1. 6 Apps That'll Shake Up Your Sex Life

    As a student, I'd be lost without my smartphone. It's an essential piece of equipment for me. How else could I keep up with all my important academic notices like last minute seminar room changes, workshops showing me how to cite correctly, and student union election updates?

    Then, in my free time I play games, keep in touch with friends, search for the name of the person in the current TV series I'm watching to find out where I recognise them from, and browse Lovehoney forums.

    I've also tweeted a large supermarket chain because a relative and I were arguing about what year the local branch opened in our hometown. Behold, all this power and knowledge at my fingertips.

    But wait, I can hear you thinking, if smartphones can do so many awesome things surely there's probably an app for reigniting intimacy? Like autocomplete, I'm already there.

    Here are some of my favourites for boosting your sexual inspiration and adventures.

    Kinky sex: in case you didn't know, it's pretty popular nowadays.

    Topics which used to be too taboo to talk about, like bondage and spanking, are now being discussed and explored by everyday couples all over the world. There are many reasons for this shift in attitude towards sex, but it's no surprise that the BDSM trend in particular has only grown since Fifty Shades of Grey debuted 8 years ago.

    Now, with five books, two films and a third movie (Fifty Shades Freed) just around the corner, it doesn't look like the Fifty Shades-induced bondage craze is going to stop anytime soon. Huzzah!

    In preparation for the newest film, which comes out next month, Lovehoney wanted to make sure all you kinky so'n'so's are playing safe and always use a safe word when you play like Grey.

    How? We did a survey, of course.

    The good news is, our survey results show that Lovehoney customers use their noggin when it comes to kinky play, and always use a safe word. Not only were you proud to tell us how seriously you take safety, but you also told us your favourite safe words for stopping the action mid-swing.

    And so we present to you, the top 10 most popular safe words (along with a few we simply couldn't miss out)...

    What You're Like in Bed According To Your Star Sign

    If you want to learn more about your sexuality, I suggest looking to the stars!

    When it comes to determining what kind of lover you are, who you are most sexually compatible with, and what sex toys you are most likely to love, your horoscope can be a fun place to start - if you believe in the influence of the cosmos, of course.

    From lusty Libras to the sensual Taureans, our tongue-in-cheek foreplay forecast could just hold the key to your next great orgasm.

    We've divided the 12 signs of the zodiac each by their distinct sexual proclivities. Read on to find out what astrology can teach you about what you're like in bed.

    Do you think your sexual summary is accurate? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

    20 Times Abbi and Ilana from Broad City Were All of Us

    Broad City Season Four premiered on the 13th September. As far as I am concerned, the only appropriate response to this incredible news is a hearty “YAS KWEEN!”.

    Abbi and Ilana have been gracing our screens for three years, with their struggle to make it in New York consistently leading to non-stop hilarity.

    There’s Abbi Abrams, Fine Arts graduate turned personal trainer, and then there is Ilana Wexler – a hedonistic, sex-positive 20 something who is Abbi’s best friend.

    After watching every episode religiously, I believe that Abbi and Ilana are two of the most relatable characters on modern television.

    Here are 20 times that Abbi and Ilana from ‘Broad City’ were all of us.

    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    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.

    Why Everyone Should Own A Realistic Dildo

    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.

    BlowYo Texture Quiz

     Roses are red, violets are blue, blowjobs are great, which style best suits you?

    Our brand new BlowYostrokers are designed to improve both solo play and fellatio, improving the whole oral experience for you and your partner.

    From sensational swirling feelings to tantalising ticklers, each of our four BlowYo toys is lined with a unique texture to maximise your enjoyment.

    With so many amazing textures to choose from, it's hard to know where to start.

    Take our quiz to reveal which sensation will BlowYo-ur mind.

    LH Halloween Rabbit Ears

    With Halloween sneaking up on us fast, many of us around the world are turning our thoughts to which mind-blowing costume we should be donning for the big night.

    But, even if you don’t dress up as a sexy traffic cop or a slutty bag of Skittles, there’s a chance that your simple ghost outfit or creepy clown make-up could be causing a stir for someone.

    Sexual fetishes and fantasies come in all different forms, so it comes as little surprise that if you’ve ever had an X-rated daydream about a good-looking Georgian ghost, or a frolic with Frankenstein’s monster, you’re definitely not alone.

    So, if white sheets make you moan, or detailed zombie make-up brings on a very localized case of rigor mortis, read on to learn more about five particular proclivities that thrive at Halloween…

    Pictured here: Leg Avenue Glitter Rabbit Masquerade Mask and Lovehoney Sequin Nipple Tassels

    Pidgey in warehouse

    Ever since it was released last week, Pokémon GO has all but taken over the world.

    From Lickitungs in the park, to Grimers in church and Squirtles in the convenience store, fans both young and old have been discovering the joys of Pokémon hunting in the real world, thanks to GPS technology and an incredibly addictive free-to-play app.

    Released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original games (and boy, does that make me feel old), Pokémon GO has dominated the headlines, with people finding these weird and wonderful Pocket Monsters in the most bizarre places imaginable.

    So given that we want Lovehoney to be the very best (like no one ever was) we set off into our sex toy warehouse to find out which Pokémon could be lurking among the toys.

    We're just glad we didn't catch any Krabbies.

    pride flag

    June is officially Pride Month here in the States, but that doesn't mean just thirty days of LGBT and Q awareness.

    The stunning rainbow flag is a year-long reminder of taking pride in your sexuality, but did you know each color has a different meaning?

    • red - life
    • orange - healing
    • yellow - sunlight
    • green - nature
    • blue - harmony
    • violet - spirit

    "The flag … is traditionally flown horizontally with the red stripe on top" (Sexual History Tour).

    Around the world people celebrate every kind of love with rainbows, glitter and all things fabulous, including glorious parades and festivities with open displays of affection, drag queens, dancing, music, acceptance and love.

    But have you seen our amazing rainbow toys? Get ready to play with Pride…

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