1. 7 Non-Penetrative Toys That'll Drive You Wild

    When we think of sex, chances are that lots of us are imagining some penis-in-vagina kind of action. But why, when there are so many other options for pleasurable play?

    Despite what many of us are taught to believe, penetration is not a prerequisite for amazing foreplay.

    There are so many incredible ways to play that don’t involve inserting Tab A into slot B.

    Luckily, if you're after some outercourse experimentation, Lovehoney have a smorgasbord of sensational non-penetrative toys on offer, so here are 7 to get you in the mood for some mind-blowing external play!

    Pepper Schwartz is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University.

    She is a co-author of The Normal Bar, plus 21 other books, is Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and wrote the "Sex and Health" column for Glamour magazine for seven years.

    She serves as AARP’s first Love & Relationship Expert and Ambassador and lectures nationally and internationally on intimate relationships, sexuality, and women's wellbeing.

    She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Dateline, Dr. Phil, and Lifetime, and stars in the hit A&E docuseries, Married at First Sight.

    Here, she discusses her work in helping couples to reignite that sexual spark.

    Position of the week: The Love Seat

    happy rabbit study 2018

    A recent medical study in the US has changed the direction of intimate pleasure for women, demonstrating that super-strength orgasms may be available in real life, not just the movies.

    Conducted by neuroscientist Dr Nicole Prause, founder of sexual biotechnology firm Liberos, the purpose of the scientific study was to test the effectiveness of the updated happy rabbit® versus manual stimulation.

    19 women to date, with an average age of 31 and a wide range of racial and age diversity, have been tested. Each of the women visited the lab twice under strict lab conditions  once to use a happy rabbit® vibrator, and the other to masturbate using their hands.

    And what did Dr Prause discover?...

    A lot of people want to know which is the quietest vibrator, and it's easy to understand why.

    Now obviously at Lovehoney we believe that masturbating is a happy, healthy act that should have no shame attached to it, but that doesn't mean that you should be forced to announce it to the street every time you have fumble!

    For those who like to keep play quiet, we've unboxed this awesome Super Silencer Sex Toy kit, that's filled with 3 brilliant vibrators, who each promise to be quieter than a mouse.

    You, on the other hand, may not be.

    Watch the video above, and read more about the Super Silencer kit, below.

    Mantric Rechargeable Remote Control Egg Vibrator

    Remember that scene in the 2009 rom-com The Ugly Truth where Katherine Heigl’s character finds herself wearing a remote control vibrator at a restaurant?

    She’s trying to talk to her colleagues but she can’t stop squirming because the kid at the next table is playing with the remote.

    It’s a very uncomfortable and cringe-worthy scene in a not otherwise memorable movie, but I’ve secretly wanted to try a remote control vibrator ever since.

    Something about the idea of handing my partner the remote and giving them total control over my pleasure really gets me going.

    The Mantric Rechargeable Remote Control Egg Vibrator seemed like the perfect way to live out this fantasy. Here’s what happened when it arrived…

    Tips for Writing Erotic Fiction

    Have you ever thought about writing your own erotic stories? Or maybe memoirs? Then you're not alone.

    Lots of people feel awkward about sharing their writing – understandably so, if you've ever read a comment section anywhere on the internet.

    It's scary to put yourself out there. But it can also be a huge turn-on, and ultimately rewarding.

    Even if your audience is just yourself and a lover, erotic writing is a great way to explore fantasies. Writing can relieve stress, and when you're doing it for fun, it can be a welcome break from academic assignments.

    If you've ever thought about putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard as it's now more often known (though it does sound slightly less romantic), here are some small steps to get you started.

    Position of the week: Sexy Spoon

    One of the most common questions we get asked at Lovehoney is: "how can I spice up my sex life"?

    Well, there are a bunch of ways, but it just so happens that one of the best ways is probably sitting in your palm right now: use your phone!

    And no, we're not suggesting you utilize the vibrate function on your phone for "other" uses: we're talking sexting, people!

    Ever tried it? Always wanted to but not sure how?

    This week, we invited a sexting expert (yep - that's a thing) to come and teach us everything she knows.

    Check out the video above, and read the interview below, to learn about Eva and the benefits of sexting.

    Lifelike Lover Ranges

    They're here! They're finally here - 32 delicious dildos just waiting to fulfil your every desire. Our Lifelike Lover collection is your one-stop shop for thrilling shapes, sizes and styles that take your penetrative play to exciting new levels and bring some seriously out-of-this-world orgasms. Just like the real thing... but whenever and wherever you want it most.

    With so many different kinds to choose from, there's something to tickle every spot imaginable.

    Read our guide for a breakdown of the 4 different kinds of Lifelike Lover available so that you can choose the best dildo for your needs.

    After all: pleasure doesn't have to be complicated.

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