The most recent poll here on Lovehoney asked the question "If you couldn't have any form of sexual contact, what would be the next best thing?" and the results were both interesting and hilarious.
Not only did we discover that 26% of people would resort to vigorous exercise if they couldn't have sex, we also discovered that there are some very strange ways of solving sexual frustration that we never even considered before.
Using the 'other' option, we asked for you to write what you thought was the next best thing to sex and the results ranged from reading, dancing and eating chocolate to… well… the downright hilarious! Here are a few choice cuts of what people would do, instead of having sex:
- Fishing. I've got a 14 metre pole!
- Fight chavvy youths
- Radio controlled flying
- Playing ukulele
- Being a eunuch
- Hard drugs
So there you have it folks. If you're feeling sexually frustrated and there's nothing you can do about it, pick up your ukulele and get playing. If it proves an effective method of sexual relief, we may even consider selling them here at Lovehoney!
I recently saw a documentary in which a man far older than you experienced huge relief at being freed from a lifetime of pain by having a circumcision.
Our libidos can go into cold storage for a whole host of reasons - stress, tiredness, negative body image, depression and some prescription drugs (like antidepressants, antihistamines, etc) can all dampen our ardour.
It's important to realise that the occasional dry spell is natural and nothing to worry about - we all have different levels of desire and they change according to our circumstances. Here's how to revive your sex drive in 7 steps…
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The entirety of June is orgasm month here at Lovehoney and what better way to celebrate than with some top tips from Lisa Turner - the UK's first Orgasm Coach.
Using some special techniques and your own personal energy, you can learn to not only enjoy longer, more intense orgasms but use the energy they create to lead a more fulfilling life too.
We caught up with Lisa and asked her to give us her top tips for living orgasmically:
Filament magazine has launched, and in its wake is a media frenzy, a lot of debate and a ton of women handing over their details to obtain a copy.
Whether you consider Filament to be art, porn, art-porn or just downright smut, you have to admit that the controversy it has created can only be a good thing.
After all, just knowing that there's a demand for a pornographic magazine aimed at women is enough to reassure the masses that looking at hot naked men is perfectly normal.
We caught up with Filament editor Suraya Sidhu Singh to find out more about the magazine and how you can become a porn star for the intellectual generation.
Penis size is a sensitive subject that society tends to place a great deal of importance on, but the truth is that a penis of almost any size can satisfy a woman.
Erotica has taken a classy and artistic turn with Suraya Singh's brand new pervery magazine known simply as Filament.
Unlike female-friendly print-porn of the past, which seems to target the gay male market or giggling girls out on their hen night, Filament showcases the kind of attractive males you'd see at a Faith No More concert or grabbing a cup of java from your local fair-trade coffee shop.
But not only is Filament filled with fantastically shot, beautifully lit photography akin to that of Lithium Picnic or Steve Prue, it also contains genuinely challenging articles, believable erotic fiction and even some rather enticing recipes.
It seems that most media outlets have already caught on to the news about Filament magazine, with the Daily Mail and The Independent getting in on the act, but the general mainstream consensus seems to be that no one could possibly find slim, slightly androgynous men attractive.
The Daily Mail's Olivia Lichtenstein balks:
"I turn the pages and there are the pictures of 'Boys'. Most of them are somewhat effeminate, and none of them is arousing.
They are apparently intended as an alternative to the oil-slicked musclemen that proliferate elsewhere. The editor claims her 'research' has shown her these models represent the sort of men women really find sexy."
Yes, heaven forbid that women have different tastes in men! We should all be admiring photos of men who drive white vans and eat nothing but raw meat and fried carbs, obviously.
Suraya's target audience is quite clearly not Daily Mail readers.
In fact, Filament is more for the kind of women who don't read any mainstream newspapers.
The kind of women who have heard of Chuck Palahniuk.
The kind of women who have more records in their collection than food in their fridge.
The kind of women with dye under their nails, rather than false ones stuck on top.
The kind of women who have visible tattoos and have scored top jobs due to their impressive qualifications and talents, rather than what they look like.
And the kind of men that these women go for? The 'effeminate boys' to which the Daily Mail refers.
The tag line of 'the thinking woman's crumpet' is spot on. Filament combines artistic photography and arousing pornography perfectly, making it more of a classy art magazine rather than an out-and-out sausage-fest.
Filament magazine may not be everyone's cup of tea but for the target audience its aiming itself at, it does a bloody good job!
The book of the month for June is the fabulous, five-star rated In Too Deep by Portia Da Costa.
Well written and utterly filthy, whether you're new to erotica or a long time reader, In Too Deep is the perfect book for you.
Portia has created lead character, Gwendolyne, to be someone we can all identify with and easily imagine ourselves indulging in the fantastic sex that she gets to enjoy!
In this extract, we join Gwendolyne in a hotel romp and discover the precise details of one of her ultimate fantasies: