Somtimes, sex can be very awkward. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. When you’re naked and getting it on with your partner, whether it’s your long-term squeeze or a one-night stand, a single wrong line can kill the mood entirely.
Of course, if you’re super comfortable around someone there’s nothing wrong with some jokes and giggles during sex, but if it’s a new partner or you don’t know them particularly well, knowing where the boundaries are isn't always so simple.
So to help you avoid any awkward silences in the place of heavy breathing and contented moans, I’ve put together a list of some of the most cringey, awkward, and uncomfortable things that you should definitely never say in the bedroom.
Got any of your own? Be sure to add them to the comments!
Are you someone who loves the idea of watching other people while they get down and dirty? Then you might just be a voyeur.
The term 'voyeurism' comes from the French word 'voyeur', which means one who looks or one who sees.
Voyeurism is most commonly used to describe the practice of watching others for one's own sexual gratification. (Voyeurism can be used in non-sexual sense as well. People often refer to society's love for reality television as a kind of voyeurism, for example.)
There are a variety of common scenarios that a voyeur (the one who looks) may find arousing - and if you're someone who'd like to introduce a little 'spectacle' to your sex life, then we've got some top tips for you.
Giving up control isn't always easy to do, but it can lead to lots of fun – especially when it comes to sex.
Discreet, versatile, and super fun to play with, remote control sex toys are one of our favourite inventions aside from Netflix (although, we should probably take a moment to appreciate the creator of Netflix, what a legend).
Opening up a world of sexual opportunity, remote control toys challenge your ability to keep calm and carry on – even with things not at all calm down below.
They're also an easy way to introduce outdoor adventures into your sex life, and explore power play without restraint.
Lovehoney has an unbelievable variety of remote control sex toys on offer, and here are some of the ways you can use them!
While they may not have 12 different types of orgasm to explore, there are still plenty of ways men can turbocharge their orgasm for a mind-blowingly good jizz fest.
Although women might not hesitate to invest in a sex toy to improve their orgasms, men don’t always offer themselves the same courtesy, and many aren’t comfortable sharing tips to enhance their orgasms.
Read on for how to help yourself, or the man in your life, to have incredible, super-charged orgasms with a few tips, tricks and tweaks to their routine.
"My girlfriend's really shy about her body. I love the way she looks, but is there any lingerie I can buy her to help her feel sexier?"
When we asked you to send us your sex questions, tons of you wanted to know how to help your partner feel more confident in their own skin. So we asked body-positive blogger and Instagram sensation,CurvyGirlThin (aka Charli) to give us her finest tips for lingerie to make anyone feel fab.
Feeling sexy is definitely linked to being empowered. If a woman doesn’t feel empowered, then she’s unlikely to feel confident and sexy in her own body.
For me, empowerment definitely starts at the base - and that is lingerie. However, my mood really affects what lingerie is going to make me feel my sexiest.
Read more below to see Charli's top lingerie tips and choices.
Why a Massage Wand?
'Cause they're magic!
As well as being magical, wands are wonderfully versatile and can be used for all sorts of play, from romantic massage right through to kinky fetish fun (and everything in between).
They're a great non-intimidating introduction to bedroom accessories, particularly for couples who'd rather steer clear of anatomical toys, and offer loads of play options without looking like a body part.
Plus, with just a couple of attachments in your midst, a wand can bring the pleasure of several toys, in one neat package.
This allows you to explore a whole world of pleasure, without dedicating your whole wardrobe to sexy products.
(Not that there's anything wrong with that!
*Admires bedside unit spewing with dongs*)
Positive Vibes are your go-to feel-good sex toys - just look at them!
With non-intimidating shapes, fun and positive patterns, and multispeed vibrations, they make amazing starter toys, or excellent additions to existing collections. Not only are they spreaders of joy, confidence and legs (cheeky), they are super affordable and make great gifts.
We can’t help but smile when we look at them and we reckon you will too. If you’re still a little concerned about sex toys, we’re confident this blog about confidence will change your mind. So without further ado…
Why are sex toys amazing for your confidence?
Sex toys are amazing - full stop. But when it comes to upping your sexual confidence, they can make a real difference. From orgasming for the first time, to improving your communication abilities, here are some of the ways a sex toy can boost your confidence.
We all know that being naked is pretty great, but what about the getting naked part?
If your undressing style consists of an under-the-covers fumble or you prefer the rip-off-your-clothes-and-go technique, we suggest you try slowing things down a little for a change. And maybe add some music.
Terrified? Stick with us.
The idea of being the centre of attention in the buff is, quite literally, lots of people's idea of a nightmare.
Anyone else have those dreams where you turn up to work/uni/your mother in law's wearing nothing but your knickers?
Ok, so it might be a bit of a challenge, but stripping for your partner can be unbelievably hot.
We've put together a handy guide to help boost your confidence and have your lover's heart pounding.
Whenever you walk into your local high street bookshop, smutty novels are seemingly jumping off the shelves at you.
You know what I mean - those books with moody, dark covers and generic titles like 'Beautiful Unbound', or something.
But erotic fiction wasn't always so accessible. The erotic novel dates back hundreds of years before Fifty Shades of Grey burst onto the scene, and until the 1960s it was pretty hard to get your hands on a copy of your favourite filth.
So, to celebrate the release of Fifty Shades Freed movie (squee!), I flipped through some of history's most scandalous novels to see how they hold up in 2018.
We've all been there. You wake up from an erotic dream that's left you tingling all over. It would be a shame to 'waste' such incredible imagery – but you've got to be dressed and out the door in ten minutes.
A scenario like this is my own personal DEFCON 3. What you need in times like this, ladies, is a super-speedy orgasm - and to get one, I highly recommend that you reach for a vibrator.
Perfect for novices as well as experts, vibrators come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. They're a fun, non-intimidating sex toy and they're easy to use. However, trying to decide which one will make your toes curl in record time can feel overwhelming.
Luckily, Lovehoney has got you covered. The Sexual Happiness People set out to uncover which vibrator gives the fastest orgasms. The world's luckiest guinea pig? It was me.
Hey, it's a tough job but someone's got to do it!