Breast cancer – two little words that can have a massive effect on any woman’s sex life. The medication prescribed for breast cancer and the draining side-effects of treatment can be an even bigger blow to your libido too.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Many women, of all ages, suffer with sexual problems after being treated for breast cancer, the most common being vaginal dryness and discomfort.
Sex expert Suzi Godson, recently commented on the issue of sex after breast cancer in The Times and asked for some Lovehoney recommendations to help women conquer the pain that accompanies sex after treatment.
The products that we sent to the lady seeking advice and that we personally recommend include:
- Berman Center Dilator Set
A series of smooth plastic cones that come in different sizes to help stretch the vagina. The Berman Center Dilator Set allows you to start small and slowly progress to bigger sizes, in a comfortable and satisfying way. Made of pure silicone, they are easy and safe to use, even on fragile skin.
- Astroglide Lubricant
A water-based lubricant that is ultra light and super slippery, making it quick and easy to use for lubricant beginners.
- Probe Personal Lubricant Thick
Laboratory formulated to mimic the body’s own natural lubrication, Probe lubricant is ideal for women who have been through breast cancer treatment as it is pH neutral and non-irritating to the delicate skin of the vagina. The thicker formula feels fantastic and can be used for all kinds of sex.
- KY Long Lasting Vaginal Moisturiser
Non-irritating, non-hormonal and fragrance-free, this vaginal lubricant is designed to last for days not minutes! The special applicators dispense a smooth lubricant into the vagina and help to promote vaginal health and completely quell any pain for up to 4 days at a time.
- Yes Oil-Based Organic Lubricant
As one of the only oil-based lubricants that can be used in the vagina, Yes uses entirely organic ingredients that moisturise and soothe the vagina. The thicker formula lasts for longer and provides a comfortable, yet barely noticeable, cushioning that feels fantastic for both you and your partner.
Can't wait to get your hands on one? Unfortunately the Europe release date for the Tenga Flip Hole Black Edition isn't until November 2009 but we guarantee that as soon as it graces our shelves, it'll be instantly available to you!
Every year when we run our sex tips competition, we get inundated with ideas from people on how to use ice and cold sensatiosn during sex. From the ever-popular ice cube blowjob to masturbation with a fresh-out-of-the-freezer glass dildo, it seems that getting cool is the new getting hot.
We are a big fan of Thrills ‘n’ Chills here at Lovehoney so check out our top tips on how to experience some of the most tantalising sensations ever…
With over 80 brilliant images uploaded in August, it was impossible to pick our favourite, so we used our clever online randomiser to choose a photo from the collection.
The first of Lovehoney's Next Top Models is the gorgeous Mistress Cara!
Not only did Mistress Cara upload tonnes of beautiful images but her range of lingerie was astounding. We especially loved all of her latex gear which perfectly complemented her stunning pale skin - we'll have none of that fake-tan here, thanks!
Mistress Cara received £100 worth of lingerie for being the first winner of Lovehoney's Next Top Model and the lovely warm glow that comes from knowing that you're helping to break down beauty barriers.
"Winning Lovehoney's Next Top Model competition was amazing, a dream come true. I adore the product range and I can quite honestly say that there is no other website like Lovehoney for top quality goods, value and customer service.
There is always a buzz of excitement when my postman delivers my Lovehoney order… it just seemed entirely natural to share the images of the beautiful garments with the other customers on Lovehoney so they can see for themselves how sexy and fabulous they are! I'm beyond thrilled at winning… Thank you Lovehoney!"
You can see more of Mistress Cara's photographs in the online gallery and throughout the lingerie product pages.
If you want to help redefine what beauty is and be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of lingerie, submit your photos now and maybe you can be Lovehoney's Next Top Model in September!
Read on to learn about the town of Upminister, how orgasms will ruin the careers of doctors and much, much more…
The Lovehoney Sex Map has arrived! However, I must admit that I'd never heard of Upminster (should I have?) before the Sex Map told me it was the UK's sexiest town, so I decided to do a little research in to what makes the people of Upminister so damn horny. I began to explore the Upminster Community Website to see what I could find out about this saucy town. Shops? Well, only if you need a hearing aid. Pubs? Yes, including the aptly named 'The Crumpled Horn', 'The Jobbers Rest' and 'The Optimist Tavern'. A good Neighbourhood Watch scheme? Of course. Beautiful people? No, my goodness no! Just look at who is on the council.
Oh, and at the bottom of the sex town pile is Badminton in Avon. It consists of 1 hotel, 1 horse and no sex. And that's it. For more stats on sex in the UK check out this blog by Lovehoney's Carly Drew.
Yay! Something I've always suspected (and hoped) has finally been proven true. An orgasm a day will keep the doctor away! According to this article on male enhancement products, to stay healthy we should be having at least 2 orgasms a week. That beats the gym any day!
Currently our Lovehoney poll is asking if sex ever features in your dreams. We're interested to find out about the deep inner workings of your subconscious and just be a bit nosy really. With that in mind, I came across this dream interpretation blog on the Em and Lo site. This week features the dream 'I made a porno with my crush'. Sexy dreams = All the fun, none of the mess.
I'm a single girl and I like being single. I don't have to shave my legs for weeks on end and I can eat toast in bed and no one will complain about crumb-covered sheets. I'm not adverse to beautiful people asking me out, as long as they actually are beautiful, have some wit and are not a dick. But this is rarely the case. However if I did decide I needed a relationship and I needed it so much that my desperation had me turning to the internet to resolve my issue, I'm glad that Listverse has posted this blog so I can avoid those dating websites with a difference. Difference being the nice way to say weirdos!
Lovehoney's fantastic UK Sex Map has just been launched!
This nifty little online gadget lets you type in your town and find out exactly where it ranks in the sexy spending stakes.
Not only is it a great way to find out what the naughty gossip is in your town but it's brilliant for figuring out new trends, deciding where to go out on the pull and learning all sorts of fun facts to wow your friends in the pub!
In fact, one of the most interesting things we learnt from creating the UK Sex Map is that Upminster is the sexiest town, spending a whopping 10.8 times the national average on naughty products!
So what is so special about Upminster? Well, not a lot.
However, we did discover that the rather gorgeous Paul Sculfor lives there.
This builder-turned-model has dated some of the most stunning women in the world including Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Lisa Snowdon and Lady Victoria Hervey.
How did this Essex brickie woo all these beautiful ladies? With naughty gifts, of course! People in Upminster spend 10.1 times the national average on sexy gifts and 11.2 times the national average on vibrators.
May we suggest a gorgeous JimmyJane vibrator for Mr Sculfor's next date?
Check out the UK Sex Map now and let us know how your town rates!