The 11 Best Sexting Apps To Keep Your Sexy Selfies Safe

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If you own a smartphone and are online dating, you've probably sent at least one message or voice memo showing off your sexting skills. Maybe it wasn't a photo of your body, but perhaps a suggestive message in a private chat.

We may all be fiends on messaging apps, but we've got to take our privacy seriously. Keeping your personal information private, as well as staying safe, is essential when using dating apps.

That's why so many people rely on sexting apps to help them send messages without worrying about screenshot proof remaining!

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There are a myriad sexting apps available with the mere tap of a screen, but how do you know which one is best for you? 

11 Best Sexting Apps

We've rounded up the 11 best sexting and messaging apps to help you keep pictures of your body confidential, because it's important to ensure the privacy of your sexy selfies.

1. HouseTab

If I was single I would use this app every single day of the week. Well, maybe not on Sundays. A girl has to take a rest sometime, you know.

HouseTab shows you the available people hanging out at the same bar as you. Too nervous to go chat in person? Send a HouseTab message and get the ball rolling. 

Standout feature: You can actually buy the person you're flirting with a drink in real time. Send a "drink," and all they have to do is head over to the bartender to redeem it. This may not work in the current state of the world where we're all masked up, but maybe in the future.

2. Snapchat

Snapchat started out as a safe way to send your sexy pictures without having to worry about them sticking around on the internet forever. 

While the photos still disappear, they're now more well-known as a G-Rated social media experience. But we can't ignore their sexting app roots. Heck, they practically invented sexting apps! 

Standout feature: Ask me when Snapchat started and I'd say the fact that your sexy pics vanish, but screenshots are possible, have kind of ruined that game.

At least Snapchat will tell you if your sexting partner snapped a screenshot, so you can remember to never sext that creep again. And, of course, their filters are world-class. 

3. KIK

I really only knew of KIK as the app that the Kardashians were promoting for a while, which probably just says a lot more about me and where my interests lie then it does anything else. 

KIK was once Blackberry's messaging service, but now it's a standalone chat platform that lets you send texts without using a phone number

Standout feature: The anonymity is nice, but the fact that you can chat with up to 50 folks in one group makes it ideal for planning your next hookup.

4. Tinder 

You can't make a list of go-to apps for sexting and not mention Tinder. Tinder uses your location to help you find and meet people in your area, making casual sex a breeze. 

I also really love that Tinder puts you in control. Like someone? Swipe right. Not into it? Left you go. It doesn't get easier than that. 

Standout feature: Tinder cuts out any and all bologna. You find someone you like near you, and sex is had. That's it. It doesn't get more straightforward than that. Of course, you can use it as more than just a hookup app if you're looking for something more serious.

5. Wickr 

Wickr is kind of like Snapchat minus all of the filters and stories. Its sole purpose is to provide a place for you to safely and discreetly share your photos with your intended recipient.

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You could also just share pictures of cheesecake that you really don't want anyone else to see, but frankly, that's probably not what you're up for. 

Standout feature: Wickr really does destroy your photos, complete with bomb-exploding graphics to make you feel like James Bond. Plus, all of their data is mega-encrypted, which basically means there is zero percent chance your boss will ever accidentally see anything.

Bonus: Wickr was co-founded by a woman. So cool.

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6. FaceTime 

When you think "apps designed to help you have sexy sexts," you don't necessarily think FaceTime, right? Time to change that. FaceTime makes it easier than ever to connect for some face to face time, even when you're both far apart. 

Standout feature: There are products designed to use with FaceTime, like a selfie-stick that live streams images from inside you straight to your lover's eyeballs. Sounds pretty scary, but whatever floats your boat.

7. Confide

Confide touts confidentiality for your information using encryption, meaning only the person you're sending messages and pictures to will see. And once messages are read, they are gone forever. How's that for security?

Standout feature: This app is "screenshot-proof" and blocks out any screenshot attempts using ScreenShield. Even better, if someone does take screenshots of your images or messages, they are kicked off the app. It's really a genius protocol.

8. Dust

According to Dust, they are the world's most secure messenger, where messages disappear right after being viewed, eliminating all evidence. Claiming to "protect your assets," users have truly private communication and protection from identity theft.

Standout feature: This app is basically encrypted texting without your name ever appearing, so you'll never have to wonder if someone took a screenshot of your messages. Nobody will be able to hold it against you later, and that's a win in our book.

9. Vibr

Not only does the app itself not intrude on your personal messages and video calls, nothing is stored on the Vibr servers. This app has options to control if others can see when you're online, disappearing messages that "self-destruct," and ability to never disclose your phone number.

Standout feature: Vibr color codes your chats depending on their security. For example, red indicates an authentication problem with the user, while green means you can trust whomever you're contacting.

10. Signal

Take your video chats and messages to a safer level using Signal, which encrypts your conversations. This means only you can view messages without worry.

Plus, the app itself doesn't store your information, and can't read or see anything you put out there.

Standout feature: Group chats make it easier to stay connected to more people. Which, for polyamorous couples or couples with open relationships, it means even more fun with group texting.

11. WhatsApp

Using this free app is just the tip of the iceberg — WhatsApp also lets you use its calling feature without paying. Since you can sext internationally with this app, encryption is the name of the game, so not even the app itself can spy on your information.

Standout feature: Their "end-to-end" encryption secures your messages with a lock, which means only you and your intended recipient can read and unlock them. No third parties welcome in these chats!

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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cats, Batman and Margot. She's the Senior Editor of Pop Culture at Newsweek with a passion for lifestyle, geek news, and true crime.