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    Sometimes, sex just seems to happen. Other times, getting into the right mindspace is a little more difficult - especially after a day of meetings, an hour spent in traffic or a weekend enduring your in-laws.

    Creating the right mood and environment, whatever that means to you, can really help, so we've put together a few tips to help you set the scene for sexytime.

    It may take a little bit of planning and communication, but when you're basking in that post-bonk glow, you'll be delighted you made the effort.

    Last week, we told you all about what condoms are, and how to tell if your condom is safe for use.

    This week we're back with Condoms 101 - Part 2!

    When used correctly, condoms offer an impressive 98% success rate, but in order to be properly protected, you need to know what you're doing.

    In this weeks video, Jess and Sammi show you exactly how to open, wear, remove and dispose of your condom properly for the best protection.

    Lovehoney Student Sex Advice

    Regardless of what anyone tells you, taking nude photos is an art form.

    Though many of us may just believe it's a matter of 'point-and-snap', there's actually a lot more to it if you want your photo to do your body justice.

    Just as with any good photo, you have to think about framing, lighting, position, and many other things if you really want to get that jaw-dropping effect.

    While most of us are aware that a lot of work goes into a fantastic sensual photo, it should nonetheless look like it's effortless.

    So here are a few tips to help ensure your pictures are of top quality, every single time.

    What is a condom? And why are they so popular for ensuring safe sex?

    Well, firstly, barrier methods of contraception (which is what a condom is) are the only type of contraception that protects you and your partner from STI's as well as unwanted pregnancy.

    When used correctly, they offer an astonishing 98% success rate, but in order to be properly protected, you need to know what you're doing.

    In this weeks video, Jess and Sammi give you the lowdown on latex (and non-latex) love-gloves, condom-friendly lubes and everything else you need to know before putting one on.

    Come back next week for part 2, when we show you exactly how to put a condom on (properly!)

    How Normal Are My Sexual Fantasies

    Imagine being in a shop with a friend, choosing a bag of crisps. You go for ready salted, they opt for salt and vinegar. Is one of you a weirdo? Of course not.

    Just like our choice in crisp flavours, our turn-ons vary massively from person to person. After all, if we all liked exactly the same things, what a boring world this would be.

    The same goes for sexual fantasies. If we all had the same sexual fantasies, sex wouldn't be half as exciting and invigorating.

    We wouldn't be intrigued by anything new, we wouldn't ever be surprised by our partners, and there would be nothing about our own sexualities to discover and explore.

    So if you're concerned about what your secret fantasy says about you, we're here to put your mind at rest.

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    Pick-up lines. Do you love them or hate them?

    Someone sidling up to you at the bar and 'breaking the ice' by pretending to be a penguin and smashing an ice cube might not exactly do it for you...

    But a so-bad-it's-good line from someone you like?

    Total hearts-eyes!

    To celebrate World Emoji Day, we've given some of our fave cheeky, cheesy (and not at all sleazy) pick-up lines an emoji makeover.

    Got that emoji fever? Don't forget to check out our all-new Oh-Moji range of mini wand vibrators.

    A question we get asked a LOT at Lovehoney is "how can I make my penis bigger?"

    Now, we like to remind people that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better, and it's often better to learn some tips and tricks to use what nature gave you.

    There's a lot of truth to the old saying "it's not the size, but what you do with it that counts".

    But for those penis-owning people out there who want to boost the size of their boner, there are several ways of doing so, for both short and long term gains.

    If you hunt around the internet (or have a peep in your junk emails, for that matter!) you'll trip over dozens of ways to increase the size of your penis.

    However not all of these methods are particularly safe or reliable (bee stings anyone?!) and some can even lead to shrinkage later in life, so it's really important you do your research and choose a safe way to magnify your meat flute.

    In this weeks video guide, Jess and Annabelle tell you 4 sure-fire ways to do exactly that!

    Just when you thought Womanizer couldn't get any better, they go and bowl us over with a brand new, better-than-ever suction sex toy.

    Still promising guaranteed orgasms (in under 3 minutes, we might add) via their patented PleasureAir technology, Womanizer have released their brand new, all singing, all dancing model: the Womanizer Premium.

    In this week's video, Jess and Sammi take you through what makes this brand new model stand out from the rest of the Womanizer range.

    "Multitasking" should be the cock ring's middle name.

    With the power to prolong stamina, enhance erection size and strength and offer clitoral stimulation for her, we can't think of one reason why everyone (with a penis) shouldn't own one.

    Everyone's anatomy is a little different, which is why cock rings come in a variety of shapes, materials and sizes.

    Sometime's you'll see cock rings listed as "stamina rings", "love rings" or "penis rings", but they're all the same thing.

    Want to try one (of course you do), but not sure where to start?

    Check out our Top 10 Cock Rings list to get the low-down putting a ring on it.

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