We all start out as virgins, which is honestly kind of great.
The first times experiencing each potential avenue of sexual pleasure might be clumsy, intimidating and far from how we imagine them going, but they can still be some of the best and most memorable sexual encounters we have.
University life and the culture surrounding it makes for an atmosphere of sex like no other - it's everywhere, and often on many minds.
For some students, though, penetrative sex just isn't what they're after from the uni experience and many make it through the full three years (or more) without once dipping a toe in the pool of student sex.
Whether it's for religious reasons, asexuality, just wanting to wait until you're absolutely certain you've found the right person or anything else - here are our top things you must know for life as a student virgin!
We've all been there - things are heating up, skin is caressing skin, a partner's breath dancing on your neck, a gentle touch sending your spine ablaze with wonderful shivers…
And then it all goes a bit daft.
We'll say it time and time again, sex is ridiculous and we should embrace that, but every now and then the throes of passion are interrupted by an 'oops' moment that can leave you groaning, and not in the good way.
Here are our top picks of the silliest sex mistakes we all make!
The number of people I've known who either have never heard of an open relationship, or who are extremely sceptical of them and what they entail, is astonishing.
Essentially, an open relationship is one where one or both parties are allowed to be physically (or emotionally, or both) involved with other people outside the relationship.
Being currently in one myself, I understand how after being taught your whole life that monogamy is the only way forward, wanting a relationship setup a little outside the norm can be daunting and hard to admit to.
Even once you have decided that this is the path you wish to go down, actually getting on and doing it can be hard to navigate at first.
To help you out, I have come up with a list of the dos and don’ts of making an open relationship work, whether you are already in one yourself, or trying to work out how the heck to even get started…
Sex with no strings attached can leave you feeling liberated, confident and deeply satisfied. However, it does also have the potential to go… a little less than well.
Personally, I like to think of a one-night stand as a film sequel. It can be 200 minutes of intense, life-changing passion, much like The Godfather Part II.
It's also possible that you'll want to erase the entire evening from your memory, which is what I wanted to do after watching Grease 2.
So, in order to make sure that your one-night stand doesn't turn into a Mean Girls 2-style one-night flop, I've picked out 4 important things that you need to remember.
Remember, to have a successful one-night stand: be S.E.X.Y.
International title She Said has covered 'Discreet Sex Toys' in a fun piece that features sex toys available on Lovehoney Australia.
Editor Tawny Lara has written about female masturbation in the past and its links to enhanced physical and mental health.
Featured are toys that look like rubber ducks, electrical toothbrushes and a lipstick; perfect for those who perhaps live in shared living spaces.
Lara says, "There's a new breed of discreet sex toys in town that are so covert, they don't need to go into a secret drawer. In fact, a few of them can even pass for contents in a make up bag or quirky decor."
To read the feature click here.
There are so many things to consider when you’re preparing to go to university.
Between packing everything from pens to pizza cutters, it's easy to forget we're not soldiers heading to battle as we move away from home for the first time.
We've all heard that students are notorious for two things: drinking and sex. While this is a stereotype, and certainly not applicable to every student, sex is an important part of many students’ lives and a recurring topic of our conversations.
Therefore, together with a group of my fellow students, I've picked out the top 6 things we wished we had known about sex before starting university.
Festival season: the only time people actually pay to sleep outside, queue for hours, not shower and go to the loo in what can only be described as a plastic coffin of doom.
Despite these rather major downfalls, there is something about these muddy parties (not a euphemism) and wearing gumboots that really gets us pumped.
Whether it's the chance to see your favourite band, escape the real world or have a spiritual awakening next to the Tame Impala listening to bongo drums at sunrise (don't judge us).
This month, tell us all about your sexy festival experiences and you could win $250 worth of Lovehoney goodies.
Click here to take the Shagfest Survey.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the world of kink or wouldn’t know a handcuff from a handjob, everyone has at some point been tempted to expand their sexual horizons.
As with trying just about anything new, though, there are a great number of factors that can act as obstacles to a lot of folks.
Whether it’s price, nerves or simply the overabundance of options that’s been stopping you, we’re here to point you in the right direction - whatever aspect of a kinkier sex life appeals to you.
We've picked out four fun and fulfilling ways for you to spice up your sexual routine, and help you and your partner experience even greater thrills.
Being in a long distance relationship is no picnic, and I speak from experience.
I lived twenty-four hours away from my boyfriend for a year, so we hardly ever got to have picnics, let alone have mind-blowing sex with each other.
I have to say, one of the great things about long-distance relationships is that you both get really good at communication; however, long distances couples do tend to get sick of mac-n-cheese masturbation pretty quickly.
(For those of you who haven't heard the term before, The Dicktionary defines mac-n-cheese masturbation as, "Masturbation that is standard, unsurprising, and requires the minimum amount of effort. Just like a bowl of macaroni and cheese".)
So, here are my sex game suggestions for long distance couples. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour!