A lot of the stigma about bondage has evaporated in recent years and there are many curious lovers looking for a new way to enjoy sexual experiences with their partners.
Bondage can be soft, sensual and romantic - as well as kinky and intensely thrilling. The simple act of restraining your lover offers new physical experiences and an intensified feeling of trust and closeness.
Seen as an art form by many who practice some of the more elaborate methods of restraint, bondage encompasses a wide range of bedroom activities, from blindfolding your partner to binding their wrists and ankles.
If you've ever wanted to try light bondage, this guide will show you how to bring up the topic and where to start.
It seems to have been a week of experimentation in your bedrooms with twirling, sex toy design improvements, a casualty and even someone's mum getting involved.
Really, it's been one of those weeks...
The key to finding slightly 'fruitier' alternatives to your standard dildos.
Zini Deux Luxury Couples Massager Set
Winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2010, Zini Deux is half for him and half for her. His cradles and cups while hers slopes towards her. With 5 speeds and 10 pattern settings to flirt with, this luxury vibe ensures your erotic ecstasy is shared. You'll never want to leave the house again once you have indulged in the intimate pleasures of this well-deserved Award Winner. Watch this video to discover exactly what it is that makes this massager set unique in both design and stimulation.
Find out more: Zini Deux Luxury Couples Massager Set
Sinclair Institute Select Invisi Vibe
Turn your underwear into a sensational knicker tickler for hands-free titillation. The Invisi Vibe's uniquely contoured curves and soft pleasure bumps nestle securely to your sweet spots for perfectly positioned stimulation. Deliciously discreet and can even be worn without underwear for an extra thrill on a night out. Lovehoney presenter Annabelle Knight reveals the hidden secrets of the Invisi Vibe.
Find out more: Sinclair Institute Select Invisi Vibe
New recycling regulations mean that all electrical equipment - including sex toys! - must be disposed of at a designated electrical waste collection centre. This means that you shouldn't just chuck your dead vibrator in the kitchen bin!
We were wondering...
You’re one of the lucky women who enjoy female ejaculation - also known as ‘gushing’ or ‘squirting’.
September has arrived and the long, somewhat sunny days of summer are nearly over. Evenings are drawing in, summer breaks are a faint memory and it feels like even more of our time is spent at work than usual. But all is not lost. One glass-half-full Lovehoney reviewer asks "What better way to unwind after a long day at work than with an intense, all-over massage and toe-curling orgasm?!" And we can't argue with that!
Read on for this week's sex toy reviews highlights, and don't forget to check out the class act that was August's Review of the Month.
Each month, we give £100 worth of sex toys to the person who writes the Lovehoney Review of the Month. It's been a bumper crop this August and so, in true village fayre style, we will be highlighting some 'highly commended' reviews as well.
First things first, winning the £100 prize for August is new user and self-confessed "gentlemen of aesthetic discernment" Dirk Diggler with his review of the Dirty Fukker Jockstrap Underwear. Writing a piece that wouldn't be out of place in GQ magazine, the opening paragraph is a great scene-setter:
"Go to any high street department store, and it’s the same old story. Women’s lingerie takes up the best part of a floor, while men’s pants lurk disconsolately at the back of the shop like a hidden shame, with the choice on offer limited to chavvy boxer shorts and saggy-assed, passion-killing Y-fronts that your grandad would blush to be seen in. But things don’t have to be this way, and kudos is due to Lovehoney for making an effort to offer a selection of men’s underwear with some originality and flair."
So what of the jock strap itself? "Supportive, stylish and oh so salaciously sexy, the DF jock, despite its in-yer-face branding, is a class act all the way." And to drive his point home, he even uploaded a photo of himself wearing them. Great stuff Dirk!
If you want to get involved, check out our guide on how to write a killer review, get creative and then submit your sex toy or lingerie review.
Don't forget to take inspiration from August's highly commended reviews.
Lovehoney welcomes models of all shapes and sizes that are happy to upload photos of themselves wearing lingerie, in return for admiration, artistic appreciation, an ego-massage and the chance to win £100 worth of lingerie!
This month, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the £100 shopping spree is Toona, with a truly scrumptious pair of photos. Managing to capture the exhibitive essence of the Sven O Sheer Butt Contour Boxer Briefs while cleverly not revealing too much, we all agreed these pictures show real talent and a natural flare for photography. Lit to great erotic effect, the contoured shadows contrast with and compliment the masculine figure.
Take note, budding male models!