1. The world of sex toys can be daunting, to say the least. Whether you're buying for someone special or treating yourself, it's hard to know where to start. This guide will give you a whistle stop tour to the sex toys section on Lovehoney so you know exactly where to start looking for what you want.

    Above: Whether you're looking to buy your first sex toy, or your hundredth, there are some things you just gotta know. Watch this video guide and let Jess Wilde show you the way.

    If you're looking for your first ever sex toy, our How to Choose Your First Sex Toy guide will help you find the right first sex toy for you.

    If you're curious about what exactly something is used for, check out the A- Z of Sex Toys that explains every single sex toy under the sun.

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    Designed to look like an old flashlight, each Fleshlight is a personal male masturbator made up of a sturdy external case and a soft internal sleeve. They deliver great suction when penetrated with the penis and give you a real feel experience of oral, anal, or vaginal sex.

    Fleshlight sleeves come in the form of vaginas, male butts, female butts, and non gender specific openings and feature a wide range of internal textures, so there is sure to be one that suits you!

    If you've never thought about using a male sex to to enhance your solo play or add a new twist to sexy fun with your partner, you may just find that a Fleshlight takes those things to a whole new level. This guide will help you find the best Fleshlight for you - they all excel in different areas.

    If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to supercharging your solo pleasure, this guide help you find the right male sex toy for you.

    (By the way, you can enjoy most of these toys with a partner, too.)

    How to Introduce Bondage to Your RelationshipA lot of the stigma about bondage has evaporated in recent years and there are many curious lovers looking for a new way to enjoy sexual experiences with their partners.

    Bondage can be soft, sensual and romantic - as well as kinky and intensely thrilling. The simple act of restraining your lover offers new physical experiences and an intensified feeling of trust and closeness.

    Seen as an art form by many who practice some of the more elaborate methods of restraint, bondage encompasses a wide range of bedroom activities, from blindfolding your partner to binding their wrists and ankles.

    If you've ever wanted to try light bondage, this guide will show you how to bring up the topic and where to start.

    If you're looking for hands-free fun without the need for a harness, Feeldoe is the strapless strap-on for your next adventures. Offering all the pleasure of strap-ons without any straps, buckles, or snaps to slow you down.

    Self-made sexpert Mia created the Feeldoe in Florida back in 2002, although the project had been in development since the 1980s. With her background in research and development of mechanical equipment, machinery design and chemical material processing, Mia was able to invent this useful and innovative couples sex toy. After years of committed research (and a patient partner helping her test the prototypes!) Mia's masterpiece came to life: Feeldoe.

    After researching the best quality materials available and securing several patents she teamed up with Tantus Inc, an industry leader providing pure silicone sex toys, to get the job done in more ways than one!

    If you're one of the many people who looks at bondage category of Lovehoney as if it's written in an alien language, you're not alone. There are so many tools and terms to get to grips with that even understanding the purpose of some of the equipment can take considerable effort, let alone using it. Here are the definitions of our bondage categories to provide you with an insight into what the tools we sell are used for.

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    Lovehoney has over 600 different types of vibrator, so finding the best vibrator for you can seem a bit daunting. The best way to start on your quest to choose the right vibrator is to check out the Vibrator Size Guide which gives you a life-size view of the size and shape of our most popular vibrators.

    Once you've settled on roughly how big you want it to be, think about about how you're going to use your vibe. For example, if you want something for internal stimulation pay close attention to shape and movement of the toy. If you're looking for external clitoral stimulation, consider whether you might prefer a vibe made from squishy or hard material. If you want a really powerful vibrator, then you might like a plug-in or rechargeable vibrator that provides stronger power for longer. However, if noise levels are more important to you than power, look for something that's labelled as extra quiet.

    When you've got an idea of how you'd like to use your vibrator, we'll show you how to choose a vibrator that's going to tick all your boxes.

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    Many of our first-time anal sex experiences are accidental or ill prepared for at best, giving a poor first-time impression of all things anally sexual. Many couples don’t tend to talk about anal play and as individuals, we’re often quick to write it off, especially if we’ve had a bad experience in the past.

    These self-imposed taboos mean that scores of us are missing out on the joy of anal sex and the pleasure that both men and women experience through anal penetration.

    This first-time anal sex guide will talk you through anal experimentation and anal penetration, helping you to progressively experiment both alone, with a partner or with anal sex toys to achieve a satisfying anal sex life.

    If the idea of mixing a little pain with your pleasure appeals, make sure you have the right tools to make the most of your fantasy.

    If you want to increase the sensitivity of your partner’s skin, a spanking paddle or flogger will help set their senses alight. If you want to accessorise a dominant persona or make their skin sting, try a riding crop or a traditional cane.

    This guide has some fabulous advice that will have you whipping your partner into a frenzy in no time.

    Above: Discover the proper way to spank for pleasure with Jess Wilde in our how-to video.

    So you're looking for a vibrator but not sure where to start in our vibrators category? With a vast array of shapes, sizes, designs and functions, our vibrators section can be confusing for those looking to buy their first vibe.

    This guide will teach you how to tell a bullet from a butterfly vibe and help you choose the vibrators that will best enhance masturbation and sex with your partner.

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