Sexting is a big part of one’s love life and studies show that one in five adults, who, of course, use smartphones, practises it. Sexting is nothing but sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, or images, primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others. But in this day and age the importance of online safety cannot be overemphasised. So how can you possibly protect your privacy while sexting? Here are the things you should do to be on the safer side while sexting.
Do not Use Connected Devices
Avoid sexting when your smartphone is connected to other devices. For instance, if your smartphone is connected to your tab, your messages can be seen in both devices. So if the other device is at home or at work, your messages can perhaps be viewed by others. Beware.
Do Not Give Anything that Reveals Your Unique Features
yber experts say that it’s better not to show your face if you are thinking of sending your revealing photos. There’s no point in blurring too as there are online tools that can be used to edit photos . Also, do not reveal any tattoo or piercing or any other mark on your body that can reveal your identity.
Do not Sext When You are Drunk or not Sober
If drinking and texting don’t mix, then drinking and sexting are definitely a risk. You may reach for your phone, feeling brave and adventurous, but when you drunk sext you have a higher risk of sexting the wrong person or sexting messages and photos you’ll regret in the morning. Save yourself the embarrassment, and put your phone aside when the alcohol is flowing.
Wipe All Details off the Phone
You never know who may be snooping around your phone, or who can accidentally catch sight of your nude photo or dirty text message. “It’s best to delete photos just in case you have a habit of losing or leaving your phone lying around — especially without a passcode,” says psychologist and sex therapist Dr. John W. Beiter
Make Sure Your Partner is TrustWorthy
It’s easy to fall for the “I swear I won’t show anyone” and “come on” texts. But unfortunately, the person you trust today may betray you tomorrow. Before sending a text, take a second to think about how much you really trust the recipient.