1. Anal beads are a great way to slowly and gently experience anal play. Most anal beads start small and increase in circumference the more length you take, allowing your body to adjust to the size. Smooth and spherical, anal beads are easy to insert and non-intimidating.

    With their graduated shape, smooth spheres and ergonomic, easy-to-use design, anal beads give you a 'filled-up' feeling that many people find incredibly pleasurable, and can turn a regular orgasm into an earth-shattering experience.

    Lots of people enjoy anal play as part of their sex lives, but the anus is still an undiscovered erogenous zone for many.

    The anus is packed with sensitive nerve endings, and anal play can enhance all manner of sexual scenarios.

    Anal sex toys are specially designed products for anal penetration, and are often tapered for easy insertion, flaring out or swelling in size to stimulate those internal pleasure zones.

    Congratulations on your decision to buy yourself an anal sex toy! So which one are you going to get? If you’re not sure yet, let Lovehoney guide you through a variety of anal pleasure products so you can find something perfect for you.

    Above: A butt plug is a great first anal sex toy, but how do you know which is the best butt plug for you? Watch this video guide with Jess Wilde and she'll tell you everything you need to know about shopping for a butt plug for the first time.

    From anal beads to douches, we have everything for you to experience incredible anal play. This guide explains all the different varieties of anal toy.

    Whichever toy you go for, don't forget to add some anal lube to your basket to make sure your anal play goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible.

    When most people think of bondage, they think of a man or woman being chained to the bed posts with a set of furry handcuffs. Although this is a fun way to get into tie-up fun, there is a lot more to enjoy and explore when it comes to bondage.

    Bondage can be used to pull parts of the body together, spread certain limbs, fix your body to another object or even create the effect of mummification.

    Whatever you want to try, bondage is a sure-fire way to broaden your sexual horizons, spice up your bedroom antics and increase your repertoire of sexual and sensual techniques.

    Above: Perfect for everyone from beginners to professionals, bondage tape is one of our most popular types of restraint. Want to know why? Just watch this video and let Jess Wilde give you 5 reasons why you should try it!

    The original penis casting kit, Clone-A-Willy has been around for over a decade now, bringing silicone penis replicas to bedrooms everywhere.

    Featuring all the ingredients and (almost) everything you need to reproduce your pint-size pal in vibrator form, this kit is a popular make-and-do project with couples all over the world. Just add water (and your penis!) to create a shaking take on your very own member.

    While your first impression might be to dismiss it as a giggle-at-first-sight gimmick, there are actually several unique benefits the Clone-A-Willy offers in addition to its side-splitting novelty value.

    This guide takes you through the process of using a Clone-A-Willy kit and explains why you and your partner might want to try one.

    Butt Plugs

    Unlike other insertable sex toys, a butt plug is an anal sex toy that's designed to be inserted and left in place.

    Generally speaking, butt plugs are conical-shaped, starting small and gently graduating in size. They usually feature a slimmer 'neck' at the bottom and a flared base for safety.

    So why do people use butt plugs, we hear you cry?

    A butt plug gently stretches the anus, creating a sensation of fullness and pressure, and stimulating the sensitive internal and external nerve endings.

    When the pelvic muscles contract during an orgasm, a butt plug can intensify the sensation, as you're squeezing against something. Using one as part of your sexual repertoire can lead to intense anal fulfilment and amazing orgasms.

    It's a fabulous way to explore anal play for the first time, either through solo masturbation or with a partner.

    In a line up of sex toys, a butt plug could be pointed out by most people - they're fairly distinctive with a tapered tip to make insertion easy and a flared base that sits outside the body to stop the plug being drawn in.

    Wearing a butt plug during sex, masurbation or foreplay can greatly enhance orgasms and pleasure (regardless of your sex or gender).

    Read on for more, including which are the best butt plugs for first timers.

    So you've decided to try strap-on sex. Before you begin, you'll need the right equipment!

    You'll need to ensure your harness and dildo are compatible with one another. But what if you fancy trying a larger or smaller attachment? You might find that your new toy doesn't fit your harness.

    To solve this problem, Doc Johnson have created an ingenious strap-on system. Vac-U-Lock is the world's first fully interchangeable pleasure system which enables you to enjoy strap-on sex, without worrying about O-rings, flared bases and appendage girths.

    All you need to do is check whether the toy is Vac-U-Lock friendly, and you're good to go!

    All Vac-U-Lock products are made from durable materials and chances are once you've bought one, you won't need to buy another for a very, very long time.

    Penis pumps may help you maintain a bigger, stronger erection to give you the penis you've always dreamt of.

    But how does a penis pump work? Watch Annabelle's guide below, and read on to find out.

    In recent years, pegging has taken the sexual world by storm. Pegging is when a woman uses a strap-on harness and dildo to anally penetrate a man, and indulge in female-male strap-on sex. Pegging allows all these little sweet spots to be accessed and enjoyed to their full potential, which many men struggle with on their own.

    As more men become comfortable with their sexuality and start exploring anal play for themselves, it makes sense to invite a partner to help you explore every inch your body, including areas once thought of as ‘out of bounds'.

    The prostate gland is a special part of a man’s body that is directly linked to his penis and testicles, which means that by stimulating this round nub, located around 2 inches in on the front wall of the anus, it will directly affect the rest of his genitals and result in some explosive orgasms.

    But don’t forget, women get pleasure from pegging too! Using a strapless strap-on such as the Feeldoe Classic Vibrating Silicone Double Dildo provides her with incredible internal sensations.

    Above: Watch Sammi Cole tell you all you need to know about strap-on harnesses.

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