Not only is April 21st Lovehoney's 16th Birthday, it's also Sexual Happiness Day, a celebration of the billions of benefits of amazing sex.
16 years ago, we sold our very first sex toy (it was a rabbit vibrator, in case you're curious), and ever since then we've done our darndest to fill your sex lives with pleasure, experimentation and, most importantly, more fun than you can shake a suction cup dildo at.
Like all good birthdays, we're making ours last a whole week, which means amazing offers on bestselling sex toys every single day.
And if that wasn't enough, here are 7 ways to put a sexy spring in your step this week.
How does being attracted to a trans or non-binary person affect your definition of your sexuality? Our Head Board guest author, trans woman and plus size model Shay Neary, is here to share her words of wisdom on trans attraction and sexuality.
Because of a fundamental lack of understanding of gender structure and identity, we're sometimes mystified by the matters of attraction - especially when it's in regard to TNBGF* individuals.
Part of the problem is that we tend to look at gender as if it were like a single pair of shoes, in which you have only left or right, and nothing in between.
But gender identity is more like the entire shoe deparment, with an enormous array of individual styles for you to choose from based on what you feel most comfortable in and what most suits your individual tastes.
So how do you navigate the world of dating a trans person?
The clitoris is quite fairly seen as a nexus of sexual pleasure for women.
Everyone has their own tips and tricks for getting the most out of clitoral stimulation, but what is often overlooked is the huge number of people out there with more sensitive clits.
For those of you who fall into this camp direct, extreme clit stimulation can be overwhelming, but this doesn't need to be a hindrance.
As with everyone's body, the pleasure attainable from sex and masturbation all comes down to knowing your body and what works for it.
So I've picked out some of the best vibrators to help you avoid over-stimulation.
We all want to be swept off our feet in the bedroom.
It just so happens that some of us want to be swept off our feet a little bit more than others.
The foot fetish has been the butt of many jokes on television and in comedy. Its typically portrayed as the predilection of so-called ‘nerds’ or social outcasts. This worn-out trope is, at its worst, kink-shaming and at its best, woefully inaccurate. Having a fetish for feet and for foot play is extremely common.
Britney Spears, Idris Elba and Quentin Tarantino are but three of the many celebrities who have openly given foot play the seal of approval. (Tarantino is so comfortable with his love for feet, that he pays homage to it in his films. Watch his big scene in ‘From Dusk till Dawn’ if you don’t believe me!)
I knew very little about this fetish prior to conducting my research. However, I was determined to put my best foot forward. I am so glad that I did because now, I can lay another fantastic fetish bare for you!
The sight of sex toys shouldn’t leave you quaking in your briefs or quivering in your knickers - at least not in a bad way.
A humongous number of happy Lovehoney customers are in relationships and have actually found sex toys to be a wonderful boost to their bedroom antics. Whether it’s a bullet to share, or a specifically designed couple’s gadget, sex toys should be a sizzling addition to your sexual antics, not a replacement for your partner.
In fact, many toys are specifically designed to pleasure both partners simultaneously.
Here’s a breakdown of the best toys for using with a partner.
Picture the scene: the lights are dimmed, the candles are lit - and someone pulls out the silky satin restraints.
If you and your partner have decided to make your BDSM debut, then congratulations are in order! It’s great that you’ve found someone else who is on your wavelength and is up for some sexploration.
What could kill the mood slightly, however, is if you tie up your lover and then stand there staring awkwardly, while your lover lies there and just stares right back at you (also awkward).
Before you whip the handcuffs out, the best thing to do is plan your scene together. Planning will help clarify what sort of play turns you both on, what activities are off the cards, and what your safe word will be.
But exactly how do you plan sex, and keep it sexy? Here's 7 things to do with your partner (ranked from mildest to wildest) now that you've got them tied up.
Ever gazed at your favourite vibrator and wondered what generous genius dreamt up its magical shape and amazing orgasm-giving powers?
Where would we be without our favourite setting, the speed we know will skyrocket us to orgasm, and the toy we keep on standby by our bedside?
From its very basic beginnings in Joseph Granville's doctor's surgery, to the flashy, bells-and-whistles varieties we now know and love, no sex toy has a more colourful history than the wand vibrator.
We've delved into our X-rated history book to bring you the edited highlights. Enjoy!
It's movie night. Lights are dimmed, the popcorn is burning in the microwave and it's time to forget about studying for a couple of hours (it can be done tomorrow, right?).
Back in the days before binge watching a whole series was possible to do, without getting up from the sofa every four hours to put in the next DVD or VHS, movies ruled.
We spent many hours in front of the screen, even though we were told we'd get square eyes. Recreating musical dance routines, crying over a doe dying, gasping at the daredevil stunts of the action heroes and marvelling at the tightness of the Goblin King's trousers...
We are taking a trip back down cinematic memory lane, to look at some of the characters who inspired more than respect for their range. In fact, you could argue that some of them don't even have a range. But they sure were pretty.
Somtimes, sex can be very awkward. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. When you’re naked and getting it on with your partner, whether it’s your long-term squeeze or a one-night stand, a single wrong line can kill the mood entirely.
Of course, if you’re super comfortable around someone there’s nothing wrong with some jokes and giggles during sex, but if it’s a new partner or you don’t know them particularly well, knowing where the boundaries are isn't always so simple.
So to help you avoid any awkward silences in the place of heavy breathing and contented moans, I’ve put together a list of some of the most cringey, awkward, and uncomfortable things that you should definitely never say in the bedroom.
Got any of your own? Be sure to add them to the comments!