It is 6 inches and a creamy white plastic, surrounded now by the detritus of its plain brown wrapping. Me and Kate stare, giggling.
Masturbation was about to take a leap into a new and exciting phase.
It’s 1986 and we are just across the threshold into our twenties. Bestest of best friends and flatmates, this purchase with all its glamour of the forbidden, also offered a convenient way to do what we both liked doing.
Because if your hands and arms don’t move in the average way, a session of self-love is not a simple matter.
It had taken several weeks build up to get to this point. Kate saw the advert in a women’s magazine, one of those tiny ads, which exclaim ‘personal massager for all over relaxing relief’.
Guest post by Penny Pepper
Did you know that The Sleep Council have declared March to be National Bed Month? We're definitely on board!
Bed is synonymous with sex, and for good reason. The centre of romance, the bed remains a hub for kisses, cuddles and of course - sex.
There’s nothing like a weekend lie-in to encourage quality time with your partner, so take some time in the coming weeks to treat your lover to breakfast in bed in honour of National Bed Month.
To help you put a kinky twist on your bed, we’re giving away a Bondage Boutique Under The Bed Restraint Kit (£25.00) to one lucky reader. Simply comment below before Friday the March 8th for your chance to win.
We’ve scoured the web for the best sexy bed-related articles for you to enjoy (hopefully from bed!) on this lazy Sunday morning.
Image: Paul Schneggenburger
As the cold weather continues in the UK this week, many people have started planning holidays to banish those February blues.
If you're lucky enough to go on holiday with your partner this year, be prepared to return home with more than just a tan - a new survey reveals that 28% of couples think their sex life improved after taking a holiday together.
Going abroad doesn't mean you have to sacrifice home comforts. Even sex toys are getting more travel-friendly. The Lovehoney Flash USB Mini Vibrator, released just last week, is ideal for travel. Rechargeable by USB, completely discreet and detachable, there's no chance of this powerful toy starting to vibrate in your luggage.
To celebrate the release of the Lovehoney Flash USB Mini Vibrator (worth £12.00), we're giving a lucky reader the chance to win one! Simply comment below before Friday the 22nd for your chance to win.
Read on below for the best travel related sex news from around the internet.
There's a reason why Valentine's Day is the second most widely celebrated holiday in the world - every once and awhile, it's nice to indulge our romantic side with flowers, chocolate…and sex!
February 14th is the perfect day to show your partner how much you love them. Whether it's a nice meal, seductive lingerie, a dozen roses or a couples sex toy, there's just something about treating your lover that inspires passion.
Being single on St. Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun, either - there are plenty of sex toys designed for solo pleasure.
To celebrate this romantic time of year, we're giving away a bumper Valentine's bundle to one lucky winner.
Prize includes a TENGA Flip Hole (£69.99), a Lelo Mia 2 (£69.99) and a pair of Luxury Sex Dice. Comment below before Tuesday, Februray 12th for a chance to win.
Read on for the best tips from across the web to guarantee the best Valentine's Day ever.
One of Lovehoney's 13 Sex Predictions for 2013 was that technology would give us new ways to stimulate - and only a month into the year, we're already seeing sex toys get more high tech.
The Hello Touch by Jimmyjane debuted at the XBIZ Pleasure Products conference in Los Angeles (where Lovehoney won International Pleasure Products Company of the Year, by the way).
This futuristic sex toy features two vibrating pads that slip over the wearer fingers to be used anywhere on the body.
The novel sex toy has gone down a storm in the tech and sex world - it's been called "the best sex toy ever invented" by Gizmodo and "vibrator of the future" by Slate.
Don't believe the hype? We're giving away one Hello Touch vibrator to a lucky reader. Just comment below before 8 February to be in with a chance to win.
Read on for the best sex tech news from across the web.
BDSM and pornography failed to impress judges at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
The annual festival, which took place in Utah this past week, featured a host of sex-related entries for the first time ever - but none managed to snap up an award.
The 10-day Sundance festival is widely recognised for featuring the hottest indie talent, and if this year’s entries were anything to go by, we have an exciting year of sexually themed new releases ahead of us. Between documentaries, shorts and full-length movies, the recent festival saw over a dozen sex-themed entries.
2012 saw an increasing number of people talking about sex and sex toys in the media - from the phenomenon of Fifty Shades of Grey and the UK release of “Hysteria” - and this trend is set to continue in the coming year with the premieres of BDSM documentary “Kink” and porn actress biopic "Lovelace" to look forward to.
Image: Jason Elon Goodman
As sleet and snow covers the country and temperatures plummet outside, it's getting more difficult to get out of bed in the morning.
If the thought of getting up to the cold and dark January mornings is getting you down, why not indulge in some morning sex to kickstart your day?
Not only do you get your daily quota of exercise, but studies show that having sex first thing in the morning can boost your immune system and give you healthier skin and hair. [Buzzfeed]
To help you get in the mood for early morning pleasure, we're giving away 2 copies of Awakening by Elene Sallinger, worth £7.99.
Simply comment below before February 1st to enter.
Read on below for the best sexy ideas to start off your day the right way.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we've been thinking about the joys of kissing.
Philematology (that's the scientific word for snogging) is not only fun, but it also has surprising help benefits - dentists believe kissing stimulates saliva production, preventing a build up of plaque.
The occasional kiss is also thought to alleviate the symptoms of hayfever, as well as producing endorphins that relieve stress and boost self-esteem.
To celebrate the joys of kissing, we've rounded up the best kissing-related articles from around the web for your Sunday reading pleasure.
Everybody stared at me. It’s what people do when you’re different. I was a wheelchair user, and as I turned 18, I wanted the staring to be for something other than my wheelchair. So I took to punk, in ripped stockings, red hair, blonde hair… hair of multi-coloured styles. Stare on, I declared to the world. I’m here to shock!
But this occasion presented me with a new twist.
I’d left the record shop, clutching a precious 12", and a woman, gawping at me, bent down with a huge grin.
‘I have to ask. Can you… do it?’
My face flushed as red as my hair.
She persisted into my silence. ‘You know, sex. What with your er … situation.’
‘**** off,’ I said with my best punk sneer, and she had the nerve to tell me off for rudeness before stomping off. But inside a mixture of anger and despair made me want to slink into a corner with my Sex Pistols LP.
Guest blog by Penny Pepper
As usual, we've rounded up the best of the web for your viewing pleasure this Sunday.
Pour yourself a hot coffee and have a lazy Sunday morning in with the week's best online sex writing.
This week we're taking a look at new lingerie, morning sex and getting fit the fun way.
You also have the chance to win a sexy prize in our weekly giveaway.
To help you live a sexier life, we're giving away 3 packs of Durex Love Ultra Thin Condoms (worth £7.99).
Simply comment below before January 18th to enter.
Photo featuring the nJoy Pure Butt Plug by ruffledsheets.