When used correctly, condoms can protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections - but it's essential that you know how to apply and remove them properly.
Condoms offer essential protection in casual relationships, for both partners. Read our guide How to Choose a Condom to learn the difference between different types of condoms.
Once you've chosen the right condoms for you and your partner, it's time to learn how to use them effectively. This guide explains everything you need to know about putting on, using and removing a condom.
According to condom pioneers Durex, the message is simple: condoms are the only form of protection that can help stop the transmission of STIs and prevent pregnancy. And we happen to agree with them.
In this day and age, with so many different colours, textures and varieties of condoms available there is no excuse for not protecting yourself and your lover from infection and unplanned pregnancy.
This guide will explain exactly why condoms are so important, how to use them and how to choose the right style of condom to suit your needs.
Whether you've just met someone new or have been married for years, sex games are a fantastic way to add a new level of fun and excitement to your relationship.
Set some time aside to play one of these specially designed games together and you'll find yourself connecting in a completely new way. You'll rediscover one another, experience new things and create some explosive sexy nights to remember.
Whether you're looking for games to spice up foreplay, strengthen your relationship or broaden your experience this guide picks out the most popular games we sell and will help you choose the right one to ignite that sexy spark.
Silicone lube is a water-resistant lube that's safe to use with condoms and ideal for long-lasting lubrication during sex. Lots of people love silicone lube as it doesn't end up feeling sticky like a water-based lube does. Silicone lube is even waterproof, so it's fantastic for fulfilling bathroom sex fantasies.
Silicone sex lube is generally more expensive than water-based lube (because it contains more expensive ingredients) but you get a lot for your money. The long-lasting properties mean you won’t need to keep topping up your lubrication and you’ll need less of it too.
One important thing to note is that you can’t use silicone lube with your silicone sex toys, but it’s perfect for your glass or plastic toys and ideal for sex.
The most complicated part of enjoying strap-on sex is making sure you get your hands on the right equipment, and ensuring the harness and dildo you own are compatible with one another. In addition, if your tastes change, and you fancy trying a larger or smaller attachment, the process of making sure the girth of your toy fits the harness you have can be a bit of a nightmare!
To solve this issue, Doc Johnson came up with an ingenious strap-on system. Vac-U-Lock is the world's first fully interchangeable pleasure system which enables you to enjoy strap on sex, without worrying about O-rings, flared bases and appendage girths. All you need to do is check whether the toy is Vac-U-Lock friendly, and you're good to go!
When you’re indulging in a spot of anal sex or masturbation with anal play, anal lube should never be left out of your fun and games.
Anal lubricant differs from regular lube as the consistency is much thicker which helps to protect the sensitive skin of the anus. It's not just a safety issue for the health of your sensitive anal tract, it's also a pleasure thing.
Almost all sex is enhanced with a good slick of lube and by making sure that there will definitely be no harsh friction, you'll enjoy your anal sex experience much more.
If you're looking for a unique gift that will be truly appreciated and treasured, give your relationship the gift of incredible foreplay.
In the age of night shifts, school runs and overtime, the pressure is on to fit in as much as we can into as little time as possible, but sex is not somewhere to cut corners. A quick rush and fumble and we're down to the deed? We think not!
Coital speeding is a sexual happiness offence, so it's time to slow down the pace and learn to linger. If you're having issues with self control or find the idea of foreplay a disinteresting prelude to sex, then it's time to consider calling on a little outside help in the shape of these sexy gifts and games.
People who use lubricant have better sex. It eases penetration and makes playing, with or without sex toys, so much more enjoyable. It’s the easiest and cheapest way to make every sexual experience you have smoother and more pleasurable.
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Even if you feel that your body is doing a great job without any assistance, you might be missing out on reams of extra pleasure without knowing it - over 70% of women find sexual experiences more satisfying with lube.
Whether you just want a water-based lube or if you're feeling more experimental and keen to try other types such as flavoured lube or silicone lube, this guide will help you to find the perfect sexual enhancement for any occasion.
Buying sexy underwear and costumes online can be a bit of a risk because you don't have a chance to try anything on before you buy.
Don't worry! Lovehoney has free 1 year day extended returns so you can shop in complete confidence. If it doesn't fit, just send it back.
It doesn't matter if you don't like style or colour, or whether it just didn't feel right when you put it on. You can try on your new lingerie, costumes and clothing to see if it fits and feels sexy (but please keep your own undies on!). And if you don't like it? Just return it to us, and we'll give you a complete refund.
At Lovehoney, if you're not happy, we're not happy. It really is that simple!