Honestly, sexing is not exactly ideal. It’s usually something I don’t advise doing – any kind of text or image that can easily be saved by another person is always risky because it can always come back to haunt you. I’ve heard way too many naked picture horror stories (one of my good friends was blackmailed with them by her ex for years after they broke up) to not be wary about it.
But at the same time, I’m not stupid. I know sexting is a huge trend and that a lot of people participate in it. Some people stick with dirty texts to set the mood, while others go all out with provocative pictures. Like I said, it’s not the best idea – but if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it safely. That means there are rules you should follow: 1) don’t send a naked picture. Just don’t. If you want to send a pic, send one with your clothes on and probably don’t show your face. 2) only sext with someone you trust and 3) only do it if you feel comfortable. That said, here are 7 apps that might help you to be safe with sexting:
SnapchatWhen it first came out, Snapchat immediately became the biggest sexting app that everyone couldn't stop talking about because it automatically deleted images after a maximum of 10 seconds. But as we all soon found out, it wasn't as safe as it seemed to be - Snapchat users can take a snapshot of your image and although you'll be notified about it, they'll still have that image on your phone. So while it's still a better option than simply sending a pic through iMessage, it's still not the best idea. If you insist on using Snapchat for sexts, please only send to someone you really trust and don't include your face. Find out more about Snapchat here
iDeleteThis relatively new app is supposed to be the safer, more secure version of Snapchat. iDelete uses the same idea - it self-destructs images after a certain amount of time - but with a much safer method. First of all, there is an option to make sure people can't screenshot your image... and if they do, they'll only get a tiny portion of the image where your finger was. It also doesn't use usernames, like Snapchat does. You need to know the person's phone number for extra privacy. But the best feature of all is that it gives users a window to decide to un-send the message - if they decide they just made a mistake with that pic, they can cancel it. The user will still get a message, but it will just say that the pic was deleted. Genius! Why this isn't more popular than Snapchat, I don't know. You can download iDelete here
Dirty Talking LiteThis app isn't about images. Instead, it's about sending dirty texts, which are much more safe than images anyway. If you want to get flirty with someone or just try sexting through words, Dirty Talking Lite gives you message ideas. Because, let's be real, coming up with them on your own can be hard! You can download it here.
BetweenBetween is an adorable and sweet app for couples. It's a private messaging system between two people are dating. Not only can you use it to send pictures, but you can also use it to share information and remind each other about stuff. It's been called Facebook for couples. Get more info on Between here
KikI'm not very familiar with Kik, but apparently it's another private messenger app that you can use. Again, I wouldn't send any dirty pictures over this, but it could be good to use for just straight texting. Download it here
Sex Texts LiteThis is similar to Dirty Talking Lite - there are no photos involved, but it gives you ideas for flirty text messages to send to your boo. They range from sexy to sweet. Download it here
Zip ItAnd this is perhaps the best app on this list. Zip It is a brand new anti-sexting app that is also hilarious. It allows you to send funny and awkward memes to people when they sext you. It's basically the perfect response to an unwanted sext and everyone needs to download it. Get more info here
Have you ever used any of these apps? Would you try any of them? What do you think about sexting? Tell us in the comments.