Last week we talked about what an exciting year 2014 was in the world of sex toys, but 2015 is set to be an even bigger year in terms of sex toy technology, with lots of brilliant new products due for release.
But that's not all. The much-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie is being released in February, and we think the world of kink is set to be thrust into the mainstream spotlight like never before.
I've been chatting with our Online Trade Team to get the lowdown on what's set to be big in sex in 2015. With an industry insight from trade shows, suppliers and customer shopping habits, they were able to let me in on the sure-fire top trends of the next 12 months.
Check out our 15 sex predictions for 2015 below, and don't forget to have your say in the comments!
We loved the combination of seductive lingerie, bondage gear and festive cheer in this photo, not to mention some seriously sexy shoes!
Posing beside a Christmas tree adds a colourful background to the image, and the lighting can't be faulted. Great job!
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The biggest comedy benefit of the year is back and it's sexier than ever. Sex Appeal, now in its fourth year, is set to open 2015 with a bang and we're very proud to be supporting the event for the third year running.
Hosted by everybody's favourite pub landlord Al Murray, the star-studded annual comedy event showcases the very best of comedy to raise money for the young people's sexual health charity Brook. So you can sit back, have a laugh and be safe in the knowledge that you are helping others.
Bloomsbury Theatre is hosting the comedy extravaganza on Saturday 10th January 2015, 7pm.
Tickets are only £20 (plus a £2.50 booking fee) and can be bought from Bloomsbury Theatre. Bargain!
Make sure you follow Sex Appeal on Twitter for updates about the event.
Firstly, let's get one thing out of the way: people who use lube have better sex. They just do.
It reduces uncomfortable friction for lads and ladies unlike, which leads to a smoother experience, which in turn makes it more enjoyable. Still not convinced? Well, we’ve got a little experiment for you to try.
Guys: Try rubbing one out. Easiest homework ever, right? But now (or as soon as you can), try introducing Mrs Palm and her five lovely daughters to a slathering of lube before you start.
You see what a difference it makes? No more uncomfortable chafing when you’re going for a long time, plus it feels considerably more like the real deal.
Girls, now it’s your turn. Playing using lube makes everything much smoother and more enjoyable, and over 70% of women have found sexual experiences more enjoyable when they’ve used lubrication.
So, which lube's best for which situation? Just keep reading to see our super 'handy' guide.
Whether it’s a night out on the lash drinking £1 pints, or pulling an all-nighter to finish that last minute essay, it's safe to say students know a thing or two about staying up all night.
But what about staying power in the bedroom? Have you got what it takes to be the last man standing, or are you flat out before the party’s even started?
Stop being a lightweight and give your manshaft an ego boost with one of the simplest, yet most effective sex toys on the market: The humble cock ring. Oh-so easy to use, cock rings are a fantastic way to boost what nature gave you, without taking herbal remedies or losing sensation with delay sprays.
A cock ring works by preventing blood from flowing away from your penis, allowing you to perform at your full potential.You’ll benefit from a bigger, stronger erection that’s more pronounced and vascular, as well as delayed ejaculation for longer-lasting bonking.
If you like it, find out exactly which ring you should put on it by reading on.
One of the joys of sharing a house is that you can almost guarantee that at some point, you’ll hear your housemates bumping uglies. It’s like a university rite of passage.
But what about when it comes to indulging in a spot of alone-time?
No one wants their new roomies to know that they’re doing the five-knuckle shuffle after a particularly steamy episode of Orange is the New Black, and worrying about overly-loud vibrations and moans can really ruin the mood.
So for those of you who are shy about playing with yourself whilst your friends play FIFA on the other side of the wall, we've rounded up a selection of the best quiet sex toys, as well as some tips from our experts on becoming a top undercover lover.
Pop quiz: For breakfast this morning, did you have a) cereal, b) toast, or c) pizza?
Is your favourite game a) football, b) chess, or c) fuzzy duck?
Is your most prized piece of artwork a) a sculpture, b) a painting, or c) a beer can tower?
If you answered mostly c, odds are you're a student, battling the 11am alarm each morning, donning fancy dress at every chance, and honing your hawk-eyed tenacity for spotting a bargain.
Twinning top-rated toys with wallet-friendly pricing, this compilation of vibrating sex toys for students should send your skinflinty spidey sense haywire. All available for under £20, they're ideal for budget-conscious academics looking to blow off some post-lecture steam.
Their thrifty pricing makes these toys a steal, and additionally the ensuing run of nights in you'll enjoy post-purchase will also help rack up the pennies, making these toys doubly good value.