The number of people I've known who either have never heard of an open relationship, or who are extremely sceptical of them and what they entail, is astonishing.
Essentially, an open relationship is one where one or both parties are allowed to be physically (or emotionally, or both) involved with other people outside the relationship.
Being currently in one myself, I understand how after being taught your whole life that monogamy is the only way forward, wanting a relationship set-up a little outside the norm can be daunting and hard to admit to.
Even once you have decided that this is the path you wish to go down, actually getting on and doing it can be hard to navigate at first.
As such, I have come up with a list of Do’s and Don’ts for hopefully helping to make an open relationship work, whether you are already in one yourself, or trying to work out how the heck to even get started…
If your housemates are so chilled that they won't raise their eyebrows if you close yourself for an hour in your bedroom with that sexy guy you just met, well, you're super lucky.
For some of us, things just aren't that easy.
No matter how friendly your housemates are, sometimes living with them just makes it impossible to have sex in your bedroom. Would you truly want to be heard by your friends while you moan and scream of pleasure?
So, sometimes, we are forced to be a little creative: we need to explore other places for intimacy instead of the old plain bedroom and create new scenarios to fulfill our desires.
I'm not saying you must limit yourself to the classic bathroom quickie: it can be exciting, as we all know, but sometimes it may be difficult to 'get to the point' in such a short time.
This is where super-discreet sex toys that you can wear out and about come into play…
Lingerie, lingerie, lucious lingerie everywhere – and totally modelled by you.
Every month we feast our eyes on the photo submissions received from you in Lovehoney lingerie. We then award a winner with a £100 Lovehoney voucher. For real!
This month we have high key love for forum member boox and her third appearance on the winning team. Boox certainly loves her lingerie and we love her selfie skills. This time she's slaying it in the Lovehoney Unwrap Me Babydoll. As you can see from this sexy snap, it now comes in white as well as black and red.
Have a read of the Photo Submission Guidelines, grab that 50000000mp camera phone and get your lingerie on point. Let's see those snaps for your chance next time around.
Wait right there though: we do have two runners up this month. Each is awarded with 2,000 Oh! Points. Find out more below…
We've been celebrating with you all this month after publishing the 150,000th customer sex toy review. Yahoo, go you!
Hot on the heels of this fantastic accomplishment is our latest review of the month. This time we're awarding NatandTom for their passionate post about the Lovehoney Tempt Me Dot Mesh Crotchless Suspender Knicker. With 263 reviews (and counting) to their names, NatandTom are have been a great help in achieving our milestone. Thank you for the wonderful reviews and please enjoy the £100 Lovehoney voucher making its way to you. Congratulations!
"I think they sit fabulously on my frame and are some of the most flattering knickers that I've ever worn. They really shape my derrière and draw all the attention away from other areas that I'm insecure about such as my upper thighs." Read the full review here.
Don't fret if you haven't won this time around. We run the same competion every month, so get those reviews in. But wait! It ain't over yet – you may be a runner up & receiving 2,000 oh! points. Read on to see…
Do you often catch yourself thinking: "If I were an unusual sex toy, what would I be?"
If your answer to that is yes (and, if not, why not?), then look no further!
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I love trying new things sexually. Love it.
There’s no denying the thrill of a first time in any sexual activity, and not just the quintessential ‘First Time’.
There is nothing wrong with a bit of experimentation, be it a tweak on something you already do, or an extreme step if you are the more adventurous type.
Since I have dabbled in various experiences sexually - some just once, some which have become a favourite thing of mine - I thought I’d share with you the four things I view as being fun, accessible for all experiences.
Uni is the perfect time to experiment and find out even more about what you enjoy in (and out) of the bedroom, so make the most of this period of excitement and freedom!
Hopefully you’ll be brave enough to give one of them a go, no matter your relationship status.
When September arrives, all fashionistas eagerly turn their eyes to the US as the biggest event in the style calendar approaches: New York Fashion Week.
Over seven days, the world’s most foremost designers showcase the styles that will dominate the shops for the upcoming seasons, both in the boutiques and on the high street.
While sex appeal never goes out of style, it’s always interesting to see how the catwalk trends will trickle down into both everyday clothing and lingerie trends.
With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at the top six styles that were all over the runways in NYC last week, and picked out our favourite Lovehoney lingerie that match the trends to keep your curves ahead of the curve.
Love the new trends? Hate them with a passion? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.
Bondage is fantastic fun, spectacularly sexy, and often the perfect play to bring any couple closer in quite a number of literal and metaphorical ways.
But when it comes to sharing your love of restraint and sensory deprivation with a new partner, it's not always easy to know how to bring it up.
First impressions of bondage, however, as well as media-reinforced misconceptions, can be far less favourable.
Sharing this kink with a new partner can be highly rewarding, but must be done with due care and sensitivity.
With this in mind, I've created these simple and safe tips to help you introduce your partner to first-time bondage without fear.
So, in case you missed it, this week Universal Studios released the first sneak peak into Fifty Shades Darker, and suffice to say, it's got us pretty darn excited!
After watching the trailer many, many times (that shower scene!) we started to notice a few hidden messages. Could they be telling us more than initially meets the eye? Are we making this up as we go along? Who knows?!
Either way it gave me an excuse to spend all afternoon looking at Christian Grey. #ItsAHardLife
So, for your pleasure, I've compiled my top 8 revealing set details which I reckon tell us even more about what we can expect to see in Fifty Shades Darker in February.