One of the joys of sharing a house is that you can almost guarantee that at some point, you’ll hear your housemates bumping uglies. It’s like a university rite of passage.
But what about when it comes to indulging in a spot of alone-time?
No one wants their new roomies to know that they’re doing the five-knuckle shuffle after a particularly steamy episode of Orange is the New Black, and worrying about overly-loud vibrations and moans can really ruin the mood.
So for those of you who are shy about playing with yourself whilst your friends play FIFA on the other side of the wall, we've rounded up a selection of the best quiet sex toys, as well as some tips from our experts on becoming a top undercover lover.
Anyone who's shopped at Lovehoney knows how much we love a good sex toy review.
Not only do reviews help you (our lovely customers) figure out which products are most likely to get you off, but it also helps us create fun, pleasureable products which we know you'll love.
The latest stroke of genius?
After approximately 5,643,318,671 (give or take) penis-owning customers told us they love combining a stroker with powerful vibrations, we thought it's about time we made a product to make vibro-strokes easier than ever.
As such, we're very proud to introduce you to the brand new Lovehoney Power-gasm Stroker Wand Attachment!
What makes it so great? Read on to find out more.
We all know that sex is designed to be pleasurable, but there are times when, for lots of us, it can get a little uncomfortable.
In fact, the majority of women and many men have experienced painful sex at some point in their lives.
If you've found that sometimes your 'oohs' of delight turn into 'ows' of discomfort, then don't worry - there are things that you or your partner can do to make things easier.
As a Lovehoney blogger, I believe that nobody should ever have to endure painful sex, so here’s my 10-step guide on how to troubleshoot and fix the cause of it.
Whether you have a vagina or a penis, these steps could help to put an end to painful sex and allow you to become the sex-loving god/goddess that you always secretly suspected you might be.
Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy, and working with individuals on a range of relational issues.
Ian is regularly quoted as an expert in various media, with appearances on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and NPR.
He lectures frequently on topics related to sex and relationships, with recent presentations at New York University, Yale, Princeton and the Ackerman Institute.
Ian is the New York Times best-selling author of She Comes First (Harper Collins), which is the best-selling sex advice book of the last decade and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
In addition to being a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), Ian is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and is also a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA).
Find out more about his work at iankerner.com.
Many of life’s most enjoyable activities require you to work quickly. A game of Boggle, for instance, or eating a 99 in the heat of summer.
Sex is certainly an enjoyable activity; it's up there with board games and ice cream in my books.
But good sex isn’t about sprinting to the finish line. Taking the time to engage in electrifying foreplay is crucial if you want to knock your partner’s socks off.
Here are 5 tried-and-tested foreplay moves that your lucky lady is bound to love.
Vanessa Marin is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Sexuality from Brown University and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
She has 15 years of experience working in sex education, research, and therapy, and has been featured over 800 times in publications like The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Times of London, Real Simple, Refinery29, CNN, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Lifehacker, Esquire, GQ, Bustle, Self, Shape, Glamour, Redbook, and more.
She is the creator of multiple online sex therapy programs, including Finishing School, a 12 week course that teaches women how to orgasm by themselves or with a partner, and currently works with clients over video chat.
Find out more below about her work in improving the sex lives of couples everywhere.
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.