Whether you're a sex toy newbie or your goodie drawer runneth over, deciding on a new bedroom plaything can sometimes seem like a daunting prospect.
For example, you might want a vibrator. But with hundreds to choose from in our vibes category, how do you know which one will work for you? Or which stroker's going to give you the greatest gratification?
Sure, you can check out the reviews, but with over a quarter of a million of them to explore, where do you start?
So in the interest of bringing sexual happiness to all, we reached out to our lovely Lovehoney forum members to find out which were their ultimate toys toys for discovering new sensations, getting closer to their partners, and helping them to feel even more sexually satisfied.
Keep on reading to see which toys could help to transform your sexual happiness!
If your sex education was anything like ours, it was probably a lot of putting condoms on bananas and adding labels to grainy print-outs of the female reproductive system.
And while all that stuff is very important (particularly when it comes to practicing safe sex), there is a lot that it didn't cover - especially when it comes to the pleasure aspect.
You've probably heard that humans are one of the only species to have sex for pleasure rather than solely for reproductive purposes, along with pigs, bonoboes, and dolphins. So why do we only ever learn about the reproductive side?
Well, because we believe you can never know enough about sex, here are a few things that we think everyone should learn about the enjoyable side of getting down and dirty.
When someone says “erogenous zones” to you (and we’re hoping in the right context, not while you’re shopping for eggs), which places do you tend to think of?
Chances are, it’s your bits first, then nipples, or anus, or that one particular spot that your partner found behind your knee once and you’ve been trying to rediscover ever since.
But the truth is, we’re covered in erogenous zones - sensitive areas of the body that can make us feel aroused, or even bring us to orgasm - and finding out which ones work for you can be a whole lot of fun. Not to mention a great way to spend a rainy Sunday.
To discover some of our favourites, and find out how to stimulate them for mind-blowing masturbation, sex and foreplay fun, just keep reading.
There are just three weeks to go until Valentine's Day (gulp), and if you're thinking of treating your partner to a little lingerie surprise, it's time to get your thinking cap on.
What you wear depends entirely on what your plans are for the rest of the day or night – you might not want to be squeezing yourself into a steel-boned corset before going out for a three-course meal!
So, to help you avoid wriggling whilst you sit through a play in a crotchless G-string, or hoiking up your stockings during an extended shopping trip, we've got some top tips for the best lingerie to wear, whatever your date situation.
(Unless you're going white water rafting or something. In which case, a change of outfit later in the game might be in order…)
Just keep reading to see our top lingerie tips, whatever your plans this February 14th.
Held every year at the start of December, this literal 'booby' prize honours the worst-written sex scene from the fictitious offerings of the past year.
Over the years, some absolute corkers have made the shortlist and gone on to take home this somewhat dubious accolade. Who can forget Morrisey's "giggling snowball of full-figured copulation", the winning scene from 2015? Or the deeply erotic sight of, "her passport [rising] gradually out of the back pocket of her jeans in time with the rhythmic bobbing of her buttocks" from Tom Connolly's 2016 finalist entry?
With 2019's winner due to be announced later today, we decided to challenge the Lovehoney writers to attempt their own award-worthy bad sex scene, complete with clumsy metaphors and deeply unsexy settings.
Who do you think should win the title of Lovehoney's Smutkateer-in-Chief? Let us know in the comments below!
Have you ever wondered just what goes on behind closed doors in your neighbourhood? Or which city buys the biggest dildos?
This week on the Sexual Happiness Podcast, Sammi, Nick, and Jess talk about the Lovehoney Sex Map, which ranks the sex appeal of hundreds of cities across the UK, US, and Australia to determine which is the sexiest.
Want to find out more? You can check out your region's sex map here!
And of course we cover our usual segments "You can never know enough about sex" and "Question of the week" where we share what we've learned about sex this week, and answer your sex questions.