A blueprint to make sure our steamy memorabilia are sent to the right people.
There is no denying that the practice of sexting and sending nudes is still as prevalent as ever. From the earlier days of Tumblr and Facebook, to today´s Snapchat, Tinder, and Instagram, technology has given humans a tool to express their lustful selves with their partners for quite some time now.
In fact, a 2013 study by Klettke et. al. showed that 10% of adolescents aged 10 to 19, and 53% of adults aged 18 to 30 have engaged in sexting at least once in their lives. That's quite a lot of people with a crazy amount of libido to share online-- and with the entire world in quarantine during these difficult times, these numbers have surely gone higher.
Do people do their due diligence?
Of course not.
While most people are aware of the risks involved, more often than not they continue to expose their bare selves on the Internet without any sort of protection. Beneath all the fun and intimacy with sending private photos, people are naturally making themselves vulnerable to blackmail.
A shockingly high number of people continue get their goods exposed without their consent, either through revenge pornography or through a massive data leak, so we listed down five tips to make sure the process of sending nudes remains safe. Relatively.
Tip 1. Reassess your Nude Distribution
The first step is to look in the mirror and analyze yourself. Do you really need to send nudes to your partner every now and then, or are there other risk-free ways to display your affection? Maybe your partner´s just being a little pushy and you´re just sending naked selfies out of sheer pressure?
If this is the case, you may need to reassess your nude distribution. Instead of putting yourself at constant risk, we recommend double checking if sending private photos is even worth your time. It's always quality over quantity, after all.
Tip 2. Profile your Lucky Recipient
So you’ve come to a decision. You have your racy snaps in your camera roll, and you´re ready to send them to a very horny lucky human being.
But have you ever tried to do research on the person you´re sending nudes to? Is he/she a random Tinder match that you´ve never met before, or a significant other of 10+ years that you would trust with your entire life?
It may sound like addressing the elephant in the room, but profiling your nude recipient is crucial to make sure your nudes always remain in safe hands.
Tip 3. Delete Cell Phone Nudes.... or Store them Securely
The type of people who send private photos on the daily know that the safest option is to delete any nude snaps in your phone immediately after sending them. The logic is simple: you do not want a stockpile of your luscious body photos scattered around your photo gallery for anyone to see on accident. Quickly delete your photos off of all devices once you are finished with your job.
Should you insist on saving your private photos, make sure you use a reputable photo storage where you can safely store your memorabilia.
You may download the KeepSafe Photo Vault easily from the App Store, and start syncing your sexy snippets asap.
Tip 4. Keep Yourself Anonymous
No, we’re not telling you to wear a Guy Fawkes mask while taking your nude shots.
What we recommend is for you to always keep your face and any other noticeable identifiers away from your photos. Doing this trick while sending nude photos makes you 90% less vulnerable to identity theft and revenge pornography, since there is no clear identity to expose in the first place.
Keep in mind the background you’re using as well. If you have any distinct walls or furniture that may compromise who you are, it's best to completely keep them out of your nude snaps.
Tip 5. Avoid Direct Sexting
What is direct sexting, if you may ask? Simply put, it’s the process of sending nude photos directly through text messages.
It poses more risk for the reason that text messages never notify us of screenshots taken by recipients of our photos. If you’re not very responsible, your sexy snaps might very easily end up in the wrong hands and distributed online without consent.
As an alternative, we encourage using social media apps with push notification features for screenshots, like Snapchat!
Extra Tip. Download the KeepSafe Photo Vault!
Now that you’ve considered all the suggestions above, we have an extra tip for all you avid nude enthusiasts out there: download the KeepSafe Photo Vault to safely store your private photos! I’m Keepsafe enables users to create private photo albums that are safe and properly encrypted. The application contains both Touch ID and passcode capabilities, allowing you to sync all private documents in the app and removing them completely from your main photo gallery.