At some point, every woman has felt sexy when she saw her reflection in the mirror and saw a woman with wild, messy hair, a hint of faded dark lipstick still on her lips while wearing that stunning blouse that accentuates her chest in just the right way. It is almost like a natural reflex to flip out your phone and take a mirror selfie in a sexy pose to capture this confident, sultry mood. Revisiting that sexy picture can give you such an exciting rush that you may be tempted to send it your significant other. Things can escalate quickly where you might want that blouse off to send a more explicit naked picture to tempt them. Now of course with the stakes rising high, you want the best nude to be sent their way, so what are the best techniques to achieve the most steamy nude photo?
Let's get one thing clear: women are absolute geniuses when it comes to using every different angle possible for a good nude. Their photo session will result in their camera roll to be filled with the most seductive and 'bootylicious' pictures that will have you heaving at the very glimpse of them. Although, no matter how great you are at serving the best sexy selfies in town, we are all looking to improve our nude game. Even with several women embracing this act of erotic expression, there are many women who steer away from the 'sexting' subject as they are overcome by fear and anxiety of their nude photo being leaked, stolen or shared without consent. Like some women who avoid the pervasive misinterpreted messages about their bodies and sexuality, other few rather bury this expression to keep away from receiving an 'unsolicited dick pic', body or 'slut' shaming labels and any other kind of threat. Unfortunately, sexting has so become such a fraught topic.
Nevertheless, for those girls out there looking for helpful tips to step up their nude game, here are some valuable words of wisdom from 15 women who are well familiarised in the nudes realm!
1. As amazing as natural lighting works to make you glow in those sexy selfies, try using retro or coloured lighting (red/blue / purple) with the help of LED lighting in your room to give it a more raunchy, flamboyant feel to it. If you don't have the lighting, there are many available filters that can give your pictures exactly the same feel. These coloured pictures can give a very naughty, dirty hotel room vibe to your pictures that can work very well for the receivers!
2. A self-timer works wonders. This criminally underrated self-timer allows you to freely try different poses at a go, without the hassle of adjusting your hand, body or angles constantly. It's actually much better than constantly checking your naked picture when you constantly analyse them. Using a self-timer just lets you stay in your element for a good 10 to 30 seconds and honestly, these pictures turn out to be much hotter than the naked selfies I plan.
3. Sexy nudes are not all about showing off your naked body, rather about capturing the erotic element in them. You don't always have to take your clothes off, rather work with them while they are on. Clothing fitted in just the right way can show off just the right curves and can make for a playfully arousing tease.
4. Lingerie is not just for in-person encounters. I occasionally put on some well-fitting lace lingerie that makes me feel all sorts of beautiful and works surprisingly well for my partner. If I have some time on hand, I put on some stockings or pantyhose that is just the perfect cherry on the top ;)
5. Since we spoke about filters, I personally feel like the black and white (b/w) filter works really well at making the high points of my face and body pop. It works really well to define the contours of my chest, like my collar bones. Try using a b/w filter, while facing your back to the mirror and crouching down to make your butt really really thick. Take my word for it, the man will be a fan of that chunky ass!
6. The go-to pose for to achieve a flawless butt picture involves just one clever trick: perch your butt up on a counter or a desk so your hips and bum look more wholesome. I simply complete the picture with my hands cinching in the waist and leaning forward for my boobs to look bigger. There is absolutely no way that pose can look bad, it's foolproof.
7. Many of us indulge in taking bathroom selfies because something about the bathroom lighting works just perfectly. What I try to do is take a naked photo of myself, maybe even one in a bathrobe, right after I've taken a fuming hot shower. It makes my skin glow with the rigorous blood flow to give the nude a sultry, voluptuous vibe. After all, wouldn't this be the perfect reply to the guy that always asks, "can I join? ;)"?
8. So most of us end up taking nudes mostly in the same spot, in the same poses. To try something a little more naughty, you can mix it up by getting into provocative sex positions and using a self-timer to take a snapshot of that. For example, you could sit on your knees as if you're on top while doing a cowgirl, or bent over as if in doggy. It helps them actually imagine having sex with you, and there is honestly nothing hotter than that.
9. When it comes to porn, people instinctively find anything with the vaginal or pussy area super attractive as it feeds their imagination. Why not try to do the same with your nudes? Nobody can resist a banging vag pic, so to enhance their view, you can prop yourself higher up than the camera, maybe use a laptop webcam as an easier option, scoot your hips forward and lean backwards onto your elbows for a full frontal view. You could also position the camera at the end of your bed on a stack of books to get a full-body view. It can be super exciting as I have also been on the receiving end of it!
10. It is really important to be aware of who you're sending your nudes to. It is best if you know and trusts them personally. But despite that, if you want to be really safe with your nudes, send them on Snapchat or Instagram so they disappear after the limited viewing time and you can see if they screenshot. If you want them to be able to keep them, send it on Whatsapp since it is encrypted. It is best to stay unrecognisable by either skipping or hiding your face or any tattoos, just in case. Even if you really trust the person, post nude sending anxiety is stressful, but doing this can calm you down.
11. Erotic videos of yourself can very awkward to record. To really amp up the sexy, do what makes you genuinely feel sensual and turned on. A nude picture is simply one frame, but a continuous video requires some dedication. You could subtly, slowly touch yourself or even recreate a striptease.
12. Nudes DO NOT have to necessarily be vulgar or obscene. It can most definitely be cute and romantic. Many long-distance couples may not just miss sexual intimacy but also the physical comfort between the two. A simple video of you in a bubble bath wearing a big smile goes a long way. Even a cute video of you frolicking around in a sexy, voluptuous dress can be romantic as well as crazy hot!
13. The biggest contender in the nude game has got to be mirrored. Get creative with the mirrors at your place - standing, twisting, and bending. Sometimes a selfie in a mirror across the room adds a certain mystery. Put on the most tight-fitting pants or booty shorts to show off your just your curves while the flash hides your face, in a way saving your effort to gussy up.
14. I have noticed how enticing background music can be. Just like music, lighting and aromatic candles enhance the vibe of your sexual experience, adding seductive music, like the very obvious Cigarettes After Sex to your nude videos can make them much more interesting. You can find great sex playlists on YouTube or other platforms and can pick some of yours and your partner's favourite songs to make it all the more personalised.
15. Out of all the efforts that we put into taking the perfect nude, we sometimes may forget to personalise it. If you're a couple or know the person well enough, you may actually know their preferences and fantasies. Instead of the generic stuff, you could do or incorporate exactly what works for them. If they think you look super hot in those yoga pants or that hot pink bikini, throw it on and figure out your poses from there. If they think you look specifically hot while maybe twerking or making a certain body gesture, include these elements in your pictures or videos to really make the best of it.
These were some rather handy tips from the women who have tried and tested out the many aspects of sending the perfect racy photo. There are some pretty worthwhile articles by Allure, Thought Catalog, Vice and Popsugar that give you the best advice to get your nudes right. An article by Self.com even ventures the subject of boudoir photography(intimate photography). The writer of the article mentions how she couldn't manage to take the right sexy selfie, so she employed three photographers from New York City who set, light, and shoots sexy boudoir photos as their actual jobs. She explains how she walked out of the intimate shoot, much wiser on how to take sexier nudes.