The Single Woman's Sexual Self Care Guide
Valentine's Day is traditionally seen as a holiday for couples, but why should people in relationships have all the fun?
Modern love comes in all shapes and sizes - the creation of Galentine's Day, an increasingly popular day to celebrate friendship, proves this.
At Lovehoney, we believe that you don't have to be coupled up to appreciate the most romantic day of the year. So whether you decide to treat yourself to some brand-spanking new sex toys or get stuck into an erotic novel, here are 5 ways to have a super-satisfying Valentine's Day, whatever your relationship status.
1. Dress Up For Yourself
Whether you're out for drinks with your friends or making eyes at your train crush from across the carriage, knowing that you're looking all types of Sasha Fierce beneath your clothes is a surefire way to give you an extra dose of confidence.
Lots of people say that wearing a matching sexy lingerie set makes them feel good, and why not? It's an empowering way to express some self-love - and look fire as you do it.
If you really want to turn up the heat, go for something racy in red. Alternatively, a sexy black bodysuit never goes out of style. And remember - the more straps, lace and peek-a-boo holes the better.
2. Get Wet & Wild
Nothing says 'me-time' better than a bubble bath... apart from a bath time featuring your favourite sex toys. Luckily, there are plenty of waterproof vibrators available to whet your appetite.
Whether you get your rocks off with a rabbit or enjoy the underwater buzz of a bullet, a waterproof toy is a perfect accompaniment to a bubble bath.
Pour yourself a glass of something special and light a few candles to really set the mood.
Being single is a great time to find out what you really like without the pressure of wanting to please a partner. Although you probably already have an idea of the type of things that turn you on, there's no harm in experimenting on your own terms - and what better day to do it than Valentine's Day?
If you've only ever climaxed with clitoral stimulation, try experimenting with a dildo that combines that with G-Spot massage. If you've always been curious about anal play spend your evening getting acquainted with a vibrating butt plug. We could go on...
The most important thing? Don't put any pressure on yourself to orgasm. To paraphrase Miley Cyrus, it’s not about how fast you get there... it's the climb. Wise words.
4. Work It Out
Embrace exercise of a different kind with the help of some love eggs. Designed to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor muscles, toner balls can also result in enhanced orgasms and tighter muscles.
Think of it like you're training for a big race. Although that race may be months away, it's never too early to start training. And when you start running that race, you'll be pleased that you put those hours in beforehand.
Make the most of your time by popping a love egg or jiggle ball in while you're doing your shopping and get ready to experience all kinds of new sensations...How's that for a workout?
5. Catch Up On Your Reading
If you've worn out your copy of 50 Shades and are looking for your next erotic adventure, try 'The Endless Autumn' ( by our very own Annabelle Knight no less).
It follows the story of Autumn as she explores the fringes of desire and release - combining sizzling sex scenes with unexpected plot twists. Warning: you might finish it in one sitting!
Whether you're a hopeless romantic or you're just here for the pink champagne and chocolate, Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to practice some self-love - whatever form that takes. After all, to quote Ru Paul, "If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?"
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