I think naming them around the word "flirting" keeps it there.
wrote about Flirtmoji this week and they did so in a way that wasn’t entirely positive.
What we're doing sits differently for me, because we’re making this really comprehensive little visual language that represents everybody and everything. What’s really beautiful about sex, and emoji, is that sex is really playful and also really difficult. So to that end, I think that whatever it takes for you to be able to communicate what you want or need, or what you don’t want and don’t need is fine.
We wanted to be able to show this to all of our friends and have them all feel comfortable.
We wanted them to be able pick their own body parts in the Emoji — within the limits of size and colors.
She said that men don’t tend to draw breasts like that. Hair has actually been really contentious and funny and also a major design issue, all while being a major conceptual necessity to all of us. I think it’s really important, and actually making it come across has been incredibly difficult.
But we do have a few new ones that have hair, and we’re working on it.
It’s just not that hard to have everybody feel represented.
Some of these, like the vulva in particular, are really detailed and surprisingly anatomically correct.I like the idea of Flirtmoji, but I’m not sold on the name yet.Why did you decided to call them that, instead of something like "Sextmoji," for instance?We realized that we needed to do this, to draw up sex as icons, and make it completely comprehensive, funny, and diverse. Everyone looked at them, everyone talked about them, everyone had their two cents, and then being the only woman in a group of guys discussing body parts, obviously there are moments that are a little hairy, but… Well yea that’s a whole other conversation, because how do you make hair in simple line strokes?I showed some of the Flirtmoji to a friend, and she wasn’t surprised when I told her that you’re a woman. And that’s so beautiful, coming from another woman, that she saw that. Right, so I noticed that the free set of Flirtmoji don’t have hair, and I was wondering about that decision. I’m really glad you’re bringing that up because I feel like I’m being held accountable for that.The deciding factor lies with the user, but we like to think we set them up for success by creating positive, inclusive iconography.