If you don't want to be stuck with yet another box of chocolates and a book on HTML For Dummies on your special day, learn how to drop hints like a pro and sit back and watch the sexy gifts roll in…
We know we should be grateful for what we receive, but sometimes it's hard to hide the disappointment on our faces when we get yet another yoga mat even though we haven't used last year's version yet. And as for the Egyptian cotton towel bale - nice gift, but hardly a Tantus FeelDoe Vibrating Double Dildo, is it?
If you're desperate for a new sex toy but don't know how to approach your partner about it, dropping clear, concise hints about your sexy needs will get you close to that Double Dildo (without having to buy it yourself) than ever before. Dropping a clear hint about what you want is paramount, and will mean the difference between getting a Jessica Rabbit Vibrator and a copy of Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
BDSM is an all-inclusive term given to any sexual behaviour that might be considered 'kinky'. Pain, physical restraint and servitude would be frowned upon in a non-sexual scenario. In BDSM circles, however, these practices are engaged in with the consent of both people involved for mutual satisfaction and excitement.
Spanking, whipping, tying, binding, scratching - whatever you fancy trying, you can quickly become a sexual tigress and bring out your kinky side with our guide to BDSM and bondage…
Above: Not sure what the letters in B-D-S-M stand for? Watch this video guide with Jess Wilde to make knowing your B's from your D's as simple as A-B-C!
So you're looking for a vibrator but not sure where to start in our vibrators category? Luckily, you can use our brilliant Vibrator Finder by clicking the image below.
But if you're really not sure where to start, this guide will teach you how to tell a bullet from a butterfly vibe and everything in between, and help you choose the vibrators that will best enhance masturbation and sex with your partner.
Butt plugs are divine for anal arousal, and using a butt plug as part of your sexual repertoire will lead to intense anal fulfilment and amazing orgasms. It's a fabulous way to initially explore the boundaries of anal sex, either through solo masturbation or as part of anal stimulation with a partner.
Above: Brand new to butt plugs? tells you everything you need to know about using a butt plug for the first time in our handy video guide above.
Butt plugs are a sexy addition to your sex toy collection and should be your first choice of toy if you're an anal play rookie. Used with anal lube, butt plugs are orgasmic dynamite for both men and women.
What was once considered a 'dungeon' fetish is now making its way into bedrooms the world over, so it's important to learn some rules to make sure your bondage play is satisfying and safe. When done correctly, bondage can be an intimate, sensual and sexy experience for all.
While you may not yet participate in the more advanced or extreme forms of bondage, such as self-bondage, you should still exercise caution and safety in even the simplest practices. So if you want to be sexy and safe with your bondage play, here are some tips to get you started…
Above: In this video, Jess Wilde explains why you and your partner should always agree on a safe word before exploring bondage, spanking, or any other kinds of "serious sex play".
Many websites offer free batteries when you buy a vibrator or sex toys. Why doesn't Lovehoney? Because you need good ones!
Sex toys and vibrators are high-drain electrical items that require quality, alkaline batteries. The free batteries supplied by some sites are typically low-quality non-alkaline batteries which don't supply enough power to get a decent buzz and are liable to leak under the strain.