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08th Jan 2016

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 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 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.

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.