The world has officially gone emoji mad .
Not only do we rely on them to get across our feelings in any WhatsApp conversation (how would people know your sly dig was a ‘joke’ without the crying laughing face?), walk through any shopping centre these days and you’ll see stalls selling cushions shaped like poo emojis.
But someone has taken it even further. And it’s a step too far – or actually, several steps.
Yes, a company has turned an emoji into a sex toy.
Which one? The winky face? Heart-eyes? Nope, it’s the aubergine.
For those who don’t ‘speak’ emoji, the aubergine is often used as a euphemism for penis, so it’s an obvious choice.
The creators behind the ’emojibator’, based in Philadelphia, write on the website: “Since the eggplant emoji has penetrated your texting conversations, it has been a definitive sex symbol.
“With Emojibator, we aim to make masturbation fun, easy, and accessible .
“ Whether you’re looking for self pleasure, a playful and perfect gift, or embracing the inner vegan, the Emojibator will certainly please.”
It also claims to give users a ‘healthy serving of Vitamin D’. The less said about that, the better.
It might not win the prize for weirdest sex toy of the year, though, after a selection of Pokemon-themed products were released in July.
To absolutely nobody’s surprise, a company capitalised on the massive global success of Pokémon GO .
Called “Pokémoan”, the toys come fashioned after the starter Pokémon available in the game. You can choose either Bulby, Charmy, Squirty or Piky.
Somebody please stop this before it gets even more ridiculous?
It’s probably too late.