1. Here's What Happened When I Tried A Pearl Thong

    Pearls are known for being sophisticated and elegant – think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's or that famous painting of the Girl with a Pearl Earring.

    But pearls can also be super sexy. Not convinced? Check out this gorgeous crotchless pearl thong.

    I'd had my eye on it for a while, so after working through some body image issues, I decided to treat myself to some lingerie to improve my confidence.

    I used to think that you needed a 10/10 body with no jiggly bits or cellulite to wear lingerie, but when my discreetly packaged box from Lovehoney arrived, I forgot all my inhibitions and ran upstairs to try it on.

    Here's what happened when I wore my pearl panties for the first time.

    6 Sex Toys You Should Try If You Have Balls

    If you're the proud owner of an exceptional pair of balls, then listen up.

    When it comes down to providing powerful pleasure, testicles never get the credit they deserve.

    Your balls are covered by a thin layer of muscle, and this muscle extends into your abdomen. This means your cojones can take your orgasm, amplify it and make it ripple throughout your entire body. Who doesn't want that?!

    To spread this good news, I want to introduce you to 5 sex toys you should try if you have balls. Literally - I don't mean you necessarily have to be courageous or full of bravado to use them.

    Let's get the ball(s) rolling...

    Sex Positions for Wheelchair Users

    "My partner is a wheelchair user and doesn't find missionary very comfortable. Can you recommend any positions that we can try?"

    Disability Awareness Consultant and founder of DisabilityAfterDark, Andrew Gurza, shares his top sex positions for wheelchair users.

    Andrew here! I received an interesting question in The Lovehoney Head Board inbox recently that dealt with disability, and it is among a category of questions that disabled people are asked when it comes to their sex lives.

    Aside from people wanting to know if we can even have sex at all (which, by the way, is super offensive and ableist), the next common question is “How do you have sex?”

    Well, we received the question above from someone who wants to know what positions, other than missionary, would work best for their partner who is a wheelchair user, so keep reading for my recommendations.

    18 Non-Cringey Songs to Add to Your Sex Playlist

    When we think about a sexy night in, we probably think of different things.

    Some of us will think about massage and rose petals after a candlelit meal for two, followed by hours of sensual lovemaking.

    Some of us will think of striped butt plugs, hoods and French maids.

    But one of the things we can probably agree on is that there is a song that fits our mood in the bedroom, whether it be a raspy love ballad, throbbing trip hop or an upbeat pop tune about underwater life sung by a Trinidadian crab (what?).

    However, not every playlist is a suitable score for sexytimes. So to help you put together your perfect playlist for playtime, we've picked our top 18 sex songs - and there's no Barry White in sight.

    ‘A real pirate isn’t afraid to sail the red seas’, my boyfriend told me with a reassuring ‘YAARH’, throwing a towel on the bed underneath us.

    I’d been nervous about explaining to him that Aunt Flo’s inconvenient arrival might prematurely end our hookup, but his nonchalance soothed my worries, and we proceeded to have amazing romantic sex.

    It’s not unusual to feel a bit squeamish about period sex. A combination of cramps, hormonal acne and bloating never makes me feel particularly sexy around that time of the month, anyway. I’d always imagined period sex as vaguely resembling that scene from The Shining or the time I accidentally shook the ketchup bottle with the lid off.

    But in reality, period sex is no bloodbath – you’d be surprised at just how little cleanup is needed. It can even help reduce cramps!

    There’s no reason to have to abstain from sex for a quarter of the month, so let’s break the taboo and make the most of your menses.

    Nipple Toys to Try

    Boobs, boulders, bosom and so much more (many of which can’t exactly be written here), we could all come up with so many synonyms for breasts that we could fill an article with that alone.

    What far more people overlook, however, is that the number of ways you can stimulate your boobs and the variety of toys out there to facilitate this is almost as large.

    With boundless avenues for pleasure to explore it’s easy to get lost just looking for where to start.

    To help with that, here are our top 5 toys you should try if you have breasticles.

    Shay Neary for The Lovehoney Head Board

    How does being attracted to a trans or non-binary person affect your definition of your sexuality? Our Head Board guest author, trans woman and plus size model Shay Neary, is here to share her words of wisdom on trans attraction and sexuality.

    Because of a fundamental lack of understanding of gender structure and identity, we're sometimes mystified by the matters of attraction - especially when it's in regard to TNBGF* individuals.

    Part of the problem is that we tend to look at gender as if it were like a single pair of shoes, in which you have only left or right, and nothing in between.

    But gender identity is more like the entire shoe deparment, with an enormous array of individual styles for you to choose from based on what you feel most comfortable in and what most suits your individual tastes.

    So how do you navigate the world of dating a trans person?

    *transgender/non-binary/gender-fluid individuals.

    feet fetishes

    We all want to be swept off our feet in the bedroom.

    It just so happens that some of us want to be swept off our feet a little bit more than others.

    The foot fetish has been the butt of many jokes on television and in comedy. Its typically portrayed as the predilection of so-called ‘nerds’ or social outcasts. This worn-out trope is, at its worst, kink-shaming and at its best, woefully inaccurate. Having a fetish for feet and for foot play is extremely common.

    Britney Spears, Idris Elba and Quentin Tarantino are but three of the many celebrities who have openly given foot play the seal of approval. (Tarantino is so comfortable with his love for feet, that he pays homage to it in his films. Watch his big scene in ‘From Dusk till Dawn’ if you don’t believe me!)

    I knew very little about this fetish prior to conducting my research. However, I was determined to put my best foot forward. I am so glad that I did because now, I can lay another fantastic fetish bare for you!

    7 Things to do With Your Partner Now You've Got Them Tied Up

    Picture the scene: the lights are dimmed, the candles are lit - and someone pulls out the silky satin restraints.

    If you and your partner have decided to make your BDSM debut, then congratulations are in order! It’s great that you’ve found someone else who is on your wavelength and is up for some sexploration.

    What could kill the mood slightly, however, is if you tie up your lover and then stand there staring awkwardly, while your lover lies there and just stares right back at you (also awkward).

    Before you whip the handcuffs out, the best thing to do is plan your scene together. Planning will help clarify what sort of play turns you both on, what activities are off the cards, and what your safe word will be.

    But exactly how do you plan sex, and keep it sexy? Here's 7 things to do with your partner (ranked from mildest to wildest) now that you've got them tied up.

    The 6 Movie Characters Responsible For Our Sexual Awakenings

    It's movie night. Lights are dimmed, the popcorn is burning in the microwave and it's time to forget about studying for a couple of hours (it can be done tomorrow, right?).

    Back in the days before binge watching a whole series was possible to do, without getting up from the sofa every four hours to put in the next DVD or VHS, movies ruled.

    We spent many hours in front of the screen, even though we were told we'd get square eyes. Recreating musical dance routines, crying over a doe dying, gasping at the daredevil stunts of the action heroes and marvelling at the tightness of the Goblin King's trousers...

    We are taking a trip back down cinematic memory lane, to look at some of the characters who inspired more than respect for their range. In fact, you could argue that some of them don't even have a range. But they sure were pretty.

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