1. 4 Fantastic Toys For Masturbation

    For many of us, D.I.Y. is a term more often associated with tedious weekend trips to B&Q than something a lot more pleasurable.

    However, 'doing it yourself' shouldn't just be reserved for trying to whip up a shelf with the ease of Nick Knowles on DIY SOS.

    During the middle of any stressful period, I can't be the only who could do with a bit of help trying to relax after those long days, and unfortunately, giving up some of our precious time to have some fun with somebody else just isn't a priority.

    However, that doesn't mean that we can't find some of that sexual happiness by ourselves.

    If, like me, you'd benefit from a low-maintenance helping hand to put a smile on your face, have a look at four fabulous toys that are fit for the job.

    A History of Masturbation

    Whether you’re a bean-flicker or a bishop-basher, we can pretty much all agree that masturbation is great.

    But have you ever wondered how solo play slots into the history of humankind?

    From kinky cave paintings to steam-powered sybians, the history of self-love is deep, intricate, and inherently fascinating.

    For example, did you know that cornflakes were invented to lower your desire to yank the crank? Or that the first dildo is almost 30,000 years old, and made of polished siltstone?

    So hop on your hand-cranked time machine and come with us (pun intended) on a trip along a torrid timeline of touching yourself.

    How To Have Sex With A Condom

    Condoms are truly unsung heroes.

    Not only do they prevent unplanned pregnancies and STIs, they let us experience new sensations, they help sex last longer, and - if we are being really honest – they make the post-coital clean up oh so simple.

    Condoms only want what’s best for us, yet we make them the butt of our jokes, we use them for bizarre internet challenges, and we don’t appreciate them as much as we should.

    It’s a modern-day injustice, so I’m here to play devil’s advocate for the humble condom. Brace yourself – I’m about to drop some serious truth bombs.

    Spank you very much! Spanking is Britain's favourite bondage activity - and it is more popular with women than men, according to a new survey

    75% of women have tried spanking compared to 66% of men;

    Blindfolds are the second most popular sex game, tried by two-thirds of couples, followed by tying each other up;

    More women than men have tried all the most popular bondage activities;

    Humour is the biggest turn-on for women whereas men get their kicks most from sexual confidence;

    Results are from a new survey of 4,500 people by Britain's biggest online sex toy retailer Lovehoney to mark the first official Sexual Happiness Day which is on Friday (April 21st).

    How To Ask for What You Want in the Bedroom

    Sex is wonderful, and there are probably few of us reading this who would disagree.

    But, at times, it can be frustrating, embarrassing, and downright awkward. The most common woe I hear from friends is that they aren't getting what they want in the bedroom. Sure, sometimes what they want is a Champagne breakfast in bed, but we can't all have that everyday.

    I'm talking about getting what you want between the sheets, and for some, the prospect of talking to a partner about this can be a scary thought. But it doesn't have to be.

    The root cause for most people is that they aren't confident in communicating their desires, and for some, they aren't even sure what it is that they want.

    Never fear! With these top tips you will soon have all of the tools you need to know what you want in bed - and how to ask for it.

    5 Signs You Shouldnt Go Home With Them

    Instant attraction can be a wonderful thing. You lock eyes, there's an instant frisson that gets your heart pumping, and you begin to wonder what it would be like to take things further.

    With consent and safety precautions in place (these are of the utmost importance, especially when dealing with someone who is essentially a stranger), there is no reason you two can’t enjoy a night of mutual fun.

    However, even if they appear to be exactly the kind of person you're looking for, that doesn’t necessarily mean that going home with them is the best idea. I know that with hormones high, especially if it has been a while since your last sexual encounter, there is a temptation to ignore the signs and throw caution to the wind.

    Unfortunately, this could end in a disappointing evening in some way. It can be hard to take a step back and evaluate the situation logically, but watching out for these warning signs will hopefully nip any potential for disappointment or disaster in the bud…

    A clit clamp is a simple sex toy designed to gently squeeze the clitoris and provide thrilling arousal without vibrations.

    They can be worn during masturbation, foreplay and even sex, making them super-versatile. During wear they offer direct stimulation where you need it most, and when removed they leave the clitoris super-sensitive to subsequent touches.

    You'll sometimes see clit clamps referred to by different names, such as clitoral clamps, clit jewellery, clit clips, pleasure clips, Cleopatra's clip, genital clamps or any variation of these, but don't worry. They're all the same thing.

    why-you-should-be-masturbating

    If someone asked you why you masturbate it might seem like an odd question – surely it’s obvious? It feels great, relieves sexual frustration, and some of us even do it just to kill time!

    But what if we told you that dabbling in a little ménage à moi may well benefit more areas of your life than you might realise?

    With positive impacts on your health, mood, sex life and more, masturbation has been proven time and again to be one of our healthier habits as a species.

    To find out why a fap a day can keep the doctor away, keep reading.

    Sex Toy CarePut on your spring cleaning panties and let's get to work!

    A great way to start fresh is to do a deep clean, but it's also important to keep your sex toys fresh by cleaning them properly all year long.

    While you're carefully curating your sex toy collection and saying "out with the old, in with the new", we're here to remind you to consider proper care, cleaning and storage along the way.

    A recent survey found that only 70 percent of women and 57 percent of the men clean their sex toys after each use. We know you can do better than that!

    In this post we explain the easiest and best ways to take care of all the different toy materials and stains. Click through for our tips to keep your toys clean and make them last.

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