• Is Ex Sex Ever A Good Idea?

    Breakups are a natural part of life, and come in all shapes and sizes, just like relationships. And, just like in relationships, not all aspects of a breakup are always black and white. One of the big questions that comes up time and time again is a simple one - is it OK to have sex with an ex?

    The biggest thing to remember here is that, in a weird kind of way, a breakup is another facet of the relationship itself, and as such the exact details of the breakup will be as unique to each situation as the relationship itself was.

    When it comes to ex sex, the most important aspect to take into account is how exactly the relationship ended. Was it mutual or one sided? Calm and accepting or explosive and painful?

    These details can make all the difference, so let's look at how.

    It's fair to say that, here at Lovehoney, we love sex toys. It's kind of our thing.

    But, aside from the obvious, there are tons of other uses for your favourite bedside buddy - and we think we've found another one.

    Lingerie expert Sammi (that's me) and bondage pro Jess (that's her) grab a couple of trusty thrusting vibes to see how effective they are as cues in a game of pool.

    Watch us and a comically small pool table battle it out in this special sport-themed episode of Sex Toys Ahoy.

    Fancy giving it a go yourself? Or perhaps just enjoying a thrusting vibrator as nature intended? Read on to see the toys featured in this video.

    How To Ask for What You Want in the Bedroom

    Sex is wonderful, and there are probably few of us reading this who would disagree.

    But, at times, it can be frustrating, embarrassing, and downright awkward. The most common woe I hear from friends is that they aren't getting what they want in the bedroom. Sure, sometimes what they want is a champagne breakfast in bed, but we can't all have that everyday.

    I'm talking about getting what you want between the sheets, and for some, the prospect of talking to a partner about this can be a scary thought. But it doesn't have to be.

    The root cause for most people is that they aren't confident in communicating their desires, and for some, they aren't even sure what it is that they want.

    Never fear! With these top tips you will soon have all of the tools you need to know what you want in bed - and how to ask for it.

    4 Reasons To Try A Love Egg

    If you're trying to watch what you eat, Easter can be a tricky holiday to navigate. Soon, Easter eggs will be thrust in our faces by every major supermarket chain and this aggressive marketing tactic is going to leave you with a bigger chocolate craving than Augustus Gloop.

    If you want to beat the chocolate giants at their own game, you have to think outside the chocolate box. Get yourself an entirely different type of egg this Easter.

    An egg that can make your love life more risky and exciting.

    An egg that can give you stronger orgasms.

    An egg that can strengthen your vaginal muscles.

    "What is this magical, orgasm-giving, muscle-strengthening egg you speak of, Audrey?!" I hear you ask. "And why should I get one?"

    Well, my friends, it's called a love egg. And you won't find one in the Easter Bunny's basket - but you definitely will on Lovehoney.

    How To Upgrade Your Sex Toy Box

    With third term upon us, deadlines and exams are looming, and the summer break seems so close but yet so far.

    Even though the nights are getting lighter, the stack of work is getting heavier and I know I'm not the only one who could do with a little treat to try to relieve some of the pressure.

    I've always been that friend who is recommending toys to everyone in the group chat, but sadly being the one who is the most experienced in finding sexual happiness means people very rarely throw recommendations my way.

    I'm sure many of you are in the same boat as me, where you have lots of toys, lubes and lingerie that still hit the spot... but a little upgrade never hurt anyone.

    Therefore, I've put together some of our hit-the-spot classics and offered some new upgrades for you try to this spring. You know what they say: out with the old and in with the new.

    How to Have Shower Sex (That Beats Going Out)

    Sex in the bath or shower is a curiosity for many, and a 'would highly recommend it' for others. There's just something about getting down and dirty with a partner while getting clean at the same time.

    However, if you've ever lived in shared accommodation then you're aware that access to the bathroom, and a clean one at that, can be limited at best. Don't let your living situation be a limit to your sex life, though!

    Previously our student bloggers have covered The Best Responses To Noisy Housemate Sex, and Top Tips for Masturbation in Shared Accommodation; given the echo of the bathroom and the splashing that can come with it, it seems that discreet sex in the bathroom is an impossibility.

    But where there is a will(y), there is a way, and by the end of this, you'll know just how to have mind-blowing sex in the bathroom.

    What Your Subject Choice Says About Your Sex Life

    University is a varied and diverse place, with a whole range of different types of people for you to meet and interact with.

    It's wonderful having the opportunity to learn about other people's passions and how someone else approaches life in comparison to yourself.

    Every subject has its strengths and particular fortes academically, but who says that can't translate to other areas too, such as your sex life?

    Got your eye on an enticing engineer? Want to have some va va voom with a very tempting French student? Read on below to see what particular skills they can bring to your bedroom, as well as the exam hall…

    (Remember, this is all a bit of light-hearted fun – obviously not everyone on the same course is exactly the same person and has exactly the same sex life!)

    Speedy Tips For Satisfying Quickies

    On the 26th of March, Daylight Savings will begin and the clocks will go forward an hour. This means mentally adding on an hour to the clock in your car until October, because ain’t nobody got time for actually changing it.

    For some people, Daylight Savings can mean less time for sex. If you are regularly forced to choose between fighting your housemates for the bathroom or missing the bus to uni, having morning sex may seem impossible.

    And the same goes for evenings. You already have assignments coming out of your butt, you certainly don’t have time to be putting anal beads up there, too. Right?

    Wrong!

    Sex doesn’t have to come to a screaming halt just because we lose an hour on Sunday. The screaming and the orgasms just have to happen faster, so read on if you want to master The Quickie.

    How To Boost Your Bedroom Body Confidence

    Ah, March, that dull month between rarely venturing out from your freezing cold flat and drinking in a sunny beer garden, when New Year's Resolutions are, for many, a distant memory.

    For many (myself included) losing weight and toning up was on that list. However, for a number of reasons, maybe it hasn't happened, and you're still not feeling as sexy as you wish you could in the bedroom.

    I like to think I'm a very body-positive person, and I genuinely believe in beauty at any size, but when it comes to my own body, I really struggle to put my beliefs into practice.

    But, really, body confidence comes from accepting your body exactly as it is, rather than trying to make it into what you think everyone else wants it to be.

    So, if you're looking for a boost to your sex appeal and sensuality this spring, we've got three easy tips for you that can help you love your body, and everything it does for you.

    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    Instant attraction can be a wonderful thing. You lock eyes, there's an instant frisson that gets your heart pumping, and you begin to wonder what it would be like to take things further.

    With consent and safety precautions in place (these are of the utmost importance, especially when dealing with someone who is essentially a stranger), there is no reason you two can’t enjoy a night of mutual fun.

    However, even if they appear to be exactly the kind of person you're looking for, that doesn’t necessarily mean that going home with them is the best idea. I know that with hormones high, especially if it has been a while since your last sexual encounter, there is a temptation to ignore the signs and throw caution to the wind.

    Unfortunately, this could end in a disappointing evening in some way. It can be hard to take a step back and evaluate the situation logically, but watching out for these warning signs will hopefully nip any potential for disappointment or disaster in the bud…

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