Anal play: it's super-popular with all genders because, well, everyone has a butt! Not to mention it can be a great way of discovering a new way to enjoy sexual pleasure and sensational orgasms.
But knowing which anal sex toy to buy can be difficult, particularly when there are so many available.
In this weeks sex tip video, Annabelle tells you the key differences between some of the most popular types of butt plug, to help you choose which anal plug is best for you.
Got a question? Make sure you pop it in the comments below.
When writing this blog, I found myself stuck in a rut as I stubbornly held on to my own answer to this question, which is “no, absolutely not”.
But I wanted to explore it further, as I know plenty of others who’ve had experiences different to my own.
So, I asked some friends.
Every single one of them said “no, but…” and continued on with a story of an ex who felt inadequate whenever they used a sex toy, so they hid it from their partner.
This made me realise that the question has a tonne of variables, and is a lot more complex than how it first appears.
Televisions may have been using remote controls since the 1950s, but remote controls for sex toys are relatively - and excitingly! - new.
Even now, we've come a long way from where we started, with toys such as
app-controlled love eggs that can be operated from anywhere in the world. Thanks, Internet!
But what is it that makes
remote control vibrators such an enticing part of today's high-tech sex toy world?
Read on to find reasons you need one in your life, and discover which is the best remote toy for you.
Double penetration (DP) describes the simultaneous penetration of the body at two points.
It is also used to describe a scenario where two people use the same toy at the same time, like a double-ended dildo.
Not just for adult performers or lesbian couples, double penetration can be enjoyed by everyone.
Some people enjoy the feeling of several orifices being penetrated at once.
Simultaneous stimulation of the bum, the mouth and the vagina (if you have one) can make for mind-blowing sex if it's done correctly.
Other couples want to experience what it's like to use the same toy together, which can be intimate and arousing at all once.
You may enjoy double penetration for no clearly defined reason at all, and that's totally cool as well.
There's no need to justify your sexual pleasure to anyone.
Even if we don’t like to admit it, lots of people still think of foreplay as the process leading up to the ‘main event’ of penetration – and the male orgasm. Foreplay is considered expendable, a luxury that can be enjoyed on a lazy Sunday afternoon but is often omitted during a weekday quickie.
Not only is this attitude towards foreplay old-fashioned, but it’s also overly heteronormative. There’s nothing wrong with a quickie, but I think it’s time that we acknowledge the importance of foreplay and stop considering it ‘lesser’ than penetrative sex.
As a big believer in the importance of foreplay, here are my 6 reasons why we should all be focusing less on the big O and more on the big F.
There's something unbelievably sexy about getting it on in a warm, steamy bathroom while being drenched by a hot shower.
Not to mention, a long, undisturbed bath is the perfect time for a little aquatic alone time with your favourite sex toy.
But anyone who's ever tried knows underwater love isn't quite as sexy and straightforward as the films would have us believe.
And have you noticed that showers and baths in films are always ENORMOUS?
Let's face it, unless you're Christian Grey, bathrooms aren't the most erotic of locations.
So how do you enjoy sex in the shower in a slightly less glamorous, shower-over-the-bath situation?
Last week, we spoke on the Lovehoney YouTube channel about squirting and Jess explained what squirting is (and what it isn't) so you know the difference between a squirt and female ejaculation.
This week, we're following up with part 2 of our squirting sequel with 'How to Squirt'!
In this sex advice video, Jess gives you her top tips for how to squirt when you masturbate, as well as how to make your partner squirt during couples play.
Watch the vlog above to find out more and remember it's all about Stimulation, Hydration, and Relaxation.
We've also listed our favourite toys to help you discover squirting orgasms