Back in the day when you wanted to take hot pictures to send your boyfriend, you had two choices: Polaroids that made every nudie look like a crime scene, or taking your photos to be developed. Which, sadly, is how I sent my first nekkid photo. Yep, I took it on my old camera, and then marched my butt down to Target and had them developed. It worked, but it means that now I live with the knowledge every day that somewhere out there is a former Target employee who probably still has photos of my teenage side boob.
Fortunately, these days, thanks to smart phones, we don't have to involve a third party to get naughty for the camera. There are still things consider before sending a naked selfie, namely: revenge porn, cloud hackers, and the fact that once something is on the internet, it's there forever. But that doesn't mean you can't send your partner sexy snaps: You just have to be smart about it. It really is all about what you don't show that will get their imagination going into overdrive. Try some of these oh-so-hot poses that will turn your partner on without compromising your chances to run for the Senate someday.
1. A PG-Rated Body Part… Naked
Instead of a money shot, try picking a more family-friendly part of your bod and presenting it in a sexy way, like your legs. Sit on the bed with your bare legs crossed at the ankle. Or sit on the edge of the bed with your legs crossed to the side. Add some sexy heels to really drive your partner crazy.
2. An R-Rated Body Part… Clothed
Is your partner crazy about your booty? Then why not send them a suggestively tasteful shot of your backside in a some boy shorts? The more you leave to the imagination, the more you will drive them wild.
3. Steal Some Of Their Clothes
Did they leave a button up shirt or jacket laying around? Uh-oh, better let them know with a photo of you draped in their forgotten garments strategically unbuttoned. Or maybe just an over the shoulder shot of you in nothing but their boxer briefs.
4. In Just A Towel
Next time you’re hopping out of the shower, take second to snap a pic of you in nothing but your towel. Your wet, tousled hair and skin covered in water droplets fresh from the shower will have them dreaming of unwrapping you and doing things so dirty, you’ll have to get back in.
5. A Close Up Of Just Your Lips
Something as simple as a pic of your lips can be enough to drive your lover crazy. Put on your favorite shade of lipstick and send them a snap of you biting or licking your lips.
6. A Lingerie Tease
Does lingerie turn your partner on? Why not send them a sneak preview of their favorite (or soon-to-be new favorite) panties, to let them know what they can look forward to seeing you in later tonight?
7. You In Bed
Get to the point by making your bed your very own sexy portrait studio. Try laying on your stomach in nothing but underwear, bend your knees, cross your ankles, and take a selfie with your body slightly out of focus in the background. It's tasteful and yet oh-so-tantalizing. You can also lay on your back with the blanket strategically placed for modesty and your hair fanned out around you. Hotness achieved.
8. A Sexy Series
Send them a visual scavenger hunt with photos of your bare skin leading a trail to somewhere exciting. Then stop just before you reach the... um... destination.
9. Go Bare Back
Your back is beautiful, don't be afraid to show it off. The bonus is that you can display a mile of bare skin without being explicit. Just head to the nearest mirror, take off your top, look back over your shoulder, and think dirty thoughts. Trust me, the recipient of this text will totally get your point.
10. Two Words: Under. Boob.
Don't get me wrong, good old fashioned cleavage is hot, and no doubt your partner would be thrilled to get a pic of your décolletage. But how about something a little more unexpected? Go down under with some tasteful under boob. There's no need to get crazy though — a little under boob goes a long way.
Go forth and photograph!
This post was originally published on Oct. 5, 2017. It was updated on Aug. 14, 2019 by Lilli Petersen.