Please enjoy this guest post from Canadian blogger Rebecca, also known as one half of A Couple of Kinks. Let the wedding season commence! -Krista
The warmer weather has arrived, and with it, the usual summer flocks of brides and grooms. We all love weddings, as they give us a chance to celebrate our friends' most memorable days.
However, the downside is that your calendar is filled with bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Parties mean gifts, and bridal gifts often mean safe, boring, or impersonal presents.
Traditionally, gifts were meant to help the happy couple set up their new homes, except nowadays quite a few couples already live together.
With Lovehoney, it is super simple to spice up a monotonous gathering or make sure that the bride-to-be gets a little something for herself, so here are some ideas to guide you through this wedding season.
Do you Tweet? Spend a good amount of time on Facebook or Instagram? Love sex toys? Maybe you have an affiliate sex blog or Tumblr where you reblog all the sex toy giveaways?
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In Epiphora and JoEllen's combined decade of blogging experience, they've seen a lot of social media successes and snafus. Here are their top 3 dos and 3 don'ts for sex blogging social media success. Sign up for the full class to get the rest, plus how to set up your site, pinpoint your niche, publish captivating content, obtain products for review, build a loyal following, and much more.
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Let's face it: As a country of automobile addicts, we've all tried to have sex in a car at least once. Whether it was during a pit stop on a long road trip, parked up in your city's top make out spot or in the parking lot outside a fast food joiint (no judgement), car sex is one of those rites of passsage every couple explores.
In fact, getting it on in your vehicle can be a good way of bringing some spice back to your sex life. Already christened every room in your house? Take your sexy adventures on the road. Can't get it on with your family in the next room? Take a detour on a made-up errand and get some private time in the back seat.
Therein lies the problem, however. Unless you're lucky enough to have an extremely roomy car, you're going to have to rethink your favorite positions. Who better to help us all navigate the best positions for sex in cars than our friends in the industry? The auto industry, that is.
Together with our friends at Sonic Electronix, we've developed 4 foolproof positions each complete with product suggestions to take your car sex into high gear. Read on below:
And now for something a little bit different: We are delighted to welcome back guest blogger Simone Katerine with 10 outstanding tips to help you score via online dating. Enjoy! -Krista
Two years ago, after ending a long term relationship I finally decided to lose my online dating virginity. Within 24 hours of creating a profile, I was chest deep in creepy messages from potential suitors, nonsensical profiles, and terrible smartphone meets mirror photography. I felt a bit like an anthropologist thrown into a brand-new world that I had only heard about in stories from friends.
With that said, online dating can be a great way to connect with other singles that you might not have normally met through your usual social circle. However, I’ve learned that there’s definitely a “good” and a “bad” way to do online dating. Although the internet is rife with online dating horror stories, your online dating experience doesn’t have to end in disaster. Here’s a few online dating DOs and DON’Ts that will help you get the most out of your online dating experience.
What's your sign baby? Do you read your horoscope religiously or only in the waiting room?
This time it's a little bit different and like just about everything here at Lovehoney, these horoscopes have a sexy twist. I've invited Cosmic Courtesan, Yolanda Shoshana back to help us interpret our stars for the coming months.
Curious what's in store for your love life in 2014? Whether you're a true believer or just a looking for a horoscope-inspired birthday gift for a lover or friend we've got ideas for you.
We hope you enjoy these horoscopes with sexy suggestions to spice up your year ahead. Special thanks to Shoshi for her inspiration and insight.
Guest blog by Yolanda Shoshana
My name is Simone and I’m a 30-something sex and relationship writer, columnist and blogger who just happens to live with her 65-year old mother. Before I explain what that’s like, we need to back up a bit.
Back in 2009 - on the cusp of my 30th birthday, I started writing Skinny Dip - my personal blog about love, dating and sex - so I would have a place to tell stories and sort through the romantic wreckage of my 20′s.
My goal was to use my blog as a portfolio of sorts, in hopes that I would be able to break into writing professionally. Thanks to a lot of hard work, a year after starting my blog I scored my first freelance writing job.
This was also around the time that I was approached by a online adult retailer to review sex toys and lingerie. A sex and relationship blogger was born!
Guest post by Simone Katerine
I have more than a few shelves filled with books in my home; dirty, sexy, erotic books. To me they all represent one thing - escapism. I can indulge in my favorite fantasies and sometimes discover things I never even knew could turn me on with the simple turn of a page. I used to think of my collection of erotica in terms of simply books, but now I refer to them as my shelves of mind candy because that's what they are to me.
Some are full of fantasies, some of which I may decide to act out for myself. Some will stay locked in the deepest recess of my mind, until I feel the need to take matters into my own hands. Some have not been for me but have opened up my mind and taken me on a journey as the author took the main characters through their paces.
Just like candy, erotic books come in all shapes, sizes and cater to most tastes. It's just a case of finding the right candy for you... So if you are sitting comfortably, lets take a look at some of the mind candy that can be found.
Guest post by Jenne Davis.
(Pictured: November Book of the Month, Dark Secret Love)
Just in case you need another reason to get it on with yourself, Stephanie from Kinkly.com has 10 great reasons for you!
Check out this fun guest post - feel free to leave a comment and let us know your favorite reason, or tell us if you can relate to any of the motives laid out below. - Krista
I once had a friend tell me that her grandmother used to say that if she touched herself in her "special lady area" her hand would fall off.
"I mean, they should be promoting masturbation, not bashing it," my pal said. "It’s not like my fingers are going to get me knocked up!"
I couldn’t agree more. In fact, there are a whole lot of great reasons to get it on with yourself. Here are 10 of my top picks.
Guest post by Stephanie Weaver
The first time I bought a sex toy was in my college dorm room by the glow of my computer monitor, and somehow, even that intimidated me.
The site I shopped at was splashed with images of naked women whose bodies looked nothing like my own posed in ways that screamed "I'm amazing in bed!!"
I was a virgin with body-confidence issues who had never had an orgasm.
I went looking for a vibrator to help with the overwhelming feeling that sex was something that belonged to other people, sexier people, and this site just ended up reinforcing that feeling.
I grabbed the cheapest toy (all the while worrying that this site was going to sell my credit card number - it was a dodgy place!) I could find and got the heck out of there...
Guest post by Redhead Bedhead
It's not always easy to just jump online and find the sex toy that's going to rock your world on the first try.
Dave Kingsley knows a thing or two about orgasms and sex toys. He's here to give you some great tips on finding the perfect toy. You don't have to necessarily test a million sex toys before you find the right one for you.
Using Dave's tips, you can find the perfect sex toy for your needs:
Let’s face it, there are a million sex toys out there so who has the time to pick the perfect sex toy?
But there is a science behind acquiring a sex toy and, more importantly, one that’s right for you.
A little bit of forethought will help you find the perfect toy for your sexy adventures. Here are seven tips to researching, buying and acquiring a sex toy that’s just right for you.