Ever feel like your sex life could do with a bit of a kickstart? It's natural in relationship to fall into the same routine night after night, but luckily there are plenty of ways of spicing up your fun with minimal effort.
Sexy role play is a wonderful way to get out of a rut in the bedroom, and it's a great opportunity to try some new moves and techniques you may have been too shy to broach otherwise.
Putting on a sexy costume helps you step out of your own shoes and into another character, with a new set of personality traits and fantasies. In fact, in our recent Forbidden Fantasies survey, 59% of women said they were turned on by the idea of role play.
Don't know where to begin with role play, or worried you'll feel silly? We've outlined the most popular scenarios below to help you take the leap, along with the props needed to make the fantasy a reality.
Are you looking for some bedroom inspiration? Trying a new position is a great way to keep your encounters with your partner fun and fresh, and this one is a winner!
If you tried our last Sex Position Challenge then you should be prepped and ready for something a little trickier. Introducing... The Hammock.
This position requires a prop so remember to get it ready beforehand to reduce the mid-flow kerfuffle.
How to achieve The Hammock:
Begin with the man sitting on some form of foot rest or pouffe. A sturdy stool or the side of the bed would probably suffice. The woman then straddles him backwards, facing the floor.
Once you feel comfortable in this position, join hands and have her slowly lower her body forward while he leans backward to counteract. Lastly, the woman raises her legs so they are in the air. Sounds easy, right?
Let us know if you try The Hammock and how you got on in the comments section below.
Male readers of this blog occasionally grumble that we focus on female sex toys too much. The truth is, between sex selfie sticks and diamond vibrators, there tends to be more fun female toys appearing on the market than those aimed at men.
Having said that, we've decided that it's high time to treat you boys to a special giveaway just for you.
Given that we're currently half way through Masturbation May, we've designed an amazing sex toy bundle that you fellas can enjoy solo or with your partner.
The prize includes:
Read on below to enter the contest (and find out how to quadruple your chances of winning!)
Lovehoney's Design a Sex Toy is back! Are you an engineer, graphic designer, inventor or even just a kinky doodler? Could your revolutionary idea bring endless orgasms to the masses or have you come up with a cunning take on a classic?
Send us your sex toy idea and you could see your dreams turned into reality.
There are three categories you can enter: Sex Toys for Men, Sex Toys for Women and Sex Toys for Couples. You can enter one idea per category, which means you have three chances to win.
The winner of each category will receive £1,000 and the Judges' Pick will receive an extra £2,000, making it a grand total of £5,000 prize money.
But that's not all - the overall winner will also have the chance to have their design made into a real sex toy and earn royalties in the future.
If you write a sex toy review for Lovehoney, you could be in with a chance to win a rather brilliant £100 Lovehoney voucher to spend on whatever you like.
After last month's winning review of the Happy Rabbit G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator, we're continuing the rabbit trend with April's grand prize...
This month we're giving the top prize to alleyxandra who reviewed the Tracey Cox Supersex Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator (£39.99).
An experienced rabbit aficionado, she explained the merits of rabbit vibes and evaluated this budget option with consideration:
"I need a combination of both internal and external stimulation to orgasm, and rabbit vibes work awesomely for that. With the jiggle, the ears rub my clitoral hood, and stimulate my G-spot more, and it all builds up to a great, satisfying orgasm."
"I think the Supersex rabbit is most suitable for someone new to sex toys, who wants something easy and doesn't need super powerful vibrations. If you're a lazy masturbator after a rabbit vibe, this one is a really good choice."
Check out alleyxandra's full review, and read on to find out who was selected as a runner up this month:
Election fever gripped the nation yesterday as voters turned out in their millions to determine the next tenant of 10 Downing Street. With queues running out the door at some polling stations, most of us viewed the task as our democratic duty rather than a pleasurable playtime, but perhaps we just weren’t thinking creatively enough...
For yesterday’s secret ballot, Lovehoney member naughtboi had a second secret hidden away - a Lovehoney Sensual Glass Butt Plug. A small, 4-inch plug with a flared base to guard against unwanted travel, naughtboi’s review mentioned how the size and shape means the plug is ideally suited to wearing out and about, and discreet enough to go unnoticed:
“Perfectly made and easy to insert, and best of all is it's a great size for just popping in and going about your daily business... As soon as it arrived I cleaned it and popped it in and went down to the shops and then the polling station to vote and no one knew I had it inserted.”
Giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘independent party’, naughtboi’s solo fun proved voting doesn’t have to be dull - think how this could improve the turnout for 2020.
Welcome back to our monthly lingerie modelling competition, where we choose our favourite community photo to win an exciting prize.
From the dozens of excellent images uploaded last month, we've chosen Kittyondrugz as winner with this simple shot featuring the Lovehoney Flirty Blue Lace Boyshort. Her photo reminds us that sometimes a simple composition with natural lighting is best for showing off lingerie. See the uncropped image here.
Kitty has won a £100 Gift Voucher to spend on anything she likes at Lovehoney - congratulations!
Do you have what it takes to be Lovehoney's next model of the month? Read our photo guidelines and upload a photo of yourself in your favourite Lovehoney lingerie and you could be picked as next month's winner!
It's not all about the winner though - we also chose two amazing runners up who win a whopping 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save at Lovehoney. Read on to find out if you were one of our lucky runners up...
Think you can't learn any more about sex? Think again!
Our book of the month for May is a collection of the renowned Kama Sutra positions along with their modern variations, special artwork and erotic stories.
Considered the lovemaking manual for the 21st century, The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra by Maxim Jakubowski talks you through all the original Kama Sutra moves, along with over 50 more for you and your lover to enjoy together.
When you pick up The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra from Lovehoney during May, you'll also receive a free massage candle. Candles are perfect for setting a romantic atmosphere, and the special wax in this strawberry scented massage candle melts to a skin-safe massage oil to take your foreplay to new heights.
Buy The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra today to begin exploring a new world of lovemaking possibilities AND claim your free strawberry massage candle (worth £4.99!)
Are you ready for more? A smouldering still of Jamie Dornan trying on a black satin mask has just been released, which can only mean one thing - dates for Fifty Shades Darker AND Fifty Shades Freed have been announced, and we can barely contain our excitement...
The movie still depicts a scene from the iconic Fifty Shades Darker masquerade ball, and it looks every bit as sexy as we'd imagined.
Universal Pictures have confirmed that Fifty Shades Darker will be released on 10th February 2017, followed swiftly by Fifty Shades Freed on 9th February 2018.
We're excited to learn that Niall Leonard, E L James' husband is writing up the screenplay, whilst Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are expected to return to their roles as Anastasia and Christian.
Filming is due to start early next year - so watch this space for more sexy stills and news.
Anyone who took our recent "How Well Do You Know Lovehoney" quiz will be familiar with our (much beloved) former mascot, Honey.
Honey was the face of Lovehoney for 9 years until she retired in 2011, but she's clearly not forgotten.
We were delighted earlier this week when a Lovehoney fan surprised us with her take on Honey, complete with Barbarella hair and trademark "H" dress.
We love that she's holding the Lovehoney Waterproof Mini Magic Wand Vibrator too - what a nice touch!
We've given the artist (blogger Emmeline Peaches) a bunch of Oh! Points to say thank you.
See the full size image and the original Honey artwork below: