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.
Above: Tilly puts our best-selling whisper-quiet vibrators to the test in this video guide to find out which ones really are super-duper quiet. Which one will come out on top? Click on the screen above to find out!
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.
Sex toys for men are a relatively new thing. Blow-up dolls and penis pumps have been around for years but these are often seen as gag gifts to embarrass your mates. But what about those male sex toys that are designed for pleasure, either during solo sex or as foreplay with a partner?
Over the past few years, an overwhelming amount of sex toys aimed at men have become available. Some, like the Fleshlight, have an incredible reputation which puts them up in the leagues of the rabbit vibrator for women. Others, like the Utensil Race products, have more of a cult following but prove to be best-sellers time and time again.
To help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we thought it was about time we give you an overview of all our male sex toys, what they do and what to look out for. If you’re buying for yourself or your partner, this guide will definitely come in handy.
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.
Congratulations on your decision to buy yourself an anal sex toy! So which one are you going to get? If you’re not sure yet, let Lovehoney guide you through the minefield of anal pleasure products so you can find something that is perfect for you.
Above: A butt plug is a great first anal sex toy, but how do you know which is the best butt plug for you? Watch this video guide with Jess Wilde and she'll tell you everything you need to know about shopping for a butt plug for the first time.
From anal beads to douches, we have everything for you to experience incredible anal play. This guide explains all the different varieties of anal toy.