How to Safely Send and Share Your Nude Photos: The Dos and Don’ts
You’re not the first to wonder if those spicy photos you just sent off or shared online will land in the hands of the wrong person or, even worse, a close relative. So, chin up because we’re about to spill all the safety tips for sharing nudes you need to know.
Whether you plan on uploading your pictures to an online platform or clothing optional app of your choice or sharing them with a lucky and consenting recipient, here’s the 411 on how to send nudes with *little* worry and lots of safety first:
Do: Know that there’s no such thing as a 100% safe nude.
We hate to break it to you, but the minute you decide to share a private photo, the situation is out of your hands, no matter how many measures you put into place.
Now, of course, you should still practice safety when sharing your photos online. But let this be your friendly disclaimer that it’s impossible to be all of your trust in technology or humans, for that matter.
Speaking of which…
Don’t: Share anything with anyone you don’t trust.
Whenever in doubt about the trustworthiness of your potential sendee, just don’t, okay? Only those who you deem worthy should receive your precious selfies.
Do: Make sure your phone is password protected, and your recipient’s too.
Because yes, prying eyes will snoop through phones, especially when they’re as easy as 1-2-3 to access. So do yourself a favor and avoid a mishap by ensuring your phone and receiver’s phone are secured with a strong PIN.
Don’t: Include any identifiable details in your photos.
If you aren’t comfortable with the idea of someone recognizing you from a possible leaked nude, then do some work pre or post-production to ensure markers like tattoos, piercings, or your face aren’t visible.
Check out apps like RetouchMe or Facetune to work your magic, and help keep your identity under lock and key.
Do: Be mindful of your environment.
When sharing your nudes with another person, or even on an app for nudists like Perzik, it’s essential to consider what you’re okay with people seeing in your background beforehand.
Your safest bet is to stay away from any landmarks near windows or anything revealing personal information in your home and just take your photos in front of nondescript backgrounds only. You’re the star of this show anyway, so who says a plain backdrop will hurt anybody?
Don’t: Forget to turn off your location services.
Last but not least, give your settings in your devices a once-over to make sure your location tracking is turned off for your photos because if not, every photo you send is tagged with personal information.
To do this, take a quick trip to your privacy settings, go to Camera, and then turn off the location tags for good.
The bottom line
Sending and sharing nude photos is fun, but your safety is the most important. For more tips on how to store your nude photos, check out this blog post for all the deets.
Written by Reese Williams.
Reese is a full-time freelance copywriter and a part-time plant mom, cook, and thrift shop regular. When she’s not caring for her plant babies or cooking up a new dish she found on TikTok, you’ll usually find her online at fiverr.