I HAD a tripod, until someone came over and stole it. On my cell phone .I can aim it at myself, without a mirror. It's set up to do exactly that, although, I'd rather have a friend take the pictures.
I often have folks wanting to take my pictures as a service.
One rule I made years ago, and I've stuck to: no porn, ever. I refuse to stoop to that level, and never have. I'm always happy that I haven't done that.
Yesterday, I had a 26 year old guy begging me for penis pics, and penis measurements. No wonder folks think gay folks are weird. Jeeze, would a regular person do that, in real space? Of course not.
I have to giggle at folks on Craig'slist begging for sex. They post penis picks galore, and want a hookup based on a penis pic. Pretty pathetic, if you think about it.
I've come to the realization that some folks have really, really, really, really bad taste.
And to opine on the "no pics", that's a whole separate thing from bad taste, and low creativity.
No pics are indicative of much deeper personal issues: self-loathing, lazy, conflicted, dishonest, cheating, paranoia, generally a dislike of self....all indicators of baggage that I don't want to attach myself to. I nip it the bud: if you are a no-pic, it's a no-go, for obvious reasons. Anything worth doing should be worth doing well, or why do it?