• Lots of couples want to explore new ways to excite their partner and stimulate each other's senses to their full potential during foreplay, but when you've already exhausted the tools Mother Nature gave you, it can be difficult to know what to move on to next.

    Experimenting with sensory play such as erotic massage, temperature play and light spanking is a great way to instantly turn up the heat on your pleasure. If you're brand new to this kind of play, you might like to start with something a little less intimidating, like a feather tickler.

    Unlike other types of sensory exploration which can require a certain level of skill or confidence, feather ticklers are the perfect balance between invitingly soft and excitingly new, whilst still being wonderfully easy to use.

    Above: Not sure why you should try a feather tickler? Our resident bondage-expert, Jess Wilde, runs through her top 5 reasons to tickle in this video.

    What is urethral sounding? Originally a medical procedure, you may have heard the term but wonder why anyone would do it for pleasure. Many people are exploring their bodies in new ways, and discovering the arousing sensations associated with urethral play.

    At Lovehoney, we encourage you to explore your body fully and get to know what you like but, as always, there are safety measures to consider. This guide takes you through everything you need to know about urethral probing, and how to make sure you do it safely.

    Top 10 Sexy Valentine's Gifts for Women

    Flowers, chocolates and cards are all very well and good, but if you're looking for a Valentine's gift to really impress your wife or girlfriend, you've come to the right place.

    Whether she’s a confident sex-toy user or you’re looking to treat her to her first pleasure product, we’ve got a whole host of toys in every size, shape and colour she could possibly desire.

    If you're looking for something small to start off with, a bullet vibrator could be perfect. They fit neatly into purses, handbags and travel cases, and are ideal for solo play whilst being incredibly easy to slip between you in moments of passion for some extra thrills.

    If she’s looking for something a little more substantial to add to her toybox we’ve got a fabulous selection of rabbit vibrators and luxury rechargeable vibrators to satisfy her every need.

    Read on for our top 10 Valentine's picks for her:

    Top Ten Valentine's Gifts for men from Lovehoney

    It's easy to get caught up in the frenzy of Valentine's Day cards, teddies and cupcakes, but remember to plan a little something for Valentine's night too.

    After all, anyone can get your man socks or a new tie, but you're the only one who can treat him to that sex toy he's had his eye on.

    If he's already a toy veteran, then treating him to a luxury male sex toy he can enjoy for years to come is a perfect way to show your love! Whether it's his first toy or his hundredth, he's bound to thank you in kind.

    Luckily for you, here at Lovehoney we have an insight on what makes him tick year round, and so we've come up with the 10 best sexy Valentine's Day presents for him.

    Delight your partner with one of our thoughtful presents and create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic Valentine's night you won't forget!

    Read on for our favourites, or visit the Valentine's Shop for even more suggestions:

    New Red Room Collection at LovehoneyIt's our most luxurious bondage yet... Introducing the Fifty Shades of Grey Red Room Collection.

    Enjoy this luscious leather bondage range decadent enough for Christian Grey himself.

    The Limited Edition Red Room collection is sturdy, stylish, and chic. Take your play to new levels with the entire exquisite new line.

    Designed with Christian's Red Room in mind, each item is made with top-of-the-line leather, paired with comfortable padding and antique brass hardware.

    The Red Room collection consists of 10 lavish bondage items, including sturdy cuffs, padded blindfold and a supple flogger modelled on the toys described in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

    Plus, the Red Room Collection is approved by E L James.

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Good news for Fifty Shades of Grey fans: The movie release is just around the corner! But until the February 12th release date we have to be content with some some sexy trailers and the soundtrack list which we've included below.

    The soundtrack includes songs by popular artists Annie Lennox, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, and many more.

    It looks like many of the songs have been written specifically for the movie, including "Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding, "Earned It" by The Weeknd and "Ana And Christian" by Danny Elfman.

    Check out the full track listing, top products from the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection and listen via Spotify below.

     Are you excited for the February 12th release date?

    BuzzFeed Try Guys Try Fifty Shades BDSM

    Everyone's favourite viral content site is at it again, BuzzFeed provides us with hours of delightful procrastination fodder.

    They have gathered a group of their finest employees, The Try Guys, and give them weird and wonderful tasks to take on and demonstrate for our amusement.

    The Try Guys were recently inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey to try out bondage. When we heard what they were planning we sent a sampling of Fifty Shades of Grey BDSM toys and the results are divine.

    Watch the video below to find out what happens when a group of BDSM virgins try out bondage for the first time... On camera.

    See a full list of the toys used in this video below.

    Top 10 Plus Size Lingerie Gifts for Valentine's Day

    Everyone likes to feel sexy on Valentine's Day, and that's what makes lingerie the best gift - whether you're the one giving or receiving.

    "Help! How do I buy Plus Size lingerie for Valentine's Day?" It's true - a lot of people get confused by the term "Plus Size", but all it means is dress sizes 18 and above. The only way it differs from non-plus size lingerie is that it's a bit more flattering for curvier girls.

    Many men fret about buying lingerie for their Valentines, worrying that it won't fit or she won't like it. Luckily, we've hand-picked 10 gorgeous options for this Valentine's Day that we're sure she'll love. It's worth noting that you can shop in confidence with our incredible 365 day return policy.

    Need more help? Check out our How to Buy Sexy Lingerie Guide for Men for tips on figuring out her size and what she likes.

    Top Ten Lingerie Gifts for Valentine's Day

    Lingerie is the classic Valentine's Day gift for a reason: sexy and seductive, there's nothing like a new bedroom outfit to set the mood for romance this February 14th.

    Whether you're shopping for your lover or picking something out yourself, there's that added excitement of seeing their face when all is revealed.

    Don't know a bustier from a basque? Check out our Lingerie Guides which are packed with advice on body shape, sizing and buying lingerie as a gift.

    But that's not all! This Valentine's Day, Team Lovehoney have handpicked 10 of our most delectable lingerie sets to have you looking and feeling your sexy finest for the big night.

    Whether you prefer the flirty look of a cute babydoll or prefer to sizzle in a raunchy bra set, we have the perfect outfit for your night of passion:

    Lovehoney Thrill Me Ribbon Slot & Mesh Bustier Set

    Back in October we launched Lovehoney Lingerie with sexy basics including bodystockings, knickers, and thigh high stockings. Next came our Love Me, Spoil Me, and Covet Me ranges in classic black and red.

    The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. You love the flattering designs, reasonable price and the wide range of sizes available.

    Now we're delighted to announce Lovehoney's Lingerie range is expanding again with two brand new lines, just in time for Valentine's Day!

    The flirty Thrill Me range offers semi-sheer mesh with pink ribbon detailing, while Adore Me provides classic red microfibre and seductive black lace details.

    Plus, all the gorgeous styles shown below are available for sizes ranging from 4 through 22. Don't worry if yours doesn't fit just right, our amazing 365 day returns policy means your purchase is risk free.

    Take a look at the newest lingerie styles below, and tell us your favourites in the comments!

    Pictured here: Lovehoney Thrill Me Ribbon Slot & Mesh Bustier Set

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