Planning on buying a lingerie gift for that special someone this Christmas?
Cue the sweaty palms, the sudden inability to make a decision and the dreaded “lingerie shakes” (we made that bit up). Suddenly, a box of chocolates is the best gift idea. Ever.
But fear not. We’ve quizzed the Lovehoney lingerie experts and rifled through customer reviews to come up with a list of quite possibly the 10 best lingerie gifts for Christmas you’ll ever set eyes on.
Forget the sweaty palms. This list is your new best friend.
With an ever-increasing number of people discovering the pleasure that double-ended dildos can bring to the table (or indeed bed), they are no longer just the toy that makes an obligatory appearance in lesbian porn films. But why exactly do people use double-ended dildos? Let our experts explain all.
Above: Watch Sammi Cole explain how to pick a double-ended dildo.
Everyone's heard of them, but many still haven't tried one. The indisputable celebrity of the sex toy world, rabbit vibrators are one of the best known sex toys in existence - but why?
First brought to fame by the HBO show, Sex and the City, and a firm favourite with vulvas the world over, the rabbit vibrator has been hailed as the ultimate sex toy for blended orgasms, thanks to its ability to stimulate the clitoris and internal pleasure zones at the same time.
Now, almost 20 years on, the humble rabbit vibrator has been tweaked, polished and perfected, and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit vaginas of all, well, shapes and sizes!
But how do you choose between all the different kinds?
Whether you're looking for your first rabbit vibe, or are on a mission to find the perfect shape for your anatomy, this guide should make it easy to make the right choice for you.
Above: Sammi and Jess tell us all about the magical climax-inducing power of rabbit vibes.
For some of us, the words, ‘role play’ send a shiver of excitement down our spines; for others, it’s more a chill of fear that reminds us of uncomfortable team-building exercises.
But using role play in the bedroom is about much more than indulging your long-held and unspoken fantasy about that traffic warden who once fined you.
By adopting a different persona, many people find it easier to open up and explore situations and practises that they would never normally broach, allowing them to experience greater fulfillment and also bringing them closer to their partner.
But how do you get into it without feeling a little, well, ridiculous? Well, just read on below to see not only how you can choose the scenario (and outfit) that's right for you, but how to fully enjoy your foray into the world of character play.
Above: Want to know how role play can increase your sexual confidence? Lovehoney's lingerie expert, Sammi Cole, explains in this video.
For years, it's been the way of the world that ladies have had a huge range of different bedroom lingerie and clothing to choose from whilst the gents have had to make do with a trusty pair of black boxers or designer briefs. Hardly fair, is it?
But if you (like us) think that it is high time this was changed, why not grab your man some sensual underwear as an extra-special gift? If you don't know where to start, we've come up with our top tips to help you choose the perfect briefs or boxers to keep him feeling sexy, happy and confident in (and out) of the bedroom.
Above: Not sure where to begin when it comes to underwear shopping? Watch resident lingerie pro, Sammi Cole, tell you everything you need to know in this video.