R.I.P., Peach: Facebook & Instagram Limit Sexual Emojis
Joe Vela, co-founder & CEO of emoji-shaped sex toy company
Emojibator, agrees that these new rules target sexuality professionals. “Since we started seeing stricter guidelines around sex-postive content, emojis were essential to sexuality professionals to specify, organize, and advertise the type of content they were producing for their audiences without including words that would
get them shadow-banned or removed,” he tells Refinery29. “This adversely affects consumers searching online for businesses sharing sexuality information, because it’s harder and harder to find what they’re looking for.”