The Ultimate Glossary Of Sexting Emojis And Phrases

It goes waaay beyond the peach and eggplant.

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Jewelyn Butron

The emojis you send to your group chat suddenly become loaded with new meaning when it comes to texting someone you’re into, am I right? I mean, you’re not going to send an eggplant and peach emoji to the besties and get the same results (you can, but you might get some confused replies).

Whether you’re in a brand-new relationship and discovering everything you can about your new boo, or sexting your long-term partner, emojis take on a whole new meaning when sex is on the table. Plus, sexting emojis (read: emojis with sexual connotations attached to them) are a fun and creative way to spice up your sexting game.

Margarida Rafael, PsyD, resident relationship expert at Adore Passion, loves emojis in texts and highly recommends using them when sexting, especially in a new relationship. “It is a way to sexually discover each other outside of the bedroom, and even to talk about fetishes and interests that you may be shy to discuss face to face especially in the early stages of a relationship,” she says. It’s not always easy to tell a new partner exactly what you want in the bedroom, so why not let emojis do the job? It’s also a safe for work (and commute) way to let them know what you plan to do to them next time you see each other. (IYKYK.)

Well, so long as you both attribute the same meanings to emojis. Research from the University of Minnesota shows different people can associate different meanings with the same emoji, which makes sense—they don’t exactly come with definitions, after all.

If you’re trying to sext your new boo with emojis and they just don’t seem to get the hint, there are a few things you can do. Caitlin Cantor, LCSW, an AASECT-certified sex therapist says you can invite them to look back at the emojis by hinting that there’s a hidden message behind them (wink, wink). If they’re really not picking up what you’re putting down, you can flirt some more by mixing words and emojis. (“It’s an eggplant. I want your ‘eggplant’, duh.”)

That said, when it comes to sexting, while a little room for interpretation can be a good thing (the moon with face emoji totally has a sexual undertone, right?), it’s helpful if you and your partner associate the same meanings to emojis (otherwise things might get awkward, fast). So yeah, might be time to brush up on the sexy hidden meanings behind those tiny icons everyone loves so much.

Ahead, your officially unofficial (or unofficially official?) glossary of sexting emojis.

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Do I even need to spell this one out? The purple veggie symbolizes a penis—a well-endowed one, at that. Use only when applicable (which hopefully is often…), or when you really want to flatter the recipient.


The definitely overused emoji for the butt, booty, ass, bottom, etc.

Some use it to signify a vagina, too, but there are better sexting emojis for that one. (See next...)

taco emoji

A vagina. In particular, one that you should stuff (possibly with meat, as pictured). Ya know, like, now.

Pointed Finger
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Do you like being fingered? Use this particular hand emoji when you want your partner to get frisky with just their hands. Feel free to pair it with the taco...or peach, if you dare.

Okay Hand
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Text this one next to the finger and you're basically back in middle school, doing the old finger-in-the-hole hand signal for penetrative sex.

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A sexting must-have, for so many different occasions. It conveys, "I want to lick your [insert noun here]."

Sweat Droplets
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You could use these for gym selfies, but beads of sweat work even better for sexting. Because sweat, as you should know, is a common byproduct of a hard-core romp.

Plus, they can also mean any bodily fluid from orgasm, like semen or squirting. So use them often…

Smiling Devil
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"I’m horny." But also, devilish…or a freak in the sheets.

Hiding Monkey Face

Use it when your partner says something so erotic, you can't help but blush...and smile, of course.

Halo Face
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"I'm a good girl"—JK JK JK JK JK JK.

Wink Face
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Ah, the original sexmoji? The wink face can be used in non-sexting context, too, when you're cracking a joke, but more often than not, this little face is suggestive. As in: Let's do it.

Smirk Face
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My preference over the wink (it's less...creepy-looking), this smiley is basically the "I want to f*ck you" face in emoji form. (No, just mine?)


This one *ahem* is a way to quite literally ask someone if they want to bone (do it, eff, get down, get it on, do the dirty, or have sex, if you will). Sending this with a question mark is a quick and easy way to ask for a hookup.

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This one isn't so obvious, but trust me, it works in context (read: you should have a sexting convo already in the works before sending). It has a simple meaning: "I'm horny."

Lip Bite
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Probably the horniest emoji to exist. Send this to let the recipient know you want them, and you want them bad.

Honey Pot
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This one’s not as obvious, but it’s essentially supposed to represent a vagina ‘cause, ya know, it’s sweet like honey. Hence whoever you’re sending this to should want a taste.

cat emoji

A sweet lil’ pussycat to represent your you know what.

Hot Dog
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There's the obvious wiener in the middle, and then the bun around it. Some save this emoji for anal-sex references, but some would argue vaginas sorta looks like buns, too. So your call.

Hot Pepper
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Use this pic to express that you want to heat things up. Discussing a move with your partner that you can't wait to show off later tonight? Send this to emphasize just how spicy the evening's about to be. You can also use this as a reaction, or in response to a proposition or question to indicate that you want things taken up a notch (or five).

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"I want to hump you." But, like, in a cute way.

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Scissors: a specific and steamy sex position; worth whipping out when your person asks, “What do you want to do later?”

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Follow this one with a wink or smirk face, and you're setting yourself up for some serious shower sex. Legit q: Does anyone use the shower emoji for anything else?

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"Get over here and nail me."

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Forget that the person in this bed is sleeping—there isn't exactly an emoji with rumpled sheets and a sex pillow. My favorite is to pair the bed with a bunch of tools to say, "Let's break the bed tonight." Mmm...

Drool Face
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“I’m so turned on, I’m drooling over here.”

Or, a little more X-rated, particularly when it's coming from him: your post-BJ face.

Okay Hand And Pointed Finger
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A.k.a the official emoji phrase for letting someone know you want to have penetrative sex.

Eggplant And Peach
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Ah, the classic eggplant and peach emoji combo. This is basically another way to tell the recipient you want to get down and dirty. Feel free to add the sweat droplets emoji to let them know you mean ~serious~ business.

Donut And Banana
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Send this one over if you want to subtly ask, “In the mood for some anal play?”

Tongue, Taco And Sweat Droplets
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Want to let them know you want oral without explicitly saying, “Hey, do you think you can eat me out?” This one’s for you.

Tongue, Eggplant And Sweat Droplets
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Ahem, this one is for subtly telling them you want a BJ (or you want to give them a BJ), like stat…pretty please?

Peach And Clapping Hands
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A wise man named Ty Dolla $ign once said, “Girl make that asss clap.” And while he might’ve been talking about twerking, this emoji phrase has a similar idea. Here’s one to let your partner know that you want to clap those cheeks, a.k.a give them a naughty spanking.

Peach And Telephone
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This one signifies a booty call. A not-so-subtle way to say you want a quick sex sesh.

Pointed Finger And Taco
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Who doesn’t like to get fingered? Just another way to let the recipient know you crave some ~steamy~ hand action.

Popcorn, Snowflake And Question Mark
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Okay, I know you’re probably thinking, “Huh?” Popcorn? A snowflake? Come on now, it’s “Netflix and chill,” (get it?). It’s basically online speak for, “Let’s hookup, and maybe play a movie in the background.”

Heart And Bone
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“I’d love to bone,” or maybe it can also mean, “I love…your bone?”

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