The Beginner’s Guide To The Perfect Butt Selfie

Dr. Evan Goldstein

January 30, 2024

Have you ever sent or received a sext? For those who are unfamiliar, sexting is when you exchange a sexually explicit message or image digitally – either via text, email, or DM. Sexting is a great way to maintain some level of intimacy with others. People may do it for a number of reasons, like when they’re away from their partner or to engage with someone new before meeting them (or instead of meeting them).

At Future Method, we believe your most prized asset is your, well, ass. That’s why we’re going to teach you how to take the perfect belfie, or butt selfie, so the next time you find yourself sexting, you’ll be sure to knock the socks–or pants–right off of the lucky receiver.

What is a butt selfie?

A "butt selfie," often affectionately referred to as a "belfie," is all about capturing your backside in a photograph. It's basically a selfie, but instead of focusing on your face, you turn the camera down and around to showcase your booty-ful booty. People take butt selfies for various reasons – it could be to show off their workout progress, flaunt a favorite pair of jeans, or simply celebrate body positivity.

How to take a butt selfie

Taking a great butt selfie is all about embracing your body and having fun, so don't be too hard on yourself if it takes a bit of practice to get the perfect shot. It's all about celebrating your unique beauty!

Most importantly, before you get started: relax! Butt selfies can be fun, empowering, and sexy, and you’ll want to be comfortable for your photoshoot. Consider taking a bath to pamper yourself beforehand, or exfoliate your skin with a butt-safe scrub to really make your skin glow.

Work Your Angles

When it comes to capturing the perfect butt selfie, experimenting with angles is key. Different angles can accentuate different aspects of your behind, so it's worth trying a few to see which one works best for you. We recommend giving these a shot:

Over-the-shoulder look with a playful glance.

The classic over-the-shoulder shot is a popular choice because it provides a clear view of your backside and creates an alluring, over-the-shoulder look. One popular variation is doing this while lying down. You can help accentuate your booty by placing a pillow under your pelvis or hips, which will help elevate your butt, while creating an exaggerated arch in your back.

Side profile, showcasing your curves and silhouette.

A side angle shot, with one leg slightly forward, can emphasize curves and create a dynamic composition.

Standing with your legs crossed, accentuating your hips.

A straight-on shot can provide a bold and unapologetic view of your behind.

Play around with various angles to discover the one that enhances your confidence and showcases your booty in the best way.

Perfect Your Lighting

Good lighting can make or break a butt selfie. Natural light is often the most flattering, so try to take your belfie outdoors during the day or position yourself near a well-lit window.

If you're shooting indoors, consider using soft, diffused artificial lighting. As for equipment, smartphones are perfectly suitable for butt selfies. Use the rear-facing camera for better image quality. We also recommend grabbing a ring light to ensure your lighting is on point!

If you want to take your belfie game to the next level, you can invest in a tripod to ensure a steady shot, or even use a selfie stick to get the perfect angle. Remember to keep your phone lens clean to avoid any smudges that might affect image quality.

Get Inspired

Nervous about getting started? Hype yourself up first by doing some belfie inspo research. Getting inspired to take a belfie can be a fun and empowering experience.

Start by following body-positive influencers and celebrities on social media who celebrate self-love and body confidence. They can serve as a source of inspiration and motivation.

Surround yourself with positivity, and remember that belfies are about embracing your unique beauty and expressing your self-confidence. Celebrate your body, and let that be your inspiration to capture a belfie that makes you feel sexy and proud.

Accessories (or clothes!)

Whether you’re going for a daring booty pic or a more demure look, accessories and clothes can be a great highlight for your best asset.

Consider wearing outfits that make you feel confident, such as well-fitting activewear, lingerie, swimwear, or your favorite pair of jeans. Accessorize with items like belts or jewelry to add a touch of personal style.

Or, if you’re sexting, you can skip this step completely and show off your booty in all its glory. Focus on picking an aesthetic space with good lighting to set the mood (no dirty mirrors, please!).

The perfect booty pic poses

Picking the perfect pose for your butt selfie can be difficult! We recommend trying a variety of poses until it feels just right.

Try some of the classic poses below to get started:

  • Standing with your legs crossed, accentuating your hips.
  • Sitting down, angled slightly away from the camera to push out your booty.
  • Over-the-shoulder look with a playful glance.
  • Side profile, showcasing your curves and silhouette.
  • Squatting or bending forward for an active pose.
  • A straight-on shot for a bold and confident view.
  • The "mirror selfie," capturing your reflection.
  • Hands-on-hips for added emphasis.
  • Lying on your side to highlight your curves and legs.
  • A candid, mid-movement shot for a natural feel, like lifting a leg during the shot.
  • A simple, elegant close-up of your lower back and waist.

Stay belfie-ready with Future Method

Try out Future Method’s Soothing Butt + Body Cream, perfectly formulated to pamper your booty. We’ll have your belfie absolutely sparkling with how good your skin looks!

About the author

Dr. Evan Goldstein is the Co-Founder of Future Method and the Founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, the leading private practice in health and wellness for gay men. He received his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Goldstein is the go-to butt and bottoming expert, having been published in Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Healthline, and more. Learn about Dr. Goldstein by visiting his practice,


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