BDSM is an all-inclusive term given to any sexual behavior 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...
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BDSM can be split into three major areas or six different 'acts':
Bondage and Discipline
Domination and Submission
Sadism and Masochism, which, while separate preferences, is also often called sadomasochism
Bringing up the subject of sex toys isn't always the easiest thing to do, especially if it's something you or your partner have never discussed before.
But if you're worried about offending them, or nervous about revealing your own personal kink, don't worry - we've got the top do's and don'ts from the Lovehoney experts to make adding sex toys to your relationship a breeze.
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.
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When choosing what's right for you from the many types of sex toys, the material is just as important as the power, price and function.
What feels good for one person may not feel so hot for another. Some people have allergies to materials like latex or nickel, while others have strong preferences about whether their toy is rigid or soft. 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.
Designed to look like an old flashlight, each Fleshlight is a personal male masturbator made up of a sturdy external case and a soft internal sleeve. They deliver great suction when penetrated with the penis and give you a real feel experience of oral, anal, or vaginal sex.
Fleshlight sleeves come in the form of vaginas, male butts, female butts, and non gender specific openings and feature a wide range of internal textures, so there is sure to be one that suits you!
If you've never thought about using a male sex to to enhance your solo play or add a new twist to sexy fun with your partner, you may just find that a Fleshlight takes those things to a whole new level. This guide will help you find the best Fleshlight for you - they all excel in different areas.
A 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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Self-made sexpert Mia created the Feeldoe in Florida back in 2002, although the project had been in development since the 1980s. With her background in research and development of mechanical equipment, machinery design and chemical material processing, Mia was able to invent this useful and innovative couples sex toy. After years of committed research (and a patient partner helping her test the prototypes!) Mia's masterpiece came to life: Feeldoe.
After researching the best quality materials available and securing several patents she teamed up with Tantus Inc, an industry leader providing pure silicone sex toys, to get the job done in more ways than one!
If you're one of the many people who looks at the bondage category of Lovehoney as if it's written in an alien language, you're not alone. There are so many tools and terms to get to grips with that even understanding the purpose of some of the equipment can take considerable effort, let alone using it. Here are the definitions of our bondage categories to provide you with an insight into what the tools we sell are used for.