Cell phone nudes have become increasingly popular among young adults, with some research claiming that between 15% of young adults have actively engaged in sending nudes from their cell phones. While this number might seem relatively low to some of us, or shockingly high to others, the reality is that people are actively doing it. It is not at all uncommon to hear about data leaks containing nude photos of famous celebrities, or a shocking story about someone sharing nude photos of their significant other after a bad breakup. With these major emotional and even physical risks involved with sending cell phone nudes, it’s critical to do your due diligence before sending cell phone nudes.
While there is no 100% guaranteed secure method of sending out cell phone nudes, there are a few tips you can utilize to save yourself the embarrassment of having your cell phone nudes end up in the wrong hands. 1.) The Choice is 100% Yours The very first and most important thing to consider for safely sending cell phone nudes is to never feel pressured. Remember that it is your body, and you have the right to share or not share that with whoever you chose! There are undoubtedly risks involved with sending cell phone nudes and sharing your body with someone, don’t take this decision for granted and most importantly, never let someone else force you into this situation if it makes you feel uncomfortable.
If you have a partner that is a little too pushy and you find them constantly requesting cell phone nudes from you, then you might want to reconsider the relationship or establish some boundaries around your comfort level. But hey, at Keepsafe we are not relationship experts, we just make slick mobile apps for keeping your personal photos private. 2.) Trust Your Partner So you’ve decided that you’re comfortable with sending the occasional cell phone nude to your partner. The next thing to consider is who you’re sending your priceless cell phone nudes to. Is it a random tinder match that you have never met before? Or maybe your significant other of 10+ years that you would trust with your life? It’s important to consider who is on the other end before hitting send. Similar to our first tip, putting yourself out there can be a very scary thing to do. When sending cell phone nudes, the person on the other end then has control of that photo to do with it whatever they like. While some popular apps like Snapchat, Instagram or WhatsApp will alert you if someone takes a screenshot, the reality is that once you hit send you lose all control of what that person does with it. So choose wisely! 3.) Delete Cell Phone Nudes or Store them Securely If you are worried about who has access to you cell phone or someone uncovering your nude photos, the best advice we can give is to not have them saved on your device. The camera roll or photo gallery is not a great place to store your cell phone nudes for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, if someone gains access to your phone that is the first place they are going to look! Make sure to do frequent checks of your photo gallery to make sure you don’t have any of those precious cell phone nudes in your photo gallery. If you must save them, we recommend saving them in the Keepsafe Photo Vault to take advantage of the two way encryption and multiple levels of security to to keep those photos hidden.
Learn more: How to Hide Photos on your iPhone. 4.) Keep them Anonymous If you are choosing to send cell phone nudes, then you should know the risks involved with someone sharing those without your consent. While we hope this never happens to you or anyone else, the reality is that it does. This is referred to as revenge porn and can be an extreme violation of your privacy and a situation to avoid at all costs! So how do you avoid it? One great tip is to make sure your cell phone nudes are not easily identifiable as you. Keep your face or things that would identify you out of the photo, that way if it does get out there you are not easily identifiable. Keep in mind the background of your photo as well!
If you ever find yourself in a position where your photos are being shared without your consent, please know that there are steps you can take to protect your privacy and hold that person accountable. Check out this article for state specific laws on revenge porn depending on where you live. 5.) Avoid Sending Nudes as a Text The last piece of advice we have to offer for those of you that are sending cell phone nudes is to avoid sending them as a text message. As we mentioned earlier, certain apps will notify you if a photo you send is screenshotted. On the flip side, if you send a cell phone nude to someone via text message you will not have the luxury of being notified that a screenshot was taken. Aside from screenshots, sometimes photos sent between people are automatically saved in their conversation or photo gallery. If this person isn’t very responsible in keeping their phones secure, those harmless sexy photos that you sent could very easily end up in the wrong hands and distributed without your knowledge.
If you’ve considered the tips above and want to safely hide your cell phone nudes, the Keepsafe Photo Vault is the most secure way to do so. With two way encryption, no one can uncover those cell phone nudes other than you. On top of that, you can set unique pin codes for specific hidden photo albums in Keepsafe, putting several layers of security between those wandering eyes and the cell phone nudes that you want to keep track of.