You should get down on your knees every day and thank whichever god you believe in for bringing the iPhone into your hands. Never before has remote foreplay been so easy, making the sexy selfie a standard in hormone-fueled texting. However, not unlike celebrated photographers in the field, mediocrity should not be tolerated. Do you think a National Geographic photographer has ever turned in a badly cropped, out-of-focus picture of an eagle? No way. Standards should be in place for any type of photograph taken, including naked body shots. We get that a lot of sexting takes place under the curtain of nightfall, but one should always embrace the flattering light that comes from Mr. Natural light is far kinder to bare flesh than artificial bulbs, and offers a softer glow that won't create nasty shadows in the wrong places. Sure, you might flash your neighbors by exposing your naked bod in front of the window -- but the temporary embarrassment won't hold a candle to the unequivocal joy from the recipient of your sext. Both men and women should avoid nasty overhead light.
Image: Cathryn Virginia. VICE Media makes a small commission on products linked in this article. Taking a good naked photo is harder than it looks, even if professionals Instagram influencers, sex workers, and Reddit models make it look easy. Grabbing your smartphone and pointing it at yourself isn't going to give you good results—you're going to need to buy some better stuff. I asked nude selfie experts for advice on how to strike the perfect naked pic, and their suggestions apply to anyone with a body and a desire to get flirty with their camera phone. A lot of the art of taking nudes is about the angles and experimenting with which angles are most flattering for your body. And if you do drop it, you'll want a screen protector.
Avoid overhead light
Oh, sexting. It's just such a slippery slope, right? But on the other… holy hotness! Let's focus more on the latter here. Exchanging lusty non-words with your significant other — especially if you're in a long-distance relationship — is both a healthy and effective way to keep that spark alive. Still, there are obviously some regulations to keep in mind here, especially since sexy pics are so common these days. Below are her list of do's and don'ts when it comes to this erotically-charged form of communication.
Sexting can be really fun, but it can also be so very, very awkward. Usually before you can even think about taking selfies, you have to get into dirty talk. And that can be almost worse than trying to find a great angle for your butt in a floor length mirror. Even the boldest and the baddest could use a few sexting tips for keeping the pics private and their kinks on the down-low.