There is no medium that can’t be improved upon by the socialite. Sexting is basically slumming it on your smartphone, but in the right hands the gross and hilarious becomes the risque and scintillating. Don’t get me wrong, I have never not laughed uncontrollably during a sexting session because come on, just think about the positions we contort ourselves into for the composition of a drool-worthy sext.
If you’re still reading, either you know what I’m talking about or you’re fooling yourself into thinking you’re just humoring me. But you and I both know you want the socialite tricks of the sexting trade. Leave your shame at the door, as there’s no room for excessive dignity in this game (i.e. Don’t be a killjoy and have some 21st-century fun - everyone is doing it).
Now, anyone can fire off a dick pic and/or tit pic (guys have tits too, and let’s not neglect those outside the binary). But unless you want to “Anthony Weiner” your life, a bit of tact is required. A good rapport is essential with a potential sextmate (who, by the way, is not necessarily a one-time partner). By that I mean you’ve talked in person at least once and have made the requisite physical evaluations to know that this is worth it. Hopefully you’re rational enough to determine that your sextmate is respectful and stable enough to be responsible with your… likeness. Keep in mind that these are going to be in the ether. So heed the following:
-Don’t include any definite ties to your identity (incriminating tattoos, unique bedspreads, NO facial features, obviously)
-Keep in mind the potential for a “leak:” be sure that you’re only sending very, very good sexts. I won’t say that all publicity is good publicity, but hey, you might as well put your best self out there.
-Take more than one picture at a time with subtle variations in between. Your first shot will rarely be your best.
-A good socialite always plans ahead. The next time you’re feeling particularly attractive, snap a few choice pics of yourself to have on hand. The opportunities to sext can come when you can’t sneak away and pull down your pants. And sexting in public while your friends are unaware is a lovely treat.
-Keep the sexts you receive and create a locked folder on your phone. For your records and for insurance.
-As far as composition goes: low light is your friend. Strong, overhead light is not your friend. I FORBID you from sending mirror selfies. Not classy, not ever. Instead, just find parts of your body that are particularly photogenic (a mirror might be necessary for this stage) and snap away. This will vary from person to person, but generally backs, butts, and the chest region are going to be safe bets and identity-securing. Those of you with dicks: the straight down, point-of-view shot is pretty boring. Try a shot from in front of you while sitting or reclining (Gerard pro-tip: If you have abs, this works particularly well). In general, getting your legs/thighs involved in the image is a good idea - this might be in the form of framing the *ahem* main attraction or making your pic just a bit more mysterious by partially blocking certain *areas.*
-Finally, talk with your sextmate and see what they’re into. Firing off sexts at will is an amateur mistake. The quid pro quo approach is usually a solid one, and try to make a game of it. The “send me pics of what you’d like to see of me” is a fun method. Having a bank of images to pull from is very helpful in getting the ball rolling, and from there it’s easy. Be sure to be vocal about what you want, coy or demanding as the situation requires, and you’ll have a great time.