• 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?

    15 Things People Believe About Masturbation

    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.

    A History of Masturbation

    Whether you’re a bean-flicker or a bishop-basher, we can pretty much all agree that masturbation is great.

    But have you ever wondered how solo play slots into the history of humankind?

    From kinky cave paintings to steam-powered sybians, the history of self-love is deep, intricate, and inherently fascinating.

    For example, did you know that cornflakes were invented to lower your desire to yank the crank? Or that the first dildo is almost 30,000 years old, and made of polished siltstone?

    So hop on your hand-cranked time machine and come with us (pun intended) on a trip along a torrid timeline of touching yourself.

    It's fair to say that, here at Lovehoney, we love sex toys. It's kind of our thing.

    But, aside from the obvious, there are tons of other uses for your favourite bedside buddy - and we think we've found another one.

    Lingerie expert Sammi (that's me) and bondage pro Jess (that's her) grab a couple of trusty thrusting vibes to see how effective they are as cues in a game of pool.

    Watch us and a comically small pool table battle it out in this special sport-themed episode of Sex Toys Ahoy.

    Fancy giving it a go yourself? Or perhaps just enjoying a thrusting vibrator as nature intended? Read on to see the toys featured in this video.

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    There's nothing worse than rushing around trying to find the perfect party outfit.

    With Lovehoney’s 15th Birthday fast approaching, we thought we’d take the stress out of choosing what to wear with this personality-based outfit selector.

    A state-of-the-art, scientific algorithm calculator (aka quiz), answer each question to discover your perfect party style based on how you feel, and what gets you going.

    (It's science, so it must be true!)

    So, what are you waiting for?

    Take the quiz below and find your perfect party accessory.

    Don't forget to share your result in the comments!

    What Your Subject Choice Says About Your Sex Life

    University is a varied and diverse place, with a whole range of different types of people for you to meet and interact with.

    It's wonderful having the opportunity to learn about other people's passions and how someone else approaches life in comparison to yourself.

    Every subject has its strengths and particular fortes academically, but who says that can't translate to other areas too, such as your sex life?

    Got your eye on an enticing engineer? Want to have some va va voom with a very tempting French student? Read on below to see what particular skills they can bring to your bedroom, as well as the exam hall…

    (Remember, this is all a bit of light-hearted fun – obviously not everyone on the same course is exactly the same person and has exactly the same sex life!)

    7 Best Responses To Noisy Housemate Sex

    One of the best things about being a student is moving out and having more freedom than you know what to do with.

    Being able to have the time of your life without being worried that your mum will look in the bottom drawer of your bedside table is a weight off so many minds - after all, nobody wants to have to explain about the rabbits that aren't kept in a hutch.

    That said, it can be incredibly awkward when you've got a housemate next door who is treating sex more like an audition for The Voice than an intimate encounter, with the rest of you merely sat there waiting to hit the big red button. To start, it's quite funny, but repeated performances can get a little irritating.

    So, if you find you're often woken by nocturnal noises that aren't the dodgy old boiler that your landlord refuses to fix, this is the article for you: eight of the best responses to loud-and-proud housemate humping. Best make sure they have a sense of humour first, though…

    Lovehoney Youtube Sexperts

    Remember this image from last year?

    Well, this year, we transformed the photoshop wizardry into a real buzzing, munchable product. We really did! There is now a real box of choocolates, with a real vibrator in it, and you can buy it!

    Now, it's all very well and good us putting a sex toy in a box of chocolates and telling you "Valentine's is sorted", what about everything else?

    What about the lingerie? What if you want something kinkier? And how exactly does one gift a sex toy?

    Panic not! Our resident sexperts are here to hold your hand and guide you through this gifting time to make sure your romant-kink ideas go off with a bang… Or several.

    In this series of special Valentine's gift playlists, we cover everything, from the best lingerie to wear for date night, to how to ask your partner for kinky sex.

    Oh, and let's not forget the chocolate box unboxing video. That you have to see!

    How to turn Flirty Knickers into rosesWe all know that small romantic gestures help keep a relationship exciting and fresh. Spontaneous gifts are the number one choice for couples who want to surprise one another. Your favourite box of chocolates, a book by your favourite author, a bouquet of flowers - all these are classic ideas.

    Fresh roses and sexy lingerie are also top of the romantic lover’s list so we thought: Why not do something different and combine the two?

    And we mean it! Today we’ll show you how you can create a clever little gift for your partner that they won’t be expecting at all: a red rose made from a pair of sexy knickers.

    Pretty, lacy lingerie such as our Flirty Boyshorts are perfect for this little DIY project. If red isn’t your thing, you can always choose something else from our range of sexy colours. You can even create an entire bouquet if you’re especially keen.

    So how does it work? Well, we’ll show you.

    History of Pubic Hair

    "You and me, baby, ain't nothing but mammals!"

    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.

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