1. Waiting for Sex Does the Three Date Rule Still Apply

    We all know there are supposedly those unspoken 'rules' regarding sex and dating, and while some of us subscribe to them, others regard them as a complete fallacy.

    Even for those that have no interest in restricting themselves and their love lives to those imaginary rules, the topic of "when should I?" pertaining to sex can often make one pause for thought.

    But in a world much changed from what it was a mere few decades ago, we have to wonder if these beliefs are still relevant.

    Casual and non-traditional relationships are much more widely accepted, and being open about individual sexual needs without necessarily needing a relationship has become as easy as clicking a button on your phone.

    So, is it still 'best practice' to wait 3 dates before sleeping with someone you want a relationship with?

    The best way I can express my views on the matter is to take you through some of my past experiences and their varying results…

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    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    Regardless of what anyone tells you, taking nude photos is an art form.

    Though many of us may just believe it's a matter of 'point-and-snap', there's actually a lot more to it if you want your photo to do your body justice.

    Just as with any good photo, you have to think about framing, lighting, position, and many other things if you really want to get that jaw-dropping effect.

    While most of us are aware that a lot of work goes into a fantastic sensual photo, it should nonetheless look like it's effortless.

    So here are a few tips to help ensure your pictures are of top quality, every single time.

    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    When we talk about sex, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is 'penis-in-vagina' or some variation of this.

    Yet, while that's not incorrect, there are so many other ways to give and receive pleasure than through penetration or being penetrated, which are just as legitimate (and pleasurable) as any other type of sex.

    In my years at uni, I've had many a chat about sex on everything from Freshers' Week hook-ups, to the theory of sex and why we as a society are obsessed with it (in other words what happens when Sociology students drink with Psychology students).

    Penetrative sex always seems to come up in these conversations, and while I enjoy it myself, I know plenty of folks who often opt to have different types of sex instead.

    So here are my top picks for non-penetrative types of sex – or, "Outercourse". Some of these suggestions could end up being a new favourite and a bedroom staple, or you might never try them again - but hey, at least you gave it a go!

    It's about that time! Are you ready to stuff your partner's sexy stocking this holiday?

    Along with Lovehoney's resident vloggers, Jess and Sammi, we've done all the leg work for you.

    I've selected some essentials and compact sex toys, while they picked out the best bondage and lingerie gifts to add into the mix.

    See below for our top picks from each category on your list and for each (adult's) stocking on the mantle.

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    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    We all start out as virgins, which is honestly kind of great.

    The first times experiencing each potential avenue of sexual pleasure might be clumsy, intimidating and far from how we imagine them going, but they can still be some of the best and most memorable sexual encounters we have.

    College life and the culture surrounding it makes for an atmosphere of sex like no other - it's everywhere, and often on many minds.

    For some students, though, penetrative sex just isn't what they're after from the college experience, and many make it through the full three years (or more) without once dipping a toe in the pool of student sex.

    Whether it's for religious reasons, asexuality, just wanting to wait until you're absolutely certain you've found the right person or anything else - here are our top things you must know for life as a student virgin!

    Friendly Fingers

    The season of giving is around the corner, and the time to give thanks for the things that make us (sexually) happy is upon us.

    This year, I wanted to indulge in our great American tradition of sharing something we are thankful for with our family and friends - you guys - this time around with a Lovehoney twist.

    At Lovehoney locations around the world we are all eternally thankful to our fearless leaders, Richard and Neal, for their thoughtful creation of our home base for sexual happiness, award-winning customer service and an unprecedented satisfaction guarantee. Without them none of us would be here doing the work that we love.

    We are so very thankful for the fun products, sex toys and lingerie enjoyed by our customers, but, ultimately, we're most thankful for all of you.

    Read on to see the products that make us say thank you, oh oH OH THANK YOUuuu, from Bath in the UK, to Brisbane in AU, to right here in the good old USA.

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    There are three Design a Sex Toy categories you can enter: Sex Toys for Men, Sex Toys for Women and Sex Toys for Couples. Feel free to enter a different idea for each category for three different chances to win.

    Each winner will receive $1,500 and the Judges' Pick will receive an extra $3,000 making a grand total of $7,500 of prize money.

    Click here to enter the competition and check out the judges' expert tips for creating a winning sex toy design. Hear from previous winners including Sqweel designer Trevor Murphy, and learn how he came up with his winning and profitable design. Best of luck - we can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    We've all been there - things are heating up, skin is caressing skin, a partner's breath dancing on your neck, a gentle touch sending your spine ablaze with wonderful shivers…

    And then it all goes a bit daft.

    We'll say it time and time again, sex is ridiculous and we should embrace that, but every now and then the throes of passion are interrupted by an 'oops' moment that can leave you groaning, and not in the good way.

    Here are our top picks of the silliest sex mistakes we all make!

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