No matter your sexual orientation or gender, getting down and dirty for the first time can be a little daunting. Many people can feel under pressure to ‘get it right’ when they lose their virginity, or want it to be ‘perfect’. Luckily, Lovehoney is here to take the edge off.
I love to take this world-wide day for love and affection as a reminder to check in with myself and my relationship (if I'm in one) to make sure I'm feeling good and continuously exploring parts of myself that I can share with my partner/future partners.
Of course, I turned to Lovehoney this year to find some romantic toys to explore new parts of myself and my relationship with! I needed to stick to my 2020 budget, nothing over $40.
So I filtered my price range lowest-highest and found some absolute gems!
Buckle up, there's a fair few.
Missionary sex doesn't get the credit it deserves. It gets dismissed as 'boring' and 'vanilla', when in reality it's a fundamental position in the Big Bumper Book of Bonking!
Missionary position sees one partner lie on their back, whilst the other partner lies on top, penetrating them either vaginally or anally.
We've got 6 ways to improve missionary sex here and, to save you from getting tangled up like you're playing a game of naked Twister, we've come up with a system.
We've called the partner who is lying on their back the HP ('horizontal partner') and the partner who is riding up top the TP ('top partner').
It's probably not a question that's likely to appear on University Challenge anytime soon but most people, when asked, could name a few fetishes.
Foot fetishes are usually what springs to mind, followed by activities like bondage and S&M.
But what is counts as a fetish? Well, a fetish is a type of sexual desire where gratification is linked to an object, type of clothing or part of the body.
Thanks to the awesome power of the internet, and society becoming increasingly sex-positive, we know more about kinks and fetishes than we ever have before.
That's why Lovehoney had to conduct some serious sexual research to find you these 10 Sexual Fetishes We Bet You've Never Heard Of!
Over the holiday season, I was watching plenty of Christmas films (obviously), including one of my all-time favourites, The Holiday.
This year, I noticed a line that had somehow flown under my radar throughout my adult life.
Graham (Jude Law): "How do you feel about foreplay?"
Amanda (Cameron Diaz): "I think it's overrated. Significantly overrated."
WHAT?! I spend a lot of time advocating for foreplay. I don’t think people are using it to its full potential.
I love talking about the erogenous zones of the body, why the definitions of ‘foreplay’ and ‘sex’ are a little blurry, and why differentiating between those things can be damaging for people and their sex lives.
Somehow, I never seem to talk about why people should spend more time doing it, and why it’s most definitely not overrated! So here goes:
I might completely regret this decision in 12 months.
I’ve decided to apply for a Masters of Sexology to complete full time for the next 2 years (here’s hoping that I get in).
I’m right off the back of completing a graduate certificate, and I’m already itching to get another qualification. For a long time, there have been many things that have held me back from doing this. The time, debt, effort, stress, studying via distance, not to mention having to travel from the east coast of Australia to the west coast at least twice a year sure enough were among the cons in my ‘pros and cons’ list.
All these things still scare me, but they barely measure up to why I want to become a certified sex geek. Here’s why.
The nights are drawing in, the trees are bare, and there's still a long way to go until Spring.
Some find this time of year romantic - after all, what is more charming than snuggling up to a loved one?
But some of the drawbacks of this season include colds, forgettable TV programs, stodgy food, mandatory time with relatives, less sunshine, roads becoming ice rinks and end of term assessments. Admit it, you're turned on already.
A good way to shake off the funk is to climb into bed with your lover... Except as soon as the clothes come off, the cold air bites you in the nether regions (not in a good way either). You jump into bed, only to be enveloped by the glacial sheets. Brrr.
Luckily, though, Lovehoney have a few items to turn up the heat (in more ways than one).