Sensuous Selfie: The Best Sexy Selfie Poses to Show Yourself Off

Learn how a few sexy selfie poses and take your selfie game from ‘meh’ to ‘wow’ in an instant. You’ll be rivaling the Kardashians in no time!

sexy selfie poses

When it comes to selfies, they’re not that easy to take. It took me years, literally years, to figure out which sexy selfie poses make me shine. I thought you just took a photo of yourself—simple and easy. But there’s more that goes into it… a lot more. If you want to master the selfie game and wow everyone on your social media, it’s time to learn some sexy selfie poses and nail it every single time.

Influencers might make it look like it’s as easy as waking up and snapping a selfie, looking flawless and shining, but it’s not that simple. Nobody looks that great when they wake up and believe me, there’s plenty of filters and make up going into those snaps! It comes down to practice and a few trade tips. So, if you suck at taking selfies, it’s time to change it and supercharge your Instagram profile. [Read: How to take a good selfie: The must-know selfie-ready guide for men]

How to take sexy selfie poses

Taking a perfect selfie is mostly based on what you’re not showing on camera, and the little tips and tricks that selfie champions use to look effortless. Whether you’re taking them for yourself or sending them to a special someone, it’s a skill you need to know. [Read: A photographer’s guide on how to take sexy pictures]

Sometimes, I just take selfies for my own self-pleasure, never showing them to anyone. Other days, I take selfies and feel the need to post them on every social media account I have. It’s my prerogative!

You don’t need a reason to take a selfie, but you should know how to take the right one. Rock the selfie look with some helpful selfie-taking tips.

1. There are no official rules

There aren’t any “official” rules when it comes to taking a selfie. Much of it is you experimenting and figuring out what works for your body. Of course, the tips below can help you, but for some of you, they’ll do the opposite. So, test these tips out, but don’t get bummed out if they don’t do you justice. Everyone is different. [Read: How to glow up and instantly transform inside and out]

2. Get in the mood

When it comes to taking a killer selfie, mood matters. For sure, you can take selfies when you’re feeling a bit down, but the best selfies are when you have the confidence of a bull. When you love yourself and in the mood to throw some looks at the camera, start taking selfies.

3. Don’t overdo it

Nowadays, people are focusing too much on pouting or pushing their breasts out for the camera. But you don’t need to overdo it. In the selfie world, less is more. When it comes to posing, chill out. The best shots are when you’re relaxed and natural. If you’re trying to look like a Vogue model, it’s not going to work. [Read: 18 ways to become more spontaneous in life]

4. Wear what you love

If you’re most confident in underwear and bra, wear them. If you prefer to wear jeans and a t-shirt, put them on. The best selfies are when you’re feeling confident and sexy. If you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing, it’ll show. So, don’t dress yourself up in something you think other people will like. Wear what you like.

5. Master the art of lighting

When it comes to taking the perfect selfie, it’s all about the lighting. With the right light, you can look stunning. Choose sensual, yellow light. It’ll create a warm and sexy atmosphere, picking out your best features. Spend time playing around with the light and find the perfect angle. [Read: Lights on or off? The real score on bedroom lighting]

6. Check the background

You can look amazing but if the background is a mess, it’s really going to detract from the impact you’re trying to make! Don’t take a snap with a sink load of dishes in the background. Equally, don’t take your selfie when you’re in the bathroom – toilet selfies are never a good idea!

7. Try a filter, but don’t make it obvious

There’s nothing wrong with using filters but don’t make it so obvious that you’ve changed everything. Also, don’t change anything about your actual appearance. Sure, there are apps that smooth out your skin, get rid of blemishes, make your chin look smaller and suck in your waist, but that’s not you! A selfie is called a selfie because it’s you taking a photo of your actual face and body!

Of course, play around with lighting filters and sharpness but that’s its, no facial or body alterations! [Read: 11 Tips to fall in love with yourself and be a better you]

8. Beware of shadows

We’ve talked about lighting but you need to be very careful of shadows making their way across your face or causing an odd line in your picture. Sure, some snaps might look moody and cute with a shadow but overall, they do nothing for the aesthetic you’re trying to achieve!

9. Smile, don’t pout

Unless your smile has an actual pout element to it, don’t fake it. There is nothing worse than duck lips! You have a beautiful smile, so make sure you use it. [Read: How to smile more often: 6 Baby steps to change your life forever]

10. Try not to use flash

If you really need to because of low lighting, flash is fine but mostly, it gives you red demon eyes and makes your complexion look odd. Flash is fake and that’s not what we’re going for here. Selfies are far better when taken in natural light so wherever possible, take your selfies in the day time when the sun is out.

Now that you know the selfie essentials, here are some sexy selfie poses for you to try out.

15 Sexy selfie poses to try out

1. Lying on your stomach

It’s one of the most popular selfies poses for a reason. You can’t go wrong with this pose. It’s alluring, it’s sexy, and it drags you in. You’ll be able to show off your curves while still being playful and sweet. Throw your hair over to one side, and you’ll be va-va-voom in your selfie. [Read: How to take a good selfie and look cute every time you snap a photo]

2. Lying on the bed, on your back

Well, this is a pretty suggestive pose if you’re going to be sending it to your partner. First thing: make sure your bed is clean! Lay on your back, taking the shot above you. You can be in clothes or in your underwear; it doesn’t really matter because this will automatically make you look sexy. [Read: Lingerie selfies and how to perfect the art of foreplay from afar]

3. In front of a mirror

If you have a mirror, then why aren’t you using it for selfies? Mirrors are great for selfies as you can play around with angles, even getting full body shots. When using a mirror, play around with the angles. Maybe an over-the-shoulder shot will show off your curves.

4. Side body shot

If you’re a fan of Kendall Jenner, then you know this pose very well. The side body shot is great if you’re looking to accentuate your booty. Your curves look their best on this angle, as it elongates your body. If you’re at the gym, this is all a great way to show off your hard work.

5. Add your friends

When it comes to selfies, they’re always better when they’re done with friends. You don’t need to go all out, but having fun with friends can produce some great shots. Group selfies can be done wherever you like, whether it’s a bathroom, park, or in class. [Read: Why good friends matter and how to build lasting friendships]

6. Morning selfie

Not all of us can pull this one off. I’m a heavy sleeper, and when I wake up in the morning, I’m anything but flawless. However, if you give yourself a couple of minutes to wake up, the morning selfie can look angelic and sexy. While you’re under the covers, take a photo of yourself in bed.

7. The selfie stick

Get a selfie stick. Yes, I said selfie stick, and start taking selfies. Though this isn’t a pose, with a selfie stick you have endless options of how you can look. Does it matter what you wear? No, not as long as you feel sexy. 

8. Show off your flexibility

If you’re someone who can do the splits, why not show it off in a selfie? Flexibility is hot! Plus, this is a great selfie to take if you’re planning to send it to your partner. Whether you’re doing the bridge, yoga poses, handstand, or splits, this will surely get his attention. [Read: 13 Extraordinary sex positions saved for the very bendy]

9. The bathroom shot

This is one of those sexy selfie poses you usually see with girls who’ve just been at the gym. They’ll sit on the bathroom sink, resting one leg on it and take a selfie. Also known as #sinkbooty. It’s an easy selfie to take and automatically makes your booty pop. Just make sure you can’t see the toilet or anything gross – remember, toilet selfies aren’t cute. [Read: How to take sexy pictures and look great every time]

10. Over the shoulder

If you want to catch a glimpse of your booty, then take an over-the-shoulder shot. Get yourself in front of a mirror and try it out. With the right filter and angle, you can make it look like an artsy shot.

11. The head tilt

You look coy when you tilt your head slightly to one side and have a suggestive smile on your face. Whoever sees it will wonder what’s on your mind, and that’s why it’s one of the sexiest selfies around. It isn’t full on sexy, but it’s all in the suggestion. Just make sure you don’t tilt your head too much because you’ll just end up looking odd instead. [Read: The sexy thirst trap: How to master it without looking too thirsty]

12. On your knees

The entire pose is pretty suggestive in its own right but when you take a selfie on your knees and it’s clear the position you’re in, it’s ultra-sexy and will probably make many a head turn for the right reasons. The best way to do this is to have your legs parted just every so slightly too, as that will show off your thighs.

13. Bite your lip

If you’re biting your lip, again, it makes people wonder what you’re thinking about and it also makes people think you’ve done something wrong. They’ll want to know what it is! Also, biting your lip draws attention to your mouth and makes the receiver think of kissing. [Read: Lip biting: The scientific explanations as to why it’s oh-so sexy]

14. Arch your back

People tend to naturally arch their back when something feels good, a little like a cat purring and relaxing. When you take a selfie and you arch your back, you’re giving that impression but you’re also showing off your curves naturally and in their best light. You can add this to the ‘on your knees’ pose for extra impact.

15. The toe point

If you’re taking a selfie standing up, point your toes or, better still, stand on your tip toes a little. This makes your legs look mega-long and gives the impression that they go on for days. It’s sexy and when combined with a back arch and a bite to the lip, the effect is fire!

And that’s it! That’s how easy it can be to take the best sexy selfies around. Play around with the poses and add the tips into your routine. You’ll soon be collecting followers faster than you can keep up with them!

[Read: 15 tips for the sexiest naked selfies you’ll love]

Taking a sexy selfie isn’t that hard. You just need to know the right poses. Use some of these tips the next time you want to take a selfie!

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Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and ...
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