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    Once you've taken the plunge and tried bondage for the first time, you may decide that it's something you'd like to experiment with further.

    Traditionally, vanilla couples experiment with bondage by being tied up and objectified as a sexual thing - to be touched, toyed with, pleasured and pleased without having to do very much at all. This is great fun at first, but couples often find that this kind of play becomes a one-sided affair.

    There's a whole world of toys and tools to explore, but you'll need an inventive imagination to go with them to keep sexy restraint scenarios fresh. By incorporating explorable themes into your bondage play, you'll find it easier to renew the experience time and time again.

    BDSM is an all-inclusive term given to any sexual behaviour that might be considered 'kinky'. Pain, physical restraint and servitude would be frowned upon in a non-sexual scenario. In BDSM circles, however, these practices are engaged in with the consent of both people involved for mutual satisfaction and excitement.

    Spanking, whipping, tying, binding, scratching - whatever you fancy trying, you can quickly become a sexual tigress and bring out your kinky side with our guide to BDSM and bondage

    Above: Not sure what the letters in B-D-S-M stand for? Watch this video guide with Jess Wilde to make knowing your B's from your D's as simple as A-B-C!

    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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    Disguised as a flashlight (hence the name) a Fleshlight is a top-notch male sex toy that enhances masturbation or adds an extra dimension to foreplay for couples. Within the outer casing is a soft and stretchy sleeve that is made from an extremely lifelike material that simulates the unmistakable feel and intense sensations of sex.

    If you've never thought about using a male sex toy to aid your solo play, you'll find a Fleshlight will revolutionize your experience. This guide will help you find the best Fleshlight for you - they all offer something different.

    Sex toys for men are a relatively new thing. Blow-up dolls and penis pumps have been around for years but these are often seen as gag gifts to embarrass your mates. But what about those male sex toys that are designed for pleasure, either during solo sex or as foreplay with a partner?

    Over the past few years, an overwhelming amount of sex toys aimed at men have become available. Some, like the Fleshlight, have an incredible reputation which puts them up in the leagues of the rabbit vibrator for women. Others, like the Utensil Race products, have more of a cult following but prove to be best-sellers time and time again.

    To help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we thought it was about time we give you an overview of all our male sex toys, what they do and what to look out for. If you’re buying for yourself or your partner, this guide will definitely come in handy.

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    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.

    sex-toys/strap-ons/double-strap-ons/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.

    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.

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