1. What is a condom? And why are they so popular for ensuring safe sex?

    Well, firstly, barrier methods of contraception (which is what a condom is) are the only type of contraception that protects you and your partner from STI's as well as unwanted pregnancy.

    When used correctly, they offer an astonishing 98% success rate, but in order to be properly protected, you need to know what you're doing.

    In this weeks video, Jess and Sammi give you the lowdown on latex (and non-latex) love-gloves, condom-friendly lubes and everything else you need to know before putting one on.

    Come back next week for part 2, when we show you exactly how to put a condom on (properly!)

    A question we get asked a LOT at Lovehoney is "how can I make my penis bigger?"

    Now, we like to remind people that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better, and it's often better to learn some tips and tricks to use what nature gave you.

    There's a lot of truth to the old saying "it's not the size, but what you do with it that counts".

    But for those penis-owning people out there who want to boost the size of their boner, there are several ways of doing so, for both short and long term gains.

    If you hunt around the internet (or have a peep in your junk emails, for that matter!) you'll trip over dozens of ways to increase the size of your penis.

    However not all of these methods are particularly safe or reliable (bee stings anyone?!) and some can even lead to shrinkage later in life, so it's really important you do your research and choose a safe way to magnify your meat flute.

    In this weeks video guide, Jess and Annabelle tell you 4 sure-fire ways to do exactly that!

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    Passport? Check.

    Sunscreen? Check.

    Vibrator? Check.

    If, like me, you convince yourself you can pack a whole holiday’s worth of essentials into one carry-on bag (rolling your clothes is the answer, people), then you’ve probably experienced the 'hairdryer or sex toy' dilemma.

    As far as I’m concerned, my Mantric wand has just as much right to a corner of my suitcase as my hair straighteners and 7 pairs of shoes.

    And though I know the humidity will turn my hair into a fuzzy mess as soon as I get off the plane, and I'll shuffle around in the same pair of flipflops all week, at least I'll have great orgasms.

    If you can’t bear to leave your trusty plaything behind, then here are a few tips for taking your toys on holiday.

    Rimming, tossing the salad, eating ass... Whatever you call it, if you want tongue-on-bum action, you need to know a few things first.

    Here, Jess and Annabelle give you the lowdown on bumlicking, with tips, tricks and techniques for the giver and receiver to make the most of this anal oral exploration.

    Reckon we missed a trick? Tell us in the comments!

    Read on to shop the toys in this weeks vlog.

    If you watched last week's vlog all about vacation sex, then you'll know that this is Vacation Sex: Part 2!

    In this week's video, Jess and Sammi are talking about their top 6 sex toys to take on holiday with you.

    Missed last week's episode? Check it out here: Travelling Abroad with Sex Toys

    To buy any of the toys from this video, just click the link below.

    best sex toys for same sex couples

    Buying something with the sole intention of using it in the bedroom to enhance your sex life is, well, a real commitment to your sex life and partner.

    There’s a whole sea of guides and articles with recommendations of sex toys for heterosexual couples, but these may well be met with a blank stare if you’re in a lesbian or gay relationship.

    Many sex toys can be used by any ‘body’, alone or with a partner, but to help you find the best of the best sex toys for female-female couples and male-male couples, we’ve scoured our customer reviews, sought advice from our community members and spoken to our in-house experts.

    Put your hands together for the line up of the best sex toys for same-sex couples:

    Nipples are amazing things and, guess what? Everyone's got 'em!

    In this week's video, learn how to stimulate your nipples for out-of-this-world pleasure, fast-tracked orgasms and discover the elusive-yet-mind-blowing nipplegasm.

    Did we miss a trick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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    If you have a clitoris, then chances are you'll have been flicking your on/off switch ever since you discovered its magical powers.

    If it ain't broke don't fix it, right? Wrong.

    Deeper orgasms - the ones you can experience through stimulation of your internal erogenous zones - unfold more slowly, building to an overwhelming and intense peak, and last much longer. Some women even experience multiple orgasms as a result.

    Using a sex toy to explore these hidden hot spots can help you find new ways to pleasure yourself, as well as different techniques and angles to try during sex.

    From beautiful glass wands to lifelike schlongs of all shapes and sizes, we've got the dildo to help you find your ultimate inner orgasm.

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    So you're the proud owner of a rabbit vibrator, and we bet you can't wait to bounce around the bedroom with your brand new bunny.

    Once burrowed deep in the drawers of a select few, these vibes are now nearly as prolific as real rabbits. And for good reason - they're great.

    While the iconic ears stimulate all sides of the clit, the girthy shafts provide intense internal stimulation.

    But did you know your rabbit is capable of a whole lot more than that? Gasp.

    We've put together a handy guide to help you explore your vibe's many play possibilities.

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    We all know that being naked is pretty great, but what about the getting naked part?

    If your undressing style consists of an under-the-covers fumble or you prefer the rip-off-your-clothes-and-go technique, we suggest you try slowing things down a little for a change. And maybe add some music.

    Terrified? Stick with us.

    The idea of being the centre of attention in the buff is, quite literally, lots of people's idea of a nightmare.

    Anyone else have those dreams where you turn up to work/uni/your mother in law's wearing nothing but your knickers?

    Ok, so it might be a bit of a challenge, but stripping for your partner can be unbelievably hot.

    We've put together a handy guide to help boost your confidence and have your lover's heart pounding.

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