We don't go in for the cutesy crap, either. Rainbows. Smiley faces. Cute animals. The worst. Why do we throw this emoji in there when we're trying to get erotic? Good question. You see, we looked at all the emojis and realized that this one has maximum cuteness factor. So, if the girl we're trying to sext is into puppies and stuffed animals and shit, we just throw this in up front to appease her, then we get down to business.
You see, even iPhone-based relationships are about compromise.