New Year's Resolutions are, for many, a distant memory. But for many (myself included) losing weight and toning up was high up on my list.
However, for a number of reasons, maybe it hasn't happened, and you're still not feeling as sexy as you wish you could in the bedroom.
I like to think I'm a very body-positive person, and I genuinely believe in beauty at any size, but when it comes to my own body, I really struggle to put my beliefs into practice.
But, really, body confidence comes from accepting your body exactly as it is, rather than trying to make it into what you think everyone else wants it to be.
So, if you're looking for a boost to your sex appeal and sensuality, we've got some easy tips for you that can help you love your body, and everything it does for you.
Picture the scene: the lights are dimmed, the candles are lit - and someone pulls out the silky satin restraints.
If you and your partner have decided to make your BDSM debut, then congratulations are in order! It’s great that you’ve found someone else who is on your wavelength and is up for some sexploration.
What could kill the mood slightly, however, is if you tie up your lover and then stand there staring awkwardly, while your lover lies there and just stares right back at you (also awkward).
Before you whip the handcuffs out, the best thing to do is plan your scene together. Planning will help clarify what sort of play turns you both on, what activities are off the cards, and what your safe word will be.
But exactly how do you plan sex, and keep it sexy? Here's 7 things to do with your partner (ranked from mildest to wildest) now that you've got them tied up.
Have you ever wanted to turn your partner on via messages or Snapchat, but didn't want to take any compromising pictures?
Or perhaps you’ve been horny in public and can’t slip away anywhere to call them and tell them all about it?
Sending nudes can be fun and a sure way of getting the recipient hot and bothered, but they’re not the only way to get a sexy conversation going. Sometimes a well-written sext can be even hotter than a revealing pic.
Here’s my list of tried-and-tested sexting phrases you can use as a template next time you want to tease your partner, or have some long-distance fun.
Here at Lovehoney, we talk about foreplay A LOT (and for a good reason too!).
Much more than just some sexual appetiser that you quickly wolf down before the main course, foreplay is a crucial part of experiencing great sex.
Foreplay gives both your body and mind a chance to become fully aroused. This mounting anticipation means that when it's time for the main event, you'll be champing at the bit!
We hear about general foreplay tips all the time, but we ask you, dear reader – where's all the helpful advice on incredible anal foreplay?
Although it is literally located in the rear, when it comes to foreplay tips, the bum is sometimes being left behind. Well, we won't stand for it, so here are eight of the best anal foreplay tips. Bottoms up!
You're having great sex, and everything's going well. You can feel the tension building. Then, BOOM!
It's all over.
It can be frustrating when you or your partner finishes before you've had a chance to get into the swing of things, but try not to let any disappointment get the better of you.
Be kind, be tactful and definitely don't blame your partner. And just because someone has orgasmed, doesn't mean you have to stop sexytime right then, y'know.
If you are worried about premature ejaculation, there are lots of things you can try before you seek help from your GP. Read on for our tips and tricks to help the fun last longer.
When you hear the term ‘erogenous zone’, what springs to mind? If your thoughts head directly below-the-waist, you’re not alone.
We are all guilty of being a little too crotch-centric at times; focusing solely on the vagina or penis and forgetting to use other erogenous zones in the bedroom.
An erogenous zone can be any area of the body that, when stimulated, gets you in the mood. That’s a pretty broad definition, which is good news!
For those of you that want to spice things up, here are ten erogenous zones you may never have previously considered.
We're over halfway through October, which can mean only one thing: Halloween is almost here!
And whether you've been counting down the days since last November 1st, or you're locking the doors and hunkering down to avoid trick-or-treaters, one thing's for sure: the internet is brimming with sexy Halloween costume possibilities.
We've packed our new Halloween shop full of flirty costumes and spooky-style toys, but how can a night associated with ghouls, ghosts, and wee demon beasties be erotic?
We're glad you asked.
Here, we've collected our favourite Halloween-esque role play scenarios to take your night from frightful to delightful (without a drop of fake blood in sight).
Don’t forget, before any role play, it’s always a good idea to agree on a safe word with your partner so that if things get too intense, you can cease play immediately.
You've probably noticed that at Lovehoney, we sell a lot of sex toys. And we mean A LOT.
Each toy is designed with a different purpose in mind. Some are for a long, slow play that builds arousal, while others are for straight-to-the-point explosive pleasure.
But which vibrator gives the fastest orgasms? In order to answer that, we needed a willing vulva-nteer to put our best-selling toys to the test.
And, funnily enough, it wasn't that hard to find an eager beaver...
Read on to find out what our student blogger, Audrey, had to say about her fastest orgasms with our toys.
(Yes, stopclock results are included. This is a science experiment, don't you know!)