Male sex toys have come a very long way since the Ancient Greeks used stale bread and a glug of olive oil to get off (you can't blame them for being resourceful).
These days you can step away from the salad dressing, as there are loads of different male sex toys to try.
More and more men are upgrading their solo sessions with textured strokers, twerking butts and sleek prostate massagers.
And while we're over the moon that they're taking their pleasure into their own hands (ahem), we also think male sex toys make great gifts.
So next time you want to treat the man in your life, why not go for a sex toy (obviously don't hand them a gift-wrapped Fleshlight in front of the in-laws).
Here are six reasons to buy a sex toy for a man.
One of the simplest ways to flip your wank routine on its head is to try hands-free pleasure, and for people with a penis, there are loads of toys to help you do this.
Not only are hands-free trouser shuffles an easy way to try something new, but they have a bunch of benefits to help you enjoy better pleasure too.
Here are just a few reasons to try it for yourself:
1. Thrusting your body into a static toy (rather than moving a toy up and down your shaft) more closely replicates sex, which gets your whole body and mind involved.
2. Some toys will get you off with zero effort. Simply stick it on or in, switch it on, and let it work its magic.
3. With no risk of arm ache from repeated strokes, you can extend your pleasure for a longer session.
4. Wearable toys (like cock rings, butt toys and ball bags) don't require an erection to get you off.
Sound good? Keep reading to check out our top 7 sex toys for hands free male masturbation.
Summer is offically upon us, and for many of us that means only one thing: festival season!
You've dusted off your wellies, charged your festival phone and packed enough glitter to fill RuPaul's Werk Room.
But have you got the perfect outfit? Festivals are the perfect place to step outside your comfort zone and embrace the outrageous. Where else can you queue up for a cup of tea in full tiger face paint, nipple pasties and an anorak without anyone batting an eyelid?
We've got a fancy dress box bursting with festival-ready outfit ideas, from rainbow stripes to brighten up the muddiest field, to the shiniest, sparkliest accessories.
My housemate and I have really great chemistry. It started with a little bit of flirting on a night out, but lately it's more than that, and we've even started sending suggestive texts.
The other night we both slept in the same bed. Nothing happened, except for a bit of cuddling, but now I can't stop thinking about it.
We're both single, and I feel like maybe we should just have sex and get it over with. The thing is, we live with two other housemates. Should I just try and ignore how I'm feeling?
Psst. Gather round. We've been sitting on a secret at Lovehoney HQ - and no, it's not one of our remote control toys.
We've been beavering away in the background to bring you a Lovehoney first: the Sexual Happiness Podcast!
Hosted by long-term Lovehonians Jess, Nick, and yours truly, this weekly show features fascinating sex trivia, amazing guests, sizzling sex advice, and answers to all of your questions about living the sexiest life that you can.
You can listen on a whole host of your favourite platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and PlayerFM. (And if you're listening on iTunes, why not leave us a review if you liked what you heard? We love getting your feedback!)
Don't forget, if you've got a question or a topic that you'd like us to address on the show (anonymously, of course), then you can drop us an email at email@example.com.
Whether you like to change it up in the bedroom by contorting your body into a myriad of different positions or you depend on a handful of tried-and-tested favorites, making a few simple changes can elevate any sex position.
It's no secret that sex is best when you and your partner are both comfortable and present - it's more difficult to orgasm when you're busy thinking about other things (washing, dinner, work - delete as applicable).
Start by switching your phone to silent and telling your partner exactly what position you'd like to explore with them - you'll find that by saying it out loud it will definitely get you both in the mood.
Here, we've rounded up a few ways to make your favorite sex positions even better!
Do you enjoy having sex but find that you’re not often in the mood to initiate?
Do you wish you could get aroused more easily or desire your partner more often?
Put your seatbelts on because we’re going on a quick tour around the sex drive.
Sex drive or libido is basically how much or often someone desires sexual activity. It varies from person to person and there’s no such thing as a “normal” sex drive because everyone is different!
There’s nothing wrong with a lower sex drive as long as you’re happy, but if you decide you’d like to increase your sex drive there are a number of simple methods you can try.
Here’s my list of the best lifestyle changes you can make to put that sex drive into overdrive.
One of the biggest misconceptions that people have about lingerie is that you need a certain type of body for it.
In the past, I was definitely guilty of thinking I needed to look like a Victoria’s Secret Angel to even think about rocking a corset or suspenders.
But – newsflash – this is total B.S.
It’s 2018, and time to stop believing that you can only wear sexy lingerie if you’re a certain size with no cellulite or stretch marks.
Lingerie is for everyone, whatever your appearance or gender identity.
In fact, wearing lingerie can make you more confident.
‘How?’ you ask.
Well, here’s my roundup of the 5 ways that wearing lingerie can give you the confidence boost that you deserve both in the bedroom and outside of it.
In the 21st century, pornography and erotica are never more than a Google search away.
For as long as the internet has existed people have used it to find porn, and the availability and range of content means that online porn and erotica seem to be most people's preferred way of getting in the mood.
But looking at porn isn't the only way to turn yourself on. There are lots of ways to get yourself excited without any need for your favourite adult website.
Tumblr's ban on pornographic content at the end of 2018 got me thinking about some of these alternative ways to turn yourself on.
Here are some of my suggestions for when you're on your own and ready to get a little raunchy...