When we talk about sex, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is 'penis-in-vagina' or some variation of this.
Yet, while that's not incorrect, there are so many other ways to give and receive pleasure than through penetration or being penetrated, which are just as legitimate (and pleasurable) as any other type of sex.
In my years at uni, I've had many a chat about sex on everything from Freshers' Week hook-ups, to the theory of sex and why we as a society are obsessed with it (in other words what happens when Sociology students drink with Psychology students).
Penetrative sex always seems to come up in these conversations, and while I enjoy it myself, I know plenty of folks who often opt to have different types of sex instead.
So here are my top picks for non-penetrative types of sex – or, "Outercourse". Some of these suggestions could end up being a new favourite and a bedroom staple, or you might never try them again - but hey, at least you gave it a go!
So, we’re well and truly into the university year, and soon those of us with partners in our home town be able to go home to them for Christmas (YAY!).
And, well, we all know what that means. Nudge nudge.
For those of us who seldom see our lovers, it's important that we make the most of the time we spend together, which is why we've come up with this list of 12 sexy little gifts that you can share with your partner over the Christmas break.
Including games, sex toys, bondage accessories, and more, these fun-but-thrilling stocking fillers will definitely go down better than a partridge in a pear tree.
Just be careful not to open any in front of any family members.
The year is 2016. Scientists have proved that water exists on Mars. But can they definitively tell us what female ejaculation is and where it comes from?
You bet they can’t.
Female ejaculation, also known as ‘squirting’ or ‘gushing’, has been branded “one of the most hotly debated questions in modern sexology”, and for a very good reason. The scientific community can give us no definitive answer as to what female ejaculation actually is!
(I wish I had the time and resources to solve this mystery for women everywhere. It would only be a matter of buying some durable wellies, and getting my hands on enough absorbent kitchen towel.)
But until I do, I've found 5 facts you probably never knew about squirting.
We all start out as virgins, which is honestly kind of great.
The first times experiencing each potential avenue of sexual pleasure might be clumsy, intimidating and far from how we imagine them going, but they can still be some of the best and most memorable sexual encounters we have.
University life and the culture surrounding it makes for an atmosphere of sex like no other - it's everywhere, and often on many minds.
For some students, though, penetrative sex just isn't what they're after from the uni experience and many make it through the full three years (or more) without once dipping a toe in the pool of student sex.
Whether it's for religious reasons, asexuality, just wanting to wait until you're absolutely certain you've found the right person or anything else - here are our top things you must know for life as a student virgin!
Ah, Christmas. With only 26 days to go until the big event, many of us are frantically shopping, wrapping, and stuffing the cupboards with as many cheese footballs as they can hold.
But, as we all know, Christmas is a time for quality entertainment, too - and what could be more entertaining than spotting accidental innuendos over the dinner table?
From 'Santa came!' to 'Do you want stuffing?', we've identified 18 tongue-in-cheek double-entendres that commonly pop up on December 25th, and added them to these two print-and-play bingo cards.
Cross through each card as soon as you hear the phrase, and when you get a full line, be sure to take a picture and share it on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #ChristmasBingOh!
Who knows - you could win the prize of a lifetime. Or maybe some sex toys.
For almost every student, pre-drinks are equally as important as the actual night-out.
Drinking games are a quick, fun, and guaranteed way to get you all in the mood for the night ahead, and most of us have found ourselves reaching for that old favourite, 'I Have Never'.
For those who haven't played, the rules are simple: each person takes it in turn to state something that they've never done, such as, 'I have never had sex in my parents' bed'. Any players who have done it must then take a drink.
However, there comes a point when we begin to run out of ideas, and the suggestions get a little obscure (hello, 'I have never eaten sushi off Drake's stomach'.)
So here are nine easy sex-related statements to inspire you that'll have everyone reaching for their glasses.
It's getting close to that time of year. Halloween has been and gone, and Christmas is just around the corner.
When you're at university, Christmas equals parties… and lots of them. So, if you haven't already, it's probably time to find that perfect dress and (more importantly) something sexy to wear underneath it.
Luckily, we've picked out four fabulous bras that'll keep you looking and feeling fantastic all evening long, whether you're wearing a high-necked bodycon dress or a low-cut jumpsuit.
From longline, to half-cup, to push-up, these bras will keep your girls looking great both in and out of your clothes.
After all, you never know who might be seeing them at the end of the night…
Lube, lube lube… so much choice, so much fun to be had!
Whether you’re a hundred-bottles-hoarder or someone who views it as an occasional necessity, nearly everyone has tried it out at some point.
Despite the mountain of different types available to play with, let’s be honest here: we all have our go-to favourite.
Just like when you order the same meal from your local takeaway as you did last week and the week before, or when you tell yourself you’re going to be daring with your make-up, but end up doing the exact same look you do everyday, we all have our preferences and routines.
So, what does the type of lube you love say about you? Well, just read on to find out.
Lovehoney are joining forces with tokidoki, the pop-culture brand meaning "sometimes" in Japanese, to launch a unique range of collectible designer pleasure toys. The range has been created exclusively for the tokidoki x Lovehoney collaboration.
We've all been there - things are heating up, skin is caressing skin, a partner's breath dancing on your neck, a gentle touch sending your spine ablaze with wonderful shivers…
And then it all goes a bit daft.
We'll say it time and time again, sex is ridiculous and we should embrace that, but every now and then the throes of passion are interrupted by an 'oops' moment that can leave you groaning, and not in the good way.
Here are our top picks of the silliest sex mistakes we all make!