1. Sex toys are safe for bodily use, but they can be quite reactive when put next to alike or opposing materials. It is vital to be careful when storing your sex toys. If you mix your sex toys (particularly silicone, rubber, latex, realistic feel and jelly sex toys) you may soon discover that they start to look melted or slightly misshapen.

    We can't overstate how important it is that you store your sex toys separately if you don't want a nasty surprise the next time you reach for your favourite toy.

    The world has gone silver ball crazy thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey but there are so many random names to describe them (jiggle balls, ben wa balls, kegel balls) that you may be finding it hard to figure them out.

    As well as providing pleasure, regular use of vaginal balls will help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles over time which will make your vagina feel tighter, improve bladder control and best of all, bless you with more intense and longer lasting orgasms. No wonder Ana Steele loves hers so much.

    Sizes, shapes, weights, materials and designs vary wildly and this guide will help you decide which kegel balls are right for you.

    Wondering how to get the most from your G-spot vibrator, or curious about how you can pleasure your, or your partner’s G-spot? Lovehoney is on hand to help you discover the joys of G-spot stimulation and explain how and why this hidden erogenous zone is a favourite for both single women and couples.

    G-spot vibrators are easy to use, once you get the hang of them. They come in a range of different shapes and sizes but all are designed to stimulate the nub of sensitive nerve endings that lie approximately 1-3 inches inside the front wall of the vagina. Usually featuring a slightly curved tip, G-spot vibrators can be used whether you’re on your own or with a partner  so there’s something for everyone.

    Because latex is a natural, biodegradable material, it’s incredibly sensitive to oils, including the natural oils in your skin. Latex items can be expensive, so it's important to take good care of your rubber apparel to keep it in tip-top condition for years to come.

    Luckily, it’s really easy to keep your latex looking as good as new and ready to wear over and over again. All you need to do is make sure you wash and store your latex properly, and this guide explains precisely how to do it to prolong the life of your favourite pieces.

    No matter what kind of Fleshlight you own, they're easy to clean and the care instructions are the same. By taking a little time to clean and care for your Fleshlight, you'll prolong the life of the realistic-feel material so you can enjoy these premium male sex toys for longer.

    Silicone lube is a water-resistant lube that's safe to use with condoms and ideal for long-lasting lubrication during sex. Lots of people love silicone lube as it doesn't end up feeling sticky like a water-based lube does. Silicone lube is even waterproof, so it's fantastic for fulfilling bathroom sex fantasies.

    Silicone sex lube is generally more expensive than water-based lube (because it contains more expensive ingredients) but you get a lot for your money. The long-lasting properties mean you won’t need to keep topping up your lubrication and you’ll need less of it too.

    One important thing to note is that you can’t use silicone lube with your silicone sex toys, but it’s perfect for your glass or plastic toys and ideal for sex.

    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.

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    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.
    1. Perfect for spicing up a weekend away (or just a Friday night in) Nookii: The Hot Game for Passionate Lovers and Monogamy: A Hot Affair Game are two of our most popular games for adults. But what exactly is the difference and which is best for you and your partner?

      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.

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