1. Not only do suspender belts hold your stockings up during the friskiest of trysts and the most energetic stripteases, they also boost your lingerie's sex appeal to eye-watering levels.

    However, if you aren't careful when you clip, you might find yourself with your stockings round your ankles before you've made it to first base.

    We've put together a handy guide to help you master a perfectly put-together look.

     
    Above: Find out how to attach stockings to suspenders in this video from lingerie expert, Sammi Cole.

    6 Apps That'll Shake Up Your Sex Life

    As a student, I'd be lost without my smartphone. It's an essential piece of equipment for me. How else could I keep up with all my important academic notices like last minute seminar room changes, workshops showing me how to cite correctly, and student union election updates?

    Then, in my free time I play games, keep in touch with friends, search for the name of the person in the current TV series I'm watching to find out where I recognise them from, and browse Lovehoney forums.

    I've also tweeted a large supermarket chain because a relative and I were arguing about what year the local branch opened in our hometown. Behold, all this power and knowledge at my fingertips.

    But wait, I can hear you thinking, if smartphones can do so many awesome things surely there's probably an app for reigniting intimacy? Like autocomplete, I'm already there.

    Here are some of my favourites for boosting your sexual inspiration and adventures.

    Celebrate St Skeletor's Day

    For those of you that dread the coming of February 14th, you can now breathe a sigh of relief that Valentine's Day is over and done for another year.

    But did you know that February 15th is the day of another momentous celebration?

    That's right. The day after Valentine's Day - Anti-Valentine's Day, Singles Appreciation Day or whatever you know it as - is a day to celebrate perhaps the most beloved villain of the 1980s: Skeletor.

    Yep. You read that right. St Skeletor's Day is an actual thing.

    But how do you commemorate such an event, the Lovehoney way? Well, we have picked out a couple of top toys to get you off to the right start. Foiling He-Man is up to you, though.

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    Who heads to an art gallery for the bums, boobs and willies?

    Plenty of people it turns out, and they're prepared to pay a pretty penny for a perfectly etched penis.

    World renowned auction house, Sotheby's, has been hosting Erotic: Passion and Desire, an exhibition of exceptional works dedicated to the naked human body.

    All works in the exhibition go to auction today, February 15th. You'll need a few quid if you're going to put a bid in, and it doesn't look like there's a '20% off when you buy 2' offer!

    With works from Picasso, Klimt, Matisse and more, collectors will be blessed with an abundance of breasts, bottoms, and other beautiful body parts as depicted by some of the most renowned artists from the past and present.

    Here are just a few examples of some the incredible works you can buy either at live auction or online:

    Paul Thomas Bell For The Head Board

    Lots of you asked us, what is it that makes a man phenomenal in bed? Luckily, our Head Board sexpert and award-winning relationships blogger, is here to offer his take on the number one sex tip for men.

    Sex from a male perspective can often be more complicated than it really has to be. It's very easy to overthink sex, to over-analyse you partner's expectations and your own ability (or inability) to perform.

    It's important to remember that sex should be enjoyable for all parties. It's one of life's simplest yet greatest pleasures, but still we insist on stressing out about it.

    One of the biggest challenges for men is remembering that not all partners like the same thing; of course they don't! With one partner you may be a stud, and with another, you could be the greatest anti-climax the act of sex has ever known.

    There is, however, one trick that I firmly believe should work with just about any partner – and it's all about the build-up.

    Lovehoney Wanderful Valentine's Event

    Valentine's Day can be a stressful time of year for many of us. Deciding on the perfect present or the ideal date night isn't always easy, and can make what is meant to be a fun evening into something rather more... taxing.

    So last Thursday, to relieve some of London's foot-weary Valentine's shoppers, the Lovehoney team saddled up an Airstream bus with some trained masseurs and a ton of magic wand vibrators, and headed to London's South Bank to hand out free hand and foot massages (as well as some sex toy goodie bags, too!).

    And boy, did you guys love those massages!

    From 9am until 5pm, we had round-the-block queues of stressed-out Londoners looking for a fun way to relax (and warm up from the February chill), not to mention some famous faces from the world of the sexy media (including Reed from Come Curious, Emma from Bloomzy, and Mia More from Cliterati).

    Want to see more? Check out the video of the day below.

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    Valentine's Day can be an incredibly exciting time for some people, while for others it may be lacking a little 'oomph'. One thing is for sure, no date would be the same without a little Lovehoney sexual happiness.

    Whatever your Valentine's adventure this February 14th, we've got a sexy sex toy suggestion to make yours the best one yet.


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    Whether you read them each in one sitting or skipped straight to the naughty bits, few erotic books have made as much of an impact as the Fifty Shades of Grey series.

    Did you bite your lip in solidarity with Ana when she first encountered Christian in his Seattle office?

    Maybe you aspire to have your very own Red Room, just like the mercurial billionaire.

    Millions of people around the world have followed the erotic adventures of Ana Steele and Christian Grey over the last 6 years – and many of them have picked up a few tips along the way.

    With the new film out right now, we thought we'd share the 8 things we've learnt from the Fifty Shades books.

    Don't forget to let us know yours in the comments below!

    Fifty Shades Freed

    Finally: Fifty Shades Freed has been released in cinemas! Woohoo!

    The third film based on E L James' best-selling erotic novels that brought BDSM to the masses, it stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele and Christian Grey as they take the next step in their relationship.

    For those who've seen Fifty Shades Darker, you'll hopefully know what we mean by that. For those who haven't well, quite frankly, what are you playing at?

    Fans of the franchise have eagerly anticipated the cinematic interpretation of Fifty Shades Freed, with its even more intense storyline and super-steamy sex scenes - and, let us tell you, it doesn't disappoint!

    So - in the name of research, of course - we sat through two torturous hours of topless Jamie Dornan Dakota Johnson and goosebump-making sex scenes to pick out which sex toys you can use to recreate Freed at home.

    You're so welcome.

    What is Orgasm Play?

    Orgasm play (or control) is the act of taking charge over how, when and if an orgasm will take place during intimate play.

    Orgasm control can be explored during solo masturbation (sometimes referred to as "edging", "peaking" or "surfing"), but is often used as a tool for submission during BDSM and power play scenarios.

    During couples' play, orgasm control is usually broken down into two main types: 'Orgasm Denial' and 'Forced Orgasms'.

    Not sure what that means?

    Read on to find out their true definitions, why you might like to try it, and how.

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