• Once you've taken the plunge and tried bondage for the first time, you may decide that it's something you'd like to experiment with further.

    Traditionally, vanilla couples experiment with bondage by being tied up and objectified as a sexual thing - to be touched, toyed with, pleasured and pleased without having to do very much at all. This is great fun at first, but couples often find that this kind of play becomes a one-sided affair.

    There is a world of toys and tools to explore, but you'll need an inventive imagination to go with them to keep your sexy restraint scenarios fresh. By incorporating explorable themes into your bondage play, you can renew the experience again and again.

    BDSM is an all-inclusive term given to any sexual behaviour that might be considered 'kinky'.  Pain, physical restraint and servitude would be frowned upon in a non-sexual scenario. In BDSM circles, however, these practices are engaged in with the consent of both people involved for mutual satisfaction and excitement.

    Spanking, whipping, tying, binding, scratching - whatever you fancy trying, you can quickly become a sexual tigress and bring out your kinky side with our guide to BDSM and bondage...

    While solo toys have been popular for decades, only recently have toys that couples can use together become common in the bedroom and now more and more couples are experimenting with toys together for shared pleasure.

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    Introducing sex toys is a fantastic way of spicing up a stale sex life or broaching a new area of sexual play that you haven’t experimented with before.

    If the prospect of your partner opening your bedside drawer to find a bright pink Happy Rabbit 2 Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator sat there brings you out in a cold sweat, then you need to read on to find out why introducing sex toys into a relationship could not be easier...

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    Sex toys and relationships don't need to be polar opposites of each other. In fact, many Lovehoney reviewers have mentioned how sex toys have actually improved their relationships and sex lives significantly.

    We've gathered the best advice for broaching the subject of sex toys with a partner and compiled it all here for everyone, from the shy and retiring sex toy beginner to the boasting bondage enthusiast.

    The world of sex toys can be daunting, to say the least. Whether you're buying for someone special or treating yourself, it's hard to know where to start. This guide will give you a whistle stop tour to the sex toys section on Lovehoney so you know exactly where to start looking for what you want.

    If you're looking for your first ever sex toy, our How to Choose Your First Sex Toy guide will help you find the right first sex toy for you.

    If you're curious about what exactly something is used for, check out the A- Z of Sex Toys that explains every single sex toy under the sun.

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    When choosing a sex toy, the material is just as important as the power, price and function.

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    What feels good for one person won’t feel so hot for another, some people have allergies (such as a latex) and others are eager to avoid phthalates. Whatever your reasons for being interested in a certain sex toy material, we try to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right toy for you.

    You've decided to buy your first sex toy, so now it's just the small matter of deciding which item to spend your hard-earned money on. We know it can be difficult to know where to look first, so we've compiled the 10 best value sex toys for beginners - and they all cost less than $40!

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    This list of cheap sex toys includes bestsellers for men, women and couples that have been tried and tested, and have excellent customer reviews. So whether you're choosing a toy for yourself or as a gift for a partner or friend, you know you're getting fantastic value.

    Check out the top 10 cheap sex toys for the best vibrators, cock rings and bondage (on a budget!)

    Disguised as a flashlight (hence the name) a Fleshlight is a top-notch male sex toy that enhances masturbation or adds an extra dimension to foreplay for couples. Within the outer casing is a soft and stretchy sleeve that is made from an extremely lifelike material that simulates the unmistakable feel and intense sensations of sex.

    If you've never thought about using a male sex toy to aid your solo play, you'll find a Fleshlight will revolutionize your experience. This guide will help you find the best Fleshlight for you - they all offer something different.

    Sex toys for men are a relatively new thing. Blow-up dolls and penis pumps have been around for years but these are often seen as gag gifts to embarrass your mates. But what about those male sex toys that are designed for pleasure, either during solo sex or as foreplay with a partner?

    Over the past few years, an overwhelming amount of sex toys aimed at men have become available. Some, like the Fleshlight, have an incredible reputation which puts them up in the leagues of the rabbit vibrator for women. Others, like the Utensil Race products, have more of a cult following but prove to be best-sellers time and time again.

    To help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we thought it was about time we give you an overview of all our male sex toys, what they do and what to look out for. If you’re buying for yourself or your partner, this guide will definitely come in handy.

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    How to Introduce Bondage to Your RelationshipA lot of the stigma about bondage has evaporated in recent years and there are many curious lovers looking for a new way to enjoy sexual experiences with their partners.

    Bondage can be soft, sensual and romantic - as well as kinky and intensely thrilling. The simple act of restraining your lover offers new physical experiences and an intensified feeling of trust and closeness.

    Seen as an art form by many who practice some of the more elaborate methods of restraint, bondage encompasses a wide range of bedroom activities, from blindfolding your partner to binding their wrists and ankles.

    If you've ever wanted to try light bondage, this guide will show you how to bring up the topic and where to start.

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