Following growth in technology and mobile phone usage couples have become more and more reliant on sexting.
Sexting is great for allowing couples to be intimate without the boundaries of physical location.
What Is Sexting?
In order to fully understand the art of sending sexy selfies, you must first fully understand sexting. Sexting is a blending of the words sex and texting. This sums up the meaning behind it very well as it is literally sexual texting.
There are however many elements to consider when sexting as there are many parts to it. It often includes sending messages that talk about engaging in sexual activities with one another along with photos.
Platforms For Sexting/Sexy Selfies
With many different platforms for communication now available via technology people choose to text and send sexy selfies from many different sites and apps. These include, but are not limited to:
Snapchat– Snapchat is often the favored platform for sharing sexual pictures as you can send images on a limited timer. This means that your partner can only see the image for a certain amount of time before it deletes itself.
Similarly, you can also see if they take a screenshot of the image so you will know whether or not it is saved on their phone.
On the other hand, you can set an infinite timer on each image allowing them to view it for as long as they like. Snapchat also provides easy-to-use filters so that you can quickly make changes to your image.
Instagram– Instagram is well known for being a public picture-sharing app. However, Instagram also has an instant messaging option that allows users to chat and share pictures on a one-to-one basis.
Instagram also has lots of filtering options. However, all the pictures shared on this platform last an infinite amount of time and can be saved without your knowledge.
Having said that, you can still unsend messages.
Messenger– Messenger is the private messaging aspect of Facebook and allows people to connect instantly.
It tells you when the person you are speaking to was last active and also lets you know when they have read your message.
It isn’t really designed for sharing pictures however, there is a picture sharing function available within the private chat. You can either take a photo directly through messenger or you can import one from your camera roll.
Once again, people can save your images without your knowledge but you can unsend an image or message at any time making it disappear from either just your chat or both yours and your partners depending on what you prefer.
Text– In today’s society, the vast majority of the population have a mobile phone. So, regardless of what apps you and your partner do or don’t have, sharing sexy selfies by text is always an option.
However, be aware that many networks charge extra for images sent so this could become quite costly.
Whatsapp– Whatsapp runs through your phone number. It can be used as long as you have either signal or an internet connection making it easily accessible.
Much like messenger, Whatsapp isn’t really designed for picture sharing but you can still attach a picture.
There are no editing or more advanced features on Whatsapp though.
Top Tips For Sending Sexy Selfies
Whether sending sexy selfies is something that you and your partner engage in regularly or a completely new idea to you you might feel nervous.
Feeling nervous about sending more intimate images is natural, it can be down to low self-esteem, fear of the unknown, or just sheer confusion.
The best thing to do if you decide to send some sexy selfies is to go into this with some tricks up your sleeve. Some of the main things to consider are:
Lighting– Lighting is a major thing to consider when taking any images especially in this scenario. Lighting can really make or break an image so it is important that you have got just the right lighting.
Having the picture taken in too bright of an environment can be detrimental as it can create a glare or even blurring. Similarly, taking the picture in a dark setting can make it difficult to see.
It can be difficult to find a middle ground but one of the best ways of going about this is smart lights. With smart lights, you can adjust the brightness really easily and you can often even do this on an app on your phone.
What You Are Wearing– It might sound obvious but something really important to consider when taking sexy selfies is what you are wearing. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and this really will show within the image.
Try to think about how revealing you want the image to be, for instance, do you plan on wearing a sexy but modest outfit, just your underwear or nothing at all.
If you opt for underwear there are also lots more decisions to make such as what style and color underwear you want to wear.
A good idea is to try to stick to matching underwear as this can really bring the whole image together.
Angles– As with any photo, it is important that you think carefully about the angle that you want to take the image from. When deciding this try to consider your surroundings, the lighting, and any reflections.
Also, think about which part of your body you feel most confident about and maybe consider focusing your image on that part.
Editing– It is completely up to you whether you want to edit or filter your selfies or not. Some people prefer the picture to be as natural as possible whereas others feel more comfortable with some editing or filters.
If you do choose to edit or filter your image a good idea can be to try to make it look as natural as possible. So try to not over-edit to the point where the image looks fake.
Whether Or Not You Want Your Face In It– Something to consider when taking and sending these sorts of selfies is whether or not you want your face to be in it.
One thing to consider is whether or not you have known your partner for a long time and whether you have a high level of trust. Also really think about what makes you feel more comfortable.
Taking sexy selfies may feel intimidated at first but if it is something that you would like to do then there are many ways that you can start to make yourself feel more comfortable.
In order to achieve the best possible image, it is a good idea to take into consideration the tips above. Try to think about lighting, location, and your outfit when planning the photo.