This app will make your sexts safer and way more secure

Now, we all know that sometimes a sexy selfie is the best way to get bae to come home ASAP — but is it the safest thing to do?

Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and think about the privacy settings on your phone and on the apps you use. Maybe it’s time for you to lock down any private photos in a more secure way!

If you’re worried about prospective boos sending out your nudes to everyone, then maybe check out some of these tips from Keepsafe, a photo vault app for private photos, documents, and videos. These tips could really help you save yourself in the long run, and it’s always going to be better to steer more on the side of caution.

“With sexting on the rise among adults, it’s important for people to weigh the risks of falling victim to revenge porn and sextortion. There are headlines when celebrities’ photos are exposed, but anyone can be vulnerable. Taking precautions to preserve privacy and minimize exposure are key ways to protect yourself from unintentional consequences,” says Jessica Taylor, Director of Marketing at Keepsafe.

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Let’s not forget the victimization that has happened in recent celeb history, with celebrities such as JLaw and Blac Chyna. You could fall victim to revenge porn by a complete stranger hacking your phone or to your future husband. The unfortunate truth is that most times, you need to take steps to protect yourself and your privacy.

These safe sexting tips from Keepsafe will help you avoid any threats of dudes being dicks and leaking your shit without your consent.

1. Scrape Your Photo’s Meta Data

Photos taken with a phone, tablet, or DSLR camera store data referred to as EXIF (exchangeable image file) data. This data often includes location information, the date and time a picture was taken, device ID, camera settings, thumbnail image and description. All of this can often be linked to your identity. If you’d prefer not to convey where or when a sexy photo was taken, be sure to remove this data from your picture before sharing it. You can also prevent location data from being stored in photos you take with Android or iOS devices.

2. Lock Down Your Sensitive Pics

Take precautions to secure revealing pictures where they can’t be easily found like in your phone’s gallery or camera roll. Import photos to a trusted photo locker like Keepsafe Photo Vault which secures pictures using military-grade encryption, PIN password protection, fingerprint or touch ID and facedown lock. For a monthly subscription that costs less than a cup of coffee, you can even lock individual albums and store up to 5,000 images.

3. Clean Your Room

Take time to set the stage and consider what environment will create the right mood for your picture. It will be more alluring if your dirty laundry isn’t on display.

4. Mind Your Lighting

Soft, diffused lighting in the early morning or late afternoon is most flattering for a stunning portrait. Use natural or artificial light, but stay away from overhead lights to avoid harsh shadows.

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5. Use Props to Get Flattering Angles

Channel your inner pinup model by posing in front of a mirror first to make sure that your picture highlights your assets and downplays flaws. If holding your phone doesn’t allow for the best perspective, prop it up, use a tripod or a selfie stick. Don’t be afraid to leave something to the imagination – less is sometimes more! Brain science tells us that more dopamine (the chemical in your brain that motivates you to seek pleasure) is released when you create anticipation of what’s to come.

6. Don’t Be Afraid to Retouch

Perfect your look and take a page from fashion photographers. Don’t be afraid to touch up your photo with editing software and filters.

7. Stay Safe!

Remember that the best sext is a safe sext! Be safe, have fun, don’t send sexts to someone you don’t trust, and most importantly, be yourself.

And our final tip is to make sure you remember to always make sure things are consensual while sexting. It can sometimes be unclear over the phone, so don’t be afraid to ask if things are okay point blank. Safety and making sure your partner is comfortable is what makes sexting fun.

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