• Want to experiment with sex toys but not sure where to start? This guide explains how to choose the perfect beginner's sex toy for you, and shows you how to find exactly what you're looking for at Lovehoney.

    Whether you want to start off small with a bullet vibrator or fancy trying an anal sex toy, we've used customer reviews to pick out the best beginners toys for you to try. Happy shopping!

    When you first look at Belladonna's Bitch Fist Dildo, one of two things will come to mind:

    Reaction A - Ouch!
    Reaction B - Wow that looks fun!

    The large length and girth can be very intimidating to those who are new to sex toys, but it can also be very pleasurable, satisfying you in a way no other dildo can.

    If the prospect of your partner opening your bedside drawer to find a bright pink Happy Rabbit 2 Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator sat there brings you out in a cold sweat, then you need to read on to find out why introducing sex toys into a relationship could not be easier...

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    Sex toys and relationships don't need to be polar opposites of each other. In fact, many people in the Lovehoney Forum have mentioned how sex toys have actually improved their relationships and sex lives significantly.

    We've gathered the best advice for broaching the subject of sex toys with a partner and compiled it all here for everyone, from the shy and retiring sex toy beginner to the boasting bondage enthusiast.

    When choosing a sex toy, the material is just as important as the power, price and function.

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    What feels good for one person won’t feel so hot for another, some people have allergies (such as a latex) and others are eager to avoid phthalates. Whatever your reasons for being interested in a certain sex toy material, we try to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right toy for you.

    Dripping hot wax on to your partner from a bondage candle is either a form of intense massage or ultra-erotic BDSM play - it all depends on how you do it.

    The exquisite heat and delicious sensations of hot wax make the skin ultra sensitive, leaving your partner ready for all kinds of sexual fun and games...

    Making sure that you and your partner are safe and comfortable during hot wax play is of utmost importance and will make sure that no one ends up burned or scalded.

    Follow our top tips below to experience the teasing, suspenseful and pleasurable side of hot wax play...

    Everyone has attempted to have sex in the shower or bath before, often with less than desirable results.

    The slippery surfaces, awkward angles and lack of space are often contributing factors to shower and bath sex going wrong and, let's face it; no one wants to end up with a cold metal tap becoming lodged in their delicate parts.

    With this in mind, we've put together some top tips for making bathroom sex infinitely easier and more enjoyable.

    The purpose of a pussy pump is to create a vacuum over the labia and/or clitoris which will in turn make the tissue swell, encouraging more blood to flow and making the skin much more sensitive. Whether you use a pussy pump alone or with a partner, the unique sensations and gorgeously puffy appearance are sure to be a fantastic turn on.

    Pumping your pussy will leave it feeling ultra-sensitive and every touch, tingle and vibration will be heightened. This is perfect if you have trouble orgasming and ideal if you're looking for something new to spice up your bedroom activities.

    Definitions for basques, corsets and bustiers vary between companies. Anything with lacing down the back or an hourglass shape can be referred to as a corset and this can cause a lot of confusion when you're trying to decide what to buy and how to measure yourself.

    So what is the difference between these garments and how does that change how you wear them?

    Sex toys are safe for bodily use, but they can be quite reactive when put next to alike or opposing materials. It is vital to be careful when storing your sex toys. If you mix your sex toys (particularly silicone, rubber, latex, realistic feel and jelly sex toys) you may soon discover that they start to look melted or slightly misshapen.

    We can't overstate how important it is that you store your sex toys separately if you don't want a nasty surprise the next time you reach for your favourite toy.

    Anal beads are a great way to experience anal sex slowly and gently. Most anal beads start small and get larger with the more length you take, allowing your body to adjust to the size. Smooth and spherical, anal beads are easy to insert and unintimidating.

    With their graduated shape, smooth spheres and easy hand-held design, anal beads provide an unusual and appealing feeling which can turn a regular orgasm into an earth-shattering experience.

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