1. Buying a lingerie gift for the woman in your life can be a daunting prospect.

    Cue the sweaty palms, the sudden inability to make a decision and the dreaded “lingerie shakes” (we made that bit up). Suddenly a box of chocolates is the best gift idea. Ever.

    But fear not. We’ve quizzed the Lovehoney lingerie experts and rifled through customer reviews to come up with a list of quite possibly the 8 Best Lingerie Gifts you’ll ever set eyes on.

    Forget the sweaty palms. This list is your new best friend.

    Sex toys are not just for the V. There are so many amazing toys on the market, specifically designed to treat your (or your lover's) meat.

    If you're on the hunt for a gift your partner will love, look no further. We've compiled a list of 6 of our best-selling male sex toys. From strokers to butt plugs, we've got them all.

    No matter your budget, we've got the perfect toy for your boy.

    Realistic dildos come in many different shapes and sizes (just like the real thing), and are also available in many different designs, be it glass dildos, double-ended dildos, strap on dildos or vibrating dildos.

    The common denominator amongst this lifelike species of dildo is of course their realistic, penis-like features - raised veins, a realistic glans and often a pair of balls as the finishing touch.

    But with so many hugely popular non-anatomical sex toys available, what is it about realistic dildos that makes them a staple in the Lovehoney hall of popular toys? Let our team of experts explain.

    Above: Watch Sammi Cole explain why people opt for the real deal dildos.

    Black Level PVC Zip Front Halterneck Mini Dress

    Despite what many people believe, PVC clothing and latex clothing are not exactly the same thing, although both are great for giving a shiny, figure-hugging look.

    PVC (or polyvinylchloride, or vinyl) is a plastic polymer that's used to coat fabric to create a glossy, waterproof surface, whereas latex is a form of rubber that creates a more restrictive feeling. PVC makes a great cheap alternative to both latex and leather, has a much lower risk of causing an allergic reaction, and is often found in fetish or BDSM-inspired outfits.

    But how do you know what is the best PVC outfit for you? Keep reading for our expert tips and top recommendations.

    Above: Find out the difference between latex and PVC in this video by bondage expert, Jess Wilde.

    4 Lingerie Looks to Suit Everyone

    Nothing feels quite like knowing you look stunning in a set of lingerie, and with the variety available there really is a style to make any body type feel amazing.

    From bodies, to corsets, to nipple pasties, to G-strings, there's a whole world of styles out there, each designed to create a different bedroom look.

    It’s easy to be intimidated, however, by the choices available and not know where to start, and sometimes you just want an easy go-to that you know you’ll rock with little risk of the look not working.

    But we think there are certain styles that can make every single body shape and size feel fantastic, so here are the top 4 lingerie styles that suit everyone.

    Do you have any to add? Don't forget to let us know in the comments below!

    With an ever-increasing number of people discovering the pleasure that double-ended dildos can bring to the table (or indeed bed), they are no longer just the toy that makes an obligatory appearance in lesbian porn films. But why exactly do people use double-ended dildos? Let our experts explain all.

    Above: Watch Sammi Cole explain how to pick a double-ended dildo.

    Top Anal Sex Myths Debunked

    Anal sex is a divisive topic. Some people love it, some people hate it and some people just dare not try it.

    If you have already formed your opinion of love, hate or meh through having a go at it, then by all means, you do you and continue to enjoy or avoid anal sex at your whim!

    However, if you are someone who has yet to step into the waters, have a think about why you haven't made that leap.

    Is it because you feel you need more education before making the decision to say yes? Is it because you've heard rumours of horror stories and are now vehemently put off? Or perhaps you just don't see how it could be pleasurable?

    If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, then here I am to offer some help and debunk common anal sex myths and misconceptions...

    Everyone's heard of them, but many still haven't tried one. The indisputable celebrity of the sex toy world, rabbit vibrators are one of the best known sex toys in existence - but why?

    Simple. Because the the ultimate sex toy for blended orgasms, thanks to their ability to simultaneously stimulate the clitoris and internal pleasure zones.

    But how do you choose which is the best rabbit vibrator for you? This guide should make it easy!

    15 Things People Believe About Masturbation

    When it comes to masturbation, everyone has an opinion.

    For some, it's the highlight of their day, and they can't get enough of it; for others, the appeal is completely unfathomable.

    Over the years, a ton of myths have sprung up around the concept of self-love, and it can be tricky sometimes to seperate the fact from the fiction.

    Will you go blind? Is it bad for you? Will it ruin sex if you do it?

    Particularly when it comes to our upbringing and the beliefs of those around us, the benefits of masturbation can be a bit of a murky area.

    But the good news is, if you're still on the fence about flicking the bean or doing the five-knuckle-shuffle, here are 15 common beliefs about masturbation that just aren't true.

    A History of Masturbation

    Whether you’re a bean-flicker or a bishop-basher, we can pretty much all agree that masturbation is great.

    But have you ever wondered how solo play slots into the history of humankind?

    From kinky cave paintings to steam-powered sybians, the history of self-love is deep, intricate, and inherently fascinating.

    For example, did you know that cornflakes were invented to lower your desire to yank the crank? Or that the first dildo is almost 30,000 years old, and made of polished siltstone?

    So hop on your hand-cranked time machine and come with us (pun intended) on a trip along a torrid timeline of touching yourself.

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