How to Use Adult Emoticons

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People who enjoy online sex can use adult emoticons for those moments when regular words just can't quite express exactly what's going through their head. After all, when it comes to online sex, sometimes things are best expressed using means other than words.

Skill level:
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    Search for emoticons specific to the type of instant messenger you use. MSN's Messenger is one of the world's most popular applications, and there are many sites online where you can find and download adult emoticons that are compatible with it. If you use AIM, Yahoo! or any other instant messaging platform, specify it in your search.

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    Run a virus scan on the file containing the executable adult emoticon application, which will have an .exe extension if you're using Windows. Executable files are one of the most common sources of viruses, spyware and other unwanted computer bugs.

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    Learn the keyboard shortcuts associated with each of the adult emoticons that are included with your download. In MSN messenger, all emoticons have a shortcut command that is contained between a set of parentheses. Other instant-messaging applications may simply prompt you to choose your emoticon from a list of available emoticons.

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    Test out your new emoticons before you use them by adding them into a dud message that you won't be sending to anyone. Get used to how they look on the screen, how much room they take up in your chat window and expect that they may not be viewable by all recipients of your instant messages or emails.

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    Use sexy emoticons in your emails as well. They are usually not limited to use in only your instant messaging application(s). However, they might not appear correctly on all users' screens.

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    Enjoy your new means of self-expression with a supportive partner who you know won't be offended by sexually graphic Internet communications. Always gauge the other party's openness to adult material before using it in your communications.

Tips and warnings

  • If you use MSN's instant messenger, you can download adult emoticons for free at (see Resources below). However, be warned that the link contains explicit images of adults engaging in sexual behavior.
  • When you add adult emoticon applications to your instant messenger, everyone who uses the instant messenger program on your computer can access them. If you share a computer, particularly with children, it is not advised that you add adult emoticons.

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