Picking a sexy Christmas gift for your partner can be daunting - between the many different types of vibrator and dildo, there’s a lot of choice. Where to begin? Luckily, Lovehoney is here to help make sure your lover is all smiles on Christmas morning.
Whether you’ve been inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey to push boundaries in the bedroom or fancy spicing up your sex life, we have the perfect gift choice for you.
There are many classic products that are always popular - clitoral vibrators and rabbit vibes are sure to impress most women. However, 2012 has really been the year of the super-powerful Magic Wand vibrator and pleasure intensifying Ben Wa balls.
If you’re unsure what to buy for your lover for Christmas, think about what she likes in the bedroom. If she needs clitoral stimulation to orgasm, an external toy like a Magic Wand or bullet vibrator is a good bet. Rabbit vibrators are great because you get amazing internal stimulation while the rabbit ears pleasure the clit simultaneously. If she likes G-spot stimulation, think about a G-spot vibe or curved dildo.
If she read and loved Fifty Shades, chances are she’s lusting after a pair of jiggle balls - these amazing Kegel exercisers tone her internal muscles for greater control during sex and a more intense orgasm. The weighted balls jiggle as she moves, making the most everyday tasks a form of erotic foreplay.
Read on to discover our top ten Christmas gifts for women.
Put his pleasure at the top of your Christmas shopping list when you pick up a best-selling sex toy for men, the gift that truly keeps on giving.
Using sex toys is all about discovering new sensations and experimenting with different techniques to increase enjoyment and improve sexual satisfaction. Add variety to your bedroom antics by transforming masturbation, foreplay and penetrative sex for the better with an erotic Christmas gift.
Male sex toys aren’t just a great enhancement to his sex life, they’re fun for you to use together. A luxury male masturbator from TENGA or Fleshlight adds a new edge to foreplay, helping you to give a hand shandy to remember without the arm ache.
Better-than-real sensations come in different packages: some are anatomical, while others look more like a piece of art or a high-tech gizmo, ensuring you’re never put off by the look of a toy during play.
Vibrating cock rings prolong your shared pleasure by restricting his blood flow, engoring his penis for a thicker, fuller look and feel. The vibrations give you both additional stimulation, but while his approach to climax is delayed, yours is escalated, improving your chances of sharing a more intense orgasmic moment together.
Try toys that stimulate his glans and frenulum like the Cobra Libre Male Vibrator, or opt for full-length stimulation by giving him an erotic massage with a stroker from Lovehoney.
For he who dares, anal toys like butt plugs and prostate massagers add a whole new level of orgasmic potential into the mix, escalating his erotic response to dizzying new heights and intensifying his climaxes.
If Fifty Shades of Grey got you hot under the collar, experimenting with bedroom bondage will make an exciting addition to your sex life.
2012 has seen more couples experimenting with bondage than ever before, sending sales of bondage gear like spanking paddles, blindfolds, handcuffs, nipple clamps and floggers soaring. If the idea of bringing some kink into the bedroom appeals to you, but you don’t know where to start, this buyer’s guide will help you choose the best bondage toys to start your sensual exploration.
Start with a little tie and tease as a gentle introduction. Blindfolds and soft wrist cuffs give bondage a romantic twist, enhancing your emotional connection as well as your physical pleasure. Awaken the senses by tracing a fluffy feather tickler across your lover’s skin, before working your way up to teasing flicks and gentle caresses with a spanking paddle or flogger to heighten sensation.
Bondage rope lets more experienced partners experiment with a variety of different restraints. Suitable for tying up wrists and ankles, as well as making beautiful body harnesses, rope bondage is one of the most versatile styles of restraint. Complete beginners can use bondage tape to similar effect, using it as impromptu ankle cuffs, wrist cuffs or even as a sexy PVC outfit.
If you’re ready to try something new and exciting, take a look at our top 10 bondage buys to make your fantasy a reality.
Very little beats mind-blowing sex but when you’ve been with your partner for a few years the thrill factor starts to wane, even if you still enjoy a healthy sex life.
Keeping sex fresh, exciting and spontaneous is quite a task - even for the most adventurous couples as your relationship begins to feel as comfortable as a pair of old trackie bottoms.
Avoid the seven-year itch by making some minor changes to your sexual repertoire and keep the lust alive for years to come with these easy tricks and tips.
1. Shake Up Your Routine
One of the biggest passion killers is your day-to-day routine, especially if you’re cohabiting with your partner. Couples who spend their lives outside of work living in one another’s pockets tend to subconsciously schedule their sex lives, making sex a predictable event…
I spent 10 years working as a high-class escort, and in 2009 my autobiography The Girlfriend Experience was published documenting my sexcapades. I’m currently working on a sex tips book and a book titled Why Husbands Stray.
My sex experience is literally hands on, and I learnt a lot about sex and what men want during my time as an escort, and it’s probably not what you think!
Guest post by sexpert Rebecca Dakin
I’ve written five sex education DVDs for the Lovers’ Guide, had 25 books about sex published internationally and founded the UK’s original erotica site for women, Cliterati.
As you might expect, I get asked a lot of questions about sex. A lot.
And by far the most common answer is, “communicate.” However, the word alone does not suffice.
Knowing how to communicate is far more complex than simply opening your mouth and letting words come out.
Guest post by Emily Dubberley
What did you get up to over the weekend? If you happened to be reading The People on Sunday, no doubt you will have spotted us featured in a double spread article by Tracey Cox, titled SEX TIPS: How To Keep Your Relationship Alive.
Alongside the colourful Lovehoney logo (standing out deliciously in the centre of the spread!) the piece featured a 24 top tips for keeping the spark in your love life, as well as scrummy picture of Tracey, erotic novel recommendations and how men are using Fifty Shades of Grey to get women into bed. (Hmmm… are they? Discuss.)
In keeping with Lovehoney’s mission for sexual happiness and wonderfully fulfilled sex lives, Tracey dished out 24 top tips to make sure your relationship doesn’t fall flat, including making time for a dirty weekend once every six weeks, and keeping your nether regions fit and healthy by investing in kegel balls for both pleasure and toning.
I bought a set of jiggle balls but they feel too big - are they?
The larger and lighter your jiggle balls, the easier they are to use. Not all women will need to start with the larger sized balls, and that may be the case with you.
When jiggle balls are too big, they will feel uncomfortable and you’ll feel like you want to the remove them as soon as possible. If the balls feel too big then you might be ready to move onto a smaller and heavier set for a bigger challenge (and more thrills!).
A progressive kegel ball set like the Lelo Luna Pleasure Beads (which have different weighted balls you can swap in and out) or Je Joue Ami Kegel Exercisers (which have three different sets of jiggle balls and instructions on how to use them) will provide you with balls of different sizes and weights to find the perfect match for your body without needing to buy multiple sets.
Lelo have also recently released the Lelo Luna Mini Pleasure Bead System, which is specially designed for women under 30 or those who have not yet had children.
If it’s power you’re after, it’s a Magic Wand Vibrator you need. Originally designed as back and shoulder massagers, these mains-powered sex toys can make you go from zero to orgasm in under 60 seconds.
You might have seen them on mainstream TV or films (or even in a porn film) and the Hitachi Magic Wand is a bit of a legend when it comes to sex toys. Unfortunately, you can no longer buy a Hitachi in the EU because of voltage and safety issues.
So, if you want experience the power of a wand, try one of our UK-safe magic wands. The Lovehoney Magic Wand Vibrator (£39.99) or the Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator (£39.99) are both absolutely brilliant - just plug them in at the wall and you’re ready to go.
Magic wand vibes work brilliantly as sex toys, but don’t forget they’re also great for using as they were originally intended - as massagers!
Work on those aches and knots in your muscles, relax and then let the wand work its magic between your legs.
As sex is an activity that involves many different muscle groups, getting down and dirty can be both pleasurable and practical when it comes to helping control calories. After all, who’s going to complain about a little burn when you’re in the throes of passion?