Snapping selfies has become a way of life for many people, and they’re often used to capture a particularly great outfit or makeup look. But what if you’re happy with the way you look sans any outfit? That’s when knowing how to take a nude selfie comes into play. After 35-year-old mom of two Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie on Instagram Monday, the Internet predictably exploded with commentary about her post-baby body. Say what you will about Kim K. — and people definitely have — but this woman does not capitulate to the haters. It takes guts to continually display herself like that. I mean, I don’t even like to be photographed while wearing shorts.
But if you’d like to follow Kim’s lead and snap some sexy nudes of your own fine self, there are ways to play around with the basics of photography to keep your pics looking great. (Seriously, good lighting can make a world of difference for any pic.) Maybe you’d like to surprise a partner with a tasteful shot, or maybe you’re just really happy with your body one day and want to document it. Whatever the case, here are some tips for taking the most stunning sexy selfies ever.