If Fifty Shades of Grey got you hot under the collar, experimenting with bedroom bondage will make an exciting addition to your sex life.
2012 has seen more couples experimenting with bondage than ever before, sending sales of bondage gear like spanking paddles, blindfolds, handcuffs, nipple clamps and floggers soaring. If the idea of bringing some kink into the bedroom appeals to you, but you don’t know where to start, this buyer’s guide will help you choose the best bondage toys to start your sensual exploration.
Start with a little tie and tease as a gentle introduction. Blindfolds and soft wrist cuffs give bondage a romantic twist, enhancing your emotional connection as well as your physical pleasure. Awaken the senses by tracing a fluffy feather tickler across your lover’s skin, before working your way up to teasing flicks and gentle caresses with a spanking paddle or flogger to heighten sensation.
Bondage rope lets more experienced partners experiment with a variety of different restraints. Suitable for tying up wrists and ankles, as well as making beautiful body harnesses, rope bondage is one of the most versatile styles of restraint. Complete beginners can use bondage tape to similar effect, using it as impromptu ankle cuffs, wrist cuffs or even as a sexy PVC outfit.
If you’re ready to try something new and exciting, take a look at our top 10 bondage buys to make your fantasy a reality.
It has started. Christmas trees are popping up everywhere and a certain TV advert for a famous fizzy drinks company has aired (the definitive festive-season starter for some). I can practically hear those sleigh bells ringing, which is why I've chosen the Spartacus Nipple Clamps with Bells as Lovehoney's Toy with me Tuesday entry this week. Bonus points if you can guess what instrument the music is for.
Over 83% of 18-29 year olds are doing it, most people spend over 7 hours at it a month and in October 2012 alone, we spent a massive 6.7 billion hours immersed. What are we talking about? Why, social media, of course! [Hubspot]
It's true, even at Lovehoney we get a thrill from Twitter, Facebook sends us into a frenzy and Tumblr is tantalising. So this week, we've been thinking about the similarities between sex and social media.
And to celebrate the Thrill we get from sharing, we've decided to give away a newly released Thrill by We-Vibe (worth £94.99) with a Twitter-style competition! This sexy vibe is already getting rave reviews and is set to be a Lovehoney favourite.
To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below and tell us in 140 characters or less why you would love aThrill by We-Vibe.
Very little beats mind-blowing sex but when you’ve been with your partner for a few years the thrill factor starts to wane, even if you still enjoy a healthy sex life.
Keeping sex fresh, exciting and spontaneous is quite a task - even for the most adventurous couples as your relationship begins to feel as comfortable as a pair of old trackie bottoms.
Avoid the seven-year itch by making some minor changes to your sexual repertoire and keep the lust alive for years to come with these easy tricks and tips.
1. Shake Up Your Routine
One of the biggest passion killers is your day-to-day routine, especially if you’re cohabiting with your partner. Couples who spend their lives outside of work living in one another’s pockets tend to subconsciously schedule their sex lives, making sex a predictable event…
When The Thrill by We-Vibe first landed at Lovehoney we were convinced it looked like a domestic appliance (which, I suppose, it is!). Here's the Thrill blending seamlessly into this kitchen scene…
A threeway, troilism, a ménage à trois - call it what you like, but there's no denying that we're obsessed with having three in the bed.
From Sex And The City to the Lovehoney community forum, it seems we just can stop talking about the top sexual fantasy.
Fun products like the Threesomes and Threeway anthologies and Orgy Dice help us live out our fantasies - but sometimes you need more advice, which is why we've trawled the best of the net for helpful tips and tricks to help you enjoy your ménage à trois.
Christmas is synonymous with pleasure. It could be the crisp smell of snow in the air, the snuggly nights in front of roaring fires or a general excess of eggnog and mistletoe at the office party; but whatever does it for you, Christmas is certainly the season to be sexy.
Not only is Christmas full of endless glitter, flashing lights and too much mulled wine, research shows that all this excitement has some notable side effects for horny couples! The most common birthday is the 16th of September, prompting the 11th of December to be named the world’s most common date of conception.
Do the long, cold winter nights give your libido a boost? Or does the idea of getting it on when the world outside is miserable turn you off? With the price of heating our homes on the increase, we’re not surprised December is our favourite month to be huddling together and making babies, whether we’re trying it for real or just practicing!
Let us know how hot your festive period is and you could with a sexy gift set full of goodies worth £64.99 to keep her smiling all season long.
We've always thought there are more fun ways you can use sex dice, and we hope to give you some inspiration this Toy with me Tuesday. Why not add a pair of sex dice or foreplay dice to a boring board game and hot things up?
If you write a sex toy review for Lovehoney, you could be in with a chance to win a whopping £100 to spend on whatever you like!
Review of the Month
This month's review comes from across the channel, with a French customer who found the toy (and Lovehoney's service) second to none.
"To continue to explain would become pornographic but I do want to tell you that I had so many orgasms that just merged into an uncontrolled tsunami of the greatest calibre that I have ever experienced (and I have had a few!).
It gave me a truly mind-shattering, uncontrolled, life changing experience. "
Read the full review by missdoggylover.
Each month we also choose a selection of highly commended reviews and reward them each with a whopping 2,000 Lovehoney Oh! Points to spend as they wish, or perhaps save up to spend on a luxury sex toy. Read on to find out who the runners up were…
This week we've welcomed the first of a new line of Lovehoney-brand lubes. We're very excited about our new lubricants: as well as being vegan-friendly and free from glycerine, parabens and aspartame, they'resuper slick and smooth. And best of all, they're all made in the UK!
Choose Lovehoney Discover Anal Lube (£4.99) for anal play. The thicker formula is moisturising and nourishing as well as providing super-slick sensations. Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Lube (£4.99) has ginseng and aloe vera extracts for its soothing and conditioning properties, and is the perfect all-rounder for sex and sex toys.
To celebrate the arrival of our new range of lube, we're giving away a Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant to one of our blog readers.
Simply comment below for your chance to win, and don't forget to read our favourite best lube-related articles: