Pearls are known for being sophisticated and elegant – think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's or that famous painting of the Girl with a Pearl Earring.
But pearls can also be super sexy. Not convinced? Check out this gorgeous Crotchless Pearl Thong.
I'd had my eye on it for a while, so after working through some body image issues, I decided to treat myself to some lingerie to improve my confidence.
I used to think that you needed a 10/10 body with no jiggly bits or cellulite to wear lingerie, but when my discreetly packaged box from Lovehoney arrived, I forgot all my inhibitions and ran upstairs to try it on.
Here's what happened when I wore my pearl panties for the first time.
Even if your book club tends to finish more bottles of wine than books, at some point there's probably been a page-turner none of you have wanted to put down.
But we bet your book club is nothing like the one in the upcoming movie of the same name...
Starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda, Book Club follows a group of friends whose lives are totally transformed while reading E L James's erotic phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey.
To celebrate the release of the film, we asked you to indulge in some Red Room-inspired revelry of your own (with the help of a few sexy toys and accessories from our official Fifty Shades range) then tell us all about it.
And it turns out you had plenty to say! Here are a few highlights from your thwack-by-thwack accounts.
Book Club opens in movie theatres today.
If you're the proud owner of an exceptional pair of balls, then listen up.
When it comes down to providing powerful pleasure, testicles never get the credit they deserve.
Your balls are covered by a thin layer of muscle, and this muscle extends into your abdomen. This means your cojones can take your orgasm, amplify it and make it ripple throughout your entire body. Who doesn't want that?!
To spread this good news, I want to introduce you to 5 sex toys you should try if you have balls. Literally – I don't mean you necessarily have to be courageous or full of bravado to use them.
Let's get the ball(s) rolling...
If you have a clitoris, then chances are you'll have been flicking your on/off switch ever since you discovered its magical powers.
If it ain't broke don't fix it, right? Wrong.
Deeper orgasms - the ones you can experience through stimulation of your internal erogenous zones - unfold more slowly, building to an overwhelming and intense peak, and last much longer. Some women even experience multiple orgasms as a result.
Using a sex toy to explore these hidden hot spots can help you find new ways to pleasure yourself, as well as different techniques and angles to try during sex.
From beautiful glass wands to lifelike schlongs of all shapes and sizes, we've got the dildo to help you find your ultimate inner orgasm.
"My partner is a wheelchair user and doesn't find missionary very comfortable. Can you recommend any positions that we can try?"
Disability Awareness Consultant and founder of DisabilityAfterDark, Andrew Gurza, shares his top sex positions for wheelchair users.
Andrew here! I received an interesting question in The Lovehoney Head Board inbox recently that dealt with disability, and it is among a category of questions that disabled people are asked when it comes to their sex lives.
Aside from people wanting to know if we can even have sex at all (which, by the way, is super offensive and ableist), the next common question is “How do you have sex?”
Well, we received the question above from someone who wants to know what positions, other than missionary, would work best for their partner who is a wheelchair user, so keep reading for my recommendations.
When we think about a sexy night in, we probably think of different things.
Some of us will think about massage and rose petals after a candlelit meal for two, followed by hours of sensual lovemaking.
Some of us will think of striped butt plugs, hoods and French maids.
But one of the things we can probably agree on is that there is a song that fits our mood in the bedroom, whether it be a raspy love ballad, throbbing trip hop or an upbeat pop tune about underwater life sung by a Trinidadian crab (what?).
However, not every playlist is a suitable score for sexytimes. So to help you put together your perfect playlist for playtime, we've picked our top 18 sex songs - and there's no Barry White in sight.
Thinking of adding a wand vibrator to your sex toy collection? We couldn't be happier for you – your sex life is about to get a seriously hefty shot in the arm.
Originally invented by Japanese company Hitachi as a soothing cure for sore muscles (we don't believe a word of it), the wand vibrator now comes in a variety of guises.
Not only is there now a wand to suit every budget, Samantha Jones' favourite sex toy is now available in a plethora of different sizes and styles, from pocket-friendly pals to plug-in power tools.
With so many wands vying for your attention, you're probably feeling a little overwhelmed.
With that in mind, we thought we'd share 5 of our fave wands with you, to help you find the right one for you.
‘A real pirate isn’t afraid to sail the red seas’, my boyfriend told me with a reassuring ‘YAARH’, throwing a towel on the bed underneath us.
I’d been nervous about explaining to him that Aunt Flo’s inconvenient arrival might prematurely end our hookup, but his nonchalance soothed my worries, and we proceeded to have amazing romantic sex.
It’s not unusual to feel a bit squeamish about period sex. A combination of cramps, hormonal acne and bloating never makes me feel particularly sexy around that time of the month, anyway. I’d always imagined period sex as vaguely resembling that scene from The Shining or the time I accidentally shook the ketchup bottle with the lid off.
But in reality, period sex is no bloodbath – you’d be surprised at just how little cleanup is needed. It can even help reduce cramps!
There’s no reason to have to abstain from sex for a quarter of the month, so let’s break the taboo and make the most of your menses.
So you're the proud owner of a rabbit vibrator, and we bet you can't wait to bounce around the bedroom with your brand new bunny.
Once burrowed deep in the drawers of a select few, these vibes are now nearly as prolific as real rabbits. And for good reason - they're great.
While the iconic ears stimulate all sides of the clit, the girthy shafts provide intense internal stimulation.
But did you know your rabbit is capable of a whole lot more than that? Gasp.
We've put together a handy guide to help you explore your vibe's many play possibilities.
You're partner's asked you to peg them.
You've said yes.
You already know the basics: warm up, use lube, talk to your partner etc...
But what about what you don't know?
We picked the brains of several couples who regularly peg to find out what you can expect from your first pegging experience.
This is what they told us...
(Yesterday's blog: '7 Things You Should Know Before Being Pegged')
1. You Know Nothin' (Dong Beau)
As with most sex play, your first time is unlikely to be your best, and the same goes for pegging.
If this is your first time pegging, you're probably not ready for how talkative pegging needs to be, or how you'll need to practice "driving" your new temporary appendage.
Additionally, if you have pegged someone before, but this is your first time with a new partner, don't assume you know how it'll go.
Most peggers say that pegging with a new partner is like pegging for the first time again, so be ready to re-learn most of that you thought you knew.