How to ensure your sexts DON’T end up trending on Twitter

Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba trended on Twitter for all the wrong reasons this weekend: a sex tape starring him, which was allegedly meant for his wife, was leaked to the public.

Many will deny it, but we all know people who sext (cough, maybe you?). If you don’t want to be caught in a sexting scandal, follow these tips to safeguard your saucy videos and messages:

1. NEVER SHOW YOUR FACE

… or anything else that could be used to identify you (think tattoos or birthmarks) in a sexy video or photo. Even if you don’t follow the rest of the tips on this list, at the very least follow this one. Learn the art of looking sexy, but completely indistinguishable, on camera.

2. WATERMARK YOUR NUDES 

Watermark your nude photos with the name of the person you are sending them to. This genius suggestion — which the Independent credits to Facebook user Annika Simons — was lauded as brilliant on social media because, if the recipient ever leaks the photo, it will implicate them too. Thus anyone you send naked photos to will have to think long and hard before sharing them.

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