If it’s not so serious to you, there are flirty icons.
There’s stigma around sexting, so part of this project is light and funny.
So we invited a ton of people to come look at them and to provide feedback.
We wanted them to tear it apart, or say "yes, this is good and I feel safe." It’s not supposed to be college frat humor, although part of being inclusive is making it funny.
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 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.
We wanted them to be able pick their own body parts in the Emoji — within the limits of size and colors.
They aren’t in the i Tunes store, for instance, so you have to go in your phone’s internet browser and copy them into a text message, or save them to your phone's photo album. We never actually attempted to be included in the i Tunes store.
We did our research, and we were sort of disheartened by what we found.
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.
A lot of people have written about Emoji, and they've discussed whether they hinder conversations or enhance them. With other emoji, there's definitely a time and a place. But I think with sex there are things that are really hard to say and hard to ask for, and that’s such a beautiful window to be able to provide someone with language.