Yes - if they’re not properly cleaned. Non-porous toys, made from stainless steel, glass, or medical grade silicone, are the easiest to sterilize.
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Sex toys are amazing because there are some kinks you just can’t fulfill without them if you’re single.
Spanking yourself with your hand is never as good as with a paddle, vibrators are often more enjoyable than your own hand and ditto for strokers and male masturbators. And there are definitely some sex acts it’s difficult to perform on your own, like fisting.
Yeah, I’m sure auto-fisting is doable, but it’s got to be awkward. Try just simulating the motion and it’s ‘Oh, hi, lobster claw arm, you look well sexy’ and ‘Hello, arm cramp’. To enjoy a little solo fisting, or perhaps just a slightly smaller fist than your partner’s, you can’t go wrong with Belladonna’s Bitch Fist (£34.99).
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By simply filling in our Orgasmic Pleasure Poll you could be in with a chance of winning a luxurious Tracey Cox Supersex Twin Silicone Vibrating Love Ring For Couples - worth a whopping £14.99 - and what’s more, we’ve got 5 to give away!
Giving firmer erections and providing intense and direct clitoral stimulation, you’ll both reap the benefits of this incredible toy. With its super-stretchy double love rings and a powerful, removable bullet vibe, this favourite from the Tracey Cox range packs a real punch, proving that very good things come in small packages…
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As yours has started fairly recently, I think it’s likely to be more psychological than physical - but please don’t worry as it’s a common problem - and it can be got over.
Bedroom bondage is a great way to add some sauce to your scoop of vanilla, but for some people a light spanking isn’t enough. Traditional spanking paddles offer a wide range of pain thresholds for the methodical spanker, but sometimes the smooth surface doesn’t offer much of a thrill.
Another aspect of spanking is the visual appeal. The look of a reddened ass, the dappled pattern of a studded paddle all bring a little something extra to the spanking experience for both participants. If you like your spanking heavy handed and love to leave a lasting impression then this week’s awesome sex toy is for you. I give you the Jack Boot Print Wooden Spanking Paddle (£22.00).
This impressive bit of BDSM kit is more than just a pretty face. There’s definitely a novelty appeal to this little gem, and the very look of it is enough to make an unruly sub more inclined to behave themselves, but it’s impressively practical.
After winning the first Lovehoney Erotic Writing Competition, Lily Harlem has been a seriously busy bee. Her saucy style won us over, and, as predicted, she’s back with a vengeance (and a new ebook! Hurrah!).
Even better, Lily’s new erotic novel Scored is available FREE for your Kindle this weekend only!
Set during the steamy battle for the Euro 2012 champions title, Scored follows Nicky, a female sports reporter who lives, breathes and sleeps football. As the Euro 2012 competition hots up, so does Nicky’s relationship with hunky England captain Lewis Tate. His distant manner, arrogance and incredible ball-handling skills along with his sex-on-legs body leads Nicky on an intensely erotic road to victory. One which she is unlikely to forget in a hurry…
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After reading about all those hunks in trunks we’re looking forward to Euro 2012 more than ever. And make sure to keep your eyes peeled for this year’s Erotic Writing Competition winner, it’s going to be a sizzling summer…
Write a sex toy review for Lovehoney and you could be in with a chance to win a whopping £100 to spend on whatever you like!
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.
Review of the Month
Our winning review this month blends humour with insight and expertise from an "experienced, versatile arse player".
We loved the way the reviewer explained the product's unique selling points while outlining how they enhanced his experience - not to be missed.
Is it just me, or is a bit hot in here? Yes, I know…the weather’s gone all gloomy, but while the sun was shining the Lovehoney Community was out making hay. And what hay they made!
It seems as if the sunshine and the May bank holiday has been an inspiration to us all. We received an amazing number of user uploads in the past month and the quality and creativity displayed was seriously impressive. Kudos to you all! Thanks to everyone who shared their sexy side with us this month.
Choosing a winner was trickier than usual, but one Community member not only wowed us with one incredible shot, she also made us go ‘awww’ in another.
The model of themonth for May is The Nymphomaniac for this incredible shot and this adorable shot featuring a very Happy Rabbit and an adorable mini rex. Now everybody say… awww!
Congratulations, you’ve won £100 to spend on Lovehoney goodies. Now that’s a great way to start the four-day Jubilee weekend. We also chose four members as runners up for their fun, creative and sexy shots.
Each of our runners up will receive 2,000 Oh! points for their hard work…
In a line up of sex toys, a butt plug could be pointed out by most people - they're fairly distinctive with a tapered tip to make insertion easy and a flared base that sits outside the body to stop the plug being drawn in.
But while the 'how' is self explanatory (it goes up your bottom, if you were still unsure), lots of people are left wondering 'WHY?!'
If you want to know why people use butt plugs, we're on hand to explain.
Ah, commemorative crap. All those chintzy plates, tea towels and special edition drinks bottles that unassuming folk purchase in the hope that it will one day acquire value. I’m telling you now, it won’t.
In order for something gain value, it needs to be relatively rare. Mass produced mugs aren’t going to do much for your bank balance as a few thousand people have the same idea. What you want is something unlikely to turn up in 50 years time…
When it comes to royal memorabilia, Lovehoney has 'previous' in the shape of the Commemorative Royal Wedding Ring. But for the Diamond Jubilee, we've really pulled out all the stops. Her Majazzle - a patriotic vajazzle dubbed "the most outrageous souvenir on offer" by The Sunday Times Magazine - truly is the crowning glory in jubilee ephemera.