There’s no denying the thrill of a first time in any sexual activity, and not just the quintessential ‘First Time’.
There is nothing wrong with a bit of experimentation, be it a tweak on something you already do, or an extreme step if you are the more adventurous type.
Since I have dabbled in various experiences sexually - some just once, some which have become a favourite thing of mine - I thought I’d share with you the four things I view as being fun, accessible for all experiences.
Uni is the perfect time to experiment and find out even more about what you enjoy in (and out) of the bedroom, so make the most of this period of excitement and freedom!
Hopefully you’ll be brave enough to give one of them a go, no matter your relationship status.
So, you're off to university and there are 10,000 things you have to remember to bring with you.
Though you've probably thought about plates, cups, towels, and most of the boring stuff, with all the stress about where you'll be living and how you'll find your course, other details can be overlooked.
And guess what? Your prospective sex life may perhaps be one of those details.
I myself will be starting university in my first year in October and whilst I am of course sorting out accommodation and education-related items, my thoughts have indeed turned to what activities I will be up to when not studying. I have a high sex drive, so intend to engage in as much pleasure as I can.
As such, I have thought ahead so you don't have to! Here are what I believe to be essentials (plus a few optionals) to ensure you can play hard as well as work hard this academic year.
For many people, there are few things more mortifying than the idea of someone hearing them masturbate.
While there's no reason to be ashamed of masturbation at all, the social stigma, fear of a certain reputation and many other reasons mean that most people would rather keep their private pleasure just that: private.
University is a time of juxtapositions. A wealth of nightlife and no money to explore it, a world of academic study and no time to embrace it and, for many, a new horizon of sexual possibilities and far too little privacy to comfortably enjoy them.
Statistically, university is one of the most common times for a woman to start experimenting with masturbation and sex toys, but it is also frustratingly often one where privacy is at an all time low due to the paper thin walls and eternal uncertainty about who's in the house.
That’s where this handy guide comes in, to help you maximise your potential you-time whilst minimising the need to worry about nosy flatmates asking awkward questions.
Are you a student? Do you love writing about love, sex, and everything in between?
We’re looking for student bloggers to contribute to our student hub, The Oh Spot on all things sex and relationships at uni.
Whether you’re a fresh-faced fresher or a post-grad pro, we’d love to hear from all writers who are currently studying and writing regularly about university life.
From sleeping with your housemate to making things work long-distance, and the heart-warming to the toe-curling, we'd love to hear what you have to say about kinky campus shenanigans (and putting all those free condoms from the Fresher's Fair to good use).
Just send your name, the name of the university you attend and a link to your blog or vlog channel, together with a few sentences about why you’d like to write for Lovehoney, along with 2-3 suggestions for feature titles to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever since it was released in Japan, Australia and New Zealand last Wednesday, Pokémon GO has all but taken over the world.
From Lickitungs in the park, to Grimers in church and Squirtles in the supermarket, fans both young and old have been discovering the joys of Pokémon hunting in the real world, thanks to GPS technology and an incredibly addictive free-to-play app.
Released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original games (and boy, does that make me feel old), Pokémon GO has dominated the headlines, with people finding these weird and wonderful Pocket Monsters in the most bizarre places imaginable.
So given that we want Lovehoney to be the very best (like no one ever was) we set off into our sex toy warehouse to find out which Pokémon could be lurking among the toys.
When you're picking out the perfect sex toy, what it looks like often plays a huge part in your selection process.
Sure, we may all long for a bulgingly-veined, intricately-detailed flesh-tone dildo with bulbous balls, or a velvety-soft vulva in a tube, but should you accidentally forget to close a drawer or have one of those snoopy roommates, they're not the most… discreet of items.
While we believe no one should be ashamed of masturbating or using sex toys (after all, as Jim's dad would say in American Pie, "It's a perfectly natural, normal thing"), we also appreciate that letting your freak flag quite so blatantly isn't always appropriate.
So, in the name of incognito intimate explorers everywhere, we've gathered this collection of sensational sex toys and accessories that look nothing like you (or anyone else) would expect them to.
Let's just say, if discretion is the better part of valour, then these sex toys are your erotic Knights of the Round Table.
Whether it’s your first-time toy or your fifteenth, sometimes the sheer world of choice out there can make picking the perfect sex toy a little intimidating. Regardless of gender, many people can be overwhelmed with the volume of choice out there, and knowing how to narrow your search down can be tricky.
However, before you slip your selection into your basket (as it were), there are a few things that you should consider so that you know you’re picking the perfect plaything.
Above: Whether you're buying for yourself or someone else, there are some things you need to know before you buy a sex toy. Watch this video guide with Jess Wilde to find out the 7 things you must know before you shop.
Firstly, let's get one thing out of the way: people who use lube have better sex. They just do.
It reduces uncomfortable friction for lads and ladies unlike, which leads to a smoother experience, which in turn makes it more enjoyable. Still not convinced? Well, we’ve got a little experiment for you to try.
Guys: Try rubbing one out. Easiest homework ever, right? But now (or as soon as you can), try introducing Mrs Palm and her five lovely daughters to a slathering of lube before you start.
You see what a difference it makes? No more uncomfortable chafing when you’re going for a long time, plus it feels considerably more like the real deal.
Girls, now it’s your turn. Playing using lube makes everything much smoother and more enjoyable, and over 70% of women have found sexual experiences more enjoyable when they’ve used lubrication.
So, which lube's best for which situation? Just keep reading to see our super 'handy' guide.