For as long as humans have been getting down and dirty, we have known that we needed lubricant.
The earliest written evidence of lube dates back to Ancient Greece, where olive oil was being used in conjunction with leather dildos.
Fast-forward several millennia, and some of us are still using olive oil as a natural lubricant today, alongside the more innovative formulas.
Lube has thousands of years of history and innovation behind it, so it's safe to say that it can't be beaten. I could write my dissertation with all the reasons why this is so.
But here are my top 13 reasons why nothing beats lube.
Sensations underpin the very heart of sexual pleasure, and one magical touch can send you over the edge into bliss.
For this reason, why wouldn't you want to experiment and expand your potential satisfaction?
One way to do this is by a practice known as temperature play.
Temperature play is the art of using different temperatures to create varied sensations over your whole body for sexual enjoyment.
Whether it be in the form of toys, lubricants, or bondage tools, there's a whole range of items out there to try out to suit whatever type of temperature play you are looking for!
Read on below for my top picks for newbies and experienced players alike...
Sex toys are wonderful things in far more ways than may immediately spring to mind.
The sheer variety available is especially noteworthy, and with the quantity of categories of toy and the level of variation within each of these categories, there really is something for everyone.
That said, can it ever be too much of a good thing?
That's where this post comes in - to help you navigate through the weird and wonderful world of sex toys to the essential few every man should own.
They're not the be all and end all of the sex toy world, but with these to hand you'll have a great starting point from which to branch out into whatever toys appeal to you specifically the most.
You could say that foreplay is underrated.
When it comes to sex scenes on television, there's hardly ever any foreplay (I'm looking at you, Game of Thrones).
And if you're looking to porn for foreplay tips, you're outta luck, my friend. Zero, zip, zilch, nada.
Even when talking about sex, foreplay seems to be missed out of the nitty gritty details.
This is strange as, for many, foreplay is the best part of sex; having somebody bring you right to the edge of climax, and then go all-out for the grand finale.
So, for those of you looking to explore the art of tease and up your arousal game, here are our top picks of the best toys for mind-blowing foreplay.
The force has been strong with our reviewers this May as we have hit 175,000 reviews. Thank you all, what an achievement!
Our forum member; NatandTom have contributed an impressive 405 reviews. That is some serious typing guys!
One of their recent reviews for the Lovehoney Cherish Me Satin & Lace Underwired Longline Bra has won them a £100 Lovehoney voucher. Congratulations on winning Review of the Month, happy shopping!
"I'm not planning a wedding anytime soon, but I can see this being the perfect bra to wear during that evening or the honeymoon that follows. For now, though, I'll be rocking it when I want a night of innocence and sensual lovemaking rather than an evening of our usual whips and chains." Read the full review here.
Got a wedding lined up or just love this set? Then get in quick to grab yourself one of the Cherish Me collection... It's selling fast!
Read on for 3 runners-up, each awarded with 2000 Oh! Points...
We’ve only gone and done it again! Lovehoney came out trumps in Good Housekeeping magazine’s influential Tried & Tested sex toy survey, with a whopping three toys in the top six vibrators line up.
Drumroll please for… the top-rated Lovehoney toys Tracey Cox’s Supersex Rabbit Ears Clitoral Vibrator and Lovehoney Desire Luxury Remote Control Knicker Vibrator, both scoring 75/100. Last year's winner, Lovehoney's Desire Clitoral Vibrator, was one of the most popular toys for the second year running - in sixth place with a rating of 74/100.
Known to be the most vigorous testing of sex toys by the mainstream media, only the very best products get the highest marks. Read on and take a look at the stellar line up. Now where's that bottle of fizz?
When it comes to masturbation, everyone has an opinion.
For some, it's the highlight of their day, and they can't get enough of it; for others, the appeal is completely unfathomable.
Over the years, a ton of myths have sprung up around the concept of self-love, and it can be tricky sometimes to seperate the fact from the fiction.
Will you go blind? Is it bad for you? Will it ruin sex if you do it?
Particularly when it comes to our upbringing and the beliefs of those around us, the benefits of masturbation can be a bit of a murky area.
But the good news is, if you're still on the fence about flicking the bean or doing the five-knuckle-shuffle, here are 15 common beliefs about masturbation that just aren't true.
For many of us, D.I.Y. is a term more often associated with tedious weekend trips to B&Q than something a lot more pleasurable.
However, 'doing it yourself' shouldn't just be reserved for trying to whip up a shelf with the ease of Nick Knowles on DIY SOS.
During the middle of any stressful period, I can't be the only who could do with a bit of help trying to relax after those long days, and unfortunately, giving up some of our precious time to have some fun with somebody else just isn't a priority.
However, that doesn't mean that we can't find some of that sexual happiness by ourselves.
If, like me, you'd benefit from a low-maintenance helping hand to put a smile on your face, have a look at four fabulous toys that are fit for the job.
In the last few decades, we as a society have definitely become more and more comfortable talking about our sex lives with our friends (and even strangers).
After a few drinks, our tongues can become a little loose, and many of us start confessing what we get up to behind those closed bedroom doors.
Whilst some of us would rather keep our sexual secrets exactly that, there's no shame in sharing our experiences and learning from each other's successes (and mistakes). Sharing the odd hint and tip can really benefit your friends and, as they say, knowledge is power.
So, I've put together the best pieces of advice I've had from my friends since. I hope you have fun following this advice; I know I certainly did.
We can all benefit from each other's experiences, so if you have any must-have advice please comment below. Remember: sharing is caring.
Whether you’re a bean-flicker or a bishop-basher, we can pretty much all agree that masturbation is great.
But have you ever wondered how solo play slots into the history of humankind?
From kinky cave paintings to steam-powered sybians, the history of self-love is deep, intricate, and inherently fascinating.
For example, did you know that cornflakes were invented to lower your desire to yank the crank? Or that the first dildo is almost 30,000 years old, and made of polished siltstone?
So hop on your hand-cranked time machine and come with us (pun intended) on a trip along a torrid timeline of touching yourself.