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Grindr launches custom gay emojis and they’re as filthy as you’d expect

Nick Duffy March 14, 2017
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Grindr has launched its own range of emojis – and they’re exactly as filthy as you’d expect.

The popular hook-up app pushed an update this week that added support for the custom character sets, a lot of which allude to Grindr-specific lingo.

For instance you can send a ‘top bunk’ or ‘bottom bunk’, and there’s various symbols like ‘can/can’t host’ and ‘can/can’t travel’.

But it doesn’t end there – predictably for anyone who’s used Grindr, there’s a lot of eggplants.

Black eggplants, white eggplants, small eggplants, long eggplants, pierced eggplants… some men just really like eggplant, we guess.

Other emojis made for the app cater to fetishists, with everything from feet to ball gags available.

But that doesn’t mean it’s all R-rated. The app includes a number of diverse characters including a ton of variants of same-sex families.

Are you an interracial couple with a dog? Grindr’s got you covered.

The new symbols aren’t without controversy though. Users have suggested that some of the custom symbols available in the app include apparent coded references to drug use.

Grindr recently appointed an official poet-in-residence.

As Grindr’s poet, Max Wallis will craft a video poem every month that will reportedly be pushed to app users.

The poet said: “Poetry and sex have a long and venerable history, one often being used in the service of setting up the other… the truth is, there is no ‘proper’ subject for poetry. All of life is its subject. Nothing should be out of bounds.

“The poems play on the essential themes of the app – relationships, our increasingly unsympathetic world and quite a lot of sex.”

Related topics: custom, emoji, emojis, Gay, Grindr, LGBT, US

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