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  1. According to condom pioneers Durex, the message is simple: condoms are the only form of protection that can help stop the transmission of STIs and prevent pregnancy. And we happen to agree with them.

    In this day and age, with so many different colours, textures and varieties of condoms available there is no excuse for not protecting yourself and your lover from infection and unplanned pregnancy.

    This guide will explain exactly why condoms are so important, how to use them and how to choose the right style of condom to suit your needs.

    1. Perfect for spicing up a weekend away (or just a Friday night in) Nookii: The Hot Game for Passionate Lovers and Monogamy: A Hot Affair Game are two of our most popular games for adults. But what exactly is the difference and which is best for you and your partner?

      Both increase intimacy, fun and pleasure between two lovers using fantasies, ideas and objects. Monogamy revolves centrally around rekindling lust and attraction and detailing your desires, while Nookii is intended for all couples as a means of discovering your lover's passions and enjoying a sensual build up to sex.

      The games use a traditional setup, with dice that determines your move and cards that describe actions to be carried out. Monogamy’s gameplay can take long, sensual hours, whereas Nookii takes approximately 30 minutes, or longer if you decide to extend your pleasure. Read our guide for details on gameplay and see which suits you best.

    When used correctly, condoms can protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections - but it's essential that you know how to apply and remove them properly.

    Condoms offer essential protection in casual relationships, for both partners. Read our guide How to Choose a Condom to learn the difference between different types of condoms.

    Once you've chosen the right condoms for you and your partner, it's time to learn how to use them effectively. This guide explains everything you need to know about putting on, using and removing a condom.

    Wondering how to get the most from your G-spot vibrator, or curious about how you can pleasure your own, or your partner’s G-spot? Lovehoney is on hand to help you discover the joys of G-spot stimulation and explain how and why this hidden erogenous zone is a favorite for both single women and couples.

    G-spot vibrators are easy to use, once you get the hang of them. They come in a range of different shapes and sizes but all are designed to stimulate the nub of sensitive nerve endings that lie approximately 1-3 inches inside the front wall of the vagina. Usually featuring a slightly curved tip, G-spot vibrators can be used whether you’re on your own or with a partner - so there’s something for everyone.

    For most women, the key to orgasm is direct stimulation of the clitoris. Packed with nerve endings and a one-track mind for pleasure you'd think giving the clitoris what it wants would be easy? Unfortunately, many of us know from experience that just isn't the case. But don't worry, help is on hand!

    Orgasm boosters are effective and easy to use. Simply apply to your favourite spots before playing with a toy or lover and you'll soon feel a growing tingle that makes you more aware of your body and heightens your sensitivity to touch.

    Above: Discover the difference between bondage candles and massage candles with Jess Wilde in this handy video guide.


    Dripping hot wax on to your partner from a bondage candle is either a form of intense massage or ultra-erotic BDSM play - it all depends on how you do it.

    The exquisite heat and delicious sensations of hot wax make the skin ultra sensitive, leaving your partner ready for all kinds of sexual fun and games…

    Making sure that you and your partner are safe and comfortable during hot wax play is of utmost importance and will make sure that no one ends up burned or scalded.

    Follow our top tips below to experience the teasing, suspenseful and pleasurable side of hot wax play…

    The purpose of a pussy pump is to create a vacuum over the labia and/or clitoris which will in turn make the tissue swell, encouraging more blood to flow and making the skin much more sensitive. Whether you use a pussy pump alone or with a partner, the unique sensations and gorgeously puffy appearance are sure to be a fantastic turn on.

    Pumping your pussy will leave it feeling ultra-sensitive and every touch, tingle and vibration will be heightened. This is perfect if you have trouble orgasming and ideal if you're looking for something new to spice up your bedroom activities.

    Bondage Boutique Cotton Shibari Rope 10mFor those of you who like the more elegant things in life, Japanese rope bondage may be a sophisticated sexual sensation that is right up your street.

    Known as Shibari (which literally translates as 'to bind'), Japanese rope bondage is a more accentuated and precise version of regular restraint. As a result, Shibari takes dedication, patience and imagination to make it work properly.

    Even though it may seem more complicated than many 'Western' forms of bondage, by learning Shibari you will develop a beautiful skill that will lead to fantastic genital stimulation as well as a deeper sense of trust and a greater bond between you and your partner.


    Congratulations on your decision to buy yourself an anal sex toy! So which one are you going to get? If you’re not sure yet, let Lovehoney guide you through the minefield of anal pleasure products so you can find something that is perfect for you.

    Above: A butt plug is a great first anal sex toy, but how do you know which is the best butt plug for you? Watch this video guide with Jess Wilde and she'll tell you everything you need to know about shopping for a butt plug for the first time.

    From anal beads to douches, we have everything for you to experience incredible anal play. This guide explains all the different varieties of anal toy.

    Whichever toy you go for, don't forget to add some anal lube to your basket to make sure your anal play goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible.

    Top 10 sexy holiday gifts for womenChristmas shopping is supposed to be fun, but we know there can be a lot of pressure to make your lover happy Christmas morning. That's why we've put together a list of the top ten sexy gifts to make sure she loves what's waiting under the tree.

    Sex toys are a great Christmas gift for your partner because it's something you can both enjoy together. There are certain products that are always popular, like clitoral vibrators and magic wands, but in the past few years we've seen new forms of stimulation like oral sex simulators and jiggle balls rise in popularity.

    On the other hand, if you and your partner are both new to sex toys, it might be a good idea to start with something small and unintimidating like a bullet vibrator or classic vibrator. Best of all, if it's not to her taste you can always take advantage of our amazing 365 day returns policy!

    Whether you're looking for a sexy stocking stuffer or a more impressive present, read on for our top ten most wanted gifts this festive period…

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