J Steele

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Facebook and Instagram have a problem with you using emojis to refer to sex.

According to Facebook’s updated community standards, they draw the line when “content facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults.”

There’s a lot of mumbo jumbo but here’s where the emoji line gets brought up:

“Content makes the aforementioned offer or ask using one of the following sexually suggestive elements: Contextually specific and commonly sexual emojis or emoji strings, or Regional sexualized slang, or Mentions or depictions of sexual activity (including hand drawn, digital, or real world art) such as: sexual roles, sex positions, fetish scenarios, state of arousal, act of sexual intercourse or activity (sexual penetration or self-pleasuring), or Imagery of real individuals with nudity covered by human parts, objects, or digital obstruction, including long shots of fully nude butts.”

So, if you use the peach emoji in your caption, your post can be removed and if you keep doing it, your account could be deleted. This also means covering your genitals with an emoji. Don’t do it.

Does this mean with Tumblr porn being a wrap and Facebook cracking down, Twitter is the only source for pornography on social media? Oh wait, there’s “premium Snapchat” as well!

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