Anal sex is a divisive topic. Some people love it, some people hate it and some people just dare not try it.
If you have already formed your opinion of love, hate or meh through having a go at it, then by all means, you do you and continue to enjoy or avoid anal sex at your whim!
However, if you are someone who has yet to step into the waters, have a think about why you haven't made that leap.
Is it because you feel you need more education before making the decision to say yes? Is it because you've heard rumours of horror stories and are now vehemently put off? Or perhaps you just don't see how it could be pleasurable?
If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, then here I am to offer some help and debunk common anal sex myths and misconceptions...
Summer is truly upon us now, and with it, the season for some wonderful, exciting holiday sex, wherever the season takes you.
Whether you're romping in Rome, frolicking in France, or necking in New York, there's something about that summer vacay that get us all hot under the collar in more ways than one.
But just what is it about sun and sea that makes the sex itself that much hotter?
Well, after some very thorough research, we've come up with the top 5 reasons holiday sex is just the best.
Read on to see more, and don't forget to let us know in the comments below where you've had the hottest holiday sex.
As soon as the university year is over, those of us who haven’t blown our student loans on VKs will be looking at jetting off somewhere warm this summer.
Whether it’s Magaluf with the lads or Zante with the girls, there are three components that make for a great holiday: sun, sea and sex.
So if you’re going on holiday with your other half, planning to check out those at your destination, or wanting to stick to some self-service, it really would be a waste of a hotel room if you didn’t have a bit of holiday fun.
Packing for your summer getaway can be tough, especially with limited space, and finding discreet toys can be hard.
But, to help you out, I’ve put together a list of must-pack subtle toys to make sure that you can make the most of your time away.
We all know that sex is wonderful. It’s the bomb. It’s our jam.
But, even in the most heavenly of sex lives, there are times when things don’t go quite according to plan.
From lost condoms, to unsettling noises, to miscommunications in what you want, there are a ton of situations where things go from, ‘Oh, yes!’ to ‘Oh, no…’ in the blink of an eye.
With this in mind, and with season 7 of HBO’s sex-and-swords spectacular, Game of Thrones, having made its explosive Stateside debut last night, we’re here to tell you all about those moments - with the help of the characters of Westeros, that is.
Danaerys, Tyrion, Jon Snow, and all your favourite loveable scamps (read: bloodthirsty horn dogs) are here to show you that you're not alone in those awkward times. At least, they were at the end of season 6. By the end of the first episode, it's anyone's game, really.
But will winter be the only thing that’s coming?
Summer is here, the sunshine is out and you're hornier than ever!
You want to go outside and enjoy the nice weather before the autumn creeps back in, yet you want to spend endless time in bed having mind-blowing sex – a conflicting conundrum indeed.
What if I told you there was a way you could do both (at least some of the time)?
While, of course you do not want to be slapped with a public indecency charge, there are certain situations and ways you can achieve a bit of naughty fun away from the inside of your house that are secret and subtle enough that no one need ever know.
So if the thought of al fresco friskiness gets you hot under the collar this summer, check out these top tips for sex in the great outdoors.
For as long as humans have been getting down and dirty, we have known that we needed lubricant.
The earliest written evidence of lube dates back to Ancient Greece, where olive oil was being used in conjunction with leather dildos.
Fast-forward several millennia, and some of us are still using olive oil as a natural lubricant today, alongside the more innovative formulas.
Lube has thousands of years of history and innovation behind it, so it's safe to say that it can't be beaten. I could write my dissertation with all the reasons why this is so.
But here are my top 13 reasons why nothing beats lube.
Sex toys are wonderful things in far more ways than may immediately spring to mind.
The sheer variety available is especially noteworthy, and with the quantity of categories of toy and the level of variation within each of these categories, there really is something for everyone.
That said, can it ever be too much of a good thing?
That's where this post comes in - to help you navigate through the weird and wonderful world of sex toys to the essential few every man should own.
They're not the be all and end all of the sex toy world, but with these to hand you'll have a great starting point from which to branch out into whatever toys appeal to you specifically the most.
You could say that foreplay is underrated.
When it comes to sex scenes on television, there's hardly ever any foreplay (I'm looking at you, Game of Thrones).
And if you're looking to porn for foreplay tips, you're outta luck, my friend. Zero, zip, zilch, nada.
Even when talking about sex, foreplay seems to be missed out of the nitty gritty details.
This is strange as, for many, foreplay is the best part of sex; having somebody bring you right to the edge of climax, and then go all-out for the grand finale.
So, for those of you looking to explore the art of tease and up your arousal game, here are our top picks of the best toys for mind-blowing foreplay.
When it comes to masturbation, everyone has an opinion.
For some, it's the highlight of their day, and they can't get enough of it; for others, the appeal is completely unfathomable.
Over the years, a ton of myths have sprung up around the concept of self-love, and it can be tricky sometimes to seperate the fact from the fiction.
Will you go blind? Is it bad for you? Will it ruin sex if you do it?
Particularly when it comes to our upbringing and the beliefs of those around us, the benefits of masturbation can be a bit of a murky area.
But the good news is, if you're still on the fence about flicking the bean or doing the five-knuckle-shuffle, here are 15 common beliefs about masturbation that just aren't true.
For many of us, D.I.Y. is a term more often associated with tedious weekend trips to B&Q than something a lot more pleasurable.
However, 'doing it yourself' shouldn't just be reserved for trying to whip up a shelf with the ease of Nick Knowles on DIY SOS.
During the middle of any stressful period, I can't be the only who could do with a bit of help trying to relax after those long days, and unfortunately, giving up some of our precious time to have some fun with somebody else just isn't a priority.
However, that doesn't mean that we can't find some of that sexual happiness by ourselves.
If, like me, you'd benefit from a low-maintenance helping hand to put a smile on your face, have a look at four fabulous toys that are fit for the job.