A “Selfie” to Remember

How many of you are into taking “selfies,” whether they’re solo or with a group? It’s such a fun way to let your friends and family know that you’re having a great time while including your closest pals in your photograph.

Of course, there’s an art to taking your own picture. In fact, an article from Allure gives 12 tips on taking the perfect selfie. But there’s a new trend in selfies you may not have tried yet. It’s the V-selfie. And yes, it means what you think it means.

An article in Sunday’s New York Times outlines the latest trend, where women use their smart phones to take intimate photographs and send them to their partners. Some include their faces, some don’t. “The V-selfie, though very much here, is perhaps less insistent,” writes Laren Stover. “Shared on dating apps or in texts, it has been sent to create longing and a sense of intimacy: A missive of lust and promise to lovers, or would-be lovers, who are separated.”

Before you try the trend, remember the rules of any intimate photography: Make sure everyone involved is of legal age, and make sure you know your partner VERY well. “It’s not just an image. It shows an element of trust,” said one V-selfie recipient. On-line images never go away, so be careful where you send these photos.

If you and your partner want to spice up your love life, the V-selfie may help you do just that. Want to read more? Read the New York Times article here.

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