Sex toys. Their mention in conversation can invite feelings of coyness, embarrassment or downright horror – but the savvy twenty-first century adult recognises their potential in the spectrum of bedroom fun. Sam and I have tapped into this, and our collection is both vast and growing – a large factor in my loss of interest in my first blog (a makeup blog) as I started spending all my spare money on www.lovehoney.com! For LDR couples sex toys can be a fantastic way to ensure there is no dearth of orgasmic and sexual pleasure between visits (and if you’re feeling naughty then sending pictures of you using them will be greatly appreciated by your other half!). Nevertheless, for all couples involving toys in the bedroom is an easy way of bringing fresh excitement, upping the sexy factor, and experimenting with new sensations.
Ann Summers, a well-known high-street name – with over 100 stores across the UK and Ireland – is helping ease our traditional British conservatism when it comes to being open about sex – yet for many walking into one in plain daylight is too daunting. Easing yourself into trying toys can be tricky for a first timer and there’s not a great public awareness of the great online retailers you can find on the internet. Readers, I’ve become a one-shop girl when it comes to this: Lovehoney, from which I’ve bought basically everything you can think of (including a rabbit vibrator, vibrating cock rings and a remote-control love egg) and can tell you honestly that they are fab. Discreet packaging, deals of the day and a one year return policy on EVERYTHING – what more to love?
Visualise the most obscure sex toy you can think of and it probably already exists somewhere. The manufacturing world of adult toys is fantastic in its thoroughness, however this can leave even the most sexually active amongst us stumped at where to begin. I would suggest keep it simple: For women a bullet vibrator is a small discreet cylindrical toy with strong vibrations set off at the click of a button. I would recommend the Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet, my first and most reliable vibrator. For men, I would recommend a stroker – a hollow rubber cylinder featuring two textures and able to be turned inside out – such as the Tracey Cox Supersex Stroker, which I bought Sam several months ago and it’s a favourite for both individual use and when we’re together.
There really is a whole lot to be gained from including toys in your sex life – and I will continue reiterating this to the singles and LDR couples out there in particular! Sex toys let you get to know yourself better, and when used with someone else can help you get comfortable with new experiences such as anal play for example. I’m going to post the odd toy review to give you a better idea of what else is out there! And I might involve Sam in these too. Prepare for more regular blog posts too