1. Position of the Week: First Past the Post

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    We spend the entirety of our lives trying to have ten minutes of 'alone time' in peace and quiet, and now we're being told to have a solo session front of our significant other?

    The truth is, mutual masturbation can benefit both you and your relationship.

    Want to know why? That's what this blog is here for!

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    Ok, so you're probably aware of your own erogenous zones by now – those super-sensitive sweet spots that beg to be stroked, teased and touched.

    Our lips, fingers and other areas of our body are pretty adept when it comes to arousing our, or someone else's, ohhh-zones.

    But what if we told you that a toy could take things to a whole new level, adding a whole bunch of new textures and sensations to the mix?

    We asked award-winning sex therapist and relationship specialist Chantelle Otten which sex toys she recommends when exploring our erogenous zones.

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    Missionary sex doesn't get the credit it deserves. It gets dismissed as 'boring' and 'vanilla', when in reality it's a fundamental position in the Big Bumper Book of Bonking!

    Missionary position sees one partner lie on their back, whilst the other partner lies on top, penetrating them either vaginally or anally.

    We've got 6 ways to improve missionary sex here and, to save you from getting tangled up like you're playing a game of naked Twister, we've come up with a system.

    We've called the partner who is lying on their back the HP ('horizontal partner') and the partner who is riding up top the TP ('top partner').

    How To Turn Your Halls Into A Seductive Boudoir

    Whether you're spending a lot of time in the same four walls, or whether you're coming home from a demanding job, sometimes things in the bedroom can feel a little bit... samey. And we're not necessarily talking about the sex side, either.

    Our bedrooms are, of course, primarily a place for rest, but they're more than that - they're a place to relax, and to retreat from our busy days. And when you're relaxed and happy, guess what? You have better sex.

    Being able to transform your boudoir into a serene-yet-sensual scene for seduction might seem like a big undertaking worthy of any daytime TV property show host, but it's actually very simple.

    So if your sex'n'slumber chamber is in need of a little nocturnal va-va-voom, just read on to find out how to give your room a Moulin-Rouge-esque makeover.

    POTW The Tipping Point

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    Remember Sex Ed in school? Was it all videos of toilet cubicles and/or kids jumping into swimming pools? If so, your experience was similar to the vast majority; solely based on the ins-and-outs of 'baby-making', involving some extremely clinical descriptions of heterosexual sex.

    So, why hasn't Sex Ed been dragged by the balls kicking and screaming into the 21st -century? There's an overwhelming need for an all-inclusive curriculum offering age-appropriate, relevant relationship and queer-inclusive advice and information.

    This week, Sammi, Nick are joined by writer and broadcaster, Riyadh Khalaf, and they share their thoughts on LGBTQ and Sex Education.

    And of course, we cover our usual segments "You can never know enough about sex" and "Question of the week" where we share what we've learned about sex this week, and answer your sex questions.

    Got a question or topic you want us to cover? Email us at podcast@lovehoney.com or comment below.

    You can find us on iTunes, Soundcloud and Spotify. New episodes every Wednesday. Subscribe to stay up to date!

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    Lights off. Bit of cuddle. Some kissing. Sex.

    Lights off. Bit of cuddle. Some kissing. Sex.

    Lights off. Bit of cuddle. Some kissing. Sex.

    Lights off. Bit of a cuddle – do you see where we're going with this?

    If sex is always initiated the same way in your relationship, your love life tends to get quite predictable. Boredom is something we put up with on a long train trip or during a staff meeting – it's not something we should be experiencing in the bedroom!

    Try any of these 6 fun ways to initiate sex the next time you want to break away from your usual routine (remember to always get clear consent from your partner, no matter how they seem to be responding to your advances).

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    We've all had a need for hands-free pleasure. Maybe you're sick of your usual positioning, you have a physical disability or your hands have gone numb from holding that vibrator – I've got you.

    I absolutely adore the move towards accessible toy design, and there are some fantastic hands-free toys out there, particularly for people with vulvas!

    Here's a few of my favourites!

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    We get so caught up in using our vibrators for solo play that we often forget to bring our sex toys to the party!

    Vibrators are great for masturbating with, but they also have the ability to take sex with a partner from fun to phenomenal.

    What's more, if you are someone who can't orgasm from internal stimulation alone (and believe us, you're not the only one!) then incorporating your favourite vibe into your sex life could be a game-changer.

    Here are 7 of the best sex positions for adding in your vibrator – there are countless more but those are for you and your vibe to discover first-hand!

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