Top 10 Gifts & Games for Better Foreplay
If you're looking for a unique gift that will be truly appreciated and treasured, give your relationship the gift of incredible foreplay.
In the age of night shifts, school runs and overtime, the pressure is on to fit in as much as we can into as little time as possible, but sex is not somewhere to cut corners. A quick rush and fumble and we're down to the deed? We think not!
Coital speeding is a sexual happiness offence, so it's time to slow down the pace and learn to linger. If you're having issues with self control or find the idea of foreplay a disinteresting prelude to sex, then it's time to consider calling on a little outside help in the shape of these sexy gifts and games.
Above: Are you looking for a sexy gift for your lover? Let Sammi Cole take you through her top picks for romantic sex game gifts in this video guide.
1. Blindfold: Lovehoney Oh! Satin Blindfold
The simple blindfold holds the potential for so many pleasures, building anticipation and enhancing sensory awareness.
Remember that scene in '9 1/2 Weeks' where Mickey Rourke feeds Kim Basinger all kinds of sexy foods? Recreating that level of high-octane sexuality is easier with the aid of one of these beautiful blindfolds. In fact, you can get away with all kinds of sexy surprises from a sensual massage to the introduction of a new toy.
Made from silky-feel satin, the Lovehoney Oh! Satin Blindfold (£5.99) is a firm favourite with Lovehoney customers.
"At first, my man didn't seem too keen on the idea of me blindfolding him as the thought of the unknown made him anxious. But, oh my, he loved it just as much as me. It heightened his senses and made his whole body sensitive to every little touch. It also comes in handy for sexy surprises" - mrsandmrf, Lovehoney customer.
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2. Flavoured Lube: Lovehoney Strawberry Lube
Flavoured lubes make your partner even more delicious, and trying a selection of flavours is a great way to encourage even more licking, sucking and teasing.
The ultimate solution for the adventurous is the Lovehoney Strawberry Flavoured Lubricant (£6.99). This bottle of yummy lube is more than enough for sinking your lover into the throes of oral ecstasy. There's a whole world of sexual flavours to explore with this fruity and flirty bedroom aid.
"This handy easy to use strawberry lubricant does a fantastic job and tastes absolutely amazing, wherever it is put whilst playing games and having fun" - Fruitybabes, Lovehoney customer.
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3. Feather Tickler: Lovehoney Oh! Tickler
Feather ticklers are a gentle way to awaken the body and make it more sensitive.
The light touch of the feather acts like a shiver of cold and will make all of those nerve endings pay attention to whatever happens next.
When combined with a blindfold, your strokes and explorations will be delicious for your lover. Who said that tickling is torture?
The Lovehoney Oh! Feather Tickler is a best-seller, and at only £4.99 is supremely pocket-friendly.
"This was my first time using a tickler, and as my partner put it to my skin... I have never had goosebumps like it! I was instantly aroused!" - Charliebee121, Lovehoney customer.
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4. Rude Food: Lovehoney Oh! Chocolate Body Paint
Is chocolate as good as sex? Well... it has high levels of PEA, which causes the body to release dopamine (a feel-good hormone) and also a small amount of adrenaline. Dopamine then elevates the levels of oxytocin in the body, a bonding hormone that is released when we kiss, hold hands, and get sexy together. You can expect to feel happier and relaxed, with increased sensitivity to pleasant sensations and more emotionally connected with your partner.
So now you know why our Lovehoney Oh! Chocolate Body Paint (£5.99) is a best-seller! Did we mention you can also lick it off your partner's naked body?
"This was my first purchase on Lovehoney. It tastes yummy, better than other brands we've tried. Really recommend this. It's good for foreplay" - MrsMac14, Lovehoney customer.
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5. Massage Candle: Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Lickable Massage Candle
Set the scene with a massage candle and turn a good love-making session into a sensational one.
Invite your partner into a beautifully prepared boudoir and surprise them with warm massage by candlelight. Light the wick of the Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Lickable Massage Candle (£4.99) and allow a pool of wax to melt then gently pour the scented oil onto you lover.
The melting temperature is low, and the essential oils are both invigorating relaxing. Just let your hands do the work and allow the heady aroma of vanilla alight your senses.
"I've never tired wax play but decided to give them ago as loved the fact the turned into a oil. I was worried having not used waxed thinking will it burn? But can say they certainly did not. It felt incredible when dripped over my skin and the warming sensation was a massive sensual turn on in its self." - glittergirl, Lovehoney customer.
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6. Sex Game: Nookii
Whether you're a new couple or have been together for a while, a sex game is a great tool for trying something new and exploring new pleasure.
Dive into the deep end and lose your shyness with Nookii: The Hot Game for Passionate Lovers (£19.99). This sexy card game has three levels of intensity with a feisty foreplay twist. Each card has a sexy foreplay action including tie-up, oral sex, massage, dirty talk and ear nibbling. Utilise the included timer and scarf to tease your lover - for as long as your turn lasts, at least!
"My husband and I decided to buy this game and oh my - a must-buy. Great fun. Teasing, sexy and really get's you interacting with each other. We did have a laugh at some of the position's we found each other in, but it's part of the game! Fun at the start and well, I don't need to say how it ends. ;-) We can't wait for the next round!" - SEXY.T., Lovehoney customer.
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7. Better Sex Guide: Oral Sex Pocket Sex Guide
Investing in a sex guide is an excellent way to improve your foreplay skills while opening a dialogue about sex with your lover.
The key to getting the most our of a sex book like the Oral Sex Pocket Sex Guide (£5.99) is to read through it together outside of the bedroom, marking off things you'd like to try.
You may find even reading about different techniques makes you keen to try them out yourself!
"The pictures are quite tasteful, nothing too explicit. The book gives a step-by-step description of how to perform each technique, making it fairly easy to follow and perform. Also It's small size allows for it to be easy to store." - Little_B, Lovehoney customer.
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8. Sexy Restraint: Tease by Lovehoney Furry Handcuffs
Many couples are intimidated by the thought of bondage, but introducing some light restraint to foreplay can be an excellent way to improve sex for both of you.
Cuff your lover with the Tease by Lovehoney Furry Handcuffs (£5.00) and enjoy being in control while they feel immediately more sensitive to each touch.
Whether you want to engage in sexy roleplay or just want to experience being lightly restrained, these fluffy handcuffs are just the ticket.
"The fluff makes them very comfortable and considering the price they are very sturdy - nothing like other cheap flimsy ones. There is a release latch that didn't loosen by itself but works without issues when you need to use it. There is no doubt about getting these... the hardest decision is which colour!" - ...Still Having Fun..., Lovehoney customer.
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9. Erotice Massage: Lovehoney Oh! Hot Massage Rocks
Erotic massage makes for great foreplay and is a natural progression towards sensational sex.
The Lovehoney Oh! Hot Massage Rocks (£8.99) are a wonderful bedroom aid that make giving sexy back rubs a cinch.
Take it in turns to offer each other 5-minute massages, letting your hands wander a little more each time. Building up pleasure awakens desire, excites every nerve in your body and also provides psychological stimuli as you wonder how far your partner will go when it’s your turn to receive.
"I love them. The heat from the stones take its time to come out, so you can use them for any length of time desired. I used them on the bottom of his back, then moved them to his legs to work there as I massaged his back. The fact they are small enough to move but big enough to work is amazing." - geegee9591, Lovehoney customer.
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10. Sex Dice: Lovehoney Oh! Roll Play Foreplay Dice
Sex dice invite you to try new things in your foreplay. The Lovehoney Oh! Roll Play Foreplay Dice (£4.99) have a mixture of body parts and actions on each face. It's a simple and easy-to-play game that will gently tease and indulge your desires with increasing effect.
Roll as many or as few as you like, but we recommend you start with one body dice and add an extra dice for each round that you play. Start off with a time limit of just one minute per action and increase this as the rounds go on, you'll soon be in the throes of foreplay ecstasy.
"These dice are really good for when you're in a playful mood and want to extend the fun before getting to the main event. It's easy to get into a routine with foreplay, or not spend enough time on it. These definitely help with slowing things down, enjoying time with your partner and getting creative." - noxula17, Lovehoney customer.
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Need more help?
You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to help you find the perfect products to enhance your foreplay. You can email, telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The other great place to look for people's advice on better foreplay is on the Lovehoney Forum, where our community is on hand to give their opinions and tips.
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