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This video of a man destroying a hotel reception with a digger has gone massively viral

2023-04-19 02:17:18

This video of a man destroying a hotel reception with a digger has gone massively viral

This video of a man destroying a hotel reception with a digger has gone massively viral(图1)

Police are appealing for information after footage of a digger destroying the front of a building branded with the Travelodge logo went viral on Monday afternoon.

The video below, which was shared by Joe Fearon on Twitter, shows a man in an orange digger rolling up the steps towards the reception area of a new Travelodge in Liverpool, UK.

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"That's what happens when people don't pay their wages, mate," a man can be heard saying as the digger smashes its way into the building.

In another video(opens in a new tab) taken from a different angle inside the hotel, the person driving the digger can be heard yelling about money.

This video of a man destroying a hotel reception with a digger has gone massively viral(图2)

"600 fucking quid!" shouts the man. "All you had to do was pay me my fucking £600!"

A final video(opens in a new tab) filmed outside the building shows the driver fleeing the digger and running into the distance.

Merseyside Police confirmed in an online update(opens in a new tab) that they'd received a report of the incident shortly before 3pm on Monday.

"One man experienced eye irritation due to exposure to diesel and was treated at the scene by North West Ambulance Service," reads the police update. "It is not believed anyone else was injured during the incident."

Mashable reached out to Travelodge, who said they're unable to comment as the incident is a live police investigation. They also clarified that the site is not yet a Travelodge property.

This video of a man destroying a hotel reception with a digger has gone massively viral(图3)

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    Once you have figured out how much you owe and how much you’re paying in interest, create a debt repayment plan based on your budget. Next you will want to look for ways to either increase your payments and reduce your interest rates in order to pay off the debt quicker.

    Try automating your bill payments using the Paytm app(Opens in a new tab). Did you know that your payment history makes up 35% of your credit score? Use the app to schedule your bills in advance and get notified about upcoming bills so you can ensure you never miss a payment again or get hit with a late fee

    You can even ask your lender to give you a lower interest rate so that you are paying more of your principle. Carrying debt limits your ability to save for your future. When you stop wasting money paying more for items than they actually cost, you can focus on accomplishing your financial goals.

    This year, along with following proper sanitizing procedures for COVID-19, put as much care into deep-cleaning your finances. You’ll be thankful you did, once you start to feel more in control and at peace.

  • Everything you need to know about wax play

    Everything you need to know about wax play

    The first time I ever attempted wax play was about six or seven years ago. I went about it all wrong, in a very teenage, expectedly naive sort of way. I had a random candle I’d found in the house — probably a Pumpkin Spice Yankee Candle — and I asked a partner in the middle of a different sex act if he’d ever wanted to try messing around with wax. He was an older guy, and I think I was trying to embody the same sexiness you’d see in random Tumblr gifs on your feed, but what I actually did was spring BDSM into the conversation when neither of us were expecting it. We didn’t end up doing it, which was probably for the best.


    For those who don’t know, wax play is a type of kink activity in which hot wax, usually from a candle, is dripped or poured onto a partner. It falls under "temperature play" in the kink world, which is exactly what it sounds like: Using hot and/or cold objects or liquids to create fun sensations during sex. Back then, I thought I was a little weird to want to try wax play, but Derek Newton, founder of in a new tab), a site that helps couples find their mutual sex interests, says differently. He tells Mashable: "Wax play remains consistently popular among couples and has strong connections to intimate power and control dynamics. It’s by no means uncommon or unusual." In fact, in a new tab) shared that among the 10,000 couples using the site, 36 percent of couples want to give it a go.

    SEE ALSO: How to perform cunnilingus like a pro

    Wax play stimulates so many of our senses, elevating the pleasure we usually get from sex to new heights. The physical reaction to heat, liquid — and pain if you’re including it — grounds us and helps us stay present in sex. It also increases our sensitivity, giving us a lot more intensity as we touch one another. A hand brushing up against a thigh can feel like a thousand alarms going off in your brain (in a sexy way) when a bit of hot candle wax is involved. What’s more, putting all of that pleasure and control into someone else’s hands can be really, really sexy.

    "Wax play stimulates so many of our senses, elevating the pleasure we usually get from sex to new heights."

    And, if you needed another reason to think about wax play, or a new sexual act (whether it’s of the candle variety or something else entirely), doing it brings partners — long term and casual — closer together. Learning and experiencing something new with a partner is an intimate act in its own right. Mixing the joy of sex with candle wax is bound to turn up the heat.

    Wax play isn’t something you want to happen spontaneously, trust me. When it comes to trying new kinks (or BDSM, and some people consider wax play to fall under that umbrella), preparation, communication, and consent is everything. Those are key components of all good sex, of course. But if you’re planning on literally dripping hot wax onto someone’s skin, it’s especially important! So, here’s everything you need to know about wax play, from how to get started talking about it to sourcing the right candles, preparing equipment and safety plans, and how to bring some fire to the bedroom (not literally). 

    How to talk to your partner about wax play 

    The first step to wax play is to initiate a conversation about it with your sexual partner. Don’t do what I did, and start it mid-sex! 

    Emerson Karsh, who has a degree in human sexuality and is known professionally as the Kink Educator(Opens in a new tab), says the best way to talk to a partner about a kink you’re interested in is by doing it away from the bedroom, a sexual setting, or anywhere where the kink activity might eventually happen. "This alleviates any pressure off the other partner,” she explains. “Other ways to bring up this conversation are by creating a more generalised, open dialogue to discuss interests and fantasies where you both can equally share."

    For example, try asking your partner, "Hey, have you had many sexual fantasies?" or "Is there anything you’ve really wanted to try out in the bedroom?" That way, your partner can also bring up sexual ideas they’ve had on their mind, making for a more balanced (and sexy) discussion.

    "Consent and aftercare are super important when trying wax play."

    Karsh recommends bringing any relevant educational sources to your partner, so they don’t have to feel confused or intimidated about wax play, or like they’re relying on your information alone. You could give them a book on kink or send them an informative article that helps them explore and learn about wax play outside of your conversation. 

    So that everyone’s on the same page and feeling comfortable and confident, make sure you’re exchanging consent and keeping communication open at all times. "Consent and aftercare are super important when trying wax play," says Karsh. "Consent conversations should include boundaries, picking a safeword or safe system, and discussing risks." As for the risks, there's more about that below. 

    When it comes to aftercare, it’s important to do what makes each partner feel comforted after the kink activity. “For wax play, this could look like showering and getting all the wax off, drinking lots of water, eating snacks, putting an ointment on any burned areas, or cuddling,” she adds.

    Is wax play safe?

    Wax play does come with a degree of risk management; after all, you’re literally playing with fire. Emerson explains that in her career helping educate people about kinks, she tries to reframe the idea of "safe" into "risk aware."

    "Nothing in life is 100 percent safe, so we do things where we are safety conscious and aware of any risks," she explains. "When it comes to wax play, the main risk is burning yourself, your partner, or your space."

    One of the best ways to avoid this is by using kink specific candles that have a lower burning temperature, like this one from Maude(Opens in a new tab) or this one from Knude Society(Opens in a new tab). "A large safety consideration is to not drip wax on the face, in the ears, in open cuts, anywhere inside the body, or in hair, as wax removal in hair can be difficult and sometimes painful."

    SEE ALSO: How to have sex using a strap-on

    Other safety precautions to consider while exploring wax play: Keep a cold wet washcloth nearby, as well as a bucket of room-temperature water (very cold water can make burns worse by damaging tissue), a first aid kit including burn cream, and a fire extinguisher. All of these are “just in case” items. You shouldn’t let them scare you away from trying this kink you’re excited for, but they are vital to have around. Better risk aware than sorry!

    The type of candles you’re using on each other are also really important. 

    Soy-based candles are best, as they have a low burning temperature. Soy is natural and tends to cause less irritation, and the wax cools quickly on contact. It’s best to get your wax play candles from a reputable sex toy company, since they’re made with wax play in mind. A lot of them are also massage candles (packed with essential oils, adding aroma to your play) which can be fun to incorporate in sex. "For those interested in wax play, but who don’t want to have a scene involving wax drippings," Karsh says, "I would recommend exploring massage candles, which are candles that create a hydrating, lotion-like wax to massage your partner with." 

    Some people like a bit of pain with their sex, though, and for those interested in wax that burns a bit hotter and stings, Karsh recommends paraffin candles. "Paraffin has a slightly higher burning temperature than soy,” she says. 

    Whatever you do, stay away from beeswax, says Karsh: “The candle type you want to avoid is beeswax due to its high burning temperature.” 

    Trying wax play out 

    Before you go running off, lighter, bucket and candle in arms, Karsh suggests trying wax play out on yourself first, which can make a big difference to your comfort and confidence when doing it with a partner. “If you don’t know how it feels, how will you know how to play with it?” 

    Take it easy. Don’t rush. “The best way to start with any new kink activity is to go slow and to not do too much too quickly. If you’re interested in wax play, I suggest exploring it in smaller, shorter amounts of time before creating a whole scene surrounding it,” she says. Allow yourself to get comfortable with the activity and sensation before dedicating a significant amount of time in playing with it. 

    The great thing about wax play is that it's really easy to adjust to the pain level, temperature level, and amount of related anticipation. Dripping the candle on your thigh is a great way to get used to the sensation and handling of it. Then, experiment with height. As Karsh points out, the further away you drip the wax from, the colder it is when it hits the skin. The closer it is, the hotter it will be. Experiment on your own skin, dripping from different heights, to see what feels the best on you. 

    Try teasing yourself, too. Drip tiny amounts or wave the candle over yourself before actually dripping. It might actually be the anticipation of knowing the wax is about to hit your skin that brings you pleasure. 

    Karsh notes that some areas of the body are more sensitive (such as breasts and genitalia), which means close wax drippings there would be more painful. It’s important to work out on your own whether wax play in those areas are right for you. 

    If your partner fancies having wax dripped on them, too, ask them to work out their own fantasies in private. The more informed you both are about your bodies and preferences when it comes to candle wax, the better the experience will be. 

    Once you’re ready to engage in wax play together, bring what you’ve learned in your private sessions to the bedroom, telling your partner how high you want them to pour the wax from, how fast, and how much wax you want. Ask them to massage it in, if that’s what you're into. Check in with each other occasionally to make sure everyone’s having a great time, and have fun.

  • 7 common misconceptions about masturbation


    7 common misconceptions about masturbation

    This post is part of Mashable's Masturbation Week. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of self-love.

    For as long as people have been masturbating, there have been misconceptions surrounding the act. Thankfully, most of the assumptions held about self-pleasure (no, it won't kill you — and no, it's nothing to be ashamed about) have been debunked over the years.

    SEE ALSO: How mutual masturbation can help close the orgasm gap

    Here are six common misunderstandings about masturbation to ease your nerves, once and for all.

    1. Masturbating ___ amount of times a week/month/year is bad for you

    As long as you aren't inflicting physical harm on yourself or detracting from your life in a negative way — or using a piping hot cucumber as a DIY Fleshlight — then masturbate as many times as you please. There's no magical number that you should or shouldn't reach, and everyone's bodies are different. Masturbating in moderation is of course, suggested by various sources. However, you should be mindful of your needs and aware of the risks(opens in a new tab), such as its affect on IRL relationships and intensity of orgasms. And definitely give it a break if your skin becomes raw at any point.

    The best rule to follow is the one that's applicable to most things in life: Too much of anything isn't good for you.

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    2. Masturbating makes you infertile

    To repeat the important point above, safe masturbating in appropriate doses is not bad for you — and it won't make you infertile. There is a lot of misinformation around this issue, but according to Mayo Clinic(opens in a new tab), male masturbation does not decrease sperm count and female masturbation "isn't likely to have much effect on your fertility."

    For healthy men, masturbating in excess, may impact sperm count. But fear not, it's only temporary.

    "It takes most men about 12 to 24 hours to regenerate a good sperm count after a previous ejaculation," Dr. Ira D. Sharlip, clinical professor of urology at UCSF, told Men's Journal(opens in a new tab). “So if a patient is masturbating very frequently — and by that I mean multiple times every day — that will suppress the sperm count and reduce the chance for fertility.”

    But, give yourself a bit of a break and you should bounce back.

    Via Giphy(opens in a new tab)

    3. Men are the only ones who masturbate

    If you consume a lot of pop culture(opens in a new tab), it's easy to believe this outdated myth. But we have some news for you: Women do masturbate! Can you believe it? Yes? Good. Most of what we see in films, music and television unfortunately shows women's sexuality only in the service of others. But no, women do masturbate —and according to one survey by TENGA nearly a third of women prefer it to sex(opens in a new tab). Oh, and in case you weren't aware, trans and gender non-conforming people masturbate too. Orgasms for everyone!

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    4. There's no right way to masturbate

    Just like there is no right way to eat a pizza (go ahead and fold it(opens in a new tab), you New York monsters), there's no one correct way to masturbate. Whether you use your own hands or your favorite sex toy, it's all fair game when it comes down to doing the deed. There aren't rules you should follow except ensuring that you are practicing good hygiene. As many before me have suggested, masturbation is an opportunity to explore your body and what makes you feel good.

    "Masturbation can be a self-soothing behavior that calms down our minds…gets us in touch with our bodies, and gives us time to focus on ourselves instead of worrying about what others think," sexologist and sexuality educator Megan Andelloux told Greatist(opens in a new tab).

    Everyone has their own path towards orgasm, and the various ways you masturbate can help you uncover or fine-tune your journey.

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    5. There are no benefits to masturbating

    This is just straight-up wrong.

    There are benefits to masturbating other than it feeling good. According to Planned Parenthood(opens in a new tab), masturbation can help alleviate a variety of issues like stress, menstrual cramps, and muscle tension.

    "When you have an orgasm, your body releases endorphins, which are hormones that block pain and make you feel good," Planned Parenthood states(opens in a new tab). "The good feelings that accompany an orgasm happen whether you’re by yourself or having sex with a partner."

    That orgasm also releases dopamine and helps you sleep better — something everyone can use.

    Via Giphy(opens in a new tab)

    6. Masturbating causes blindness

    Please do not listen to anyone who has told you this. Masturbation does not cause blindness. That is a myth that has spiraled out of control, and according to Everyday Health(opens in a new tab), it's one that's existed for a while.

    "Many myths about masturbation, such as this one, come from beliefs back when people believed sex was only meant for procreation," director of female sexual medicine Susan Kellog-Spadt, PhD(opens in a new tab) at the Center for Pelvic Medicine told Everyday Health. Phew!

    Via Giphy(opens in a new tab)

    7. You have to masturbate alone

    If you want to, sure, but mutual consensual masturbation is also something you can try with a partner. Whether you want to spice things up in your sex life or to simply explore new terrain together.

    Jenny Block, author of The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex(opens in a new tab), suggests that for mutual masturbation with women may give insight into how women reach orgasm.

    "Women don’t actually take longer than men to come if you’re talking about going from totally unaroused to orgasm," she wrote(opens in a new tab). "Masturbating together can be the perfect tool for explaining this and a great way to show a male partner that when the right things are done to the right places on your body, you are just as likely as he is [to] get to the [fi]nish line in no time."

    Via Giphy(opens in a new tab)

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  • Yes, Cards Against Humanity actually built a *working catapult* to destroy Trumps border wall

    Yes, Cards Against Humanity actually built a *working catapult* to destroy Trumps border wall


    The people behind loved and loathed party game Cards Against Humanity have proven themselves adept trolls. Their latest stunt, which involves building a giant catapult to destroy Trump's border wall, is no different.

    Since his election, Cards Against Humanity have set their sights on Donald Trump, launching a site called Cards Against Humanity Saves America, and a separate site, Cards Against Humanity Stops The Wall. Their first stunt involved a crowdfunded campaign to buy land where Trump's wall would be built, to force the American government into a court battle over eminent domain. Fun as the idea is, it probably won't work (but anyone who buys into the campaign gets a certificate of "ownership," a map of the region, a copy of a statement of intent from Cards Against Humanity's lawyers, and two limited edition cards for the game itself).

    Their newest stunt involves the building of a real, actual catapult. Or, really: a trebuchet. As they explain it:

    Since the Trump administration is committed to using 12th-century military technology to protect our country from Mexican invaders, we have responded in kind by building a 30-foot trebuchet, a medieval catapult designed to destroy walls. We paid 300 gold to increase its attack damage, so it’s very powerful.

    Furthermore, addressing the question of whether or not they're threatening the American government, they explain:


    For legal reasons, we are not threatening to destroy U.S. government property with our glorious medieval siege engine. We cannot possibly overstate that we are not going to crush Trump’s twenty-billion-dollar wall with our totally badass trebuchet. But if we wanted to, we could. But we won’t. But we could.

    You can see the trebuchet in action here(opens in a new tab).

    That said?

    The proper way to process any of this nonsense—whether it's buying land that wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in hell in an eminent domain case, or building a giant catapult—is: These are marketing stunts. They are meant to endear people to Cards Against Humanity, a brand in the Era of Wokeness. And a brand that plenty of supposedly woke people have found to fall short of their standard for how woke a party game should supposedly be.

    For example:

    - Letter of Complaint: Cards Against Humanity [The NY Times Magazine(opens in a new tab)]

    - Can You Please Stop With Cards Against Humanity? [BoingBoing(opens in a new tab)]

    - Why I Quit Playing Cards Against Humanity [The Daily Dot(opens in a new tab)]

    And so on (also worth reading is Spin's Jeremy Gordon offense on Cards Against Humanity haters: that your friends are the problematic lames(opens in a new tab), not the game itself).

    But that doesn't necessarily render these marketing stunts as inherently bad things. Sure, the intention might be (like Cards Against Humanity) pretty crass. But people might get a laugh thinking of Trump's border wall being leveled by a 12th-century catapult (let alone the fact that these people actually built one). It doesn't seem overly folksy or naive to say that people need whatever laughs they can get in 2017. They will also learn what a trebuchet even is.

    And to the credit of Cards Against Humanity, they're not such myopic cynics as to try to sell people on the idea that these stunts represent anything truly meaningful, or not drive readers to charities like...

    • The ACLU(opens in a new tab)

    • The ICIRR(opens in a new tab)

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      Texas Civil Rights Project(opens in a new tab)

    • Refugee One(opens in a new tab)

    • MoveOn.Org(opens in a new tab)

    • National Immigrant Justice Center(opens in a new tab)

    ..which they did. Surely there's an argument to made that all of this—the money spent building the catapult, the money spent buying the land, the time and effort any of this took—could be directed elsewhere. But getting upset over things like this, that draw attention to worthwhile causes, even if they do them through stunts like this? It's about as killjoy a stance as getting upset over a card game played at dumb, drunk dinner parties. There are worse things in the world. This is fine.

    Furthermore, on the FAQ for their recent Trump-related stunts, the brand explains:


    Why don’t you stick to seeing how many Hot Wheels cars you can fit up your asshole?


    We’re just being regular correct.

    If nothing else, even if it is nothing more than brilliant marketing,

    (A) A brand like Cards Against Humanity drawing a line in the sand on ideals of decency being hyperbolically conflated with "political correctness" is a good thing,


    (B) This isn't, say, a multinational conglomerate producing an ad that attempts to capitalize on wokeness with a nonsensical, tone-deaf message delivered by the most apolitical blank-slate of a celebrity they could find.

    Here we have a brand willing to alienate potential customers when taking a stand by telling said customers to forcefully lodge several plastic toy cars up their own rectum. It's, in all fairness, the kind of statement from a brand that makes it very, very difficult to dislike them. And it's also, in an ideal world, a brand others would take a hint from.

  • Museum doppelgängers tweet goes massively viral because theyre always amazing

    Museum doppelgängers tweet goes massively viral because theyre always amazing


    People are endlessly fascinated with doppelgängers, as one massively viral tweet definitely proves.

    The original tweeter shared some pictures from other sources, and it definitely captured imaginations. (It looks like many of these are in a compilation by Bored Panda(opens in a new tab), although they've been circulating the internet for a while.) Here's the original tweet:

    SEE ALSO: Can you tell the difference between 'The Room' cast and their 'Disaster Artist' doppelgangers?

    And more:

    The replies came pouring in, and they're amazing.

    From Shannon Purser a.k.a. Barb from Stranger Things

    And many, many more

    One reply made an excellent point

    And a new Twitter handle to follow.


    Can't get enough.

  • Watch this poor iguana and his dinner fall off the damn counter

    Watch this poor iguana and his dinner fall off the damn counter


    Think you're having a rough day? It's probably not as rough as this iguana's.

    On Tuesday night, right before taking the first bite of his dinner, Twitter user @connerhallmark(opens in a new tab)'s iguana had a tragic fall.

    CARD ID: 404579

    Right as he was inching towards his paper towel topped with lettuce and tomato — a salad, we'll call it — he slipped off his chair and plummeted to the floor. And the worst part? His front claw caught the paper towel on the way down, pulling his dinner off the counter with him.

    You can view the dramatic footage below.


    CARD ID: 404528

    The owner of this poor iguana tweeted the four-second long Snapchat video of the incident, appropriately captioned "NOOO," and further explained to followers the dinner date did not go as planned.

    But for all those concerned about the clumsy little fella, don't worry. Word in the kitchen is he's "perfectly fine" and "extremely durable."

    CARD ID: 404530

    Mashable reached out to Conner to check in on the iguana and make sure he, at the very least, got a new salad.


    But until we hear back please enjoy watching the clip on a loop and yelling "SAME."

  • 12 emoji that help make iOS 13.2 the horniest update yet

    12 emoji that help make iOS 13.2 the horniest update yet

    Emoji have already transformed how we flirt. You don't have to try and work out how many Fs should be in the noise you make when you approve of an especially filthy suggestion or an image — you can just throw in a splash, a smirk, or (if you're a real sick puppy) a tongue-out smiley. You don't have to work out which phallic euphemism hits exactly the right spot between the clinical and the juvenile — eggplants are so synonymous with dicks now that I can't order babaghanoush at the kebab shop without smirking.


    But just as words can only say so much, sometimes you need a little more than a repurposed nightshade to truly express all the shades of human horniness. A new expansion to the language of tiny Unicode-approved cartoons is always something to celebrate — not only are there long-overdue updates to improve representation(Opens in a new tab) of different genders, appearances, and disabilities, but new ways to ruin everyday objects by turning them into sex shorthand. And now that the iOS 13.2 beta has dropped, it's time to grab your snorkels and dive in. Almost literally.

    1. Goggles and snorkel

    Credit: emojipedia

    When you need to signal that you don't plan to come up for air for a while, this is how to do it.

    Pair with the oyster, the peach, or your sploosh symbol of choice if you want to be extra explicit, but it's suggestive enough on its own in the correct context.

    2. Oyster

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    This glistening bivalve might seem a bit obvious or graphic at first, but hear me out. We've been hanging out for an elegant counterpart to the eggplant for years, and what's more elegant than oysters? Oysters are something you savour, something you indulge in, but they're also messy and sensual and feel weirdly intimate, especially the first time you slurp one down. They're also the most notorious edible aphrodisiac.

    What's more, in several renderings(Opens in a new tab) — all except Apple, Facebook and JoyPixels — it has a pearl. Clearly this is not intended to be an edible oyster, at least not the kind you serve by the half-dozen on rock salt.

    This not an accident, folks. This is, finally, the vulva emoji we've been waiting for.

    (However, the campaign to put a pearl on all oyster emoji begins now. People with clits have spent way too many years trying to get people without clits to pay attention to them to see them erased from the discourse this way.)

    3. "Kneel."

    Credit: emojipedia

    One for all the Fleabag/Hot Priest fans out there, the figure on their knees (available in man, woman and gender-neutral variations) is worth a thousand words — or just one.

    4. Butter

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    Butter is the sexiest ingredient in any kitchen, and if this emoji was just a yellow oblong it would probably do it for me. But there's something about the design of the Apple butter stick in particular: the way the light hits the edge, the slightly uncanny hint of translucence, the insouciant "sext me like one of your French girls" angle of the slice resting on the end of the dish. This emoji is ready to get spread-y.

    5. Pinch

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    Yes, this immediately became the tiny dick shaming emoji. But just as we ourselves contain multitudes, and an eggplant is sometimes just an eggplant, an emoji can have multiple meanings, too. Careful deployment of the pinch emoji could stand for nipple tweaking, for one.

    Also, maybe you enjoy being shamed for the size of your junk and this emoji is very sexy, actually, to you. We're not here to kinkshame.

    6. Sloth

    Credit: emojipedia

    This pleased-with-himself critter gripping a sturdy branch might not scream sex appeal at first sight, but its direct gaze is perfect for letting someone know you're going to climb them like a tree(Opens in a new tab). Very slowly.

    SEE ALSO: 15 horny kitchen gadgets that look just like sex toys

    7. Parachute

    "babe come over"

    "can't, i'm on a plane"

    "my parents aren't home"

    Credit: emojipedia

    8. Juice box

    Credit: emojipedia

    You know, for when you're thirsty. Or juicy. Or Lizzo(Opens in a new tab). Or can pull off a "box" double entendre without getting blocked.

    9. Gingers

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    Does your costume box contain Ron and Hermione/Jon and Ygritte/Jamie and Claire role play supplies? Is Ed Sheeran all over your slow jams playlist? Are you banging a redhead who's just really psyched to finally have some fiery-mopped figures in that keyboard? Build anticipation with a well-placed gingemoji.

    10. Blood drop

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    You're a damn grownup. You've got your red wings. And whoever's doing the menstruating, this is what to bust out when you want your paramour to know that just because it's shark week, doesn't mean the beach is closed. Pair this up with your cheeky water drops to signal that you're totally up to throw (a towel) down.

    11. Chair

    Credit: emojipedia

    For when you would like to have sex in a chair.

    12. Axe

    Credit: emojipedia

    Sadly, sexting sometimes takes a turn for the worse, like when someone tries to escalate from winks and smirks to aggressively explicit — or sends you an unwanted dick pic. If you're not into size shaming, even for cyberflashers, skip the pinch emoji and hit them back with the swift justice of the shiny new Mr Choppy. Your meaning will be clear.