If you are considering making your own erotic movie with your partner, you are joining a fast-growing trend. Couples often find it very sexy to perform for the camera, and in today’s technological society, almost everyone has access to camera equipment, whether it’s your beloved smartphone or something more high-tech.
However, as sexy as homemade erotica can be, not everyone feels completely comfortable stripping for the camera. Some people grapple with body-image issues, while others feel awkward or nervous once the red blinking light turns on. If this sounds familiar, consider the following:
Lighting is everything. All of the sexiest stars know that the right lighting is key when filming a scene for the camera. Bright lights are harsh and unforgiving, and fluorescent lighting can make even the hottest vixen look ten years older. Switch off the overhead fixture and light a bunch of candles instead, or use a dimmer to bring your bedroom lights down to a muted glow. You can even buy novelty light bulbs, such as colored or patterned light bulbs (some give off a stained-glass glow!). Of course, if you want to pull a Paris Hilton, you can tape the whole thing in night vision!
Pick the right outfit. Just as you choose your outfit carefully when you’re heading someplace where you want to look your best,you should also choose your erotic costume with care. What best suits your body type? Is it a racy bra and panties that reveal your toned tummy, or a baby-doll teddy that shows off your long legs? You might even want to pick out a true costume, whether it’s your partner’s favorite character (how about Wonder Woman?) or a sexy surprise like a naughty-nurse outfit. Most importantly, make sure you are comfortable in what you decide to wear and that you feel confident in your own skin, whether you opt for a costume or a birthday suit!
Think about the scene. You don’t have to actually script your sex scene, but it can be a good idea to think about it beforehand rather than awkwardly try to jump right into it. Cast your mind back to erotic films you have seen in the past. What was sexy to you about them? Did you love the foreplay, the intimacy, the eye contact between the partners, or the out-of-the-box positions they tried? Take a cue from that and try to mimic it in your own scene, whether you want to take charge and be dominant or lie back and enjoy your partner’s prowess. It might help to play some music to help get you in the mood, or you could even play an erotic movie in the background to inspire and arouse both of you.
One caveat: If you are going to make your own movie, I recommend that you delete or erase the video after you watch it together as a couple. You need look no further than the news headlines to see what can happen when sex tapes or pictures fall into the wrong hands. So, go ahead and tap in to your inner actor…just erase it afterwards!