If you're one of the many people who looks at bondage category of Lovehoney as if it's written in an alien language, you're not alone. There are so many tools and terms to get to grips with that even understanding the purpose of some of the equipment can take considerable effort, let alone using it. Here are the definitions of our bondage categories to provide you with an insight into what the tools we sell are used for.
If you live with others or have thin walls, then a near-silent vibrator is probably the only way to let go, relax and enjoy yourself.
However, don’t think that you need to sacrifice power for the sake of sound. Lovehoney has tried and tested a range of toys, and carefully selected the quietest to go in our Extra Quiet Vibrators section.
If you like the look of shiny clothing, you may have already tried PVC or patent leather. The next step for many people is trying latex or rubber. You don't have to be a hardened fetishist or fashionista to try latex and this guide will help you choose the right size latex wear and explain how to put it on.
Before you start: check that you do not have a latex allergy. Cut cheap latex gloves into strips and place them in various places against your skin (under a bra strap, inside a sock, inside a waistband) and, after an hour or two, check for any signs of irritation.
You may be thinking; “But I've used condoms, I know I'm not allergic.” You should still patch test various parts of your body before encasing yourself in the stuff, just to be sure.
Above: Watch fetish expert, Jess Wilde, explain all you need to know about wearing latex clothing.
Both increase intimacy, fun and pleasure between two lovers using fantasies, ideas and objects. Monogamy revolves centrally around rekindling lust and attraction and detailing your desires, while Nookii is intended for all couples as a means of discovering your lover's passions and enjoying a sensual build up to sex.
The games use a traditional setup, with dice that determines your move and cards that describe actions to be carried out. Monogamy’s gameplay can take long, sensual hours, whereas Nookii takes approximately 30 minutes, or longer if you decide to extend your pleasure. Read our guide for details on gameplay and see which suits you best.
When it comes to male sex toys, chances are you've heard of TENGA. This Japanese brand is renowned for making high tech, well-designed toys for men that offer pinpointed stimulation. The most famous TENGA creation has to be the Flip Hole, which is an expertly-designed male masturbator that offers intense, but discreet pleasure.
What makes TENGA Flip Holes different from most other male masturbators is that they're not anatomical-shaped and don't try to replicate the female body - instead, their engineers have focused on creating a specialised pleasure system to enhance male pleasure. This guide helps you choose the best Flip Hole for your needs. For information on the other items in the TENGA range, check out our Beginner's Guide to TENGA Sex Toys.
One of the reasons why glass dildos are becoming so popular is because smooth glass plus smooth penetration equals almighty pleasure.
Even twisted or curved glass dildos with ridges or bumps are smoother than most plastic or silicone dildos. When a little lubricant (water-based or silicone) is added to the smooth surface of glass, it becomes even more slick, making for some great fun!
The majority of glass dildos are made from high-grade borosilicate glass, which is a durable, safe and sturdy material that is used in Pyrex jugs and oven dishes. It can be heated up in warm water or cooled down in your fridge or freezer for intense variations in temperature.
Whether you're buying for yourself or a lover, shopping for bras can definitely be confusing. Underwired, non-underwired, cupless, peek-a-boo… What does it all mean?
Figuring out the correct band size and cup is the first step to success, but choosing a style that suits you or your partner is also essential. Just like how not everyone would choose skinny jeans over bootcut, the coverage, cup style and cut make a huge difference to how you feel about your new bra.
It's also important to keep your bust size in mind while choosing lingerie. Some styles look wonderful on women with cup sizes of A - C, while other cuts are more flattering on a larger bust. Below, we explain the most popular bra styles, and explain what body shape they're best for.
What are penis extenders, and why would anyone want to use one? The clue is in the name: Penis extenders are sleeves, often made of plastic or rubber, that slide over the penis and add extra inches in length and sometimes girth.
Some penis extender sleeves are closed on top, while others have an open tip. Some have stimulating nubs, and others are smooth. Find the one to best suit your needs here.
If you're baffled by basques or confused by corsets, Lovehoney's easy lingerie guide will explain everything. Armed with this information, choosing the perfect lingerie to make you or your partner feel sexy and confident should be easy.
We've split this guide into structured lingerie (basques, corsets and other figure-hugging and body-sculpting garments) and unstructured lingerie (flirty, feminine and comfortable lingerie like babydolls, chemises and camisole sets) to suit your mood or your partner's style. We also explain the different types of knickers, thongs and G-strings as well as sex-on-legs hosiery (from stockings and suspenders, to bodystockings and tights).