• Kegel Balls

    Jiggle balls, jiggle balls, jiggle all the way... oh what fun it is to ride on a bus when they're in play, hey! Yes, jiggle balls truly have been the toy of 2012, and the Beginners Basic Oriental Ben Wa Jiggle Balls double as a rather effective Christmas decoration.

    CondomsRubber, johnnie, French letter - whatever you call a condom we're pretty sure it racks up fewer Scrabble points than the Danish: svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel (here's how to say it!)

    We all know how important it is to stay protected during sexual activity and in support of World Aids Day, we're taking a closer look at condoms this week.

    We're also giving away ten packs of Billy Boy Endurance Condoms. Simply comment below before Friday afternoon for your chance to win.

    These innovative condoms feature an integrated cock ring at the base to harden your erection, help you last longer and lead you to a more intense orgasm.

    Read on for the best condom related articles from across the web and your chance to win.

    Christmas Gifts for HerYou might think that sex toys are only solo play when your partner is away, but incorporating them into your sex life can be hugely rewarding and make for even better orgasms for you both.

    When it comes to treating your other half, we’ve got everything you need to set the scene. Body oils, lingerie and sexy games are great to get you both in the mood, and if you’re after something different, scented massage candles not only smell great but melt to body-safe temperature and can be used for a deliciously seductive rub-down.

    Vibrating cock rings make a great gift for couples. Designed to restrict blood flow, cock rings make his erection harder for longer, delaying his climax, whilst the vibrations stimulate her clitoris and increase the chances of the ultimate sexual goal: simultaneous orgasm.

    One of the newest additions to the couple’s sex toy market designed precisely to aid climaxing together is the vibrating dual stimulator. Cleverly be worn inside the vagina during lovemaking, these toys provide amazing sensations to her clitoris and G-spot as well as his penis for hands-free pleasure during sex. Several of these are also remote control vibes, making the possibilities even more exciting.

    Bondage kits can be a fantastic gift idea for both partners. Whether you’re submissive, assertive or a natural ‘switch’ between both roles, every couple can benefit from blindfolds and light restraints for gentle bondage play.

    Sex toys are a great way for couples to get the most out of their sex life. Whether your partner is new to the world of gadgets in the bedroom or is a sexual connoisseur, we’ve put together a list of the top ten sexy treats you and your lover can enjoy together this Christmas.

    Christmas Gifts for HerPicking a sexy Christmas gift for your partner can be daunting - between the many different types of vibrator and dildo, there’s a lot of choice. Where to begin? Luckily, Lovehoney is here to help make sure your lover is all smiles on Christmas morning.

    Whether you’ve been inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey to push boundaries in the bedroom or fancy spicing up your sex life, we have the perfect gift choice for you.

    There are many classic products that are always popular - clitoral vibrators and rabbit vibes are sure to impress most women. However, 2012 has really been the year of the super-powerful Magic Wand vibrator and pleasure intensifying Ben Wa balls.

    If you’re unsure what to buy for your lover for Christmas, think about what she likes in the bedroom. If she needs clitoral stimulation to orgasm, an external toy like a Magic Wand or bullet vibrator is a good bet. Rabbit vibrators are great because you get amazing internal stimulation while the rabbit ears pleasure the clit simultaneously. If she likes G-spot stimulation, think about a G-spot vibe or curved dildo.

    If she read and loved Fifty Shades, chances are she’s lusting after a pair of jiggle balls - these amazing Kegel exercisers tone her internal muscles for greater control during sex and a more intense orgasm. The weighted balls jiggle as she moves, making the most everyday tasks a form of erotic foreplay.

    Read on to discover our top ten Christmas gifts for women.

    Put his pleasure at the top of your Christmas shopping list when you pick up a best-selling sex toy for men, the gift that truly keeps on giving.

    Using sex toys is all about discovering new sensations and experimenting with different techniques to increase enjoyment and improve sexual satisfaction. Add variety to your bedroom antics by transforming masturbation, foreplay and penetrative sex for the better with an erotic Christmas gift.

    Male sex toys aren’t just a great enhancement to his sex life, they’re fun for you to use together. A luxury male masturbator from TENGA or Fleshlight adds a new edge to foreplay, helping you to give a hand shandy to remember without the arm ache.

    Better-than-real sensations come in different packages: some are anatomical, while others look more like a piece of art or a high-tech gizmo, ensuring you’re never put off by the look of a toy during play.

    Vibrating cock rings prolong your shared pleasure by restricting his blood flow, engoring his penis for a thicker, fuller look and feel. The vibrations give you both additional stimulation, but while his approach to climax is delayed, yours is escalated, improving your chances of sharing a more intense orgasmic moment together.

    Try toys that stimulate his glans and frenulum like the Cobra Libre Male Vibrator, or opt for full-length stimulation by giving him an erotic massage with a stroker from Lovehoney.

    For he who dares, anal toys like butt plugs and prostate massagers add a whole new level of orgasmic potential into the mix, escalating his erotic response to dizzying new heights and intensifying his climaxes.

    Fifty Shades of ChristmasIf Fifty Shades of Grey got you hot under the collar, experimenting with bedroom bondage will make an exciting addition to your sex life.

    2012 has seen more couples experimenting with bondage than ever before, sending sales of bondage gear like spanking paddles, blindfolds, handcuffs, nipple clamps and floggers soaring. If the idea of bringing some kink into the bedroom appeals to you, but you don’t know where to start, this buyer’s guide will help you choose the best bondage toys to start your sensual exploration.

    Start with a little tie and tease as a gentle introduction. Blindfolds and soft wrist cuffs give bondage a romantic twist, enhancing your emotional connection as well as your physical pleasure. Awaken the senses by tracing a fluffy feather tickler across your lover’s skin, before working your way up to teasing flicks and gentle caresses with a spanking paddle or flogger to heighten sensation.

    Bondage rope lets more experienced partners experiment with a variety of different restraints. Suitable for tying up wrists and ankles, as well as making beautiful body harnesses, rope bondage is one of the most versatile styles of restraint. Complete beginners can use bondage tape to similar effect, using it as impromptu ankle cuffs, wrist cuffs or even as a sexy PVC outfit.

    If you’re ready to try something new and exciting, take a look at our top 10 bondage buys to make your fantasy a reality.

    I Hear Those Sleigh Bells Ring

    It has started. Christmas trees are popping up everywhere and a certain TV advert for a famous fizzy drinks company has aired (the definitive festive-season starter for some). I can practically hear those sleigh bells ringing, which is why I've chosen the Spartacus Nipple Clamps with Bells as Lovehoney's Toy with me Tuesday entry this week. Bonus points if you can guess what instrument the music is for.

    The Thrill by We-Vibe Dual Action Vibrator for Women

    Over 83% of 18-29 year olds are doing it, most people spend over 7 hours at it a month and in October 2012 alone, we spent a massive 6.7 billion hours immersed. What are we talking about? Why, social media, of course! [Hubspot]

    It's true, even at Lovehoney we get a thrill from Twitter, Facebook sends us into a frenzy and Tumblr is tantalising. So this week, we've been thinking about the similarities between sex and social media.

    And to celebrate the Thrill we get from sharing, we've decided to give away a newly released Thrill by We-Vibe (worth £94.99) with a Twitter-style competition! This sexy vibe is already getting rave reviews and is set to be a Lovehoney favourite.

    To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below and tell us in 140 characters or less why you would love aThrill by We-Vibe.

    Spice Up Your Love LifeVery little beats mind-blowing sex but when you’ve been with your partner for a few years the thrill factor starts to wane, even if you still enjoy a healthy sex life.

    Keeping sex fresh, exciting and spontaneous is quite a task - even for the most adventurous couples as your relationship begins to feel as comfortable as a pair of old trackie bottoms.

    Avoid the seven-year itch by making some minor changes to your sexual repertoire and keep the lust alive for years to come with these easy tricks and tips.

    1. Shake Up Your Routine

    One of the biggest passion killers is your day-to-day routine, especially if you’re cohabiting with your partner. Couples who spend their lives outside of work living in one another’s pockets tend to subconsciously schedule their sex lives, making sex a predictable event...

    We-Vibe Thrill

    When The Thrill by We-Vibe first landed at Lovehoney we were convinced it looked like a domestic appliance (which, I suppose, it is!). Here's the Thrill blending seamlessly into this kitchen scene...

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