• Collars are a visual symbol of submission and control, and are often worn in the bedroom (or fetish club!) by submissive partners to indicate their position. Collars can also be practical, often with hardware to allow leads and other restraints to be attached to them.

    One of the questions we get asked a lot here at Lovehoney is “how do you buy a bondage collar?” This comprehensive guide aims to answer all of the questions that arise when you think about this seductive form of restraint, providing you with the information needed to enjoy collar and leash play with every sub and slave you meet!

    Top Ten Lingerie Gifts for Valentine's Day

    Lingerie is the classic Valentine's Day gift for a reason: sexy and seductive, there's nothing like a new bedroom outfit to set the mood for romance this February 14th.

    Whether you're shopping for your lover or picking something out yourself, there's that added excitement of seeing their face when all is revealed.

    Don't know a bustier from a basque? Check out our Lingerie Guides which are packed with advice on body shape, sizing and buying lingerie as a gift.

    But that's not all! This Valentine's Day, Team Lovehoney have handpicked 10 of our most delectable lingerie sets to have you looking and feeling your sexy finest for the big night.

    Whether you prefer the flirty look of a cute babydoll or prefer to sizzle in a raunchy bra set, we have the perfect outfit for your night of passion:

    Foreplay doesn’t just have to be a kiss and a cuddle within the confines of the bedroom. In fact, erotic massage is the perfect way to connect physically and emotionally.

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    The majority of our everyday communication is non-verbal and body language plays a huge part in how we communicate and understand other people. It should therefore make sense that massage, one of the most intimate kinds of touch, is a good way of communicating with your lover. Each caress, stroke and rub can be used to say anything from “I adore your body” to “I hope you had a good day at work”.

    Finding tense spots in your partner’s neck, shoulders and back then kneading and massaging them with your hands will not only remove physical pain, but it can help unblock their mind as they focus less on the pain and the stress associated with it.

    A massage can be a simple stroking of the hands or a good going-over of the whole body. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll soon realise the benefits to your heath, your body, your relationship and your sex life.

    If you live with others or have thin walls, then a near-silent vibrator is probably the only way to let go, relax and enjoy yourself.

    Above: Tilly puts our best-selling whisper-quiet vibrators to the test in this video guide to find out which ones really are super-duper quiet. Which one will come out on top? Click on the screen above to find out!

    However, don’t think that you need to sacrifice power for the sake of sound. Lovehoney has tried and tested a range of toys, and carefully selected the quietest to go in our Extra Quiet Vibrators section.

    Not all vibrators have been designed with anal use in mind, and if you use a normal vibe for anal stimulation or penetration it could cause discomfort or even get stuck. Forget trying to manoeuvre your vibrating bullet or favorite rabbit vibrator so that your anus gets some good vibe loving - with powerful waves of vibrations and a deep, satisfying feeling of penetration, an anal vibrator is specially designed to give you incredibly enhanced orgasms.

    Nearly every games console now comes with wireless controllers so you can enjoy the fun without the limitations of wires! Similarly, sex toys have been following suit with the release of numerous new wireless remote control vibrators.

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    So exercise that trigger finger on something more rewarding and find out why everyone should have a remote control vibe in their bedside drawer.

    Top 10 Plus Size Lingerie Gifts for Valentine's Day

    Everyone likes to feel sexy on Valentine's Day, and that's what makes lingerie the best gift - whether you're the one giving or receiving.

    "Help! How do I buy Plus Size lingerie for Valentine's Day?" It's true - a lot of people get confused by the term "Plus Size", but all it means is dress sizes 14 and above. The only way it differs from non-plus size lingerie is that it's a bit more flattering for curvier girls.

    Many men fret about buying lingerie for their Valentines, worrying that it won't fit or she won't like it. Luckily, we've hand-picked 10 gorgeous options for this Valentine's Day that we're sure she'll love. It's worth noting that you can shop in confidence with our incredible 365 day return policy.

    Need more help? Check out our How to Buy Sexy Lingerie Guide for Men for tips on figuring out her size and what she likes.

    If you're baffled by basques or confused by corsets, Lovehoney's easy lingerie guide will explain everything. Armed with this information, choosing the perfect lingerie to make you or your partner feel sexy and confident should be easy.

    We've split this guide into structured lingerie (basques, corsets and other figure-hugging and body-sculpting garments) and unstructured lingerie (flirty, feminine and comfortable lingerie like babydolls, chemises and camisole sets) to suit your mood or your partner's style. We also explain the different types of panties, thongs and G-strings as well as sex-on-legs hosiery (from stockings and suspenders, to bodystockings and tights).

    Top Ten Valentine's Gifts for men from Lovehoney

    It's easy to get caught up in the frenzy of Valentine's Day cards, stuffed toys and cupcakes, but remember to plan a little something for Valentine's night too.

    After all, anyone can get your man socks or a new tie, but you're the only one who can treat him to that sex toy he's had his eye on.

    If he's already a toy veteran, then treating him to a luxury male sex toy he can enjoy for years to come is a perfect way to show your love! Whether it's his first toy or his hundredth, he's bound to thank you.

    Luckily for you, here at Lovehoney we have an insight on what makes him tick year round, and so we've come up with the 10 best sexy Valentine's Day presents for him.

    Delight your partner with one of our thoughtful gifts and create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic Valentine's night you won't forget!

    Read on for our favorites, or visit the Valentine's store for even more suggestions:

    For most people the words "electricity" and "genitalia" should never be combined. We have all been told since a very young age that electricity is dangerous and that if we come into contact with it, it will kill us. Whilst we don't advise that you climb into a power station for sexual thrills, it is possible to safely and harmlessly enjoy electro sex.

    Electro sex is a way of stimulating the genitals and erogenous zones with a safe amount of electrical energy. The human body is mostly made of water so is an excellent conductor of this electricity.

    By applying a sex toy or conductive pad to the body, electricity can pass through the nerve cells creating pulsing, almost vibrating kinds of sensations.

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