Sure, when you guys first met you stayed up all night; Bumpin' and grindin', sharing your raunchiest desires into the early hours (all while Careless Whisper played softly in the background). But, when your relationship is old enough to legally buy cigarettes, kids, mortgages and television often take precedent over chatting about your innermost sexual desires.
Long term sexual relationships can often suffer from getting a little formulaic. While you may know each other inside out and have a healthy sex life, if you're holding back on sharing your true sexual desires you could be majorly missing out.
Whether you've just plucked up the courage to share, have lost a little enthusiasm for your usual bedtime romp, or have recently discovered a new sexual curiosity, it's time to start talking about your desires. In this blog we provide some handy tips to get that sex talk flowing.
Sex advice: it's everywhere.
You can get sex advice from loads of places, including Lovehoney (that's us!), doctors, sexperts and people like you, who may have experience with the very situation you're wondering about. In cases like that, an easy way to connect with other people is by joining a forum to ask the question. Our very own Lovehoney forum may be your first stop, but if you're looking for even more information, enter Reddit.
Reddit is the largest, most popular forum on the internet. Gone are the days when forums were all specific, separate websites: Reddit is a conglomerate of communities (called 'subreddits') where discussions are happening all the time.
Subreddits can be as general as r/Advice and r/NoStupidQuestions, where you can ask any question that tickles your fancy, or as specific as r/WhatsThisBug, where users post pictures of unidentified insects and the community entomologists will label your critter.
Since we're the sexual happiness people, we've explored Reddit to find the best subreddits where you can get sex advice.
In all areas of life, we have our favourites. Our go-tos. Our undies that make us feel great and our meals we never turn down.
Of course, this applies to sex, too. Think about that one position you always go back to or that one toy you reach for to guarantee a banging orgasm.
Much like a good bowl of comfort food, these sex staples make us feel content, safe, and satisfied. But sometimes, safe isn't what we're after: it's the thrill of something new and exciting that gets your blood pumping.
That's why we've asked our Lovehoney community what kind of spice they use to bring new flavour to their bedroom adventures, and they didn't let us down.
Here are 8 tasty tips teeming with potential for cooking up some spicier sessions in the bedroom.
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There's no one-size-fits-all way to experience sexual happiness – and with so many sex toys, bondage items, and sexy accessories at Lovehoney, your path to pleasure is practically endless.
That's why we've gone through a quarter of a million of our customer reviews to find the finest recommendations for differently-abled pleasure.
If you have a disability that makes intercourse, foreplay, or masturbation tricky, you may find one of our top 10 sex aids listed here can enhance your sexual happiness.
“It was the best ever.” “I came 10 times.” “We did it in the frickin’ rabbit run.” These are the kind of tales about mind-blowing romps shared down the pub, and in books and movies. In reality, not every single session is a swinging-from-the-chandeliers affair. And that’s the first thing to remember.
However, this doesn’t mean your best sex ever is out of reach – all you need is a bit of body positivity and bedroom confidence.
Easier said than done though, right? Having total sex confidence can be hard. Really hard. You can be 100% comfortable in your day-to-day life, but stripping off and bumping uglies with that sexy someone is a whole different ballgame.
Check out these simple solutions for getting to know yourself, and to thinking and acting more confidently in the sack, and you’ll be enjoying supercharged sexytime in no time at all.
Male sex toys have come a very long way since the Ancient Greeks used stale bread and a glug of olive oil to get off (you can't blame them for being resourceful).
These days you can step away from the salad dressing, as there are loads of different male sex toys to try.
More and more men are upgrading their solo sessions with textured strokers, twerking butts and sleek prostate massagers.
And while we're over the moon that they're taking their pleasure into their own hands (ahem), we also think male sex toys make great gifts.
So next time you want to treat the man in your life, why not go for a sex toy (obviously don't hand them a gift-wrapped Fleshlight in front of the in-laws).
Here are six reasons to buy a sex toy for a man.
One of the simplest ways to flip your wank routine on its head is to try hands-free pleasure, and for people with a penis, there are loads of toys to help you do this.
Not only are hands-free trouser shuffles an easy way to try something new, but they have a bunch of benefits to help you enjoy better pleasure too.
Here are just a few reasons to try it for yourself:
1. Thrusting your body into a static toy (rather than moving a toy up and down your shaft) more closely replicates sex, which gets your whole body and mind involved.
2. Some toys will get you off with zero effort. Simply stick it on or in, switch it on, and let it work its magic.
3. With no risk of arm ache from repeated strokes, you can extend your pleasure for a longer session.
4. Wearable toys (like cock rings, butt toys and ball bags) don't require an erection to get you off.
Sound good? Keep reading to check out our top 7 sex toys for hands free male masturbation.
You on top, them on top, everyone on their sides... We've all got our go-to sex positions, but don't you find that sometimes, you'd like to try something a little more... unexpected?
When it comes to shaking up your sex routine, there's no easier or faster way to add some spice than by switching out your position play.
With that in mind, we've pulled together 10 top (and bottom) sex poses that allow you and your same-sex partner to easily experiment with both penetrative and non-penetrative sex.
Looking for a little extra 'je ne sais quoi'? We've also included our top toy suggestions to make each pose even more explosive - as it were.
Summer is offically upon us, and for many of us that means only one thing: festival season!
You've dusted off your wellies, charged your festival phone and packed enough glitter to fill RuPaul's Werk Room.
But have you got the perfect outfit? Festivals are the perfect place to step outside your comfort zone and embrace the outrageous. Where else can you queue up for a cup of tea in full tiger face paint, nipple pasties and an anorak without anyone batting an eyelid?
We've got a fancy dress box bursting with festival-ready outfit ideas, from rainbow stripes to brighten up the muddiest field, to the shiniest, sparkliest accessories.