Celebrate Sexual Happiness Week with Lovehoney!

by Cecile

on Apr 15, 2018


Not only is April 21st Lovehoney's 16th Birthday, it's also Sexual Happiness Day, a celebration of the billions of benefits of amazing sex.

16 years ago, we sold our very first sex toy (it was a rabbit vibrator, in case you're curious), and ever since then we've done our darndest to fill your sex lives with pleasure, experimentation and, most importantly, more fun than you can shake a suction cup dildo at.

Like all good birthdays, we're making ours last a whole week, which means amazing offers on bestselling sex toys every single day.

And if that wasn't enough, here are 7 ways to put a sexy spring in your step this week.


Monday: Be Playful

Study upon study has shown that laughter triggers the release of feel-good brain chemicals, and a game is a great way to bring fun into a sexy scenario.

Card games like amazing Lovehoney Oh! Kinky Confessions can help you to relax, connect and discover (or rediscover) things about your partner - and yourself!

With 52 sexy 'Would You Rather' questions, from 'Would you rather have sex in the bath or shower?' to 'Would you rather spank or be spanked?', you take it in turns to reveal your preferences (or opt for the forfeit).

The game is designed for up to 5 people, so it's also perfect for playing with a group of friends, too.

For an extra helping of happiness: Shuffle the cards and pick one at random, then secretly slip it in your partner's pocket, or use it to inspire a naughty night in.


Tuesday: Lube, Glorious Lube!

You should never be without a bottle of lube on your bedside table.

Why? Because it makes almost everything feel slip-slidingly awesome, of course!

Whether you want to enhance sensations, make sex last longer, or add a tasty twist to oral sex, there's a lube for you at Lovehoney.

Not only will it give your favourite sex toy slick, slippery superpowers, lube will also take sex and masturbation to a whole new pleasure level.

For an extra helping of happiness: Don't forget to check whether your magic potion is compatible with your favourite sex toy (silicone toy + silicone lube is a no-no).


Wednesday: Sexy Lingerie 

You may feel most at home in your fluffy dressing gown, but sexy lingerie can make you feel amazing - even if the only person who sees it is you.

Be it a matching set made from sumptuous satin, naughty crotchless knickers or a pair of boxers that perfectly frame your package, the secrecy of wearing something sexy as you go about your day can give you a real rush.

Not only is flattering, flirty lingerie a great way to celebrate the parts of your body you love the most, it's also bound to put a big grin on your lover's face, too.

For an extra helping of happiness: What's more exciting than new underwear? Underwear with vibrations! Get yourself (or your partner) a knicker vibrator and buzz your way to seventh heaven.


Thursday: Treat Yourself 

Today is the day to treat yourself!

It might seem self indulgent, but taking care of your own needs is just as important as an act of kindness aimed at someone else.

Self-gifting and spoiling yourself is a great way to show yourself love, especially when you're feeling blue.

So whether you splash out on that toy you've been eyeing up, or just switch off your phone and indulge in some solo fun, make Thursday treat day.

For an extra helping of happiness: Make your bedroom a positive, stress-free place to be and your self-pleasure sessions will leave you buzzing with happiness.


Friday: Spread the Love 

Now that you're buzzing with joy, why not send a little sexual happiness someone else's way?

Whether you want to send a suggestive message to your SO, or put a smile on a pal's face, a sexy gift is a great way to spread the joy.

From flirty foreplay accessories to first-time sex toys and lust-sparking lingerie, there's plenty to choose from.

Add orgasmic sensations to their special day with these perfectly packaged Happy Birthday toys, or take your pick from our gift guides.

For an extra helping of happiness: Don't forget the extras – lube for a sex toy, stockings with a bra and knickers set. Sorted!


Saturday: Explore Your Boundaries

Whether you're single or in a relationship, embarking on new sexual territory is a brilliant way to boost your sexual happiness.

That might mean trying a new position with your partner, exploring a fantasy or experimenting with a toy you've never tried before.

If you've always wanted to strip for your partner, or you want to broach the subject of BDSM, go for it - honest, open communication can bring you closer as a couple.

Experiment with different masturbation techniques, go speed dating or talk to that intriguing stranger you see every day on the train - what have you got to lose?

For an extra helping of happiness: Our one mattress mambo maxim when it comes to trying new things? Be. Safe. Especially when it comes to BDSM. There are lots of guides on the site to help you explore safely and happily.


Sunday: Get Romantic 

Try romance.

Yes, we know full-throttle, furious sex is fun, and re-enacting that scene from Fifty Shades Freed gave you explosive orgasms, but romance can do wonders for your sexual happiness.

Spend more time in bed, light candles, tell each other just what you like about each other (or tell yourself, that's just as important) - all these things are just as important as sex that leaves you grinning from ear to ear.

Don't forget to spend time with yourself romantically, too, whether you cook yourself your favourite meal, run a deep bath or do that self care treatment that makes you feel good about yourself.

For an extra helping of happiness: Busy schedules can mean romance slips off the list of priorities, so plan dates, activities and alone time in your diary - and make sure you stick to it!

Find out all about our amazing Sexual Happiness Week Offers and have an extra helping of happiness on us!

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Written by Cecile. Lovehoney Editorial Team

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Originally published on Apr 15, 2018. Updated on Aug 5, 2020