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It's harder than you'd think.

Finding porn on the Internet is easy. Finding porn on Instagram, however, takes a bit of work. 

While there's plenty of NSFW material lurking on the photo-sharing platform, it's often under the hashtags of sexually suggestive emoji or cryptic word pairings. Instagram's strict community guidelines on nudity and aggressive band of content moderators means that most of the really titillating stuff has a relatively short shelf life. The term "Instaporn" has a double meaning: It's porn that's gone in an instant.

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To make things even harder, Instagram regularly bans sexy hashtags once they really begin to take off. Most of the obvious erotic hashtags have long been banned from being searchable on Instagram. Everyone remembers what happened to the infamous eggplant emoji hashtag and Eggplant Fridays

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Despite all these obstacles, the Instaporn community is nothing if not relentless. Every dick pic or nipple shot that is flagged is quickly replaced. Once an X-rated hashtag is banned, one or more substitute hashtags are instantly coined. For example, #boobs evolves into #boobss or #boobsofinstagram or #boobiess. 

Hunting for porn on Instagram, much like posting porn on Instagram, then becomes an erotic game of cat and mouse. How long can an NSFW hashtag survive before it falls under the radar of Instagram's content moderators? What new term, vegetable, or fruit will take its place? 

Here are some more tips for finding porn on Instagram: 

1) Get familiar with the most common Instaporn emoji hashtags

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Fruits and Vegetables: Restrict yourself to the obvious sexual fruits and vegetables. It's no surprise that the peach emoji has emerged as the female equivalent of the eggplant emoji. Ditto on the pairing of cherries emoji. Eggplants remain your best bet for naked shots of men; for whatever reason the banana emoji just hasn't caught on. 

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The Angel and the Devil: A classic duo that will yield plenty of NSFW content. 

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Sexual Finger Gestures and Sweat: The pointer finger and OK sign transcends all languages and cultural barriers. Like math, it is universally understood. The sweat emoji may be the hallmark of fitness Instagram, but it's also used to describe another type of physical exertion. 

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The over 18 symbol: This emoji seems tailor-made for Instaporn. 

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2) Rely on related hashtags to find the more advanced stuff

It's unlikely you'll hit the motherlode by simply searching under one of the more basic hashtags alone. Instagram's search function will offer up "related" terms. Tapping these related terms will expand your search to uncharted territory. With just a few taps, you can quickly see what other Instaporn emoji hashtags are currently in use. 

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For example, tapping on the sweat symbol above led me to this: 

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Tapping on the hand symbol for sex led me to even more sexy emoji pairings.

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3) Try misspellings or several rows of emoji 

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At the time of this writing, there's not much to see under #porn. But it's a much different story under #pornographic, #pornografia, #pornstarr and #pornporn. While a single eggplant emoji will just bring up shots of eggplant parmesan, try seeing what happens when you search for two, three, four, or even five eggplant emojis in a row.

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4) Try hashtags in different languages 

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You can find some of the dirtiest content on Instagram under hashtags in foreign languages. Instagram has yet to figure out how to police offensive and sexual content in the non-English speaking world. Earlier this year, over 1 million porn videos were found on Instagram under Arabic hashtags. 

You don't need to be fluent in Czech or Arabic or Turkish to find them. Once you find a promising piece of Instaporn, see if there are hashtags in foreign languages accompanying it. Tap them, and see if you're whisked off to some foreign land of Instaporn paradise. 

Searching for porn on Instagram may seem like a lot of hard work for little reward. It's true that even the most hardcore Instaporn is practically G-rated by today's Internet standards. You'll see a lot of five-second clips of bouncing breasts and butts, and endless droves of mirror selfies of men naked from the waist down, tight shots of cleavage, and twerking videos.

But in a world where finding porn on the Internet is almost too easy, there's something to be said about the delayed gratification that goes along with hitting the Instaporn jackpot. 

Or you could just go on PornHub

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