For some people, stockings and tights are merely a reminder of frumpy school uniforms, and that weird, overblown ‘Do Tights Count as Pants?’ controversy that first reared its head around 2012.
(FYI: the jury is still out on that one.)
For others, who identify as having a fetish for stockings and/or tights, these garments have far more significance, and a whole lot more sex appeal.
But what is it about these garments in particular that some people just can't get enough of?
Well, I won’t keep you in "suspenders" a minute longer: let’s dive right into the world of hosiery fetishes.
With the season of giving in full swing, it can be a challenge to justify treating yourself to something nice, especially when funds are starting to run low.
However, buying yourself some Christmas lingerie isn't solely for your benefit. The beauty of lingerie is that your partner will appreciate it just as much as (if not more than) you will.
But if you still have that nagging guilt about spending money on yourself at this time of the year, these lingerie looks are fantastic to wear during any season, transforming these purchases from a Christmas luxury to a year-round necessity, in my opinion.
Whilst most of these looks are for the ladies, keep reading until the end for a cheeky suggestion of a lingerie look for any man who want to get into the Christmas spirit, too.
Among all the billions of people on this planet, the likelihood of you and your partner being the duo that have perfectly matching sex drives is very small.
One of you may want sex several times a day; the other may be content with getting intimate every couple of weeks.
But as the nights get colder, it's the perfect opportunity to raise your bedroom temperature, and sync up your libidos.
Although, as I learned in my mandatory biological behaviour module, individual sex drives are partially innate, there are still lots of things you can do to find the best balance.
So to help you both I've put together some handy tips to help you match up those sexual appetites.
Last week saw the release of the steamy fifth book from international best-selling author, E L James.
Darker retells the erotic rollercoaster ride that was Fifty Shades Darker, but this time from the perspective of its tortured and enigmatic male lead, Christian Grey himself.
Though we get some exhilarating new insights into the sexy scenes that we know and love, we also learn more about Christian's tangled relationships with Elena, Leila, and his mother, as well as greater understanding of how a 27-year-old got that damn rich.
But the scenes that have got everyone talking don't involve floggers, whips, or nipple clamps: they involve food.
More specifically, a carton of Ben and Jerry's, and a chicken stir fry.
If, like Ana and Christian, you want to involve something a little sweet (or savoury) in your lovemaking, we've whipped up our favourite food sex tips to make it extra-delicious.
Christmas gift shopping is a minefield, especially when you're a student with limited funds.
And why won't anyone just come straight out and tell you what they want for Christmas? Why must we continue to play this inane guessing game year after year?
Michael Bublé is blaring from every department store speaker, and if it's not him crooning in your ear, it's Mariah Carey, declaring that all she wants for Christmas is you.
But you've not got time to fulfil Mariah's yuletide desires - because you've forgotten your other half's dress size. Is she a size 12, or a size 14? Is it a size 6 - or was that her shoe size?
Get it wrong, and you will have rendered your gift uncomfortable, useless, and potentially offensive.
Luckily, there's a simpler way: take a look at our top 6 one-size lingerie picks to find the perfect gift, regardless of dress size.
So, you're the proud owner of a new toy from Lovehoney, and you're probably buzzing with happiness.
Now that you've had some fun, what's next?
We're big believers that there’s always room for improvement when it comes to using sex toys – they're an endless source of fun!
To help you get even more from your toys, we've put together a few tips and tricks, from choosing the right lube to playing with a partner.
There is no stopping the force that is the Lovehoney customer reviews, even with the ever-so-tempting Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, you were all still hard - at writing in about your prized products, that is. To say thank you for all your hard work every month we select our favourite review to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney - not bad eh?
Popping their review cherry, buzzing about their new Mantric USB Rechargeable Remote Control Egg Vibrator, is a very informative entry from: beeee. Congratulations beee, you have won the £100 Lovehoney voucher this month... Looks like it'll be a very merry Christmas.
"Absolutely fantastic for some teasing play when out in public. I love it, and as it's easily rechargeable I think it's going to be getting a lot of use!" Read the full review here.
Before you rush off to get started on your Christmas shop, read on to find out who has been awarded 2000 Lovehoney points...
The nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling off the trees and it's time to start thinking about the C-word.
No, Christmas, you dirty lot.
Some find this time of year romantic - after all, what is more charming than snuggling up to a loved one?
But some of the drawbacks of this season include colds, forgettable TV programmes, stodgy food, mandatory time with relatives, less sunshine, roads becoming ice rinks and end of term assessments. Admit it, you're turned on already.
A good way to shake off the funk is to climb into bed with your lover... Except as soon as the clothes come off, the cold air bites you in the nether regions (not in a good way either). You jump into bed, only to be enveloped by the glacial sheets. Brrr.
Luckily, though, Lovehoney have a few items to turn up the heat (in more ways than one).
It's almost the end of term, and you've just found out which of your housemates you're buying a Secret Santa present for. What on earth do you get them?
Well, our Lovehoney wizards have whipped up a few questions to help guide you to the perfect sexy gift.
Just like those old-school quizzes in our favourite teen mags (ah, Bliss, I remember you well), this flow chart uses simple yes/no questions to help you handpick your present.
Is your housemate more of an All-Nighter, or a Study Bug? Perhaps they're the Chilled one, or the total BFF? There's only one way to find out!
All presents are under £15 (and some are even under a tenner), meaning they're well within that Secret Santa budget.
Have we tickled your interest-buds? Then read on to see our suggestions.
One of the most common questions we hear at Lovehoney is "what should I try next?"
Often couples like the idea of progressing play, especially if they like their sex to be a little on the kinky side.
Now, clearly, there never needs to be a "next" if you don't want there to be.
Sex isn't a graded system or a "competition of cool", and you won't "flunk" sex class if you don't keep trying lots of new stuff.
However, life does tend to be a lot more fun and satisfying when you're up for stepping outside of your comfort zone now and again - and never is that more true than when talking about sex.
(What's that saying about "variety" and "spice" again?)
So if you're up for trying something new in the bedroom and are looking for a few suggestions for what to try next, then this blog is for you.