• Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    Bondage is fantastic fun, spectacularly sexy, and often the perfect play to bring any couple closer in quite a number of literal and metaphorical ways.

    But when it comes to sharing your love of restraint and sensory deprivation with a new partner, it's not always easy to know how to bring it up.

    First impressions of bondage, however, as well as media-reinforced misconceptions, can be far less favourable.

    Sharing this kink with a new partner can be highly rewarding, but must be done with due care and sensitivity.

    With this in mind, I've created these simple and safe tips to help you introduce your partner to first-time bondage without fear.

    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    So, you're off to university and there are 10,000 things you have to remember to bring with you.

    Though you've probably thought about plates, cups, towels, and most of the boring stuff, with all the stress about where you'll be living and how you'll find your course, other details can be overlooked.

    And guess what? Your prospective sex life may perhaps be one of those details.

    I myself will be starting university in my first year in October and whilst I am of course sorting out accommodation and education-related items, my thoughts have indeed turned to what activities I will be up to when not studying. I have a high sex drive, so intend to engage in as much pleasure as I can.

    As such, I have thought ahead so you don't have to! Here are what I believe to be essentials (plus a few optionals) to ensure you can play hard as well as work hard this academic year.

    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    For many people, there are few things more mortifying than the idea of someone hearing them masturbate.

    While there's no reason to be ashamed of masturbation at all, the social stigma, fear of a certain reputation and many other reasons mean that most people would rather keep their private pleasure just that: private.

    University is a time of juxtapositions. A wealth of nightlife and no money to explore it, a world of academic study and no time to embrace it and, for many, a new horizon of sexual possibilities and far too little privacy to comfortably enjoy them.

    Statistically, university is one of the most common times for a woman to start experimenting with masturbation and sex toys, but it is also frustratingly often one where privacy is at an all time low due to the paper thin walls and eternal uncertainty about who's in the house.

    That’s where this handy guide comes in, to help you maximise your potential you-time whilst minimising the need to worry about nosy flatmates asking awkward questions.

    Lovehoney Student Bloggers

    Are you a student? Do you love writing about love, sex, and everything in between?

    We’re looking for student bloggers to contribute to our brand new student hub on all things sex and relationships at uni.

    Whether you’re a fresh-faced fresher or a post-grad pro, we’d love to hear from all writers who are currently studying and writing regularly about university life.

    From sleeping with your housemate to making things work long-distance, and the heart-warming to the toe-curling, we'd love to hear what you have to say about kinky campus shenanigans (and putting all those free condoms from the Fresher's Fair to good use).

    Just send your name, the name of the university you attend and a link to your blog or vlog channel, together with a few sentences about why you’d like to write for Lovehoney, along with 2-3 suggestions for feature titles to students@lovehoney.co.uk by Saturday 13th August.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Pidgey in warehouse

    Ever since it was released in Japan, Australia and New Zealand last Wednesday, Pokémon GO has all but taken over the world.

    From Lickitungs in the park, to Grimers in church and Squirtles in the supermarket, fans both young and old have been discovering the joys of Pokémon hunting in the real world, thanks to GPS technology and an incredibly addictive free-to-play app.

    Released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original games (and boy, does that make me feel old), Pokémon GO has dominated the headlines, with people finding these weird and wonderful Pocket Monsters in the most bizarre places imaginable.

    So given that we want Lovehoney to be the very best (like no one ever was) we set off into our sex toy warehouse to find out which Pokémon could be lurking among the toys.

    We're just glad we didn't catch any Krabbies.

    Discreet Sex Toys

    When you're picking out the perfect sex toy, what it looks like often plays a huge part in your selection process.

    Sure, we may all long for a bulgingly-veined, intricately-detailed flesh-tone dildo with bulbous balls, or a velvety-soft vulva in a tube, but should you accidentally forget to close a drawer or have one of those snoopy roommates, they're not the most... discreet of items.

    While we believe no one should be ashamed of masturbating or using sex toys (after all, as Jim's dad would say in American Pie, "It's a perfectly natural, normal thing"), we also appreciate that letting your freak flag quite so blatantly isn't always appropriate.

    So, in the name of incognito intimate explorers everywhere, we've gathered this collection of sensational sex toys and accessories that look nothing like you (or anyone else) would expect them to.

    Let's just say, if discretion is the better part of valour, then these sex toys are your erotic Knights of the Round Table.

    Whether it’s your first-time toy or your fifteenth, sometimes the sheer world of choice out there can make picking the perfect sex toy a little intimidating. Regardless of gender, many people can be overwhelmed with the volume of choice out there, and knowing how to narrow your search down can be tricky.

    However, before you slip your selection into your basket (as it were), there are a few things that you should consider so that you know you’re picking the perfect plaything.

    Student Discount

    If you thought your 10% off at Topshop was good, then you're in for a very exciting ride.

    If you're a student and have a UNiDAYS account (they're free!), then you, my friend, can grab yourself a sensational 20% discount on all products on Lovehoney.co.uk.

    Gone are the days of deciding between dildos and dinner - now you can have it all.

    All you have to do is click here and log in to UNiDAYS, or sign up for a shiny new account, and enjoy orgasms for 20% less dollar than everyone else. We really are too good to you.

    Scroll down to find out exactly what this saving means in real terms.

    Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant 100ml

    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.

    Lovehoney BASICS Vibrating Waterproof Cock Ring

    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.

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