Here at Lovehoney, we talk about foreplay A LOT (and for a good reason too!).
Much more than just some sexual appetiser that you quickly wolf down before the main course, foreplay is a crucial part of experiencing great sex.
Foreplay gives both your body and mind a chance to become fully aroused. This mounting anticipation means that when it's time for the main event, you'll be champing at the bit!
We hear about general foreplay tips all the time, but we ask you, dear reader – where's all the helpful advice on incredible anal foreplay?
Although it is literally located in the rear, when it comes to foreplay tips, the bum is sometimes being left behind. Well, we won't stand for it, so here are eight of the best anal foreplay tips. Bottoms up!
Summer is offically upon us, and for many of us that means dusting off your sequinned cape in preparation for festival season.
Whether you're shaking your sparkle-encrusted booty at Bestival (it's called a glitter bum, look it up), or heading to Shambala to frolic in fancy dress, festivals seem to be the perfect setting for sexytime.
Why? They're self-contained wonderlands where feelings of freedom mingle with warm cider, and inhibitions are left at the entrance.
And while unwashed bodies and that unforgettable portaloo smell wouldn't usually be a recipe for a romp, more people are knocking wellies at festivals than you'd think.
So before you check your tent pegs and charge up your festival phone, make sure you've packed this rucksack-ready sexy survival kit.
Women have known the wonderful benefits of a wand for decades, ever since Hitachi’s Magic Wand found itself serving a new purpose in the bedrooms of women all over the world. The deep vibrations are incredible for external clitoral stimulation, a discovery more stimulating than alternating current.
But it’s only seemingly recently that men are coming (eheh) to find the wand’s magical uses for themselves.
From dealing with post-gym aches, to being a veritable partner-pleaser, having a wand in your possession can transform the way you live your life.
Here are five no-brainer reasons you need a wand...
Even if your book club tends to finish more bottles of wine than books, at some point there's probably been a page-turner none of you have wanted to put down.
But we bet your book club is nothing like the one in the upcoming movie of the same name...
Starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda, Book Club follows a group of friends whose lives are totally transformed while reading E L James's erotic phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey.
To celebrate the release of the film, we asked you to indulge in some Red Room-inspired revelry of your own (with the help of a few sexy toys and accessories from our official Fifty Shades range) then tell us all about it.
And it turns out you had plenty to say! Here are a few highlights from your thwack-by-thwack accounts.
If you're at university and want to know more about how to have the best sex you possibly can, we've got some brilliant news for you.
UNI:SEX, our brand new e-book that's all about making the most of your sex life, is now free to download for all students. And who doesn't love a freebie?
"But what could it tell me about sex that I haven't already learned myself?" I hear you cry.
Well, inside, you'll find 42 pages brimming with answers to real-life student sex dilemmas, information on how to improve foreplay, boost your bedroom confidence, and tips on everything from great first-time anal to which sex toy you should try next.
There's also a foreword from sex-talk dynamos, Florence and Reed from Come Curious - and when it comes to sex, they tell it like it is!
Intrigued? Just click here to claim your free e-book today.
For many of us, going to see our GP is downright hassle. But for others, it’s the stuff of fantasy.
At first, those on the outside looking in may find medical fetishes tricky to understand. After all, lots of people associate doctors, nurses and a visit to the hospital with feeling poorly rather than aroused.
However, if you pay close attention to pop culture, you’ll pick up on the everyday medical fetishism that exists around us. Look at the iconic cover art for Blink 182’s ‘Enema of the State’ album, for example.
Plus, who can forget Turk’s X rated dream about Elliot in Scrubs?
There is a broad speculum - sorry, spectrum - of extremely varied activities that fall into the category of medical fetishes. In fact, it is one of the most eclectic fetishes that there is!
So, if you're ready to play doctors and nurses, let's lay this fetish bare together.
I'd had my eye on it for a while, so after working through some body image issues, I decided to treat myself to some lingerie to improve my confidence.
I used to think that you needed a 10/10 body with no jiggly bits or cellulite to wear lingerie, but when my discreetly packaged box from Lovehoney arrived, I forgot all my inhibitions and ran upstairs to try it on.
Here's what happened when I wore my pearl panties for the first time.