1. 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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    Curious about butt plugs? Want to know what they feel like and why people use them? You've come to the right place.

    Your butthole is packed with sensitive nerve endings that can feel incredible when stimulated. But how do you get to them when they're tucked away in your butt? Of course, a finger or a willing partner's penis can help you out, but there is another, super-pleasurable option if you're keen for a little bumfunnery.

    Enter the trusty butt plug: an intrepid little toy that's shaped to fit your body and more than happy to help you explore the pleasures that lie beyond your backdoor.

    Butt plugs come in different shapes, sizes and materials, so which one's best for you will depend on your experience, anatomy and what kind of sensations you're after.

    With the right prep and progression, a butt plug can offer a new, and potentially more intense, way to orgasm.

    Read on to find out how...

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    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...

    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!

    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...

    Finally, it's here: the much-anticipated part 2 of our Sexy Valentine's Date Night ideas video!

    Last week we showed you sexy bath bombs and inventive ways to set the scene for romance.

    This week, we're looking at mutlitasking candles that do far more than just smell nice and make you look good, and fun ways to keep the intimacy alive all year round.

    Missed part 1? Watch it here.

    Shop the vlog and read the rest of the blog here.

    Sensory Deprivation: What Is It and How Can It Improve Sex?

    Normally when you’re having mind-blowing sex, you don’t want to miss a thing.

    The way your lover looks, the feel of their skin against yours, the naughty words they’re whispering into your ear.

    So why would you want to try sensory deprivation?

    While the term suggests you’re missing out on something, sensory deprivation during sex is actually more like taking part in a trade.

    By momentarily sacrificing one of your senses, you could end up having the raunchiest sex of your life.

    When I read the words 'sensory deprivation', I immediately think about those tanks of salt water you can pay to float in at spas and shopping centres (I can't help myself).

    But this isn't the kind of sensory deprivation we're talking about.

    Valentine's Day: love it or hate it, it's happening on the 14th of February.

    Now, we believe that being romantic shouldn't be limited to just one day, but who doesn't love an extra excuse to get sexy with a friend? (And yes, that friend can absolutely be yourself!)

    In this weeks YouTube video, Jess and Roy are looking at some of their favourite sex toy gifts for Valentine's Day, as well as some unique ways to present them to you lover.

    Think we missed a trick? Come back next week for part 2 where we come up with even more inventive ways to surprise your Valentine this year.

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