The body positive movement is about accepting and appreciating all human body types, no matter what they look like.
What society considers to be beautiful should not cause a person to lose confidence or to feel unworthy of love and respect.
Society's "beautiful" changes every five minutes anyway, so why bother attempting to keep up with what’s trending? We’ve spent the last three years obsessing over our eyebrows... we’ll probably be shaving them off by 2020.
We often hear about body positivity in conjunction with the fight against fat-shaming and the pressure women face to look a certain way.
There is more to the movement than that. Body positivity is against both skinny and fat-shaming, because body-shaming in all its forms can lead to mental health problems and harmful eating disorders.
But body positivity should be inclusive of all genders, races, and abilities, not just female weight. So how can being body positive improve your sex life?
International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, or Bi Visibility Day, has been held each year on the 23rd of September since 1999.
This date also kicks off the beginning of Bi Week, a week designed to highlight biphobia and to help people all over the world connect with the bisexual community.
Bi Week is over for another year, but that’s no reason to stop learning.
We can still support our friends who put the 'B' in LGBTQIA+.
Here are 13 things that bisexual people want you to know.
Sex is a wondrous thing; like a magnificent night sky. Full of beauty, infinite possibilities and the... what the heck is that?
We've all been there. On the road to Pleasure, via Puzzled with a pit stop in Preoccupied.
Focusing on being relaxed and what is turning you on in the moment is key to satisfying sex.
By practising being more present in each moment of daily life, you'll find it a lot easier to be in the moment during your lovemaking.
With everything that's going on in our busy lives, it's understandable though that sometimes our minds take a detour.
Don't fret about it.
Read on for a list of things that everyone has thought of during sex.
Generally, foreplay is known as ‘sexual activity during the lead up to sex’ or ‘things that get you in the mood’.
But what is sex and why doesn’t it include the lead up?
When does foreplay end and sex begin?
Foreplay can mean lots of different things to different people, so I’ll be covering what falls into the ‘generic foreplay’ category, how creating different categories of sexual acts can be damaging, my own definition of foreplay and when I think it should happen (hint – it’s not always before!).
Often, when the term 'foreplay' gets thrown around, it's sold as ‘something that comes before "actual" sex’ (i.e. a penis penetrating a vagina – thanks heteronormative school sex-ed). So for a long time, I assumed it to be kissing, cuddling and hands/mouth on genitals.
I know this experience isn't uncommon, and I know that to a lot of people, that's what foreplay is.
If your significant other is the proud owner of a penis, it can be tempting to make foreplay all about oral sex – and it's easy to see why.
Blow jobs are fantastic. They are a huge turn-on for loads of men and after a sensational blow job, there's a good chance that any penetrative sex will last even longer and be more satisfying for both of you.
But man can not live on blow-jobs alone! Well, you could give it a damn good try, but just like anything you do all the time, it might get a little... samey.
Here are 5 other foreplay moves that are sure to drive him wild.
We all know that sex is designed to be pleasurable, but there are times when, for lots of us, it can get a little uncomfortable.
In fact, the majority of women and many men have experienced painful sex at some point in their lives.
If you've found that sometimes your 'oohs' of delight turn into 'ows' of discomfort, then don't worry - there are things that you or your partner can do to make things easier.
As a Lovehoney blogger, I believe that nobody should ever have to endure painful sex, so here’s my 11-step guide on how to troubleshoot and fix the cause of it.
Whether you have a vagina or a penis, these steps could help to put an end to painful sex and allow you to become the sex-loving god/goddess that you always secretly suspected you might be.
Many of life’s most enjoyable activities require you to work quickly. A game of Boggle, for instance, or eating a 99 in the heat of summer.
Sex is certainly an enjoyable activity; it's up there with board games and ice cream in my books.
But good sex isn’t about sprinting to the finish line. Taking the time to engage in electrifying foreplay is crucial if you want to knock your partner’s socks off.
Here are 5 tried-and-tested foreplay moves that your lucky lady is bound to love.
When we think of sex, chances are that lots of us are imagining some penis-in-vagina kind of action. But why, when there are so many other options for pleasurable play?
Despite what many of us are taught to believe, penetration is not a prerequisite for amazing foreplay.
There are so many incredible ways to play that don’t involve inserting Tab A into slot B.
Luckily, if you're after some outercourse experimentation, Lovehoney have a smorgasbord of sensational non-penetrative toys on offer, so here are 7 to get you in the mood for some mind-blowing external play!
Remember that scene in the 2009 rom-com The Ugly Truth where Katherine Heigl’s character finds herself wearing a remote control vibrator at a restaurant?
She’s trying to talk to her colleagues but she can’t stop squirming because the kid at the next table is playing with the remote.
It’s a very uncomfortable and cringe-worthy scene in a not otherwise memorable movie, but I’ve secretly wanted to try a remote control vibrator ever since.
Something about the idea of handing my partner the remote and giving them total control over my pleasure really gets me going.
The Mantric Rechargeable Remote Control Egg Vibrator seemed like the perfect way to live out this fantasy. Here’s what happened when it arrived…
Have you ever thought about writing your own erotic stories? Or maybe memoirs? Then you're not alone.
Lots of people feel awkward about sharing their writing – understandably so, if you've ever read a comment section anywhere on the internet.
It's scary to put yourself out there. But it can also be a huge turn-on, and ultimately rewarding.
Even if your audience is just yourself and a lover, erotic writing is a great way to explore fantasies. Writing can relieve stress, and when you're doing it for fun, it can be a welcome break from academic assignments.
If you've ever thought about putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard as it's now more often known (though it does sound slightly less romantic), here are some small steps to get you started.