• Whether male or female, sex dolls are designed to closely match the shape and feel of a real person, making masturbation as close to sexual intercourse as you can get. Sometimes cheap sex dolls can seemingly come up short in the realism stakes. You can lock your doll away in the cupboard and write off the experience, return your doll using our 365 returns policy and opt for a more expensive lifelike sex doll or alternatively - put in a little work of your own to make the most of your purchase. After all, if sex with your partner isn’t great, there’s always room for improvement and the same is true for you and your doll.

    This guide is geared to give you some ideas on how to improve the look and feel of your sex doll. If you find your doll unattractive, then you’re less likely to enjoy them and may even face performance issues. If it feels bad to have sex with a doll, then the purpose of having bought it is entirely defeated. It is possible to upgrade your dolls using things you can pick up here at Lovehoney and this guide will show you how to transform your dud into dynamite.

    My boyfriend can get an erection but can't orgasm. What can I do?

    It sounds like your boyfriend is suffering from retarded ejaculation.

    TENGA Egg WavyTo reward the writers of sex toy reviews, we give a £100 shopping spree to the person who writes the Lovehoney Review of the Month. We also choose a selection of highly commended reviews and reward them each with 2000 Oh! Points to spend as they wish - or save up for something special.

    Swooping in and winning the title of Review of the Month was Lovehoney Forum regular Avrielle_Aniko. We loved how she explained why she was getting a stroker for her partner, and the way she combined this information with a practical commentary on the pros and cons of the product.

    "My partner and I have been together for over 4 years now and while he is aware that I hold an interest in sex toys and, in particular, the Lovehoney website, he has never been very keen on the idea. He is a little old-fashioned and thinks of sex toys as something that should be hidden away and are embarrassing.

    As my sex toy collection grew, his view began to clash with my lifestyle. I wanted him to understand that sex toys are nothing to be ashamed of and that they are supposed to fun, hence the name 'sex toy' rather than 'sex tool'.

    I came across these TENGA Eggs and thought them to be a fabulous idea to try and turn my man's mind around when the right opportunity arose. I had a look at the selection of styles and decided that the Wavy Egg would be the best beginners choice."

    Read the full review to find out how the TENGA Egg Wavy went down.

    Freedom HealthThe risk of transmitting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) while sharing a sex toy with someone is extremely low. However, to minimise the risk completely, it’s advised that you wear protection and practice safe sex.

    The reason is simple, genital fluids like blood and semen can carry diseases and some toys can crack or develop holes over time where dangerous bacteria can hide.

    Fun Zone Vulcan Ripe Vagina Male StrokerThe Fun Zone range of male masturbators has caused excitement here at Lovehoney HQ. This varied collection of strokers provide quality, realistic sex sensations for the price of a cheap sex toy. A multi-use toy, they allows users to experience the intensely realistic sensations of a luxury masturbator for a fraction of the price.

    Inside each case is a sleeve made from Refined Touch - a lifelike material that simulates the textures of real skin. With care, each sleeves can last for up to 100 uses. The sleeve is concealed inside a discreet case that hides the masturbators appearance and helps keep it clean and germ-free during storage.

    If you want the most lifelike sensations, choose a realistic feel sex toy for your solo sex. These high-end toys are made from a variety of trademarked materials that have been engineered to feel just like human skin and flesh. Soft to the touch, stretchy, quick to warm and certain to retain their shape, realistic vaginas and lifelike dildos are a wonderful innovation that will vastly improve the authenticity of your experience.

    Realistic sex toys are made from a mix of plastics, rubbers and silicone and need care to keep them feeling incredible. Without due care rubbers can deteriorate and silicone can melt, meaning your toy can become a sticky mess with a future at Rabbit Amnesty - such a shameful waste.

    To check if your fake vagina, lifelike sex doll or realistic dildo is made from realistic feel material and needs special attention, go to the product page on Lovehoney. You can easily see that this toy is made from Realistic Feel material, and the type of real feel material is specified in brackets.

    Realistic Feel

    ruffledsheets wears PPU Underwear Cotton Lycra Thong with Elasticated WaistbandWe love seeing real people wearing sexy lingerie and clothes they've found at Lovehoney, and anyone can upload a picture of themselves modelling our fantastically sexy range. From the pictures uploaded each month, we choose one 'Model of the Month' who wins £100 to spend on sex toys, sexy lingerie or sexy costumes.

    Winning the title of April's Model of the Month, and the £100 shopping spree, is ruffledsheets who we felt did an even better job of modelling the PPU Underwear Thong than the official model in the product shots. Suckers for excellent composition, lighting and black-and-white photography, this picture ticked all our boxes. Bravo and congratulations on a stunning picture.

    If you want to be in with a chance to win a £100 shopping spree on Lovehoney, just upload a picture of yourself wearing sexy lingerie or costumes and check back next month.

    Luxe Massager Replenish Clitoral VibratorThis week on Sex Toys TV, Lovehoney presenter Annabelle Knight introduces the Luxe Massager Replenish Clitoral Vibrator and Luxe Massager Rejuvinate Clitoral Vibrator - two welcome additions to Lovehoney's collection of Clitoral Vibrators.

    Featuring smooth and ergonomic curves for maximum pleasure and stimulation, these two vibrators from Luxe boast 7 functions, with 3 speeds and 4 patterns of vibration for waterproof, solo or shared pleasure. You also get Free UK Delivery on all Sex Toys at Lovehoney.

    Luxe Massager Replenish Clitoral Vibrator Luxe Massager Replenish Clitoral Vibrator £39.99

    Sleek curves and smooth materials combine to make this an ergonomic massager that works perfectly whether used for solo play, foreplay or rested between you for extra clitoral stimulation during sex.

    Find out more: Luxe Massager Replenish Clitoral Vibrator

    Luxe Massager Rejuvenate Clitoral Vibrator Luxe Massager Rejuvenate Clitoral Vibrator £20.00

    With its satin soft touch and clever shape, this waterproof massager is a perfect toy for couples as well as solo play. Shaped to direct powerful vibrations to the clitoris as well as ergonomically designed so it can be used discreetly during sex.

    Find out more: Luxe Massager Rejuvenate Clitoral Vibrator  

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    If you don’t feel like your solo sex life is WINNING enough, what you need is your own personal goddess. Can't handle a whole goddess? What about just her head?

    Bree Olson (also known as Rachel Oberlin - one of Charlie Sheen’s girlfriends) has lent her likeness to this lifelike male masturbator. Made from Cyberskin, the Bree Olson Deep-Throat Sex Doll Head feels soft and squishy just like real flesh and skin and is capable of swallowing down an impressive 6.5 inches.

    As it’s cast from a mould taken directly from Ms Olson’s face (there are even pictures of the process on the side of the box) this is one of the most realistic sex doll heads on the market. We do feel that they could have taken the time to give her hair a flash of flaxen blonde, though.

    I am worried that my boyfriend is anorexic and is denying he has a problem. What can I do?

    I realise how concerned you are, but nagging him to eat will only continue to be counter-productive.

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