1. Alix Fox for The Lovehoney Head Board

    In this Head Board article, we’re getting to the – ahem – bottom of the question, “If I’m a man who likes anal play, does that mean I’m gay?”.

    Here to offer answers is award-winning journalist and sex educator Alix Fox, co-host of BBC Radio 1’s real-life comedy sex stories show, Unexpected Fluids, and resident X-rated agony aunt on The Modern Mann podcast.

    Alix is also a proud Ambassador for young people’s sexual health charity Brook, so when it comes to bums, you know she’s not talking out of her arse.

    OK, my Puzzled-About-Posterior-Play Posse, let’s have a conversation about anal stimulation! I’m going to break this question down into easily digestible parts. Starting with…

    6 Weeks of Sex: 6 Things to Try Over the Summer Break

    It’s finally time to crack out those swimming costumes that have been buried for months. Summer is here!

    In between all your fun at the beach, picnicking, relaxing at home, journeying abroad or working to save for next year, the summer break is a perfect opportunity to try out some new things and enjoy some true Danny and Sandy style summer lovin’.

    So whether you're committed, looking for love or single and living for it, here are some ideas to bring to the bedroom this summer.

    Things You Never Knew About the Rabbit Vibrator

    One of the most recognisable sex toys of all time, the rabbit vibrator has certainly earned its place in the Lovehoney Hall of Fame.

    But did you realise that there's more to this iconic toy than meets the eye?

    Read on to discover seven things you never knew about the rabbit vibrator!

    How Normal Are My Sexual Fantasies

    Imagine being in a shop with a friend, choosing a bag of crisps. You go for ready salted, they opt for salt and vinegar. Is one of you a weirdo? Of course not.

    Just like our choice in crisp flavours, our turn-ons vary massively from person to person. After all, if we all liked exactly the same things, what a boring world this would be.

    The same goes for sexual fantasies. If we all had the same sexual fantasies, sex wouldn't be half as exciting and invigorating.

    We wouldn't be intrigued by anything new, we wouldn't ever be surprised by our partners, and there would be nothing about our own sexualities to discover and explore.

    So if you're concerned about what your secret fantasy says about you, we're here to put your mind at rest.

    How can I discuss polyamory with my partner

    Polyamory – the desire, practice or acceptance of maintaining more than one intimate relationship concurrently with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved – is coming more and more into mainstream consciousness. Sex blogger, sex educator and adult product reviewer Amy Norton weighs in on how to talk to your partner about an open relationship.

    So you think you might want to be polyamorous, but you're already in an existing relationship?

    The hard truth is that the transition from monogamy to non-monogamy is often difficult and requires a lot of work from everyone involved.

    The good news is that, with communication, commitment, compassion and a hefty dose of patience, it's entirely doable! If you're reading this, I assume it's because you want to know how to broach this potentially fraught subject with your partner.

    8 Festival-Friendly Sex Toys (And Other Items)

    Festival season is upon us and you know what that means – time to get muddy and sweaty with strangers in a random field for a few days, while learning to appreciate anew the wonders of indoor plumbing.

    But being at a festival doesn’t mean you have to leave all your sexy fun behind. In fact, festivals can be a great place to get it on, whether it's with an existing partner or just that guy you got talking to at the phone charging station.

    We’ve put together a list of sex toys and other goodies that are above all discreet, lightweight and low-maintenance so you still can enjoy all the comforts of amazing sex without weighing down your backpack too much.

    Got any other festival sex toy suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.

    31 Sexting Phrases That'll Heat Up Any Conversation

    Have you ever wanted to turn your partner on via messages or Snapchat, but didn't want to take any compromising pictures?

    Or perhaps you’ve been horny in public and can’t slip away anywhere to call them and tell them all about it?

    Sending nudes can be fun and a sure way of getting the recipient hot and bothered, but they’re not the only way to get a sexy conversation going. Sometimes a well-written sext can be even hotter than a revealing pic.

    Here’s my list of tried-and-tested sexting phrases you can use as a template next time you want to tease your partner, or have some long-distance fun.

    Best Sex Toys For Double Penetration

    Newton's third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

    And while double ended sex toys probably didn't play a role in Sir Isaac's extensive research, they are a prime example of classical mechanics in action (bet all this physics talk is getting you hot and bothered, isn't it?)

    What many people don't realise is that toys with double penetration features aren't just for couples; they're perfect for solo play too.

    Think about it. We've been blessed with multiple erogenous zones, so why not light them all up at the same time?

    So whether you're riding solo or bringing in a pocket-sized guest star to your couple's play, here are five top-of-the-range sex toys that can double your fun.

    4 Ways to Be More Giving in the Bedroom

    We all know how important it is to know what makes us tick in the bedroom, but are we all paying enough attention to our partners, too?

    For those of us who really need to focus to be able to climax, or need a very specific sort of stimulation, it can be easy to become caught up in the routine of what we need, and not necessarily remember to do the same for the other person (or people) in the room.

    And after all, sex is at its best when everyone's enjoying themselves, right?

    So we've come up with some top tips (and a handy acronym) for how to make sure you're being a generous lover, as well as still getting everything you need.

    6 Restraints You Can Try (That Aren't Handcuffs)

    Chances are, if someone says the word 'bondage restraints' to you, you'll be picturing a pair of sturdy metal handcuffs - and for good reason.

    For many, they're a toy box staple, but handcuffs aren't the only means of restraining your partner during bondage play.

    In fact, there are tons of different options for a little tie'n'tease fun, and all of them have different advantages.

    So if you're in a bit of a bind over which restraint options to go for, don't worry - we've picked out our top six restraints to diversify your bedroom bondage.

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