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New York Magazine’s ‘Sex Lives’ Podcast: Are the New Emoji Better for Sexting?

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Now that we have a whole host of new emoji to use for our sexting purposes, is it possible that something — some other food — might finally unseat the eggplant emoji as the ideal dong hieroglyph? “Sex Lives” isn’t sure, but hosts Allison P. Davis, Maureen O’Connor, and David Wallace-Wells unanimously agree that with all the R&D money at the Unicode Consortium, they can definitely do better than a taco for vagina. After debating this very modern expression of the phallus, we dive into Nantucket’s amazing history of whaling-industry-era dildos. 

A new episode of “Sex Lives” can be found each Wednesday on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Are the New Emoji Better for Sexting?