Unlike other insertable sex toys, a butt plug is an anal sex toy that's designed to be inserted and left in place.
Generally speaking, butt plugs are conical-shaped, starting small and gently graduating in size. They usually feature a slimmer 'neck' at the bottom and a flared base for safety.
So why do people use butt plugs, we hear you cry?
A butt plug gently stretches the anus, creating a sensation of fullness and pressure, and stimulating the sensitive internal and external nerve endings.
When the pelvic muscles contract during an orgasm, a butt plug can intensify the sensation, as you're squeezing against something. Using one as part of your sexual repertoire can lead to intense anal fulfilment and amazing orgasms.
It's a fabulous way to explore anal play for the first time, either through solo masturbation or with a partner.
If you've ever wondered what a certain sex toy does and why people enjoy it then look no further, as Lovehoney's A-Z of sex toys explains it all.
This is more than just a beginner's guide to sex toys. If you're at all curious about sex toys and want to expand your horizons you'll find this eye-opening list informative, with suggestions for further reading and toys to try out.
Video: Play along with Jess and Annabelle as they put their sexpert skills to the test in the A-Z of sex toys!
Everyone wants to keep their sex toys squeaky clean and hygienic, and it's really easy with the right technique and cleaning products.
Sex toy cleaning and storage can be the crucial factor in your pleasure products lasting a lifetime or just a few minutes, so read on as Lovehoney explains how to look after your prized toy collection.
Wondering how to last longer in bed? If you're after prolonged pleasure, a delay cream or spray could help you.
Delay sprays for men gently numb the penis and reduce sensitivity. This slight reduction in sensation may let you hold back from climax for longer, and could result in longer-lasting sexual pleasure, both alone and with a lover.
If the worry of achieving orgasm too early on during your lovemaking is affecting the sex you have with your partner, then choosing a good delay spray or cream could be the answer, as it can help to alleviate anxiety around premature ejaculation.
What was once considered a 'dungeon' fetish is now making its way into bedrooms the world over, so it's important to learn some rules to make sure your bondage play is satisfying and safe. When done correctly, bondage can be an intimate, sensual and sexy experience for all.
While you may not yet participate in the more advanced or extreme forms of bondage, such as self-bondage, you should still exercise caution and safety in even the simplest practices. So if you want to be sexy and safe with your bondage play, here are some tips to get you started…
Above: In this video, Jess Wilde explains why you and your partner should always agree on a safe word before exploring bondage, spanking, or any other kinds of "serious sex play".
Perhaps the sexiest piece of lingerie imaginable, the corset gives you an enviable shape and boosts your confidence - a winning combination in the bedroom. However, the world of corsets can be bemusing, but there's nothing to fear.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know, from how to measure yourself to how to put a corset on and everything in between. Remember, with our easy 1-year returns policy you can try as many corsets as you need to in order to find the perfect fit.
Everything you need to know about Fleshlights: right here, in one convenient place! Watch our video guide for an introduction to the masturbation sleeves everyone talks about, then read further for help choosing the best Fleshlight for your needs, recommendations on how to make the most of your Fleshlight, and tips on keeping your Fleshlight in top condition.
Above: Jess Wilde and Sammi Cole debate the virtues of many different types of Fleshlight.
Whether you prefer the Sqweel 2 or Sqweel Go, it's important to thoroughly clean your Sqweel after each use to make sure it stays in pristine condition. Luckily, as well as being extremely easy to use - they're also easy to clean!
Cock rings, or penis rings, are some of the simplest sex aids around.
So, what do cock rings do? Well, they prevent blood from flowing back down the penis, which in turn can help to make erections feel harder and last longer than usual, potentially making your enjoyment last longer and an orgasm more likely.
Some people choose a cock ring that is worn on the shaft, while others like the feeling of a cock ring that goes around both the penis and the testicles. This guide will show you how to put on both kinds of cock ring.