• 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.


    While solo toys have been popular for decades, only recently have toys that couples can use together become common in the bedroom and now more and more couples are experimenting with toys together for shared pleasure.

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    Introducing sex toys is a fantastic way of spicing up a stale sex life or broaching a new area of sexual play that you haven’t experimented with before.

    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...

    If the prospect of your partner opening your bedside drawer to find a bright pink Happy Rabbit 2 Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator sat there brings you out in a cold sweat, then you need to read on to find out why introducing sex toys into a relationship could not be easier...

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    Sex toys and relationships don't need to be polar opposites of each other. In fact, many Lovehoney reviewers have mentioned how sex toys have actually improved their relationships and sex lives significantly.

    We've gathered the best advice for broaching the subject of sex toys with a partner and compiled it all here for everyone, from the shy and retiring sex toy beginner to the boasting bondage enthusiast.

    When choosing a sex toy, the material is just as important as the power, price and function.

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    What feels good for one person won’t feel so hot for another, some people have allergies (such as to 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.

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    You've decided to buy your first sex toy, so now it's just the small matter of deciding which item to spend your hard-earned money on. We know it can be difficult to know where to look first, so we've compiled the 10 best value sex toys for beginners - and they all cost less than $40!

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    This list of cheap sex toys includes bestsellers for men, women and couples that have been tried and tested, and have excellent customer reviews. So whether you're choosing a toy for yourself or as a gift for a partner or friend, you know you're getting fantastic value.

    Check out the top 10 cheap sex toys for the best vibrators, cock rings and bondage (on a budget!)

    Sex toys are safe for bodily use, but they can be quite reactive when put next to alike or opposing materials. It is vital to be careful when storing your sex toys. If you mix your sex toys (particularly silicone, rubber, latex, realistic feel and jelly sex toys) you may soon discover that they start to look melted or slightly misshapen.

    We can't overstate how important it is that you store your sex toys separately if you don't want a nasty surprise the next time you reach for your favourite toy.

    Baffled by sex toys? Confused by cock rings? Want to know what a Wartenberg wheel is? Lovehoney's here to help.

    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.

    Everyone wants to keep their sex toys squeaky clean and hygienic, and it's really easy with the right technique and cleaning products.

    Sex toy cleaning and storage can be the crucial factor in your pleasure products lasting a lifetime or just a few minutes, so read on as Lovehoney explains how to look after your prized toy collection.

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