If you've ever wondered what a certain sex toy does and why people enjoy it then look no further, as Lovehoney's A-Z of sex toys explains it all.
This is more than just a beginner's guide to sex toys. If you're at all curious about sex toys and want to expand your horizons you'll find this eye-opening list informative, with suggestions for further reading and toys to try out.
Video: Play along with Jess and Annabelle as they put their sexpert skills to the test in the A-Z of sex toys!
Finger vibrators might look weird, but they're a great starting point for someone who has never used sex toys before. They're also great fun for partner play and allow you to enjoy the full 'hands-on' experience that you don't get with larger vibrators.
Ranging widely in price, shape and function, finger vibrators should become a staple of your sex life due to their utter versatility.
Read on to find out how to get the most out of your new finger friend.
When you’re indulging in a spot of anal sex or masturbation with anal play, anal lube should never be left out of your fun and games.
Anal lubricant differs from regular lube as the consistency is much thicker which helps to protect the sensitive skin of the anus. It's not just a safety issue for the health of your sensitive anal tract, it's also a pleasure thing.
Almost all sex is enhanced with a good slick of lube and by making sure that there will definitely be no harsh friction, you'll enjoy your anal sex experience much more.
When most people think of bondage, they think of a man or woman being chained to the bed posts with a set of furry handcuffs. Although this is a fun way to get into tie-up fun, there is a lot more to enjoy and explore when it comes to bondage.
Bondage can be used to pull parts of the body together, spread certain limbs, fix your body to another object or even create the effect of mummification.
Whatever you want to try, bondage is a sure-fire way to broaden your sexual horizons, spice up your bedroom antics and increase your repertoire of sexual and sensual techniques.
Above: Perfect for everyone from beginners to professionals, bondage tape is one of our most popular types of restraint. Want to know why? Just watch this video and let Jess Wilde give you 5 reasons why you should try it!
Cock rings are one of the simplest sex aids around. Cock rings work by preventing blood from flowing back down the penis, which in turn helps to make erections feel harder and last longer than normal, making your enjoyment last longer and orgasm more likely. Gentle and safe, cock rings are a great alternative to libido enhancing pills and delay sprays.
Cock rings are also available with clitoral stimulators attached in the shape of little spikes or nobbles, but more excitingly you can buy vibrating cock rings. Providing special sensations to both partners, these mini male sex toys should be an essential in every bedside drawer.
When choosing a sex toy, the material is just as important as the power, price and function.
What feels good for one person won’t feel so hot for another, some people have allergies (such as a latex) and others are eager to avoid phthalates. Whatever your reasons for being interested in a certain sex toy material, we try to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right toy for you.
Bringing up the subject of sex toys isn't always the easiest thing to do, especially if it's something you or your partner have never discussed before.
But if you're worried about offending them, or nervous about revealing your own personal kink, don't worry - we've got the top do's and don'ts from the Lovehoney experts to make adding sex toys to your relationship a breeze.
Above: Watch Tilly show you her favourite ways to introduce sex toys to your relationship.
Whether you've just met someone new or have been married for years, sex games are a fantastic way to add a new level of fun and excitement to your relationship.
Set some time aside to play one of these specially designed games together and you'll find yourself connecting in a completely new way. You'll rediscover one another, experience new things and create some explosive sexy nights to remember.
Whether you're looking for games to spice up foreplay, strengthen your relationship or broaden your experience this guide picks out the most popular games we sell and will help you choose the right one to ignite that sexy spark.
Above: Lovehoney Oh! is filled with great sexy games to spice up your foreplay. Take a closer look with Sammi Cole in this video guide.
Silicone lube is a water-resistant lube that's safe to use with condoms and ideal for long-lasting lubrication during sex. Lots of people love silicone lube as it doesn't end up feeling sticky like a water-based lube does. Silicone lube is even waterproof, so it's fantastic for fulfilling bathroom sex fantasies.
Silicone sex lube is generally more expensive than water-based lube (because it contains more expensive ingredients) but you get a lot for your money. The long-lasting properties mean you won’t need to keep topping up your lubrication and you’ll need less of it too.
One important thing to note is that you can’t use silicone lube with your silicone sex toys, but it’s perfect for your glass or plastic toys and ideal for sex.