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.
Anal vibrators are vibrating toys designed for use in the anus. Anal vibrators come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and can be used by anyone with an anus to stimulate the rear's sensitive internal and external nerve endings.
Many anal vibes are curved to stimulate the prostate gland (or 'P-spot'), making them especially pleasurable for men. Others include textures for external stimulation of the perineum, and some can even be operated via remote control.
Toys for anal play should always feature flared bases or finger loops so they're safe to use in the butt. Many anal vibrators start with a tapered head to help ease insertion, and it's always best to use plenty of anal lubricant like Lovehoney Discover Water-Base Anal Lube when playing with an anal toy.
Other toys like butt plugs and anal beads can also vibrate, so why not see if a vibrating version of your favourite anal toy exists?
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.
The purpose of a pussy pump is to create a vacuum over the labia and/or clitoris which will in turn make the tissue swell, encouraging more blood to flow and making the skin much more sensitive. Whether you use a pussy pump alone or with a partner, the unique sensations and gorgeously puffy appearance are sure to be a fantastic turn on.
Pumping your pussy will leave it feeling ultra-sensitive and every touch, tingle and vibration will be heightened. This is perfect if you have trouble orgasming and ideal if you're looking for something new to spice up your bedroom activities.
Being pregnant shouldn't mean you have to sacrifice on sex appeal - however, we often get contacted by women who have trouble feeling sexy during pregnancy.
The key to shopping for sexy maternity lingerie is to choose something loose and flattering that won't start to feel uncomfortably tight as your baby grows. Comfort is important, so we recommend staying away from underwired or boned lingerie - save the lace-up corsets until after you give birth!
One size lingerie tends to have more of a stretch than regular sized clothing, meaning it expands for a comfortable fit as your bump grows. We've chosen some key pieces below that look great before, during and after pregnancy, helping you feel satisfied and sexy for the entire nine months.
Above: Watch lingerie expert Sammi Cole tell you all you need to know about sexy maternity lingerie.
When it comes to prostate toys, Aneros are leading the way. Their medically researched, designed and patented massagers have been specially created to stimulate the prostate gland, release prostate fluid and promote overall prostate health.
Aneros started in America and quickly gathered a cult following as men learnt how to find, stimulate and love their prostate gland using the ergonomic massagers. With many noted health benefits, incredibly stimulating shapes and numerous positive reviews, the Aneros brand has become the top name in prostate toys, leading to demands for products from all over the globe.