The SW Experts | 10 Things You Need to Remember Before Making a Sex Tape with your Partner
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10 Things You Need to Remember Before Making a Sex Tape with your Partner

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Making a sex tape can be an exciting and exhilarating experience for both partners. Not only is it a bit naughty, but it gives you a great opportunity to watch back all the hot action the two of you have created.

However, hold fire on the record button! There are a few things you need to remember before you commit to making a sex tape. It is important to learn how to make a sex tape before grabbing your video camera.

Read through our top ten tips and make sure you’ve got some peace of mind when the film starts rolling.


If you only read one rule from this article, let it be this one! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been with your partner for five months or five years, you must be honest and check with your heart and head that this person isn’t going to start sharing your video once you’ve done the dirty. Don’t be afraid to talk about deleting the video once you’ve both enjoyed watching it.


It goes without saying that you need to choose somewhere you feel comfortable in. If you’re serious about making a sexy tape, consider filming it on neural territory, such as a hotel room. This adds anonymity to the video and the lack of personal belongings and knick-knacks will ensure that when it comes to playback, the focus will totally be on you.

Set the Scene

Talking of knick-knacks in the background, make sure you do a thorough sweep of the room before you even think about hitting record. Get rid of any photographs or piles of washing, so you can create a sexy, sultry space to record in.

A recent study showed that people with purple bedrooms had on average 3.49 sexual encounters a week, compared to those with grey bedrooms, who have 1.8 sexual encounters a week. Purple is certainly the way to go, so some strategically placed purple cushions or vases will add a splash of decadence to your room and make your film extra special.

Common Goal

Why are you and your partner making a sex tape? Make sure you understand each other’s end goal for shooting the tape. Is it to create something juicy for you to both to feast your eyes on in the future? Or is it to capture on tape the both of you trying something new for the first time? Is it to act out a fantasy? Whatever your goal, make sure you both understand what you want to get out of it.

iPhone vs Old School

Do you know your Sky Drives from your SD Cards? Do you know your way around auto back-up on smartphones and iClouds, which share media across multiple devices? We’ve all heard stories of the mobile phone that gets stolen, only for the thief’s images to be automatically synced with the victim’s iCloud account.

If you’re not tech-savvy, it might be a good idea to film your sex tape on an old school video camera, so at least you know the footage isn’t automatically going to be uploaded anywhere else. Using an old camera adds a cool, dramatic feel to your sex tape creation and being able to hold the tangible tape after your session gives you assurance that it won’t end up in the wrong hands.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Get the lighting right. If you’re planning on using the whole room and not just the bed, make sure the camera can pick up your faces (or whatever else you like) in the dark corners. There’s nothing more frustrating when you want to watch some hot action and the sound is great, but the picture is murky. Spend some time setting up the light in the room properly and you’ll have no regrets when you come to view your tape.


Yes, we know it sounds boring, but a certain amount of planning can make sure your night goes off with a bang! How long will you be filming for? How much footage can your tape hold? Make sure you plan the evening (or day!) and that you both understand time considerations and expectations.


There’s no shame in rehearsing the opening scene a few times until you’re happy and in the flow. Rehearsals also give you a chance to check that the sound and lighting are all up to scratch too.

Strike a Pose

Some positions look better on camera than others. If doggy style is on the menu, and you’re not confident about your stomach, suck it and position yourself at an angle towards the camera. Alternatively, a standing up position is flattering for all body shapes.

Arch your back as much as you can, without it looking unnatural. A woman’s arched back is hugely attractive to men, as it symbolises fertility and the ability to hold a healthy pregnancy. The natural curve in a woman’s spine is enhanced during orgasm, but there’s no reason why you can’t arch it throughout the whole video.

Relax and Enjoy it

At the end of the day, filming your sex tape should be a fun experience. Don’t play up to the camera, just be yourself and enjoy the moment. After all, if you’re not happy with the end result, you’ll just have to hit delete and film a ‘Take Two’ instead!