There's nothing more frustrating than a vibrator that doesn't quite get you there, and when it comes to vibrators, for most people it's a case of 'the more power the better'. But working out how powerful a sex toy is, without trying it for yourself, is near-enough impossible. Don't worry! Lovehoney has valiantly tested the lot to find the top 10 toys with the strongest vibrations and most intense sensations.
Mains powered sex toys top our chart, because of the large amount of energy they receive from your power supply - there's just no beating them if power is top of your vibrator shopping list. Rechargeable toys come a close second, with their excellent battery life and strong motors, followed up by traditional battery-powered sex toys that still pack an incredible punch.
Spend a little more on a luxury vibrator and you'll find the best features and highest quality materials. But why would you spend more, when you can get a similar toy so much cheaper? Are luxury sex toys worth the extra cost?
This guide explains why luxury vibratorsare a brilliant investment in your pleasure, explains the benefits of choosing a designer sex toy and why your decision to spend a little more will pay off for years to come.
Analingus or rimming is simply using your mouth, tongue, lips and sometimes teeth to stimulate your partner's anus and (in the case of a male recipient) his testicles. As the anus has so many sensitive nerve-endings, it can be incredibly pleasurable for both men and women. Lots of couples enjoy rimming during foreplay, or as a sexy accompaniment to oral sex.
Rimming is sometimes referred to as 'playing the rusty trombone', which is when the person who is giving the oral attention also reaches around to the penis and makes rapid stroking movements up and down the shaft. The mouth-to-bottom coupled with arm actions resembles someone playing a brass instrument.
Interested in trying rimming or playing the rusty trombone? We've put together some tips to help you enjoy safe and satisfying play.
Bullet vibrators are extremely simple to use, they’re discreet and easy to clean - not to mention being cheaper than most other toys. These small vibrators can be stored or taken anywhere without anyone realising.
Don’t let their petite size fool you though, they’re renowned for achieving some of the most intense climactic experiences around. In the case of bullet vibrators it’s true that the best things come in small packages!
One of the most popular, and best value, sex toys is the bullet vibrator. A bullet sex toy is a great first-choice vibe, a fantastic couple's toy and an essential part of every girl's toy collection. A vibrating bullet is a small, bullet-shaped clitoral stimulator and bullet vibrators all share three key features: they're discreet, powerful and versatile.
Bullet vibrators are discreet and because they are small they tend to be quieter than, say, a rabbit vibrator. They're easy to hide in your lingerie drawer, handbag, glove compartment or suitcase for a weekend away.
If you're new to bullet vibrators or are considering adding one to your toy collection, here's a guide that will help you decide which one to get.
Collars are a visual symbol of submission and control, and are often worn in the bedroom (or fetish club!) by submissive partners to indicate their position. Collars can also be practical, often with hardware to allow leads and other restraints to be attached to them.
One of the questions we get asked a lot here at Lovehoney is “how do you buy a bondage collar?” This comprehensive guide aims to answer all of the questions that arise when you think about this seductive form of restraint, providing you with the information needed to enjoy collar and leash play with every sub and slave you meet!
Chastity is usually associated with abstinence, but it isn't just about refraining from sex.
A lot of couples experiment with chastity to enhance their sex life and for most people, the first steps into chastity will revolve around sexual experimentation as opposed to a serious lifestyle choice.
This guide is designed to help you chastity-curious people decide if chastity is right for you and help you in choosing a chastity belt or device that will make your chastity-related fantasies come true.
For 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.
Above: Looking for a sex toy you can enjoy together? Tilly takes you through her top sex toys for couples in this sexpert video guide.
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.