1. glass toys

    Marie Kondo wants us to surround ourselves with things that spark joy. Why not take it a step further and surround yourself with things that bring you sexual pleasure?

    I'm proud of my sexuality so I absolutely love to display my toy collection – it reminds me how much I love myself and how powerful my pleasure is. If you're like me, but wanting to keep things a little more discreet than a veiny suction-cup dildo stuck on your mirror or a hot pink rabbit vibrator demanding focus on a shelf, this list is for you.

    A reminder! If you're keeping your toys out on display, it's important to keep them away from anything that gets hot (like a window) and clean them well before and after use!

    sexy-self-care-package

    If there was ever a time to send yourself a sexy self-care package, it's now.

    It can be tempting to only make time to pamper the lovers in our lives, and this can lead us to neglecting ourselves.

    Self-neglect? We're not here for it! So, here are some basic steps to compiling a sensual self-care package.

    sex-and-relaxation-blog

    Sex and relaxation go hand-in-hand, right? When we're relaxed it's easy to get in the mood for sex, and when sex is on the table (both literally and figuratively) we feel relaxed.

    If only it were that simple! Sometimes we feel too stressed out to have sex, and sometimes the thought of having sex itself can be what stresses us out.

    But that's where Lovehoney comes in – we're here to help you on both fronts! Let's show you how sex can help you relax, and how you can relax enough for sex.

    ElectraStim-Lula-Noir-Kegel-Balls

    This month I did something that I never in my wildest fantasies thought I would ever do – and that something was trying the ElectraStim EM60-E Flick Single Output Stimulator and ElectraPads Set (and no, that isn't a lesser-known Star Wars character) in conjunction with the ElectraStim Lula Noir Silicone Kegel Balls with E-Stim.

    Prior to test driving ElectraStim's wares, I knew next to nothing about the Electro Sex toys available on the Lovehoney website. I knew they were sex toys, and I knew electricity was somehow involved. That was it! Now, after experiencing both products, my interest in Electro Sex toys has been well and truly sparked!

    vibrators-for-men

    When I think about vibrators, I realise that although they're really adaptable, they seem to be commonly marketed towards women.

    Even in my personal life, I'd say that the women I know are much more likely to own a vibrator than the men. Vibrators are crowd-favourites for a reason, and I want people of all genders to experience their rumbly goodness.

    There are already some amazing vibrators for men, but I also think that a little creativity goes a long way when it comes to our sex toys.

    Men, this one's for you.

    trying-clone-a-willy-first-time

    It's not that I never thought I'd try the Clone-A-Willy Vibrator Moulding Kit, it's more that I just never knew that this erotic DIY project existed.

    When I found out that this sex toy meant you could you make a vibrating carbon copy of your lover's penis, my mind was blown. This is what I'd been looking for all these years!

    I've always found penetrative toys kind of intimidating and it usually takes me a while to warm up to them. But as soon as I found out about Clone-A-Willy, I was cheering! Forget feeling uncertain about whether a toy was going to feel good or not. I was going to have a vibrating dildo modelled on my most favourite willy in the world.

    When I'm not getting him to tie me up and assemble an over-the-door sex swing, I'm asking him to replicate his penis. What a lucky man he is.

    trying-pussy-pump-first-time

    I can say with utter confidence that I never thought I'd try a pussy pump. For one thing, I've never spoken to anyone who has owned one. My friends and I have spoken about which vibrators are the quietest and which toys are best for starting to explore anal play, but no one in my social circle has ever brought up the topic of pussy pumps.

    Because pussy pumps were completely foreign to me, I had always found the look of them kind of intimidating. I'd only ever seen them in sex shops, and they'd always been large and black in colour, with explicit imagery on the box.

    Despite these trepidations, I decided to try out a pussy pump for Lovehoney’s new ‘Sex Toys I Never Thought I’d Try’ series. It seemed unfair to keep knocking this kind of sex toy if I’d never actually tried it.

    It wasn’t long before the postman left a plain brown package on my doorstep. There wasn't a single clue on the parcel to suggest what was inside, but I knew my Lovehoney Supreme Sensation Pussy Pump had arrived!

    4-best-sexually-happy-netflix-shows

    As we as a society become more sex positive, so too do the TV shows we watch!

    There are many factors that can qualify a TV show as a sexually happy one.

    Some of our criteria is as follows: The show tackles taboo topics like female masturbation. The experience of LGBTQI+ individuals is shown. The importance of consent and safe sex is stressed. The show calls out those who engage in ‘slut shaming’ or are homophobic.

    We’ve tirelessly trawled through the vast number of programs on Netflix (what a hardship, haha) and found 4 sexually happy shows that you can binge on now.

    inside-sex-tech-hackathon

    Last month, I took the plunge and booked flights to Melbourne and a ticket to my first ever hackathon.

    A hackathon is a problem-solving event. Generally, a whole bunch of strangers team up and design a solution to whatever their problem might be. Attendees usually include softwear developers, graphic designers, project managers and the like, but I knew that this one was going to be a little different. It was a sextech hackathon, hosted by Bryony Cole – sextech entrepreneur and judge of the Lovehoney Design A Sex Toy Competition.

    Sextech is any technology or tool used in conjunction with any aspect of human sexuality. So, condoms, dating apps, toys, tools to aid with sexual dysfunctions, menstrual cycle tracking apps and even things like Facetime or Skype. The event invited all types of people who were interested in solving the problems we face in our sex lives.

    It was an expensive commitment for me to go, but I knew that I would have serious FOMO if I didn’t attend and something told me that the people I would meet there would change my life. Spoiler, I was right.

    mutual-masturbation-how-to

    We spend the entirety of our lives trying to have ten minutes of 'alone time' in peace and quiet, and now we're being told to have a solo session front of our significant other?

    The truth is, mutual masturbation can benefit both you and your relationship.

    Want to know why? That's what this blog is here for!

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