“‘Do you want a regular vanilla relationship with no kinky fuckery at all?’” - Christian Grey
I’ve always considered myself to be adventurous when it comes to sex; I enjoy a bit of light bondage, the occasional spanking, but to be honest I’m always the one in control. One may even go as far as to say a control freak.
My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 was to try new things, and to be less stubborn, so when the opportunity presented itself to do just that, and to spend a week sampling the Fifty Shades Darker collection from Lovehoney I couldn’t hold myself back.
When I discussed this with my partners, Tom and Sara, they couldn’t help but laugh a little at the thought of me being submissive, but were ultimately eager to experiment with me.
So, how was it playing like Christian and Anastasia for five days? Read on to find out…
We’ve all had those moments where we aren’t physically with someone, but we can’t help but think of all the sexy things we’d love to be doing with them right then.
Whether it’s a partner of years or just someone really hot who you’re casually talking to, the urge to get them as turned on as you are is an exciting thought.
Sexting is an awesome tool for setting the mood and making your intentions known. However, not all of us are pros at this particular activity, and expressing yourself sexually via the written word can often come less naturally than expression in physical form.
It has been a learning curve from when I first started engaging in sexting a few years ago, but as someone who feels they have come a long way and become more comfortable over time, here are my top ten do’s and don’ts to make sexting an exciting, enjoyable and non-intimidating experience every time.
There is no way of knowing what the year ahead will bring; but one thing is for certain, and that is the tidal wave of selfies taken at the gym that flood social media throughout January, accompanied by the inevitable #newyearnewme hashtag.
Getting in shape is one of the most common New Year's resolutions. But why give your hard-earned money to a gym? Let's face it, you'll probably only go once or twice before flopping back onto the couch to watch Netflix for the other 363 days of the year.
Instead, why not aim to do more sex-ercise in 2017?
Sex-ercise is when you make a conscious effort to incorporate more exercise into your sex life. It makes a lot of sense. Sex is hands down the the most enjoyable activity in the world, so why not squeeze in a cheeky workout?
With this in mind, I've taken some common positions and highlighted the muscle groups they work. Just think of it as naked circuit training.
Eagle-eyed YouTube viewers may have spotted a special someone popping up on the Lovehoney YouTube channel.
Sex and relationships vlogger and writer, Hannah Witton, joined the Lovehoney experts for the very first installment of 'Guess the Sex Toy', with hilarious results!
Thanks to her engaging and informative YouTube videos, Hannah recently won the Best Sex & Relationships Influencer at the Cosmo Influencer awards, making her a big deal in the world of sex advice.
So if you loved the video, and want to see a little more of Hannah's collaborations with the Lovehoney team, we've got great news for you.
As well as a special VIP tour of life behind the Lovehoney scenes that you can watch on Hannah's YouTube channel, Hannah has created two of her advice-packed vlogs especially for Lovehoney viewers, which you can watch on the Lovehoney YouTube channel (or above).
Intrigued? You should be…
Click here to check out Lovehoney's YouTube channel. We broadcast 4 fun-and-frolic-filled shows a week, covering sex toys, bondage, sexy lingerie and sex advice.
When The Bloodhound Gang sang these poignant lyrics, they probably weren't singing about the fact that most of us are naturally capable of growing pubic hair.
But I like to think that they were.
Scientifically, sure, most adults have pubes. But historically and culturally, we have subjected these downstairs hairs to a hell of a lot. So I decided to take a look into the hair-raising history of pubes.
If, like me, you thought waxing your bush was a fairly modern phenomenon, you'd be wrong. People have been man-scaping and trimming their lady gardens for thousands of years.
Intrigued? Then just keep reading for a truly hair-razing history lesson.
We all know there are supposedly those unspoken 'rules' regarding sex and dating, and while some of us subscribe to them, others regard them as a complete fallacy.
Even for those that have no interest in restricting themselves and their love lives to those imaginary rules, the topic of "when should I?" pertaining to sex can often make one pause for thought.
But in a world much changed from what it was a mere few decades ago, we have to wonder if these beliefs are still relevant.
Casual and non-traditional relationships are much more widely accepted, and being open about individual sexual needs without necessarily needing a relationship has become as easy as clicking a button on your phone.
So, is it still 'best practice' to wait 3 dates before sleeping with someone you want a relationship with?
The best way I can express my views on the matter is to take you through some of my past experiences and their varying results…
2016 – possibly one of the craziest years on record! – is at an end and now we look forward to the adventure that will be 2017.
The start of a new year gives many of us a chance to take stock, re-evaluate and do some reflection on what happened in the previous year, and what we’d love to work on, try out or do just a little differently.
Some people can go a little overboard with their goals and resolutions, but remember, the year doesn't necessarily have to mean you should aim for a whole new you or a vastly new life.
If you had an awesome 2016, don’t feel like 2017 should have to be a complete turn-around in a new direction… keep heading on that awesome path!
That being said, of course no one’s life is perfect, and no one’s sex life is 100% flawless. Even if yours is 99% flawless, there is no shame in aiming for improvement and further experimentation, so I present some Sexual New Year’s Resolutions that don’t require a total sex life shake-up, but can still have a positive impact all the same…