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.
1. Dress Up
2. Put Your Best Face Forward
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.
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Taking nude selfies is an act of erotic expression, and sharing them with a trustworthy partner can deepen your intimacy plus make for tantalizing foreplay. Sadly, the joys of this pastime are often eclipsed by anxiety over photos being stolen or shared without consent. As long as everyone involved enthusiastically consents at every step of the way, taking and share nude photos is one of the hottest things you can do. Read on for my expert tips at getting even more sext-ual pleasure out of nudes. Take some time alone to find the angles that make you feel and look incredible. You can also moderate some of the intensity of sharing pictures with a partner or potential partner by first sending them to friends or " frexting ". Encourage one another's beauty and confidence! Use your computer, use a digital camera, use your phone. Play around with different angles: Shooting from above tends to make you look more like a model in a photo shoot, while shooting from below can reveal overlooked erotic shapes in your anatomy.
You've probably taken a nude selfie or two in your life, but did you love it? Like, really love it? Chances are that in the past, you may have taken at least 20 or so naked selfies before finding a photo that captured exactly the image you wanted to save or send. But have no fear — there are plenty of ways to make your experience taking nudes much more satisfying.