1. BDSM is an all-inclusive term given to any sexual behaviour that might be considered 'kinky'. Pain, physical restraint and servitude would be frowned upon in a non-sexual scenario. In BDSM circles, however, these practices are engaged in with the consent of both people involved for mutual satisfaction and excitement.

    Spanking, whipping, tying, binding, scratching - whatever you fancy trying, you can quickly become a sexual tigress and bring out your kinky side with our guide to BDSM and bondage

    Above: Not sure what the letters in B-D-S-M stand for? Watch this video guide with Jess Wilde to make knowing your B's from your D's as simple as A-B-C!

    So you're looking for a vibrator but not sure where to start in our vibrators category? Luckily, you can use our brilliant Vibrator Finder by clicking the image below.

    But if you're really not sure where to start, this guide will teach you how to tell a bullet from a butterfly vibe and everything in between, and help you choose the vibrators that will best enhance masturbation and sex with your partner.

    Butt Plugs

    Unlike other insertable sex toys, a butt plug is an anal sex toy that's designed to be inserted and left in place.

    Generally speaking, butt plugs are conical-shaped, starting small and gently graduating in size. They usually feature a slimmer 'neck' at the bottom and a flared base for safety.

    So why do people use butt plugs, we hear you cry?

    A butt plug gently stretches the anus, creating a sensation of fullness and pressure, and stimulating the sensitive internal and external nerve endings.

    When the pelvic muscles contract during an orgasm, a butt plug can intensify the sensation, as you're squeezing against something. Using one as part of your sexual repertoire can lead to intense anal fulfilment and amazing orgasms.

    It's a fabulous way to explore anal play for the first time, either through solo masturbation or with a partner.

    What was once considered a 'dungeon' fetish is now making its way into bedrooms the world over, so it's important to learn some rules to make sure your bondage play is satisfying and safe. When done correctly, bondage can be an intimate, sensual and sexy experience for all.

    While you may not yet participate in the more advanced or extreme forms of bondage, such as self-bondage, you should still exercise caution and safety in even the simplest practices. So if you want to be sexy and safe with your bondage play, here are some tips to get you started…

    Above: In this video, Jess Wilde explains why you and your partner should always agree on a safe word before exploring bondage, spanking, or any other kinds of "serious sex play".

    Anal Vibrators

    Anal vibrators are vibrating toys designed for use in the anus. Anal vibrators come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and can be used by anyone with an anus to stimulate the rear's sensitive internal and external nerve endings.

    Many anal vibes are curved to stimulate the prostate gland (or 'P-spot'), making them especially pleasurable for men. Others include textures for external stimulation of the perineum, and some can even be operated via remote control.

    Toys for anal play should always feature flared bases or finger loops so they're safe to use in the butt. Many anal vibrators start with a tapered head to help ease insertion, and it's always best to use plenty of anal lubricant like Lovehoney Discover Water-Base Anal Lube when playing with an anal toy.

    Other toys like butt plugs and anal beads can also vibrate, so why not see if a vibrating version of your favourite anal toy exists?

    G-spot Vibrator

    Wondering how to get the most from your G-spot vibrator, or curious about how you can stimulate your (or your partner's) G-spot?

    Lovehoney is on hand to help you discover the joys of G-spot stimulation, and explain how and why this hidden erogenous zone can open up new pleasurable possibilities.

    G-spot vibrators are easy to use, once you get the hang of them. They come in a range of different shapes and sizes but all are designed to stimulate the nub of sensitive nerve endings that lie approximately 1-3 inches inside the front wall of the vagina.

    Usually featuring a slightly curved tip, G-spot vibrators can be used whether you're on your own or with a partner – so there's something for everyone.

    Bondage Boutique Cotton Shibari Rope 10mFor those of you who like the more elegant things in life, Japanese rope bondage may be a sophisticated sexual sensation that is right up your street.

    Known as Shibari (which literally translates as 'to bind'), Japanese rope bondage is a more accentuated and precise version of regular restraint. As a result, Shibari takes dedication, patience and imagination to make it work properly.

    Even though it may seem more complicated than many 'Western' forms of bondage, by learning Shibari you will develop a beautiful skill that will lead to fantastic genital stimulation as well as a deeper sense of trust and a greater bond between you and your partner.


    Fancy a dildo but don't want to leave your partner out of the fun? Then hop onboard a double-ended dildo for twice the pleasure, or use it solo for mind-blowing penetration!

    If you've always wanted to enjoy double penetration or you and your partner want to try pegging play, then a double dildo could be just what you're looking for!

    Lots of people enjoy anal play as part of their sex lives, but the anus is still an undiscovered erogenous zone for many.

    The anus is packed with sensitive nerve endings, and anal play can enhance all manner of sexual scenarios.

    Anal sex toys are specially designed products for anal penetration, and are often tapered for easy insertion, flaring out or swelling in size to stimulate those internal pleasure zones.

    Everything you need to know about Fleshlights

    Everything you need to know about Fleshlights: right here, in one convenient place! Watch our video guide for an introduction to the masturbation sleeves everyone talks about, then read further for help choosing the best Fleshlight for your needs, recommendations on how to make the most of your Fleshlight, and tips on keeping your Fleshlight in top condition.

     
    Above: Jess Wilde and Sammi Cole debate the virtues of many different types of Fleshlight.

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