Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Vagina emojis have arrived – and there's one to suit everyone

flirtmojirange.JPG

Forget wondering whether girl-with-arms-crossed or cat-crying-with-laughter best sums up your day.

Now there's a more important digital decision on the agenda: which of these vaginas in pixel form is the one for you?

Flirtmoji, a company which last year released a whole range of sexting symbols to give amorous users something more than an aubergine to work with, has come up with a pleasingly diverse set of emoji vaginas.

The designers, Katy McCarthy and Jeremy Yingling, have tried to create accurate fannies and foofs for everyone, using several colours and adding varying amounts of hair – something they told The Verge was particularly important, and difficult, to represent in emoji-form.

Flirtmoji2

Flirtmoji are addressing all the gaps in the sext market

Yingling explained the pair had wanted to retain Flirtmoji's “unified aesthetic” when it came to design, but initially struggled to add digital pubic hair.

“We tried to solve hair for a long time with our first line. And the strokes were just too big. But, you know, we finally had a little bit of time to evaluate our art and we saw an opportunity to downsize the strokes a little bit and that suddenly made it possible to do all kinds of weird, hairy, fluffy, pube-y shapes. It was always a priority for us.”

Yingling and McCarthy also found it became important to them that not every symbol was a symmetrical design, due to, you know, real life vaginas not being perfectly uniform.

Yingling said: “I was an icon designer before starting Flirtmoji, and symmetry is something that's really valued with icons, for legibility [...] So that's very much how we approached Flirtmoji and how Katy and I started drawing genitals. And, you know, after drawing maybe a dozen penises and vaginas, we thought things would be more interesting when things are a little bit off-kilter.”

McCarthy added: “There was one [vagina], I remember, that we were going to cut. And it was the one that was the least symmetrical of the original group. But a friend looked at it and said, ‘Well that's the one that looks the most like mine!’ [...] the thing that's beautiful about a particular body part is when it's not symmetrical, or it's off-angle or it's from a strange perspective.”

As one might expect, it took a lot of explicit Google searches to come up with the range, and while it's not available in app stores, the stickers can be found on Flirtmoji's website and Instagram account.

The designs can't be added to your keyboard, but can be copied and saved.

According to The Verge, Flirtmoji will be releasing the images in sets of five every week to begin with, and eventually there'll be a ‘super pack’ featuring all kinds of anatomy.

The company specialise in symbols for sexting, such as handcuffs, porn DVDs and booty call icons (a bum with a phone on top, in case you were wondering) and McCarthy said last year she was frustrated with the lack of diversity in standard ranges.

“My friends and I are not accurately represented in emoji, and it’s frustrating. And particularly with sex, we felt that it was so crucial that everyone feel sexually represented. We wanted to be able to show this to all of our friends and have them all feel comfortable.”

As their website states, “Flirtmoji is going places and we want you to come.” Happy sexting!

Read the full interview here.

flirtmoji3

The Flirtmoji website has a number of sexting symbols available

Related

emojisb.PNG

What your most-used emoji says about you

wow.JPG

Facebook unveils new buttons that give ‘likes’ an emotive makeover

dogsemoji.jpg

The dog emoji range is here and it has 23 of your favourite breeds

rexfeatures_4553667a.jpg

Why "Best" is the worst way to end your emails

emojiji.jpg

Meet the new Emoji candidates for 2016

hero.jpg

The most popular emojis by country, from Britain to Australia

lol.jpg

No more “Lol”. These are the best ways to express laughter online

swackett.jpg

10 life-changing apps you've never heard of

emoji.JPG

Emojis could soon replace pin numbers in UK banks

Comments

More

The world's first hot air balloon bar is coming to the UK

Get ready for some sky-high drinking

by Sarah Biddlecombe
24 May 2017

All the best ways to indulge your love of gin around the UK

Safaris, festivals, teas and tours to get your juniper on

by Amy Swales
24 May 2017

The time of day has a very real effect on what we want to binge-watch

Light in the morning, darkness at night

by Moya Crockett
24 May 2017

Sunshine could help ease chronic period pain, suggests study

A link has been found between vitamin D, aka the 'sunshine vitamin', and reduced cramps

by Moya Crockett
24 May 2017

Piers Morgan’s ‘hate-mongering’ is expertly shut down on live TV

When Morgan began airing his views about the Manchester attack, Sally Dynevor made it her mission to shut him down

by Kayleigh Dray
24 May 2017

Sara Rowbotham finally makes her voice heard on First Dates

The Rochdale sexual health worker broke down on the Channel 4 dating show

by Kayleigh Dray
24 May 2017

“A teenage girl's first concert should be a rite of passage”

“And, last night it was snatched from their innocent hands”

by Lucy Foster
23 May 2017

Manchester attack: how you can help

The ways you can support the victims, survivors and investigation

by Amy Swales
23 May 2017

The entertainment world reacts to the Manchester terror attack

Tributes have poured in from stars across the globe following the tragedy

by Joe Ellison
23 May 2017

Manchester attack: the woman who heroically protected over 50 children

Paula Robinson has been praised for her heroism on social media

by Kayleigh Dray
23 May 2017