The nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling off the trees and if you're anything like us, you're planning to spend the next three months indoors with all the blankets.
Some find this time of year romantic - after all, what is more charming than snuggling up to a loved one?
But some of the drawbacks of this season include colds, forgettable TV programmes, stodgy food, mandatory time with relatives, less sunshine, roads becoming ice rinks and end of term assessments. Admit it, you're turned on already.
A good way to shake off the funk is to climb into bed with your lover... Except as soon as the clothes come off, the cold air bites you in the nether regions (not in a good way either). You jump into bed, only to be enveloped by the glacial sheets. Brrr.
Luckily, though, Lovehoney have a few items to turn up the heat (in more ways than one).
I started writing for Lovehoney in late 2016 – and this remains one of the most entertaining, rewarding jobs I've ever had.
Aside from making my browser history quite difficult to explain on occasions, writing about sex for Lovehoney has taught me a lot about sex toys, relationships and even myself.
Here are 9 major things I've learned whilst writing for Lovehoney.
Being part of a Secret Santa is that much more fun if the presents are sexy.
No one really wants novelty socks or cheap-smelling hand cream when they could be getting the gift of an orgasm instead!
Secret Santa doesn't have to be a tat-filled snooze fest. Give the gift of sexual happiness to your nearest and dearest this year instead!
Here are 7 of the best sexy secret Santa gifts you can give to people you care about this Christmas.
Nerve-wracking presentations, exams, endless essays...
Surviving your studies can be a real pain, because completing all this work takes away from the time you could be spending in between the sheets.
But what if we told you that sex could actually help you with the demands of your studies?
If that sounds too good to be true, read on to find out 6 ways sex can help your studies.
We've all had a need for hands-free pleasure. Maybe you're sick of your usual positioning, you have a physical disability or your hands have gone numb from holding that vibrator – I've got you.
I absolutely adore the move towards accessible toy design, and there are some fantastic hands-free toys out there, particularly for people with vulvas!
Here's 8 of my favourites!
We get so caught up in using our vibrators for solo play that we often forget to bring our sex toys to the party!
Vibrators are great for masturbating with, but they also have the ability to take sex with a partner from fun to phenomenal.
What's more, if you are someone who can't orgasm from internal stimulation alone (and believe us, you're not the only one!) then incorporating your favourite vibe into your sex life could be a game-changer.
Here are 7 of the best sex positions for adding in your vibrator – there are countless more but those are for you and your vibe to discover first-hand!
Truth, justice and saving the world? *yawn* How predictable!
Why would anyone fall for the hero when it's the villain who's always far more interesting?
Think of the antagonist in your favourite movie or TV series, and we guarantee they'll be way more seductive while walking on the wild side than the clean-cut leading lad or lass trying to clap them in handcuffs.
After much deliberation, we've managed to rank 10 of the sexiest fictional characters ever to grace our TV screens.
Without further ado, here are our favourite bad guys.
Let me be clear from the start – there are far more than 8 ways to use the Position Master Mega Bondage Kit.
But if I were to write about every combination this bondage gear could bring to your bedroom, this would be less of a blog and more of a novel.
So, rest assured that while I've had to restrain myself (pun intended) to just 8 ways this time, you and your lovers will only be limited by your imagination.
Firstly, let me get one thing out of the way – if you’ve come here to learn about ‘femidoms’, you’ve got the wrong article. “Femdom” is a BDSM term used to describe a female dominant or 'top' partner.
Femdoms may enjoy having their submissive partner call them “Mistress”, or they may prefer to refer to themselves as “Dominatrix” or “Domme”. They may not call themselves anything at all – the point is that many women take great pleasure in ruling supreme between the sheets.
If you get a kick out of being the lady in charge, maybe it’s time to embrace your inner Domme. Of course, the best thing about exploring any new kink or fetish is that you don’t have to dive straight in the deep end.
There are plenty of X-rated activities you can partake in that range from the saucy and the sensual to the down-right dirty and dominant.
If your inner Femdom is aching to make her debut, don't deny her a minute longer! Use any of the above 10 tips to embrace your dominant nature and you'll be BDSM-ing with the best of them in no time.