Ah, March, that dull month between rarely venturing out from your freezing house and drinking in a sunny beer garden, when New Year's Resolutions are, for many, a distant memory.
For many (myself included) losing weight and toning up was on that list. However, for a number of reasons, maybe it hasn't happened, and you're still not feeling as sexy as you wish you could in the bedroom.
I like to think I'm a very body-positive person, and I genuinely believe in beauty at any size, but when it comes to my own body, I really struggle to put my beliefs into practice.
But, really, body confidence comes from accepting your body exactly as it is, rather than trying to make it into what you think everyone else wants it to be.
So, if you're looking for a boost to your sex appeal and sensuality this spring, we've got three easy tips for you that can help you love your body, and everything it does for you.
Instant attraction can be a wonderful thing. You lock eyes, there's an instant frisson that gets your heart pumping, and you begin to wonder what it would be like to take things further.
With consent and safety precautions in place (these are of the utmost importance, especially when dealing with someone who is essentially a stranger), there is no reason you two can’t enjoy a night of mutual fun.
However, even if they appear to be exactly the kind of person you're looking for, that doesn’t necessarily mean that going home with them is the best idea. I know that with hormones high, especially if it has been a while since your last sexual encounter, there is a temptation to ignore the signs and throw caution to the wind.
Unfortunately, this could end in a disappointing evening in some way. It can be hard to take a step back and evaluate the situation logically, but watching out for these warning signs will hopefully nip any potential for disappointment or disaster in the bud…
A clit clamp is a simple sex toy designed to gently squeeze the clitoris and provide thrilling arousal without vibrations.
They can be worn during masturbation, foreplay and even sex, making them super-versatile. During wear they offer direct stimulation where you need it most, and when removed they leave the clitoris super-sensitive to subsequent touches.
You'll sometimes see clit clamps referred to by different names, such as clitoral clamps, clit jewellery, clit clips, pleasure clips, Cleopatra's clip, genital clamps or any variation of these, but don't worry. They're all the same thing.
It may not be a big red carpet ceremony, but Lovehoney's very own awards are as popular as ever, and they are back with a bang this month! The Review of the Month winners are ready to be announced…
And the winner is (we promise this is the correct name): RosyCheek, chanelling her inner sex goddess Jennifer Beals with her winning rendition… I mean review of the flirtatious Flirty Pink Lace Boyshorts. Don those leg warmers and get cheeky with this lacey pair!
Sadly RosyCheek could not be with us for her acceptance speech but you can catch up with her in the Lovehoney Forum. Congratulations RosyCheek, that £100 Lovehoney voucher is all yours for some sexy shopping!
"These are such a fabulous shade of pink I can't help but feel a little retro. They bring a massive smile to my face and that is just what you need with your underwear, right?" Read the full review here.
In true awards fashion we have some runners up to share with you all too, each walking away with 2000 Oh! Points.
If someone asked you why you masturbate it might seem like an odd question - surely it’s obvious? It feels great, relieves sexual frustration, and some of us even do it just to kill time!
But what if we told you there are a whole slew of other benefits being swept under the rug? Other than being a procrastinator's best friend, dabbling in a little ménage à moi can affect more areas of your life than you might realise.
With positive impacts on your health, mood, sex life, and more, masturbation has been proven time and again to be of our healthier habits as a species, whatever your gender.
So to find out more about exactly why a fap a day can keep the doctor away, just keep reading.
Besides, who doesn’t love more reasons to treat themselves?
If you had asked me how many different types of orgasms there were when I was 19, I probably would have said “…there are different types?”.
Sadly, like many young women, the only type of orgasm I knew about back then was the kind I was habitually faking.
But then I bought my first sex toy, and started being more vocal about what I needed in bed, and, because of this, I’ve learnt that there are at least 12 distinct types of orgasms that women can have.
I’ve not had all of them yet, mind you. But to paraphrase my good friend 50 Cent, this year my plan is to get off or die trying.
If you, too, are curious about this kind of 'Dirty Dozen', then just keep reading to find out what they are, and how you can have them.
Many couples talk about the idea of a threesome and whether they would enjoy it or not, but sitting down and saying, "Shall we do this?" is a different game altogether.
My boyfriend and I ended up having this conversation after our first threesome (which we didn't plan for, but it just sort of…happened).
A few months later we met our girlfriend and since then we've had a lot of fun experimenting with new positions and techniques, as well as the inevitable, "Whose turn is it to make coffee?" in the morning.
So, with this in mind, here's the beginner's guide to everything you need to know about threesomes, from how bring them up with your partner, to what you must do to ensure you have the best time possible, to which positions and techniques work best.
One of the best things about being a student is moving out and having more freedom than you know what to do with.
Being able to have the time of your life without being worried that your mum will look in the bottom drawer of your bedside table is a weight off so many minds - after all, nobody wants to have to explain about the rabbits that aren't kept in a hutch.
That said, it can be incredibly awkward when you've got a housemate next door who is treating sex more like an audition for The Voice than an intimate encounter, with the rest of you merely sat there waiting to hit the big red button. To start, it's quite funny, but repeated performances can get a little irritating.
So, if you find you're often woken by nocturnal noises that aren't the dodgy old boiler that your landlord refuses to fix, this is the article for you: eight of the best responses to loud-and-proud housemate humping. Best make sure they have a sense of humour first, though…
If like us you went to see Fifty Shades Darker for kinky inspiration (don't be shy, that's exactly why you went) then chances are you left the cinema with more than just leftover popcorn!
With an array of luxury sex toys to keep us fixated on the screen (as well as boobs, bums and heart-thumping sex scenes, of course) we were left more than a bit intrigued by what we'd just seen.
And just like your favourite member of a boy band, those who've seen the film all have a toy which they simply can't stop thinking about. (#DatSpreaderBarTho.)
So which one left you yearning for more? The silver balls? The spreader bar? Or those amaaazing masks?
Below, I've picked out my top 3 sex scenes from the Fifty Shades Darker movie and listed which toys you'll need to recreate authentic Christian and Ana roleplay at home.
Comment below and tell us which toy got your attention!
“‘Do you want a regular vanilla relationship with no kinky fuckery at all?’” - Christian Grey
I’ve always considered myself to be adventurous when it comes to sex; I enjoy a bit of light bondage, the occasional spanking, but to be honest I’m always the one in control. One may even go as far as to say a control freak.
My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 was to try new things, and to be less stubborn, so when the opportunity presented itself to do just that, and to spend a week sampling the Fifty Shades Darker collection from Lovehoney I couldn’t hold myself back.
When I discussed this with my partners, Tom and Sara, they couldn’t help but laugh a little at the thought of me being submissive, but were ultimately eager to experiment with me.
So, how was it playing like Christian and Anastasia for five days? Read on to find out…