1. Sexual spanking is something more and more couples are wanting to explore, but how exactly do you do it?

    A lot of people aimlessly slap bits of body to see what happens, but we want to put a stop to this!

    In just 10 minutes, Jess tells you why spanking feels so good, and teaches you exactly how and where to spank your partner safely in order to get the most pleasure from it.

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    Guess what, it's July 29th, and that means it's National Lipstick Day!

    From the classic bright red to the humble nude gloss, millions of women love to add a slick of lippy to complete any outfit.

    But did you know that the primary reason we started wearing lipstick almost 5,000 years ago was because we wanted the lips on our face to look more like another pair of lips?

    During arousal, a woman's labia and vulva become flushed and turn a dark red, increasing sensation and preparing the body for sex.

    So, to celebrate this staple that's found in many a woman's purse, we take a look at six things every sexually-liberated woman should carry with her.

    Perfect for keeping you comfortable and safe as well as entertained, these super-discreet essentials will keep you prepared for every sexual encounter, be it with a lover, or a sneaky ménage à mois.

    vegan sex toys

    Here at Lovehoney we're committed to being as ethical as possible, which is why we make sure to offer a range of vegan-friendly lubricants, sex toys and lingerie.

    Getting more fruits and veggies in your diet is never a bad idea, although we're pretty sure the Rocks Off Ass Berry Vibrating Butt Plug (pictured here) isn't what your nutritionist has in mind.

    A vegetarian diet doesn't only make you healthier, it can also improve your sex life, according to a 2012 study by the University of California, Berkeley.

    It could be time to ditch the animal products once and for all.

    Check out some of our favorite ethical products below, and we'd love for you to share your vegan sex tips in the comments below.

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    Please enjoy this guest post from Canadian blogger Rebecca, also known as one half of A Couple of Kinks. Let the wedding season commence! -Krista

    The warmer weather has arrived, and with it, the usual summer flocks of brides and grooms. We all love weddings, as they give us a chance to celebrate our friends' most memorable days.

    However, the downside is that your calendar is filled with bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Parties mean gifts, and bridal gifts often mean safe, boring, or impersonal presents.

    Traditionally, gifts were meant to help the happy couple set up their new homes, except nowadays quite a few couples already live together.

    With Lovehoney, it is super simple to spice up a monotonous gathering or make sure that the bride-to-be gets a little something for herself, so here are some ideas to guide you through this wedding season.

    Health Benefits of Masturbation

    Welcome to Men's Health Week: a whole week devoted to raising awareness of male health issues around the world.

    But, guys, you'll be pleased to know it's not all about wheatgrass shots and multivitamins. There's a much more enjoyable way to improve your wellbeing:

    Get masturbating.

    Spanking the monkey, beating your meat, or jerk the gherkin - whatever you like to call it, masturbation has been proven time and again to have many health benefits that go far beyond a way to fill time between episodes of Game of Thrones.

    Chances are, you won't need much persuading, but if you're looking to justify that jerk-off session, just read on for six awesome perks to pole-polishing you may not have considered before.

    Happy Steak & Blowjob Day! 5 Steps for the Best Blowjob EverSteak and what day?!

    Yes, today is Steak and Blowjob Day, the day when couples the world over indulge in red meat and red hot oral sex.

    The origins are murky, but it's thought to be a response to the flowers and chocolates of Valentine's Day by indignant males. Taking place exactly a month later, this date has quickly become synonymous with oral sex, and not just on him.

    Read on below for our tips to take your BJ from ooh to OMG, and don't forget to share your best oral secrets in the comments.

    The best ways to have car sexLet's face it: As a country of automobile addicts, we've all tried to have sex in a car at least once. Whether it was during a pit stop on a long road trip, parked up in your city's top make out spot or in the parking lot outside a fast food joiint (no judgement), car sex is one of those rites of passsage every couple explores.

    In fact, getting it on in your vehicle can be a good way of bringing some spice back to your sex life. Already christened every room in your house? Take your sexy adventures on the road. Can't get it on with your family in the next room? Take a detour on a made-up errand and get some private time in the back seat.

    Therein lies the problem, however. Unless you're lucky enough to have an extremely roomy car, you're going to have to rethink your favorite positions. Who better to help us all navigate the best positions for sex in cars than our friends in the industry? The auto industry, that is.

    Together with our friends at Sonic Electronix, we've developed 4 foolproof positions each complete with product suggestions to take your car sex into high gear. Read on below:

    Sexy Christmas Gift Guide

    Have you ever given a sex toy or other sexy item as a gift? Did you put some thought into it or just pick the first thing that caught your eye?

    When you want to give something sexy or suggestive as a gift it's a good idea to think about who it's for, what it's for, and when you will be giving it to the lucky recipient.

    Before you buy a gift with a naughty twist we suggest you consult the experts.

    I've connected with a bunch of our thoughtful and knowledgeable sex educator, sex writer, and sex doctor friends to share some tips about how they've successfully given a sexy gift and some of their personally recommends.

    Click through for more than 15 sex toy gift giving tips from our friends, the pros.

    Sexy Wedding Anniversary Gift GuideWeddings and wedding anniversaries are steeped in tradition but in the modern age it can be difficult to maintain a sense of traditionalism when it comes to gift-giving. Paper, lace and leather might not seem like the most inspired choices, but the traditional wedding anniversary gifts have vast potential for creative thinking and fun gift-giving.

    Celebrating your wedding anniversary as a couple is about celebrating your union as a loving, inseparable partnership and choosing something that better represents your love for one another shows forethought, consideration and also sends the message that you’re still deeply attracted to your husband or wife.

    To make your wedding anniversary traditional, romantic and sexy, check out these suggestions for alternative sexy gifts to celebrate your marriage and rekindle some of that wedding night passion.

    Pictured: Dreamgirl White Satin and Lace Plunge Chemise

    Anal August GiveawayCould anal sex be going mainstream?

    According to a recent survey by the CDC, 44% of American men and 36% of American women have had anal sex at least once in their lives. These statistics prove that anal play is becoming much more popular than previously thought, with sex acts like rimming, pegging and fisting finding their way into our everyday sex lives.

    #AnalAugust is a hashtag for Anal Pleasure and Health Month, the perfect time to learn more about anal play. To celebrate we've compiled some of the most common anal sex questions and answered them below. Plus, enter to win our Deluxe #AnalAugust Bumdle, with everything you need for mind blowing anal adventures.

    The special prize Bumdle includes everything pictured here: The luxury Lelo Bob Luxury Anal Toy, crystal clear Lovehoney Sensual Glass Butt Plug, specially formulated Fifty Shades of Grey Anal Lube, and the classic black Lovehoney Anal Douche, That's a total value of $111!

    Competition closes September 1st. Read on to find out more and enter to win.

    See our competition terms and conditions for more details.

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