For some of us, the words, ‘role play’ send a shiver of excitement down our spines; for others, it’s more a chill of fear that reminds us of uncomfortable team-building exercises.
But using role play in the bedroom is about much more than indulging your long-held and unspoken fantasy about that traffic warden who once fined you.
By adopting a different persona, many people find it easier to open up and explore situations and practises that they would never normally broach, allowing them to experience greater fulfillment and also bringing them closer to their partner.
But how do you get into it without feeling a little, well, ridiculous? Well, just read on below to see not only how you can choose the scenario (and outfit) that's right for you, but how to fully enjoy your foray into the world of character play.
Above: Want to know how role play can increase your sexual confidence? Lovehoney's lingerie expert, Sammi Cole, explains in this video.
Just as with the hair on our heads, eyebrows, and faces, pubic hairstyles come in a wide array of shapes and colours. Some people like it balder than a Congressman; some people like it neatly trimmed; and others prefer to follow the spirit of Woodstock, and let it run wild and free.
So, should you shave your short 'n' curlies? The truth is, there's no right or wrong answer to that question. Those who advocate for the full Hollywood (that is, to say, entirely bare) say that it feels cleaner, is less work for their sexual partners, and increases sensation.
The Full-Bush-Administration, however, would counter that pubic hair is there to protect your sensitive areas, makes you less prone to catching STIs, and also helps to retain libido-boosting pheromones that make you even more sexually appealing.
Many also find their partner's personal preference often influences their own choice, but when it comes down to it, the decision (and the razor) are entirely in your hands. If you are, however, in the staggering 92% of women and 83% of men who primp their pubes in some way, then just read on for our finest styling tips.
For years, it's been the way of the world that ladies have had a huge range of different bedroom lingerie and clothing to tease and titillate their lovers, whilst the gents have had to make do with a trusty pair of black boxers or designer briefs. Hardly fair, is it?
But if you (like us) think that it was high time this was changed, why not grab your man some sensual underwear as an extra-special gift? If you don't know where to start, we've come up with our top tips to help you choose the perfect briefs or boxers to keep him feeling sexy, happy, and confident in (and out) of the bedroom.
Above: Not sure where to begin when it comes to underwear shopping? Watch resident lingerie pro, Sammi Cole, tell you everything you need to know in this video.
Hey girl, you might be familiar with all the awesome sex toys that ladies love, maybe it's time to show your man what all the fuss is about…
Holiday gift giving is a great opportunity to introduce him to sex toys designed with man parts in mind. If your sweetie is open minded and curious, a calculated gift is a great way to introduce him to his favorite new sex accessory.
With so many male sex toys to choose from, it's important to educate yourself about the options.
After facilitating millions of sexy purchases and more than 120,000 product reviews we've figured out the products people love and used our in-depth knowledge to create this quiz, making it simple and fun to shop for him.
Your answers to 7 multiple choice questions lead to our inspired suggestion. Each result is a top-rated and highly recommended gifts that you can buy with confidence. Check out our unprecedented 365 day return policy for more info.
Have you ever asked your significant other what they want for Christmas only to have them smile and say "I just want to spend time with you…"
Why not make that time together even better and show your lover how thoughtful you really are with a more intimate item to share.
We're here to help you find the perfect thing, and with years of sex toy sales experience we know a thing or two about finding gifts that you can both enjoy. Are you wondering what's the best pleasure product to add some spice to your relationship?
To help you decide, and to take the stress out of your holiday shopping, we've compiled this quick 7-question gift finder quiz. Click your answer to each question to tell us a bit about your partner and your relationship, we'll use your responses to discern the ultimate offering.
Spice up your Holiday celebrations and get ready for some cozying up with your lover and a little something extra special.
Lots of men decide to try using a penis pump to achieve a larger manhood in minutes. Bathmate penis pumps use the power of water to help you achieve a bigger length and girth. Frequent use of a Bathmate pump in the bath or shower leads to bigger penis, and many men report enhanced erections and increased stamina to boot.
This guide explains how Bathmate penis enlargers work and help you choose the best pump for your needs.
Weddings and wedding anniversaries are steeped in tradition but in the modern age it can be difficult to maintain a sense of traditionalism when it comes to gift-giving. Paper, lace and leather might not seem like the most inspired choices, but the traditional wedding anniversary gifts have vast potential for creative thinking and fun gift-giving.
Celebrating your wedding anniversary as a couple is about celebrating your union as a loving, inseparable partnership and choosing something that better represents your love for one another shows forethought, consideration and also sends the message that you’re still deeply attracted to your husband or wife.
To make your wedding anniversary traditional, romantic and sexy, check out these suggestions for alternative sexy gifts to celebrate your marriage and rekindle some of that wedding night passion.
Lots of couples want to explore new ways to excite their partner and stimulate each other's senses to their full potential during foreplay, but when you've already exhausted the tools Mother Nature gave you, it can be difficult to know what to move on to next.
Experimenting with sensory play such as erotic massage, temperature play and light spanking is a great way to instantly turn up the heat on your pleasure. If you're brand new to this kind of play, you might like to start with something a little less intimidating, like a feather tickler.
Unlike other types of sensory exploration which can require a certain level of skill or confidence, feather ticklers are the perfect balance between invitingly soft and excitingly new, whilst still being wonderfully easy to use.
Above: Not sure why you should try a feather tickler? Our resident bondage-expert, Jess Wilde, runs through her top 5 reasons to tickle as you tease in this video.
What is urethral sounding? Originally a medical procedure, you may have heard the term but wonder why anyone would do it for pleasure. Many people are exploring their bodies in new ways, and discovering the arousing sensations associated with urethral play.
At Lovehoney, we encourage you to explore your body fully and get to know what you like but, as always, there are safety measures to consider.
This guide takes you through everything you need to know about urethral probing, and how to make sure you do it safely.
Flowers, chocolates and cards are all very well and good, but if you're looking for a Valentine's gift to really impress your wife or girlfriend, you've come to the right place.
Whether she’s a confident sex-toy user or you’re looking to treat her to her first pleasure product, we’ve got a whole host of toys in every size, shape and color she could possibly desire.
If you're looking for something small to start off with, a bullet vibrator could be perfect. They fit neatly into purses, handbags and travel cases, and are ideal for solo play whilst being incredibly easy to slip between you in moments of passion for some extra thrills.