Pri­vacy, please

CLEO (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

Here are some best prac­tices to guar­an­tee your pri­vate pic­tures re­main just that.

Crop your face out

“My num­ber one tip for sex­ting images is to keep them anony­mous by not show­ing your face clearly [or at all],” says Carolyn. “This is re­ally the only way to avoid un­com­fort­able sit­u­a­tions with fam­ily, friends or fu­ture em­ploy­ers.” It’s also a good idea to edit or blur out other iden­ti­fi­able de­tails, like tat­toos, pierc­ings or dis­tinct moles, and hide all lo­ca­tion de­tails.

Use pri­vate mes­sag­ing apps

There are apps like Cou­ple and Be­tween that let you send pho­tos to your part­ner pri­vately and can be set to self-de­struct af­ter a while. How­ever, re­mem­ber they can al­ways take a screen­shot.

Re­mem­ber to delete

Af­ter tak­ing and send­ing those shots, go to your cam­era roll and delete them. It will also avoid em­bar­rass­ment when you pull out your phone to show your rel­a­tives some hol­i­day snaps, only for them scroll a lit­tle too far be­hind.

Only send them to some­one you trust

Re­venge porn is vile, but it hap­pens. Just look at Rob and Chyna. In fact, the dis­tri­bu­tion of any ma­te­ri­als deemed “ob­scene” is pro­hib­ited in Sin­ga­pore. Any vi­o­la­tion of this – whether it’s pho­to­graphs or videos – can get you up to three months in jail, a fine, or both.

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