For some, metal sex toys can seem intimidating. However, when you realise that they're smooth, sensual and used for hot and cold sensory play, that perception can soon change. Recently for Lovehoney TV, our resident model and writer Hella took at look at the Metal Worx collection, explaining how their weight, shape and cool feel can be used for exciting solo and shared pleasure sessions. With everything from cock rings to anal tools included in the range, we've picked out one of our favourite videos to share with you:
As Hella expains, the Metal Worx Double Trouble Metal Dildo is made from sleek polished steel, offering the shape and satisfaction of a rabbit vibrator, just without the motor. It's a toy designed for dual clitoral and G-spot stimulation, featuring an easy-to-use finger loop that allows for complete control over its exquisite stainless steel form.
So pillows. Yes, you heard me. If you haven’t already discovered them, pillows are your new best friend.
Male sex toys tend to fall into three categories: there are ones you put your penis in, ones you put on your penis and ones you put in your ass. Seems fairly logical, doesn’t it? But this week's Awesome Sex Toy defies convention by having nothing to do with your penis or your derriere, no Siree. The Adam and Eve Cyberskin Ball Sack Vibrator (£24.99) is all about your balls, baby.
This inventive vibrator has been designed to slip over your scrotum to give you a delirious cupped sensation to accompany masturbation, foreplay and other sexual pursuits. It’s made from Cyberskin for a skin-like feel that provides a comfortable cradle for your testes without being overly restrictive or inhibiting.
The genius comes courtesy of a bullet vibrator which slots into the base of this sack snuggler, transforming it into a whirring, shaking massager for your babymakers. Unlike a cock ring it doesn’t restrict blood flow to the penis, so you won’t experience numbed sensations or prolonged plateau, allowing you to enjoy enhanced pleasure without putting off your climax. Just pop it on as a side dish to your usual pleasure and enjoy the intensified sensations it brings.
Sex blogger and Lovehoney community member The Nymphomaniac has started a new weekly event for sex bloggers called 'Toy with me Tuesday'.
The idea is to take photos of sex toys in unusual or creative ways. We've spotted sex bloggers taking amazing photos of sex toys for some time, so it's really exciting to see them all being collected in one place.
Our entry for the clever Toy with me Tuesday is this archive photo we love of Hella with a pile of sex dolls.
So far we really adore Something Blue by newlywed bloggers and Lovehoney community members acoupleofwankers and Anyone for Espresso? by sex blogger and community member ruffledsheets. Both raised smiles in the Lovehoney office for their intelligence as well as their artistic flair.
Want to take part? Visit The Nymphomaniac's Blog and use the #ToyWIthMeTuesday hashtag on twitter.
Yes - if they’re not properly cleaned. Non-porous toys, made from stainless steel, glass, or medical grade silicone, are the easiest to sterilize.
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).
How do you like your orgasms? Through good old-fashioned lovemaking, delivered orally, or through the wondrous world of sex toys? We’re dying to know!
Take a moment to fill in our quickie survey and leave a comment if you’ve got an opinion to share.
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…
Competition closed. The winners have been contacted by email.
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!
Click here to get your free Kindle copy of Scored (if you're in the US, click here)
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…
If you don't have a Kindle, check out this list of Kindle Apps - so you can still read it!
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…