It's safe to say that masturbation has gone hand-in-hand with Homo sapiens since the dawn of time. But after 200,000 years of palm-on-penis, maybe it's time for a rethink.
Japanese sex toy company TENGA - established in 2006 Japan by one Mr Matsumoto, a former mechanic - has certainly put a lot of effort into pioneering new ways of giving oneself a hand.
We here at Lovehoney sell a variety of TENGA products to cater to all needs: the disposable Onacup, the easy-to-use but endlessly exciting Egg, the perfectly textured 3D masturbatorsand the hi-tech Flip Hole. Together, the TENGA arsenal is marketed as 'the future of masturbation'.
Here's our guide to the revolution in autoeroticism, 200 millennia in the making.
If you’ve never enjoyed the thrill of prostate play, then you’re missing out. Located a few inches inside the anus on the wall closest to the stomach, this internal erogenous zone is sometimes called the P-spot and massaging it can lead to explosive full-body orgasms, hands-free 'super O's and even multiple climaxes.
Above: Still trying to find your P-spot? Watch our video guide above with Sammi Cole for more tips!
Discovering your prostate gland isn’t that difficult but pleasuring it in a comfortable and erotic way takes a bit of time and skill. Luckily for you, there are plenty of tricks and toys available to help you discover this secret hot zone.
Cock rings are simple devices that help to maintain a harder and longer-lasting erection by restricting the blood flowing back down your penis, which in turn makes your enjoyment last longer and orgasm more likely. Some people choose a cock ring that is worn on the shaft, others like the feeling of a cock ring that goes around the penis and the testicles. This guide will tell you how to measure yourself for both kinds.
Cock rings are measured by diameter. This is the measurement across the widest part of the hole in the ring. You want a cock ring with a diameter that's smaller than your personal measurements - this will ensure you have the constriction that you need. Start with something just a little smaller than your measurements, because the smaller you go the tighter the cock ring will be.
Most cock rings are adjustable or have stretch to them to ensure a good fit, but to be sure it will fit perfectly you need to find out the diameter of your cock or cock and balls. You may be wondering how that’s translatable to your very 3D penis, but it’s easy to calculate and we'll show you how.
When used correctly, condoms can protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections - but it's essential that you know how to apply and remove them properly.
Condoms offer essential protection in casual relationships, for both partners. Read our guide How to Choose a Condom to learn the difference between different types of condoms.
Once you've chosen the right condoms for you and your partner, it's time to learn how to use them effectively. This guide explains everything you need to know about putting on, using and removing a condom.
Collars are a visual symbol of submission and control, and are often worn in the bedroom (or fetish club!) by submissive partners to indicate their position. Collars can also be practical, often with hardware to allow leads and other restraints to be attached to them.
One of the questions we get asked a lot here at Lovehoney is “How do you buy a bondage collar?” This comprehensive guide aims to answer all of the questions that arise when you think about this seductive form of restraint, providing you with the information needed to enjoy collar and leash play with every sub and slave you meet!
Not all vibrators have been designed with anal use in mind, and if you use a normal vibe for anal stimulation or penetration it could cause discomfort or even get stuck. Forget trying to manoeuvre your vibrating bullet or favourite rabbit vibrator so that your anus gets some good vibe loving - with powerful waves of vibrations and a deep, satisfying feeling of penetration, an anal vibrator is specially designed to give you incredibly enhanced orgasms.
Foreplay doesn’t just have to be a kiss and a cuddle within the confines of the bedroom. In fact, erotic massage is the perfect way to connect physically and emotionally.
The majority of our everyday communication is non-verbal and body language plays a huge part in how we communicate and understand other people. It should therefore make sense that massage, one of the most intimate kinds of touch, is a good way of communicating with your lover. Each caress, stroke and rub can be used to say anything from “I adore your body” to “I hope you had a good day at work”.
Finding tense spots in your partner’s neck, shoulders and back then kneading and massaging them with your hands will not only remove physical pain, but it can help unblock their mind as they focus less on the pain and the stress associated with it.
A massage can be a simple stroking of the hands or a good going-over of the whole body. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll soon realise the benefits to your heath, your body, your relationship and your sex life.