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    Join Sam, Nick and Jess on this week's episode of the Sexual Happiness Podcast as we delve into the lacy, strappy, seductive topic of sexy lingerie.

    What we chattin' about? This week we're discussing who lingerie is really for, how to buy lingerie as a gift and what to do if you don't feel sexy in lingerie.

    We also answer the all-important question: "what the heck is the difference between a corset and a basque, anyway?"

    And let's not forget our weekly segments "You can never know enough about sex" and "Question of the week" where we share what we've learned about sex this week, and answer your sex questions.

    Got a question or topic you want us to cover?

    Email us at podcast@lovehoney.com or comment below.

    You can find us on iTunes, Soundcloud and Spotify. New episodes every Wednesday. Subscribe to stay up to date!

    Why Men Should Talk More About Sex Toys

    There was a time when revealing your plastic fling to a group of mates was met with a high-pitched, "You put your penis where?" as though you'd just admitted a six-month tryst with the toaster.

    No matter what your kinky preference, from a Thrust Pro Ultra to a prostate massager, for a man to soup up his sex life with a gizmo was pretty unheard of, even as recently as the start of the 21st century.

    Thousands of male sex toy sales later and in the wake of making 2016 the Year of the Male Sex Toy (when Lovehoney reported a whopping 40 per cent increase in sales... you're welcome) more and more men have turned to devices as a leisurely and logical way to get off.

    Penile pleasure is clearly on the up, so why is nobody talking about it down the pub? For whatever reason (from individual shyness to societal conservatism), as a society, we still find it hard to talk about sex. But we bloody well should be doing it!

    Here are some reasons why men need to talk about sex toys (and sex).

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    One of the simplest ways to flip your wank routine on its head is to try hands-free pleasure, and for people with a penis, there are loads of toys to help you do this.

    Not only are hands-free trouser shuffles an easy way to try something new, but they have a bunch of benefits to help you enjoy better pleasure too.

    Here are just a few reasons to try it for yourself:

    1. Thrusting your body into a static toy (rather than moving a toy up and down your shaft) more closely replicates sex, which gets your whole body and mind involved.

    2. Some toys will get you off with zero effort. Simply stick it on or in, switch it on, and let it work its magic.

    3. With no risk of arm ache from repeated strokes, you can extend your pleasure for a longer session.

    4. Wearable toys (like cock rings, butt toys and ball bags) don't require an erection to get you off.

    Sound good? Keep reading to check out our top 6 sex toys for hands free male masturbation.

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    You on top, them on top, everyone on their sides... We've all got our go-to sex positions, but don't you find that sometimes, you'd like to try something a little more... unexpected?

    When it comes to shaking up your sex routine, there's no easier or faster way to add some spice than by switching out your position play.

    With that in mind, we've pulled together 10 top (and bottom) sex poses that allow you and your same-sex partner to easily experiment with both penetrative and non-penetrative sex.

    Looking for a little extra 'je ne sais quoi'? We've also included our top toy suggestions to make each pose even more explosive - as it were.

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    Dear Robin,

    My housemate and I have really great chemistry. It started with a little bit of flirting on a night out, but lately it's more than that, and we've even started sending suggestive texts.

    The other night we both slept in the same bed. Nothing happened, except for a bit of cuddling, but now I can't stop thinking about it.

    We're both single, and I feel like maybe we should just have sex and get it over with. The thing is, we live with two other housemates. Should I just try and ignore how I'm feeling?

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    Sex toys for men: they're getting more and more popular by the day, and it's easy to see why.

    They're great to use on your own or with a partner, and can help you to discover new, more intense orgasms.

    Plus there are LOADS of different styles of sex toy to try nowadays, from strokers and fake pussies, to male vibrators, cock rings, prostate massagers and beyond.

    And even though we see male sex toys flying off the shelves every day at Lovehoney (seriously!), we still hear a lot of guys telling us they've never tried one because they're worried someone will judge them, or that you "only need a sex toy if you're single".

    Well, we're here to dispel those myths and give you 7 reasons you should be proud to own a male sex toy!

    5 Beginner Toys (For When You're Not Sure Where to Start)

    "I should try a sex toy." It's a thought that's been gently niggling at the back of your mind for a while now.

    "You have to find out what the fun is all about!" it says. "Lovehoney wouldn't have an extensive website, a blog and a YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers if sex toys weren't all that they were cracked up to be."

    You've been scrolling through our website when you get some time alone, trying to work out if you should go for something that vibrates, or sucks, or thrusts or plugs, but there's just too much to choose from!

    You know you want to try a sex toy, that much is certain.

    Maybe it's because you've never had an orgasm before and you're curious to find out what it's like – I know that's why I bought my first sex toy.

    Or maybe you know how to get your rocks off on your own but now you want to take things to the next level. If you're not sure where to start, just think of it as like using your favourite online shopping website.

    You can shop according to brand or price. You can read other people's reviews to get a sense of customer satisfaction levels. Sometimes there are sales and discounts, so you can snap up a bargain – all those parts of sex toy shopping are familiar.

    But with Lovehoney you can also shop according to what orifice you want stimulated, and whether you'd prefer your dildo to look realistic or not – so I guess that kind of sets sex toy shopping significantly apart from any other retail experience.

    Here are 5 beginner toys you should look at if you're not sure where to start.

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    We know how much you guys love new sex positions, and we want everyone to enjoy excellent sex, so we've put together a list of super sex positons for lesbians and WLW (women who love women).

    In 2017, there were an estimated 1.1 million people aged 16 and older in the UK who identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. If you're someone who falls into that category or your relationship just so happens to comprise two people with vaginas who enjoy having sex with one another, this is the post for you.

    We've found 10 delightful sex positions you can try when you and your lady lover want to sneak off into the bedroom for some alone time. For your convenience and ease of access, we've separated our list into both penetrative and non-penetrative options.

    XX Ways To Make You Sex Toys Work Harder

    If you're anything like us, you have a huge collection of sex toys tucked away in your bedside table, in the back of your sock drawer, under your bed, in the bathroom cabinet, in the spare room...

    Okay, maybe it's only us with sex toys stashed everywhere.

    It happens! Maybe you've replaced your old faithful with the newer, more powerful model. Maybe a once-fulfilling smaller toy has been upgraded to a heftier item that once seemed too large.

    Whatever the reason, if you've got a plethora of fave sex toys kicking around, you'll want to read this blog to find out how you can make some of them even better by teaming them up.

    8 Ways to Build Your Sexual Happiness (Outside of the Bedroom)

    There’s been a lot of talk about sexual happiness here recently, and I’m loving it.

    I’ve been on a a journey of building my own sexual happiness over the past year or two, with my biggest improvements happening in the last 6 months.

    There have been been astronomical changes in my body image and self confidence which has not only improved my-day-to day life, but has improved my sex life.

    I have more confidence in the bedroom, meaning I can have utmost pride in giving pleasure, and have no qualms about asking for what I want.

    Honestly, the biggest changes I’ve been making have been outside the bedroom.

    So, I’m going to share some of the things I’ve been doing that might help you, too!

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