1. If you're baffled by basques or confused by corsets, Lovehoney's easy lingerie guide will explain everything. Armed with this information, choosing the perfect lingerie to make you or your partner feel sexy and confident should be easy.

    We've split this guide into structured lingerie (basques, corsets and other figure-hugging and body-sculpting garments) and unstructured lingerie (flirty, feminine and comfortable lingerie like babydolls, chemises and camisole sets) to suit your mood or your partner's style. We also explain the different types of panties, thongs and G-strings as well as sex-on-legs hosiery (from stockings and garters, to bodystockings and tights).

    Not all vibrators have been designed with anal use in mind, and if you use a normal vibe for anal stimulation or penetration it could cause discomfort or even get stuck. Forget trying to manoeuvre your vibrating bullet or favorite rabbit vibrator so that your anus gets some good vibe loving - with powerful waves of vibrations and a deep, satisfying feeling of penetration, an anal vibrator is specially designed to give you incredibly enhanced orgasms.

    So, you've decided to treat your lady to a seductive new lingerie set. That is excellent news. However, it can be more than a little daunting to know where to actually begin...

    Luckily, we've whipped up these handy hints and tips that'll ensure you get gasps of delight when she tears open the wrapping paper, rather than groans of dismay. With pointers for choosing the perfect size, style and color, our expert videos and advice will take you through the finer points of picking lingerie that she'll love (and, even better, love to show off to you).

    Above: Not sure where to begin when it comes to underwear shopping? Watch resident lingerie pro, Sammi Cole, tell you the three things you need to know in this video.

    Anal beads are a great way to experience anal sex slowly and gently. Most anal beads start small and get larger with the more length you take, allowing your body to adjust to the size. Smooth and spherical, anal beads are easy to insert and unintimidating.

    With their graduated shape, smooth spheres and easy hand-held design, anal beads provide an unusual and appealing feeling which can turn a regular orgasm into an earth-shattering experience.

    Anal play is the one sexual subject that's guaranteed to put the 'oooh' into 'taboo'. But this hidden pleasure zone deserves to be explored as anal stimulation can enhance every sexual scenario, for both women and men.

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

    Smooth and sensual, anal sex toys are designed for use by men and women and feel equally as fantastic.

    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 the minefield of anal pleasure products so you can find something that is 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 are divine for anal arousal, and using a butt plug as part of your sexual repertoire will lead to intense anal fulfilment and amazing orgasms. It's a fabulous way to initially explore the boundaries of anal sex, either through solo masturbation or as part of anal stimulation with a partner.

    Above: Brand new to butt plugs? tells you everything you need to know about using a butt plug for the first time in our handy video guide above.

    Butt plugs are a sexy addition to your sex toy collection and should be your first choice of toy if you're an anal play rookie. Used with anal lube, butt plugs are orgasmic dynamite for both men and women.

    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.

    But while the 'how' is self explanatory (it goes up your bottom, if you were still unsure), lots of people are left wondering 'WHY?!'

    If you want to know why people use butt plugs, we're on hand to explain.

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