In this Head Board article, we’re getting to the – ahem – bottom of the question, “If I’m a man who likes anal play, does that mean I’m gay?”.
Here to offer answers is award-winning journalist and sex educator Alix Fox, co-host of BBC Radio 1’s real-life comedy sex stories show, Unexpected Fluids, and resident X-rated agony aunt on The Modern Mann podcast.
Alix is also a proud Ambassador for young people’s sexual health charity Brook, so when it comes to bums, you know she’s not talking out of her arse.
OK, my Puzzled-About-Posterior-Play Posse, let’s have a conversation about anal stimulation! I’m going to break this question down into easily digestible parts. Starting with…
Adding lube to sexy playtime is one of the simplest ways to bring something new to the bedroom. They improve glide, enhance sensation and can even enable play that's otherwise not possible, such as anal sex or sex in the shower.
But, with so many lubes to choose from, it can be tricky knowing which lube is safe to use alongside which products. For example, did you know that you should never use silicone lube with a silicone sex toy?
Or that water-based lubes won't work in the shower?
In this week's video, Jess and Sammi give you the lowdown on lubes so you know the key differences between them, and can make any play super-slippery with the correct lubricant.
Polyamory – the desire, practice or acceptance of maintaining more than one intimate relationship concurrently with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved – is coming more and more into mainstream consciousness. Sex blogger, sex educator and adult product reviewer Amy Norton weighs in on how to talk to your partner about an open relationship.
So you think you might want to be polyamorous, but you're already in an existing relationship?
The hard truth is that the transition from monogamy to non-monogamy is often difficult and requires a lot of work from everyone involved.
The good news is that, with communication, commitment, compassion and a hefty dose of patience, it's entirely doable! If you're reading this, I assume it's because you want to know how to broach this potentially fraught subject with your partner.
A question we get asked a LOT at Lovehoney is "how can I make my penis bigger?"
Now, we like to remind people that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better, and it's often better to learn some tips and tricks to use what nature gave you.
There's a lot of truth to the old saying "it's not the size, but what you do with it that counts".
But for those penis-owning people out there who want to boost the size of their boner, there are several ways of doing so, for both short and long term gains.
If you hunt around the internet (or have a peep in your junk emails, for that matter!) you'll trip over dozens of ways to increase the size of your penis.
However not all of these methods are particularly safe or reliable (bee stings anyone?!) and some can even lead to shrinkage later in life, so it's really important you do your research and choose a safe way to magnify your meat flute.
In this weeks video guide, Jess and Annabelle tell you 4 sure-fire ways to do exactly that!
Festival season is upon us and you know what that means – time to get muddy and sweaty with strangers in a random field for a few days, while learning to appreciate anew the wonders of indoor plumbing.
But being at a festival doesn’t mean you have to leave all your sexy fun behind. In fact, festivals can be a great place to get it on, whether it's with an existing partner or just that guy you got talking to at the phone charging station.
We’ve put together a list of sex toys and other goodies that are above all discreet, lightweight and low-maintenance so you still can enjoy all the comforts of amazing sex without weighing down your backpack too much.
Got any other festival sex toy suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.