showing that people who didn't use emojis were less likely to think about sex.
A previous Match.com study from 2014 also said that people who used emojis had more sex.
Over half of emoji users said they had more sex that year, compared to less than a third of respondents who preferred classic texts.
There's a 🔌 emoji but no outlet emoji, how am I supposed to sext now
— Diana Vilibert (@dianavilibert) January 7, 2016
Lead researcher Dr Helen Fisher said: "Here we have a new technology that absolutely jeopardizes your ability to express your emotion... there is no more subtle inflection of the voice ... and so we have created another way to express emotions and that is the emoji."
Fisher believes that the use of emojis allows you to show you more of your personality in conversation and to be fair, we all have our preferred characters.
The survey relates to all emojis, not just the ones that could be interpreted as sex emojis - like the aubergine, banana, tongue.
Overall, the wink face was deemed the most popular emoji for flirting, with the standard smiley in second, while in third was the kiss face.