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    We all know that being naked is pretty great, but what about the getting naked part?

    If your undressing style consists of an under-the-covers fumble or you prefer the rip-off-your-clothes-and-go technique, we suggest you try slowing things down a little for a change. And maybe add some music.

    Terrified? Stick with us.

    The idea of being the centre of attention in the buff is, quite literally, lots of people's idea of a nightmare.

    Anyone else have those dreams where you turn up to work/uni/your mother in law's wearing nothing but your knickers?

    Ok, so it might be a bit of a challenge, but stripping for your partner can be unbelievably hot.

    We've put together a handy guide to help boost your confidence and have your lover's heart pounding.

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    Whether you read them each in one sitting or skipped straight to the naughty bits, few erotic books have made as much of an impact as the Fifty Shades of Grey series.

    Did you bite your lip in solidarity with Ana when she first encountered Christian in his Seattle office?

    Maybe you aspire to have your very own Red Room, just like the mercurial billionaire.

    Millions of people around the world have followed the erotic adventures of Ana Steele and Christian Grey over the last 6 years – and many of them have picked up a few tips along the way.

    With the new film out right now, we thought we'd share the 8 things we've learnt from the Fifty Shades books.

    Don't forget to let us know yours in the comments below!

    What is Orgasm Play?

    Orgasm play (or control) is the act of taking charge over how, when and if an orgasm will take place during intimate play.

    Orgasm control can be explored during solo masturbation (sometimes referred to as "edging", "peaking" or "surfing"), but is often used as a tool for submission during BDSM and power play scenarios.

    During couples' play, orgasm control is usually broken down into two main types: 'Orgasm Denial' and 'Forced Orgasms'.

    Not sure what that means?

    Read on to find out their true definitions, why you might like to try it, and how.

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    What's sexier than knowing what you want in bed? Openly and enthusiastically asking for it, of course!

    Wanting to be more vocal is one thing, but stage fright, insecurities and a fear of feeling silly can easily get in the way – not to mention not knowing what your partner's reaction will be.

    There's every reason to try talking dirty though – especially as the sexy phrases you moan, murmur and scream have been scientifically proven to trigger a reaction in the brain that make your partner feel even more aroused.

    And while we're not suggesting you turn the air bright blue from the get-go, dirty talk is definitely something you can master with a little bit of practice.

    Welcome to the dirty talk masterclass...

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    So, you’ve splashed out on a brand new magic wand, powered it up and played with the settings. What’s next on the erotic agenda?

    First of all, give yourself a pat on the back – your life is about to get a big old boost in the pleasure department.

    These super-powerful vibes are deservedly popular, with the Lovehoney Classic Magic Wand constantly on our bestsellers list.

    And with over 1200 reviews and a 4.5 star rating, it's safe to say this ultra-powerful vibe lives up to the hype.

    But now you have your magic wand, how do you use it to its full potential?

    We’ve put together a handy guide to help you soar to orgasmic heights with your toy, time after time.

    Don't forget to share your own tips in the comments below!

    "You don't need a penis to use a cock ring..."

    If you haven't seen our Wild Weekend kit yet, where on Earth have you been?

    Packed with our best-selling beginner's toys, this bundle boasts a whopping 11 products to fill a whole weekend (and then some) with sexy adventures.

    But the fun doesn't stop there.

    Beyond their obvious skillset, each toy in the Wild Weekend kit boasts an unexpected talent, and it's up to you to unleash it.

    For example, did you know that a G-spot vibe isn't limited to providing G-spot pleasure?

    Or that you don't need a penis to use a cock ring?

    Read on to discover how to unleash your sex toys' full potential, and ensure that next weekend is your wildest yet.

    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...

    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.

    How To Ask for What You Want in the Bedroom

    Sex is wonderful, and there are probably few of us reading this who would disagree.

    But, at times, it can be frustrating, embarrassing, and downright awkward. The most common woe I hear from friends is that they aren't getting what they want in the bedroom. Sure, sometimes what they want is a Champagne breakfast in bed, but we can't all have that everyday.

    I'm talking about getting what you want between the sheets, and for some, the prospect of talking to a partner about this can be a scary thought. But it doesn't have to be.

    The root cause for most people is that they aren't confident in communicating their desires, and for some, they aren't even sure what it is that they want.

    Never fear! With these top tips you will soon have all of the tools you need to know what you want in bed - and how to ask for it.

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