🍆 Eggplant Emoji: The Sexual and Wholesome Uses of the Purple Aubergine

Written by: Kaira
Modified: سبتمبر 29, 2022

Did you ever wonder why social media posts with the eggplant emoji get so many shocked or laugh reactions? Some people even type down three eggplant emojis with a tagged picture to explain the exaggeration. It may be racy or it might just be an ode to the actual purple aubergine. No matter what reason, a lot has happened since the 🍆 Eggplant emoji graced our emoji keyboards and we’re here to tell you about them.


Eggplant Emoji: Meaning and Background

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The 🍆 Eggplant emoji made its way to our emoji keyboards in 2010. It debuted with various animated fruits and vegetables. It graced our emoji keyboards along with the 🍑 Peach emoji and the 🥒 Cucumber emoji. Since they’re arranged in categories, the initial meaning of the eggplant emoji pertains to the plant species from the nightshade family Solanaceae.

Contrary to what most people believe, eggplants are technically fruits, not vegetables. After planting, they grow as flowering plants that contain seeds, unlike most vegetables. Depending on where you are in the world, eggplants appear in different shapes, sizes, and colors in different parts of the globe.

Eggplant varieties

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Despite its different colors, the name “eggplant” came from the plant’s white egg-like cultivars. Because of this, the term “eggplant” eventually became more common instead of “aubergine” in the English language. In truth, ripe eggplants usually appear purple, not white. In the end, this led emoji developers to use the long purple aubergine variant to represent all eggplant types in the emoji keyboard.


How the Eggplant Emoji Got Sexual

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Since its debut in 2010, the eggplant emoji almost instantly became the emoji used to describe a penis. Before, we would usually spot steamy posts using 8====D to describe big penises or c==3 to illustrate a small dick. Upon looking at the combination of characters, it’s not easy to type them down using the old keypads we know of. However, this didn’t stop horny people from sexting their lovers or partners. To this day, some people still use the same old symbols to talk about a man’s member on social media platforms or online forums.

Aside from the eggplant emoji, the 🍌 Banana emoji was also used to describe a man’s erect penis. However, the purple aubergine was more commonly used in steamy chats and posts. If you think about it, the eggplant best describes the penis because it also comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Nowadays, people sometimes use the 🥒 Cucumber emoji to describe a man’s schlong.

The popularity of the eggplant emoji eventually made its way to famous pornography streaming sites like the famed PornHub. The website’s developers came up with Porn 4 Emoji to further entertain their users with steamy videos on their platform. Viewers only needed to send an emoji of their choice through text. Afterward, PornHub’s system matches it to the best lewd video in their directory. The porn channel then launched various fun events for more engagement with the responsive generator. One of the most commonly submitted emojis was the eggplant emoji. Unfortunately, PornHub eventually stopped the unique service in 2020. The decision was ultimately made despite their several attempts of gaining more followers.


The Eggplant Emoji: Banned on Social Media?

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In 2019, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites became determined to make their platforms safer for all audiences, especially children. Due to the sudden ban, emojis like the eggplant emoji disappeared from posts and comments due to new Community Guidelines rules and regulations. Of course, this move sparked outrage in naughty and wholesome users of the emoji.

Instagram announced an added feature in their tags wherein people can tag emojis in their posts. However, users were left enraged when the platform banned the eggplant emoji from tags, posts, and comments. However, the developers failed to predict the creative minds of their users who eventually used the 🍌 Banana emoji and the 🍑 Peach emoji to tag steamy posts anyway. Because of this, Instagram eventually lifted the ban and focused on improving its Community Guidelines in different ways.


The Eggplant Emoji and Peach Emoji Tandem

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By now, it’s obvious what the eggplant emoji means when it comes to steamy texts and social posts. Through the years, netizens came up with multiple ways of using emojis as euphemisms to describe different sexual acts. One of the most commonly used emoji tandems is the eggplant and peach emojis. The eggplant symbolizes a man’s member while the peach pertains to the butt or a woman’s sexual parts.

When the eggplant emoji was banned from various social media platforms, the peach emoji was still allowed. Horny netizens also associated the 🌮 Taco emoji with a vagina to differentiate it from the butt meaning of the peach emoji. People used their creativity once again to continue posting about steamy content amidst the ban of the famed animated purple aubergine. Naturally, rules and regulations won’t stop naughty netizens from sharing lewd content to their friends and followers on social media.


Typing the Eggplant Emoji and Water Emoji Together

Apart from the peach emoji, netizens usually pair the eggplant emoji with different water-themed emojis, especially the 💦 Sweat Droplets emoji. The different water or sweat emojis on social media posts may seem innocent at first because you can associate them with water or exercising. However, once you add the eggplant or the peach emojis next to them, it means a whole different story.

If you’re used to sexts or lewd conversations, you probably know to type down an ejaculating penis with emojis. People usually add the water droplets or splashing sweat next to one or three eggplants for this.  More creative uses include the 😰 Anxious Face with Sweat emoji or the 😳 Flushed Face emoji.

To state more the obvious meanings, people use the 👄 Mouth emoji, the 👅 Tongue emoji, or the 👀 Eyes emoji. Sometimes, some naughty or horny netizens use the 👊 Oncoming Fist emoji, the 🤜 Right-Facing Fist emoji, or the 👏 Clapping Hands emoji for more specific posts. Plus, remember to think twice before you use the ✊ Raised Fist emoji for lewd posts because it’s now used to symbolize the Black Lives Matter movement in social media.


Using the Eggplant Emoji on Your Social Media Platforms

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Upon reading our title, you’ll easily know how the eggplant emoji is used in texts or social media posts and comments. As mentioned, netizens use the eggplant to describe anything but the common vegetable that we sometimes add to lasagna. Thanks to the emoji keyboard, describing dicks online has come a long way. Back then, we had to use symbols, numbers, and letters to make 8====D. Additionally, you can use other phallic-looking fruits or vegetables as an alternative to the animated eggplant. With this, you can avoid the existing ban on different social media platforms and forums.

After learning about the sensual meaning of the eggplant emoji, you can now try out sexting with emojis. Use what we discussed to spark steamy hot messages with your lover or partner. Be creative in crafting sexts and don’t limit yourself to fruits, vegetables, and emotions available on your emoji keyboard. You can also stay wholesome and stick to using the eggplant as a plant or an ingredient in your social media posts and comments.