Moving out of home is a huge step. You leave creature comforts behind and take on many new responsibilities.
You learn that electricity is not free, water is not free, Netflix is not free. Essentially, once you move out, life is about discovering that more and more things are not free.
But along with these adult responsibilities, there are several massive perks. One such perk is that you can now buy any type of sex toy you desire.
This is because no one in your shared house will go in your room while you are out, pick up your dirty clothes, hoover under your bed and come face to face with a massive dildo.
I've put together a list of the best sex toys to try now that you have flown the nest. My criteria for selecting these was: if a family member found this, could you talk your way out of it?
If the answer was "not a chance", it went on my list.
If you had asked me how many different types of orgasms there were when I was 19, I probably would have said “…there are different types?”.
Sadly, like many young women, the only type of orgasm I knew about back then was the kind I was habitually faking.
But then I bought my first sex toy, and started being more vocal about what I needed in bed, and, because of this, I’ve learnt that there are at least 12 distinct types of orgasms that women can have.
I’ve not had all of them yet, mind you. But to paraphrase my good friend 50 Cent, this year my plan is to get off or die trying.
If you, too, are curious about this kind of 'Dirty Dozen', then just keep reading to find out what they are, and how you can have them.
For many of us, D.I.Y. is a term more often associated with tedious weekend trips to the hardware than something a lot more pleasurable.
However, 'doing it yourself' shouldn't just be reserved for trying to whip up a shelf.
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.
I like to think I'm a very body-positive person, and I genuinely believe in beauty at any size, but when it comes to my own body, I really struggle to put my beliefs into practise.
But, really, body confidence comes from accepting your body exactly as it is, rather than trying to make it into what you think everyone else wants it to be.
So, if you're looking for a boost to your sex appeal and sensuality, we've got some easy tips for you that can help you love your body, and everything it does for you.
As someone who has owned and used sex toys for the majority of their sexually active years, I am a huge advocate of all types of toy and see no problem in possessing and enjoying them.
With such a large range on the market, there truly is a toy out there for everyone.
That being said, as the title of this article suggests, I am here to shout loud and proud about the fabulousness that is:
The realistic dildo.
Although many people would consider this a toy box staple, there are many others who are yet to be convinced.
Why does it have to look so realistic? Surely if it doesn't vibrate, it's not worth it? Why does it have balls?
Well, I'm here to enlighten you as to why these toys deserve a place underneath everyone's bed.
Many couples talk about the idea of a threesome and whether they would enjoy it or not, but sitting down and saying, "Shall we do this?" is a different game altogether.
My boyfriend and I ended up having this conversation after our first threesome (which we didn't plan for, but it just sort of…happened).
A few months later we met our girlfriend, and since then we've had a lot of fun experimenting with new positions and techniques, as well as the inevitable, "Whose turn is it to make coffee?" in the morning.
So, with this in mind, here's the beginner's guide to everything you need to know about threesomes, from how bring them up with your partner, to what you must do to ensure you have the best time possible, to which positions and techniques work best.
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So your results have come out, and yes, you’ve done it, you’ve made it into university!
Obviously you can proud be of your academic achievements and are going to be looking forward to your course, but let’s be honest… your thoughts must have turned towards the (hopefully!) imminent fun that comes along with going to university.
Some of the craziest fun you’ll experience all year is during Freshers’ Week: meeting new people, nightlife events galore and probably lots of drunken bonding. With this atmosphere of reckless abandon, the hormones can easily thrive.
Whether you are actively planning to get with someone, are open to the idea, are experienced, a virgin - basically whatever circumstances you are in - there is definitely the possibility that a sexual opportunity could arise.
As a newly-finished first year who indeed did have sex in Freshers’ week (and many of the weeks after), I am here to impart some wisdom with some tips and advice about how to approach sex in Freshers’ Week…
It may seem like a small detail, but the location of where you get down and dirty can have a huge impact on your sex life.
Don’t get me wrong: rolling around in the familiarity of the bedsheets can hit the spot but, sometimes, it can be more comfortable than sexy.
If, like me, you watch the saucy, adventurous Game of Thrones sex scenes and wish your life could be that exciting (if a little less dangerous), then worry no more – from the kitchen counter to a trampoline, this list covers it all.
If you’re seeking to heat up your sexual experiences, you should check out these top five places everyone should have sex. Keep count of how many you may have already ticked off as you read through.
You'd happily buy a vibrator for your clitoris. You wouldn't think twice about buying a Fleshlight for your penis. So why not buy a toy for your anus?
Anal sex is just like any other type of intercourse in that a) it can feel incredibly pleasurable, and b) this pleasure can be enhanced by using toys.
If you are still unsure about what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to anal sex, you should read The Top Anal Sex Myths: Debunked.
For one thing, enjoying anal sex does not depend on your sexuality or gender. For men, the 'Male-G Spot' or prostate is most easily stimulated via the anus. This stimulation of the prostate can help men supersize their orgasm.
Women can enjoy anal sex too, because of the sheer amount of nerve endings they have in the area. Some women have even reported that anal sex has helped them to hit their G-Spot from behind.
Still not convinced? Here are four fab anal toys you need to try.