Did you have to think about ways to also make them sexy? That’s where some of the most heated debate came out. And yes, part of being inclusive is that it’s all sexy.
To pass our test, the drawings have to be sex-positive. There are people who will be very deeply offended — people who are offended by certain sexualities — but we’re not worried about those people. Even if it’s not my thing, necessarily, I wanted the Flirtmoji to be sexy because it’s someone else's thing and it’s sexy to them.
Winky faces, eggplants, and bananas have their uses, of course, but if you want to be a little sexier, you’re going to have to use your words.
Fortunately, four designers in California have come up with a solution, and they're calling it "Flirtmoji" — sexy stickers designed to look like emoji that you can paste into messaging apps as needed.
But the game-changer came because one of the guys in the group was having really elaborate texting engagement back and forth with a long distance girlfriend.
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?
The deciding factor lies with the user, but we like to think we set them up for success by creating positive, inclusive iconography.
Accessing Flirtmoji is very different from accessing other types of emoji on a mobile device.