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    The term 'self-care' has become a bit of a buzzword over the last few years.

    And while the term clearly means lots of different things to different people (a quick scroll through Instagram posts tagged #selfcare brings up 12 skin care adverts, a lot of gym selfies and a Kermit the Frog meme) at their core is a pretty simple idea:

    Actively taking control of your personal wellbeing.

    From using mindfulness techniques to help you focus on the moment to Marie Kondo-ing your bedroom, everyone can introduce a little bit of self-care into their sex lives, too.

    Here's how...

    sexual-self-care-masturbation

    The term 'self care' has become a bit of a buzzword over the last few years.

    And while the two words clearly mean lots of different things to different people (a quick scroll through Instagram posts tagged #selfcare brings up 12 skin care adverts, a lot of gym selfies and a Kermit the Frog meme) at their core is a pretty simple idea:

    Actively taking control of your personal wellbeing.

    From using mindfulness techniques to help you focus on the moment to Marie Kondo-ing your bedroom, everyone can introduce a little bit of self care into their sex lives, too.

    Here's how...

    Anal play: it's super-popular with all genders because, well, everyone has a butt! Not to mention it can be a great way of discovering a new way to enjoy sexual pleasure and sensational orgasms.

    But knowing which anal sex toy to buy can be difficult, particularly when there are so many available.

    In this weeks sex tip video, Annabelle tells you the key differences between some of the most popular types of butt plug, to help you choose which anal plug is best for you.

    Got a question? Make sure you pop it in the comments below.

    Last week, we spoke on the Lovehoney YouTube channel about squirting and Jess explained what squirting is (and what it isn't) so you know the difference between a squirt and female ejaculation.

    This week, we're following up with part 2 of our squirting sequel with 'How to Squirt'!

    In this sex advice video, Jess gives you her top tips for how to squirt when you masturbate, as well as how to make your partner squirt during couples play.

    Watch the vlog above to find out more and remember it's all about Stimulation, Hydration, and Relaxation.

    We've also listed our favourite toys to help you discover squirting orgasms here.

    What is squirting?

    Not to be confused with female ejaculation, squirting (sometimes referred to as gushing) is the involuntary release of fluid during intimate stimulation on a person with a vulva.

    But what is the fluid? And why does it occur?

    Jess tells you everything we know about squirting orgasms in this weeks YouTube video.

    Come back next week to find out how to squirt!

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    Whether you like to change it up in the bedroom by contorting your body into a myriad of different positions or you depend on a handful of tried-and-tested favorites, making a few simple changes can elevate any sex position.

    It's no secret that sex is best when you and your partner are both comfortable and present - it's more difficult to orgasm when you're busy thinking about other things (washing, dinner, work - delete as applicable).

    Start by switching your phone to silent and telling your partner exactly what position you'd like to explore with them - you'll find that by saying it out loud it will definitely get you both in the mood.

    Here, we've rounded up a few ways to make your favorite sex positions even better!

    12 Reasons to Try Using a Mirror During Sex

    I often find that people have a similar reaction to looking at themselves in the mirror as they do when discussing sex.

    People get awkward, shameful and embarrassed. So, looking in a mirror while you're doing the deed might sound a bit uncomfortable, maybe even narcissistic.

    But trust me, watching yourself get down and dirty might just be some of the most erotic and sensual experiences of your life.

    Using mirrors during sex is a low-effort, low-budget accessory that anyone can try out.

    They can have a huge impact on your sex life and here's why.

    One of the most common sex toy questions we get asked is "how do I care for my Fleshlight?"

    Like many sex toys, a good scrub under warm water followed by a spritz of antibacterial sex toy cleaner keeps your toy fresh.

    But have you noticed how real feel toys, like Fleshlight, THRUST and TENGA, don't feel the same after cleaning?

    In this weeks YouTube video, Jess gives you step-by-step instructions for how to clean your realistic sex toy and maintain its soft skin-like feeling.

    (Hint: use renewer powder!)

    What is Liberator?

    Liberator are a brand of sex furniture who specialise in sex position cushions for easier, more satisfying sex.

    Now you might be thinking: "I can use any old cushion for sex - I don't need a special sex pillow to improve my sex life", but you'd be wrong.

    Liberator have every base covered, from ensuring their cushions provide ample, reliable support of two bodies in motion, to making sure clean up is hassle-free.

    Their renowned wedge-shaped cushions all boast an orgasm-inducing 27° angle that makes precise G-spot contact and deeper penetration a cinch.

    Plus, they take the strain off of more complex sex positions, allowing you to experiment more, play for longer, and increase your chances of climax. Hooray!

    To help you get the most out of your Liberator, we've listed four of our favourite ways to use one below...

    4 Ways to Turn Yourself on Without Using Porn

    In the 21st century, pornography and erotica are never more than a Google search away.

    For as long as the internet has existed people have used it to find porn, and the availability and range of content means that online porn and erotica seem to be most people's preferred way of getting in the mood.

    But looking at porn isn't the only way to turn yourself on. There are lots of ways to get yourself excited without any need for your favourite adult website.

    Tumblr's ban on pornographic content at the end of 2018 got me thinking about some of these alternative ways to turn yourself on.

    Here are some of my suggestions for when you're on your own and ready to get a little raunchy...

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