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.

The writer said that they could be misinterpreted and used in negative ways. But, essentially, we felt grateful for the press, but disappointed that the author interpreted the icons with such negativity and violence and strife, and put women in such a position of receiving said violence and aggression. We don't agree with 's interpretation that the icons have hidden, secret messages that are aggressive and dangerous.

As a result, your team wrote a blog post to explain how you translate Flirtmoji. That said, the way she described the icons reveals a truth that the user can misuse these Flirtmoji, but they can also use them for good and sext positively.

The project launched on Tuesday, so How did Flirtmoji come to be? All four of us had experience with jokingly and poorly substituting the existing emojis into text conversations to try to communicate sex, and it never worked.

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 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.

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.

So we invited a ton of people to come look at them and to provide feedback.