7 Ways to Declutter Your Sex Life

by Guest

on Feb 26, 2019

8 Ways to Declutter Your Sex Life

One of the things that’s easy to neglect over the events of the year is your sex life, especially when you get caught up in the regular pressures of every day.

But that doesn't need to be the case! So here are a few ways to declutter your sex life.

1. If you like it, keep it

Much like those times when you sort out your belongings, if there's something in your sex life that you get immense joy out of, keep it. So what if it's old and familiar?

Think of it as a little black dress; it does the job and you can always accessorize it for special occasions.

2. If you don't like it, ditch it

It may seem obvious but some habits die hard. Sometimes we get into a routine and it gives us no pleasure.

If you are there, stop now. Don't do what you do not want to do. Change it up, give it a makeover, or just distract yourself with something else.

3. Be body safe

Check that your toys are made from skin-safe materials, and that you're being sensible about storage and cleaning. Read more about sex toy materials, and how to care for your toys.

4. Upgrade your lubes and condoms

College life does sometimes hand you freebies – mostly condoms, pens and pizza. And who doesn't love a freebie? However, just because something is free doesn't mean it's good quality.

If you are having regular sex and/or sex with someone you really like (aww) investing in some great-quality lube and condoms can make for an extra-special experience.

Check out Lovehoney's sex essentials buyers guides for details about different types of condoms and lubes.

5. Let's talk about sex

Occasionally we have a question or worry so big that it's hard to bear on our own. And you may be relieved to know that we are not alone! If you've thought about it, it's likely someone else has, too.

If you have some trustworthy friends, have a chat with them. But remember that if your concern is related to your health or wellbeing, it's vital you reach out to a sexual health clinic or a charity that can help.

6. Learn something new

Remember how great it felt when you last learnt some DIY to fix something? Or, at least temporarily fixed something using tape? Or maybe that time you realised that pesto can cover the taste of all your cooking disasters?

Regardless, learning something new is fun. Is there something, sexually, you've wanted to try but aren't sure how or where to start? Now is the time to research it. You don't necessarily have to go through with it – just file it away in the helpful to know section of your brain.

Also, it looks really hot, and impressive, when you drop some sex knowledge on potential partners.

7. Review the situation 

OK, so you've tried a new toy or taken your first foray into BDSM.

It's perfectly acceptable to bask in the glow of your experience – but it's also a good time to reflect.

How are you feeling? If you have a partner, how are they feeling? Do you need to talk about it with them? Checking in is a really important step in sexual wellbeing for everyone.

Top toys to freshen up your toy box

Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo

Glass toys are brilliantly hard-working. They give firm stimulation to internal pleasure points, they can be heated or cooled to give different sensations, and they're also great for external massages.


  • Beaded design gives thrilling internal sensations
  • Hypoallergenic and safe to use with any lube
  • Perfect for firm G-spot or prostate stimulation

Lovehoney customers say:

"It had her wriggling with pleasure in minutes... Her new favourite go-to toy when on her own and for a little extra for when together!"

Lovehoney Fresh Toy Cleaner

It's important to keep your sex toys clean. Just spritz a little of this cleaner onto your toys before and after use, and you're good to go.


  • Safe for use with all sex toys
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free

Lovehoney customers say:

"Not only does it do a great job at keeping all my toys nice and squeaky clean, it's an amazing price for the amount of use this bottle has. I've had this product for around half a year now and I'm still not even half way through it yet! Amazing."

Mantric Rechargeable Vibrating Butt Plug

Rechargeable toys like this butt plug mean that you don't have to keep hunting for batteries every time you feel frisky. Plus, its sleek design won't take up too much room in your toy box.


  • USB-rechargeable - one full charge gives 90 minutes of play
  • Gender-neutral design
  • Travel-lock feature for your peace of mind

Lovehoney customers say:

"As a man it’s great when she has it in, I can feel the strong vibrations when inside her enhancing everything for me too!"

Bondage Boutique Bound to Please Under Mattress Restraint

Save space with this easy restraint set. It slips under your mattress to hold wrists and ankles securely in place with no need for handcuffs and spreader bars, and folds down super small when not in use.


  • Easily restrains limbs for tie-and-tease fun
  • Soft, comfy cuffs can be detached and used separately
  • Fits most bed frames

Lovehoney customers say:

"My wife and I highly recommend this product. No matter how experienced you are with bondage play, you will definitely have lots of fun."

Do you have any hints and tips to spring clean your sex life? We'd love to hear about them below.

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Written by Guest.

Originally published on Feb 26, 2019. Updated on Aug 5, 2020