1. With a mix of materials making up their body-perfect forms, caring for a sex doll can seem like a tricky task. With a little care and attention, your favourite love doll will last the distance.

    Here are our top tips for looking after your blow-up and realistic sex dolls.

    Whether male or female, sex dolls are designed to closely match the shape and feel of a real person, making masturbation as close to sexual intercourse as you can get. Sometimes cheap sex dolls can seemingly come up short in the realism stakes. You can lock your doll away in the cupboard and write off the experience, return your doll using our 90 returns policy and opt for a more expensive lifelike sex doll or alternatively - put in a little work of your own to make the most of your purchase. After all, if sex with your partner isn’t great, there’s always room for improvement and the same is true for you and your doll.

    This guide is geared to give you some ideas on how to improve the look and feel of your sex doll. If you find your doll unattractive, then you’re less likely to enjoy them and may even face performance issues. If it feels bad to have sex with a doll, then the purpose of having bought it is entirely defeated. It is possible to upgrade your dolls using things you can pick up here at Lovehoney and this guide will show you how to transform your dud into dynamite.

    Sex dolls provide sexual stimulation by allowing you to get hands-free penetration in positions virtually identical to those you would with a partner. They're closer to the physical experience of having sex than handheld masturbators and the experience of sex with dolls is something many people are keen to explore.

    To the sex doll virgin, the range of dolls can be confusing and knowing exactly where to start can be frustrating. It's better to do research before buying to avoid a disappointing purchase.

    We sell two distinctive types of sex dolls: inexpensive blow up sex dolls and advanced lifelike sex dolls. This guide will help you choose the right sex doll for you.

    Sex toys are safe for bodily use, but they can be quite reactive when put next to alike or opposing materials. It is vital to be careful when storing your sex toys. If you mix your sex toys (particularly silicone, rubber, latex, realistic feel and jelly sex toys) you may soon discover that they start to look melted or slightly misshapen.

    We can't overstate how important it is that you store your sex toys separately if you don't want a nasty surprise the next time you reach for your favourite toy.

    When you want straight-forward satisfaction, you should reach for a dildo. Available in many different colours, shapes and sizes, dildos are designed to provide penetrative pleasure unlike anything else.

    Although they may not rotate, vibrate or pulsate, dildos give you the kind of pleasure that you won’t get from anything electrical, so choosing the right one is key.

    When you’re starting out with dildos, all you want to do is type ‘nice dildo’ into Google and be presented with a single result which is the perfect dildo for you! Sadly, the world of dildos doesn’t work quite like that, but we’ve devised a category system which should help.

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    Analingus or rimming is simply using your mouth, tongue, lips and sometimes teeth to stimulate your partner's anus and (in the case of a male recipient) his testicles. As the anus has so many sensitive nerve-endings, it can be incredibly pleasurable for both men and women. Lots of couples enjoy rimming during foreplay, or as a sexy accompaniment to oral sex.

    Rimming is sometimes referred to as 'playing the rusty trombone', which is when the person who is giving the oral attention also reaches around to the penis and makes rapid stroking movements up and down the shaft. The mouth-to-bottom coupled with arm actions resembles someone playing a brass instrument.

    Interested in trying rimming or playing the rusty trombone? We've put together some tips to help you enjoy safe and satisfying play.

    Sex swings were once an urban myth, supposedly hand-built by professional perverts to satisfy their kinky needs!

    Now, every good sex shop has a range of sex swings, naughty furniture and position enhancers available, all designed to aid you and your partner in your quest for the ultimate orgasm.

    But are they worth it? Do you really need a sex swing to achieve that brilliant new position? Will it pull the ceiling down when you install it?!

    This guide gives you a starting point to understanding sex furniture and swings.

    Want to experiment with sex toys but not sure where to start? This guide explains how to choose the perfect beginner's sex toy for you, and shows you how to find exactly what you're looking for at Lovehoney.

    Whether you want to start off small with a bullet vibrator or fancy trying an anal sex toy, we've used customer reviews to pick out the best beginners toys for you to try. Happy shopping!

    So you’ve got your hands on a magic wand vibrator and you’ve barely put it down (trust us, we understand). But now you’re wondering what else this magical machine can do?

    The answer is: A LOT.

    Whether you’ve got a Lovehoney Magic Wand, a Bodywand or a Doxy Massage Wand, we’ve got a range of attachments to transform your ultra-awesome vibrator into a whole new pleasure pleaser, delivering exactly the style of stimulation you desire. Also, remember wands aren’t just for women. So if it’s a penis you’re looking to pleasure, we’ve got you covered.

    The majority of our attachments will stretch to fit a 7.5 - 8 inch circumference magic wand, so we’ve picked out a few players to help you find your masturbation or foreplay match.

    Buying sexy underwear and costumes online can be a bit of a risk because you don't have a chance to try anything on before you buy.

    Don't worry! Lovehoney has an easy returns policy so you can shop in complete confidence. If it doesn't fit, just send it back.

    It doesn't matter if you don't like the style or colour, or whether it just didn't feel right when you put it on.

    You can try on your new lingerie, costumes and clothing to see if it fits and feels sexy (but please keep your own undies on!) and if it's not quite right you can send it back for a refund or exchange.

    Just make sure the packaging is still intact and the tags haven't been removed.

    Check out our full 'Happiness Guaranteed' returns policy for more information.

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