Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, an aphrodisiac is something that claims to heighten or stir up sexual desire. There's tons of so-called aphrodisiacs on the market, but here's two of our favourites that you and your lover can put to the test…
It's better to learn from another's mistakes than from one's own, as a sage once opined. To this end we share the following enthusiastic yet cautionary review of a Pink Lady Fleshlight from Orgasm Army - the reviews community that lets you know everything you always wanted to know about sex toys but were afraid to ask.
You always hear men boasting about how they can make a woman come by using just one finger, only to find out that they're a complete disappointment when you actually get them in the sack. But if you do want to experience an orgasm with just one fingers-worth of work, look no further than the Buzz Tongue Finger Vibe.
You can't be too careful these days. At Lovehoney we're big fans of safe sex, promoting the use of condoms and dental dams, but this entry in our Design a Sex Toy competition takes things one step further. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, so why not protect it just as you do your more sensitive parts? Alternatively simply wash the come off when someone spurts in your face - or, if you're feeling kinky, try an easy-to-clean bondage hood…
The idea of someone watching you undress and touch yourself is extremely erotic, and many women find that they have a natural exhibitionist streak that's brought out by the thought of someone watching them from close by.
Anal sex used to be one of the last taboos for couples, but it's an increasingly common pastime for liberated couples. Whether you're dabbling for the first time or are an experienced anal player, you need to load up on the lube to ensure everything's kept nice and moist. The anus does not make its own lubrication, so a lube like Supersex Anal Lubricant is just the job.
Orgasm Army reviewer Imeldaimelda says: "I got this lube as part of the Tracey Cox Anal Kit and I think it's a really good lube for anal play. It's specially designed so it's thicker than other lubes such as Liquid Silk which I normally use. Being water-based means it's suitable for just about anything toy-wise which is really handy that you don't need to worry about that.
See the full Tracey Cox Supersex Anal Lubricant 100ml review at Orgasm Army.
The first time you get tied up (or down) by your partner is simply exquisite. The feeling of being completely dominated by a powerful man is one of the horniest experiences you can have in the bedroom.
The Old Perversity Shop, latest in Aishling Morgan's Truscott saga (which began with The Rake), is a marvellously entertaining romp through a foggy Victorian London populated by buxom doxies, shy innocents dreaming of a well-greased cock up the bum, hideous dwarfs and - well, a baboon.
If that all sounds a bit grotesque, that's because Morgan's work always works that way, whether exploring anything from the half-human, half-animal world of Tiger Tiger (you don't see the line 'Pull my tail' very often in erotic fiction) or the erotic potential of human/cephalopod mating in Deep Blue.
So many vibrators, it's tough to know where to start… Should I buy a G-spot vibrator, a finger vibe, a butterfly or a rabbit, we hear you cry. Smooth your furrowed brow and let our crack team of Orgasm Army reviewers get sticky under the sheets to make sure you make the right buy. As in the following review:
Ask any man what he loves most about having sex with a woman – apart from the obvious orgasm factor – and the majority would say they love the feeling of having their penis 'hugged' by their partner's vagina.
Anal sex and oral sex are close substitutes for vaginal sex, but there's nothing like the real deal when it comes to the ultimate clench on your man's penis.