If you had asked me how many different types of orgasms there were when I was 19, I probably would have said “…there are different types?”.
Sadly, like many young women, the only type of orgasm I knew about back then was the kind I was habitually faking.
But then I bought my first sex toy, and started being more vocal about what I needed in bed, and, because of this, I’ve learnt that there are at least 12 distinct types of orgasms that women can have.
I’ve not had all of them yet, mind you. But to paraphrase my good friend 50 Cent, this year my plan is to get off or die trying.
If you, too, are curious about this kind of 'Dirty Dozen', then just keep reading to find out what they are, and how you can have them.
Many couples talk about the idea of a threesome and whether they would enjoy it or not, but sitting down and saying, "Shall we do this?" is a different game altogether.
My boyfriend and I ended up having this conversation after our first threesome (which we didn't plan for, but it just sort of…happened).
A few months later we met our girlfriend and since then we've had a lot of fun experimenting with new positions and techniques, as well as the inevitable, "Whose turn is it to make coffee?" in the morning.
So, with this in mind, here's the beginner's guide to everything you need to know about threesomes, from how bring them up with your partner, to what you must do to ensure you have the best time possible, to which positions and techniques work best.
One of the best things about being a student is moving out and having more freedom than you know what to do with.
Being able to have the time of your life without being worried that your mum will look in the bottom drawer of your bedside table is a weight off so many minds - after all, nobody wants to have to explain about the rabbits that aren't kept in a hutch.
That said, it can be incredibly awkward when you've got a housemate next door who is treating sex more like an audition for The Voice than an intimate encounter, with the rest of you merely sat there waiting to hit the big red button. To start, it's quite funny, but repeated performances can get a little irritating.
So, if you find you're often woken by nocturnal noises that aren't the dodgy old boiler that your landlord refuses to fix, this is the article for you: eight of the best responses to loud-and-proud housemate humping. Best make sure they have a sense of humour first, though…
If like us you went to see Fifty Shades Darker for kinky inspiration (don't be shy, that's exactly why you went) then chances are you left the cinema with more than just leftover popcorn!
With an array of luxury sex toys to keep us fixated on the screen (as well as boobs, bums and heart-thumping sex scenes, of course) we were left more than a bit intrigued by what we'd just seen.
And just like your favourite member of a boy band, those who've seen the film all have a toy which they simply can't stop thinking about. (#DatSpreaderBarTho.)
So which one left you yearning for more? The silver balls? The spreader bar? Or those amaaazing masks?
Below, I've picked out my top 3 sex scenes from the Fifty Shades Darker movie and listed which toys you'll need to recreate authentic Christian and Ana roleplay at home.
Comment below and tell us which toy got your attention!
“‘Do you want a regular vanilla relationship with no kinky fuckery at all?’” - Christian Grey
I’ve always considered myself to be adventurous when it comes to sex; I enjoy a bit of light bondage, the occasional spanking, but to be honest I’m always the one in control. One may even go as far as to say a control freak.
My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 was to try new things, and to be less stubborn, so when the opportunity presented itself to do just that, and to spend a week sampling the Fifty Shades Darker collection from Lovehoney I couldn’t hold myself back.
When I discussed this with my partners, Tom and Sara, they couldn’t help but laugh a little at the thought of me being submissive, but were ultimately eager to experiment with me.
So, how was it playing like Christian and Anastasia for five days? Read on to find out…
At last, the long-awaited day has arrived: Fifty Shades Darker has been released in cinemas!
The second film based on E L James' best-selling erotic novels that brought BDSM to the masses, it stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele and Christian Grey as they try to rekindle the romance that ended so abruptly in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fans of the franchise have eagerly anticipated the cinematic interpretation of Fifty Shades Darker, with its even more intense storyline and kinkier-than-ever bondage play - and it's certainly lived up to the hype.
The sex is steamier, the plot more intriguing, and we were thrilled to get a longer look at the many sex toys in Christian's impressive Red Room collection.
So - in the name of research, of course - we sat through a gruelling two hours of topless Jamie Dornan and poker-hot sex scenes to pick out which sex toys you can use to recreate Darker at home.
You're so welcome.
Remember this image from last year?
Well, this year, we transformed the photoshop wizardry into a real buzzing, munchable product. We really did! There is now a real box of choocolates, with a real vibrator in it, and you can buy it!
Now, it's all very well and good us putting a sex toy in a box of chocolates and telling you "Valentine's is sorted", what about everything else?
What about the lingerie? What if you want something kinkier? And how exactly does one gift a sex toy?
Panic not! Our resident sexperts are here to hold your hand and guide you through this gifting time to make sure your romant-kink ideas go off with a bang… Or several.
In this series of special Valentine's gift playlists, we cover everything, from the best lingerie to wear for date night, to how to ask your partner for kinky sex.
Oh, and let's not forget the chocolate box unboxing video. That you have to see!
With so many new launches ready for the big night (Valentine's, of course!), your reviews have been coming in thick and fast, making it a tough pick for our Review of the Month competition. But we managed to choose a winner, huzzah!
Looking for a kinky Valentine's treat? Then this month's winner; mrs_l has a suggestion for you… The Best Valentine's Ever Gift Bundle. This couple have introduced new play into their lives thanks to this bumper kit . I am sure the £100 voucher will help explore further. Congratulations!
"After ordering the hubby and I were like kids at Christmas, and really couldn't wait for it to arrive. When it did arrive we opened up the box and got straight down to trying them out. So onto the toys…" Read the full review here.
Keen to see who's won Oh! Points as runners up this time?
We all know that small romantic gestures help keep a relationship exciting and fresh. Spontaneous gifts are the number one choice for couples who want to surprise one another. Your favourite box of chocolates, a book by your favourite author, a bouquet of flowers - all these are classic ideas.
Fresh roses and sexy lingerie are also top of the romantic lover’s list so we thought: Why not do something different and combine the two?
And we mean it! Today we’ll show you how you can create a clever little gift for your partner that they won’t be expecting at all: a red rose made from a pair of sexy knickers.
Pretty, lacy lingerie such as our Flirty Boyshorts are perfect for this little DIY project. If red isn’t your thing, you can always choose something else from our range of sexy colours. You can even create an entire bouquet if you’re especially keen.
So how does it work? Well, we’ll show you.
We’ve all had those moments where we aren’t physically with someone, but we can’t help but think of all the sexy things we’d love to be doing with them right then.
Whether it’s a partner of years or just someone really hot who you’re casually talking to, the urge to get them as turned on as you are is an exciting thought.
Sexting is an awesome tool for setting the mood and making your intentions known. However, not all of us are pros at this particular activity, and expressing yourself sexually via the written word can often come less naturally than expression in physical form.
It has been a learning curve from when I first started engaging in sexting a few years ago, but as someone who feels they have come a long way and become more comfortable over time, here are my top ten do’s and don’ts to make sexting an exciting, enjoyable and non-intimidating experience every time.