These days, sexy photoshoots are no longer reserved for underwear models, celebrities, and other professional sexy people. People from all walks of life are finally waking up and realizing that everyone deserves to feel sexy. Plus, the ubiquity of mobile phones and smart devices makes it easier than ever to stage an impromptu boudoir shoot of your very own whenever you’re in the mood.
But knowing you like the idea on paper and channeling the confidence to give it a try are two different things entirely. So, if you’re still on the fence about staging a boudoir shoot of your own and need a reason to step out of your comfort zone, here are a few terrific reasons to turn to for inspiration.
1. It’s a serious confidence booster.
If you sometimes struggle to feel sexy, you’re in excellent company. Even the hottest people have days when they feel awkward or even unattractive. But the more often you deliberately channel your inner sexy beast, the easier it will become. Ultimately, you project the image of yourself that you see in your mind. So, change your mind, and change the image.
The fact that you’re even considering a boudoir shoot is all the proof you need that somewhere inside you is a model waiting to break out. Permitting yourself to embrace that side of yourself will be a major confidence booster, especially once you see how hot you look in the photos.
2. You’ll find out what “sexy” means to you.
While it’s OK to do a boudoir shoot with your partner’s enjoyment in mind, doing it to better understand your own version of what’s sexy is a much better reason. Like plenty of things in life, sexy is in the eye of the beholder. Besides, the easiest way to turn someone else on is to turn yourself on first.
So grab your phone, and play around a little. Experiment with different outfits and poses. You can even grab a couple of your favorite toys and get seriously explicit, but only if you like that idea. The idea is to get in touch with the sexiest version of yourself. Awkward or poised, salacious or innocent, sexy comes in lots of different flavors.
3. Your body image will drastically improve.
We’re living in the age of body positivity, so looking fantastic no longer strictly means being stick skinny or gym-body buff. Big or small, slender or curvy, toned or all-natural – all bodies are beautiful, and it’s time you realized that so is yours. A sexy photoshoot is a great way to get more comfortable with the skin you’re in.
So resist the urge to hit the gym for a while or lose a few pounds to be “ready” for a boudoir shoot, because you’re ready now. Instead, treat yourself to some brand-new lingerie that makes you feel like a million bucks, buy it in your current size, and go to town. You might just surprise yourself by developing a newfound sense of admiration for your body.
4. You’ll start having better sex.
And not just for the reasons you think. Yes, your partner will no doubt love seeing a sexier, more sultry side of you and show you just how much when you’re in bed together. But the kind of confidence taking sexy pictures tends to awaken in a person often bleeds into their actual bedroom behavior.
So, if you find yourself wanting more sex or developing an adventurous streak, don’t be afraid to just go with it. Take the initiative and make the first move. Tell your partner how badly you’ve been wanting them, and ask for what you’re really in the mood for in bed. Move with confidence, make some noise, or talk a little dirty. You’ll love how red-hot sex will become.
5. And, yes, it will keep the spice in your relationship.
It’s entirely up to you whether or not to ever share the sexy photos you take of yourself. Ultimately, your sexuality is for you first and your partner second. But if you do feel inclined to share, know that there are lots of ways sexy photos can add a ton of bang to a relationship.
For one thing, boudoir photos make incredible gifts for a partner and are a great way to remind them that they’re desired. And randomly surprising them with more photos now and again – like during their workday, for example – is a sexy, creative way to let them know they’re on your mind. (Think of it as extended foreplay.)
While no one should ever do anything that makes them uncomfortable, there are lots of reasons why you might want to give sexy photoshoots a try. You’ll almost certainly be glad you did. So go ahead, get creative, and let your inner model run wild.