Lovehoney has collaborated with the up-and-coming Will Ablett in a new set of photographs entitled Domesticated Sex Toys, after the talented photographer was inspired by the global success of their Fifty Shades of Grey pleasure products.
For the photographs, Lovehoney's best-selling sex toys were placed in domestic settings, in a subtle and original set of images that would not look out of place in a high-end, glossy magazine.
Will's unique collection of photographs has earned him a place as a finalist in the TRAJECTORY Graduate showcase, taking place at theprintspace Gallery between 20 Oct – 2 November 2016. The highly competitive competition is to find the most talented photography graduates in the UK.
Good luck Will. We're rooting for you here at Lovehoney HQ!
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the world of kink or wouldn’t know a handcuff from a handjob, everyone has at some point been tempted to expand their sexual horizons.
As with trying just about anything new, though, there are a great number of factors that can act as obstacles to a lot of folks.
Whether it’s price, nerves or simply the overabundance of options that’s been stopping you, we’re here to point you in the right direction - whatever aspect of a kinkier sex life appeals to you.
We've picked out four fun and fulfilling ways for you to spice up your sexual routine, and help you and your partner experience even greater thrills.
Being in a long distance relationship is no picnic, and I speak from experience.
I lived twenty-four hours away from my boyfriend for a year, so we hardly ever got to have picnics, let alone have mind-blowing sex with each other.
I have to say, one of the great things about long-distance relationships is that you both get really good at communication; however, long distances couples do tend to get sick of mac-n-cheese masturbation pretty quickly.
(For those of you who haven't heard the term before, The Dicktionary defines mac-n-cheese masturbation as, "Masturbation that is standard, unsurprising, and requires the minimum amount of effort. Just like a bowl of macaroni and cheese".)
So, here are my sex game suggestions for long distance couples. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour!
The number of people I've known who either have never heard of an open relationship, or who are extremely sceptical of them and what they entail, is astonishing.
Essentially, an open relationship is one where one or both parties are allowed to be physically (or emotionally, or both) involved with other people outside the relationship.
Being currently in one myself, I understand how after being taught your whole life that monogamy is the only way forward, wanting a relationship set-up a little outside the norm can be daunting and hard to admit to.
Even once you have decided that this is the path you wish to go down, actually getting on and doing it can be hard to navigate at first.
As such, I have come up with a list of Do’s and Don’ts for hopefully helping to make an open relationship work, whether you are already in one yourself, or trying to work out how the heck to even get started...
If your housemates are so chilled that they won't raise their eyebrows if you close yourself for an hour in your bedroom with that sexy guy you just met, well, you're super lucky.
For some of us, things just aren't that easy.
No matter how friendly your housemates are, sometimes living with them just makes it impossible to have sex in your bedroom. Would you truly want to be heard by your friends while you moan and scream of pleasure?
So, sometimes, we are forced to be a little creative: we need to explore other places for intimacy instead of the old plain bedroom and create new scenarios to fulfill our desires.
I'm not saying you must limit yourself to the classic bathroom quickie: it can be exciting, as we all know, but sometimes it may be difficult to 'get to the point' in such a short time.
This is where super-discreet sex toys that you can wear out and about come into play...
I love trying new things sexually. Love it.
There’s no denying the thrill of a first time in any sexual activity, and not just the quintessential ‘First Time’.
There is nothing wrong with a bit of experimentation, be it a tweak on something you already do, or an extreme step if you are the more adventurous type.
Since I have dabbled in various experiences sexually - some just once, some which have become a favourite thing of mine - I thought I’d share with you the four things I view as being fun, accessible for all experiences.
Uni is the perfect time to experiment and find out even more about what you enjoy in (and out) of the bedroom, so make the most of this period of excitement and freedom!
Hopefully you’ll be brave enough to give one of them a go, no matter your relationship status.
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.
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.
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.
Ever wondered how erotic fiction writers tell their friends and family what they do for a living?
Nicola Jane, author of interactive erotic novel Follow Your Fantasy, reveals all in this special guest blog post.
This competition is now closed. Winners have been contacted via email.
The day my Facebook status update said "Just another day, writing about cock" was not the day I planned on coming out as an erotic writer to my day job as an educational materials writer.
But, after being on a panel at a materials writing conference, I started getting friend requests and Facebook mails from respectable fellow professionals, none of whom knew my little secret.
I couldn't accept their requests but I didn't want to snub them either. What was I supposed to do?