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.
University 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 uni 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!
I started collecting sex toys over a year ago and have always wanted to try an internal vibrator. Fortunately, Lovehoney has come to my rescue.
This month, I've tested four G-spot vibrators to see which worked the best for me and my body, and now I can tell you which G-spot vibe is the winner.
Side note: I have a vulva and I haven't used any of these toys for anal play.
From 'spider condoms' to 'parrot sale in India', we've had some pretty weird and wonderful searches on the Lovehoney website in the past year.
Our top 101 searches left tears in the eyes of everyone at Lovehoney HQ, while our spooky Halloween edition caused a few shivers (not to mention raised eyebrows).
So what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a round-up of our favourite unique Christmas search terms?
From typos, to very niche product requests, to copy-and-paste gone awry, we've rounded up 52 of our favourites to tickle your festive funny bone.
All together now: "jingle boils, jingle boils, Christmas launderette..."
Dr. Jane Guyn is a Clinical Sexologist, Sex Coach, Sex Expert, and Registered Nurse. She holds a PhD in Human Sexuality and works with individuals and couples in a compassionate and authentic way to help them see through new eyes – the eyes of possibility in life, work and love.
She is the creator of BEDROOM©, a simple approach to sexual understanding for use by professionals and the general public. She completed her doctoral dissertation using BEDROOM© as she evaluated the comfort and willingness of marriage and family therapists to discuss sexual concerns with their clients.
Her extensive training in women's health, parenting, sexuality and Core Energy allows her to meet her clients where they are right now and move them toward the future they envision. Additionally, she is an accomplished speaker and trainer who welcomes others into conversations about sexuality in a respectful and professional manner.
Jane is a UCLA trained registered nurse with advanced training in family planning. She received extensive training in sexuality as a student at SexCoachU. She is one of the first Certified Professional Sex Coaches in the US and a certified Our Whole Lives facilitator.
As a certified Core Energy leadership coach, Jane brings clarity and compassion to the coaching session. She identifies her client's core energy, and assists them as they shift into a place of strength and comfort.
Find out more about her work at janeguyn.com.
Sex in the bath or shower is a curiosity for many, and a 'would highly recommend it' for others. There's just something about getting down and dirty with a partner while getting clean at the same time.
However, if you've ever lived in shared accommodation then you're aware that access to the bathroom, and a clean one at that, can be limited at best. Don't let your living situation be a limit to your sex life, though!
Previously our bloggers have covered How to Masturbate Without Anyone Knowing; given the echo of the bathroom and the splashing that can come with it, it seems that discreet sex in the bathroom is an impossibility.
But where there is a will(y), there is a way, and by the end of this, you'll know just how to have mind-blowing sex in the bathroom.
The holidays are hectic for most of us, and it's easy to let sex and intimacy slip.
Cecile, Jess and Sammi – aka the Lovehoney elves – are here to help, with 8 ways to make the festive period sexier.
How strong is your blowjob game?
Are you still experimenting with what makes your partner feel good or have you perfected your technique over years of practice?
Whether you consider yourself an oral sex aficionado or a humble novice, there’s nothing wrong with brushing up on your techniques every once in a while.
Nobody wants to suck at sucking dick (sorry – couldn’t resist), so here’s your trusty student sexpert’s favourite tips for giving mind-blowing oral sex.
Alicia Sinclair is a clinical sexologist, sex coach, and sex expert. With over 15 years of experience in the sexual intimacy industry, Sinclair has made it her mission to help people achieve pleasure by providing them with superior and heavily-researched products, approachable educational materials and extensive coaching and support.
Previously the VP of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Jimmyjane, Sinclair developed a sex education boot-camp to help educate retailers on the male/female anatomy and how to address common sexual concerns and questions.
Notably, Alicia also worked with Department of Justice to help the FBI develop communication channels between the government and the adult industry as part of the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act. She completed in-depth courses in sexology, clinical and coaching skills, and competency training from Sex Coach University — a program developed by Sex Coach pioneer and past AASCET President, Dr. Patti Britton.
As a result, Sinclair is a Certified Sex Educator, Certified Sexuality Coach, a member of the World Association of Sex Coaches and instructor of the expert course “Sex Toys in Today’s Market” at Sex Coach U.
The founder of b-Vibe — a line of innovative vibrating butt plugs; Le Wand™ — a high-end personal vibrating massagers; and The Cowgirl — a next-generation riding machine — Sinclair has made it her business to identify gaps in the market and improve upon existing products, bringing to life unique innovations that meet customer needs.
In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious XBIZ Exec Award for Businesswoman of the Year, an honor that recognizes courage, ambition and drive to build or lead a thriving sex industry business.
Find out more about her work at cotrinc.com.