I think we can all agree that Kim Kardashian has taught us some very valuable life lessons, like how to how to get out of an unhappy marriage and how take better nude photos. I may not agree with everything that she does — I'll pass on the placenta smoothie, thanks — but I will always admire the confidence and resilience she has in taking and posting nude photos of herself despite all the hate.
If nothing else, she's proved that nude selfie-taking is an art, which is good news for anyone like me who is extra AF. I may or may not have staged a birthday-themed, nude photo sesh as a gift to a former partner once. Do you know how many creative ways you can pose with birthday candles? I do.
At the time, I used a stack of textbooks to hold my camera up and the self-timer function to capture my festive shots. For props, I used the birthday candles (duh), balloons, Mardi Gras beads, and a pair of red, velvet heels. The heels were a reference to a dirty joke about The Wizard of Oz that I actually don't remember the details of anymore but they worked at the time, OK? I had a friend look over my risqué photos (for quality assurance, of course) before hitting send on a birthday surprise I'm positive my partner still remembers.
What? You think these things just happen organically? Ha, no.
It's a process. It requires planning.
A few extra gadgets couldn't hurt either. Here are seven items you should check out if you want to up your game. I sure could have used these.