Whether you’re going on a romantic dinner a deux, or you’re planning to Netflix and Chill (with or without a significant other), Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to try out a new sex toy.
While you might not immediately associate sex toys with the hearts, flowers and all-round romance of Valentine’s Day, February 14th can be a great time to experiment.
Particularly as a recent survey revealed that one in five British women are looking to spice things up in the bedroom by using sex toys for the first time.
So this year, instead of a bunch of wilting roses or some nice-but-safe, heart-shaped chocolates, why not treat yourself or your someone special to something a little saucier.
Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a list of expert-backed sex toys to consider trying.
The one for longer orgasms
“This nifty little clitoral vibe is perfect for use during foreplay, masturbation, and penetrative sex, as its ergonomic design slips between yours or your partner’s fingers for easy intimate control,” says Sammi Cole, sex expert at Lovehoney. Plus, you could actually enjoy longer-lasting orgasms – in a recent US trial, it was found that one of our Happy Rabbit vibrators increased female orgasm duration by 17%, compared to just using your hands!
The one for cash-strapped couples
Poundland Bonkin’ Bunny, £5
The budget-friendly Bonkin’ Bunny, is the newest addition to the high street chain’s 14-product strong adult pleasure range.
Available at £5, the vibrator is a steal compared to the ever-popular Rampant Rabbit vibrators available on the high street, which retail at around £50 each.
For first timers
Wand vibrators are becoming increasingly popular because of their ability to deliver tons of power and earth-shaking orgasms, but if you’d like to try something with a smaller price tag first, this mini wand is ideal. “The broad head gives widespread external stimulation, and makes a great addition to a sensual massage, too,” Sammi explains.
Pop your way to ecstasy
The adult version of popping candy! “Blindfold your partner, have them lie down comfortably and spray the foam onto their naked skin before massaging it in,” suggests Reneé Denyer, Senior Store Manager, Sh! “The gentle pressure of your hands will make the tiny bubbles pop on the skin, creating unexpected and exciting sensations! A M A Z I N G !”
The one for thrill seeking couples
For the ultimate Valentines date night, why not try this rumbly remote-control love egg? “Simply slip the egg inside your vagina before you leave the house, and hand the remote control to your partner so they can tease you with the vibrations all evening long,” Sammi says.
Toys for the boys
Superb toy for penis-owners: a soft, stylish tube with internal ridges and a small vibrator in the tip! “Traditionally, vibrators have been seen as toys for women (female-bodied persons) but there’s no reason why penises can’t enjoy them too – as proven by this cool toy for boys – 10 speeds to enjoy! Just add lube, slip it on, and glide & twist your way to heaven!” says Reneé.
The one for seasoned pros
If you and your partner are pretty familiar with the world of sex toys, then you might be wanting to try something a little different. “The Desire Suction Vibrator has a hollow tip that surrounds the clitoris with a non-numbing, throbbing, suction sensation that’s great for anyone who finds full-on clitoral contact or vibrations a bit intense,” Sammi explains.
A treat in the post
Gifts that keep on giving are the best of all, and the brand new Play Box subscription services from Lovehoney is no exception. For just £50 every three months, you receive a brand new bumper box of toys for him, her, and both of you to enjoy and explore, worth over £100. Now that’s bound to land you in your partner’s good books this Valentine’s Day!
Sex-up date night
“Rather than an hard, uncomfortable bullet, this is more like a soft, vibrating panty liner that fits beautifully against your vulva,” explains Reneé. “Hand over the remote to your partner during dinner and watch their eyes light up! Rechargeable, waterproof and offers 10 strong settings to enjoy.”
Best for beginners
“Love rings like this one are a really easy and non-intimidating way to introduce sex toys if you’ve never tried before, as they offer benefits for both of you,” explains Sammi.
“The dual rings create gentle restriction around his shaft and balls, which can lead to firmer erections, longer-lasting lovemaking, while you can both enjoy the vibrations from the bullet vibrator and the textured surface adds extra clitoral stimulation for her.”
With a name like Lover, this little marvel is perfect for Valentine’s Day! “Suitable for clitoral, G-spot & P-spot play, all you need to do is gently bend and flex Lover into a shape that suits your needs,” explains Reneé. Rechargeable, waterproof and with a selection of exciting modes to choose from, this toy gets all our LOVE this Valentine’s Day!
Best for him
Contrary to popular belief, not all the best sex toys are for women. “This sleek silicone vibe is actually for men, with a silken inner canal and three powerful motors surrounding your penis with all-new sensations. Who said the girls have to have all the fun?” says Sammi.
Grown up board games
Tie-and-tease fun is a really simple way to turn up the temperature in the bedroom this Valentine’s, but sometimes, your imagination needs a little helping hand once the blindfold’s gone on. This cute-but-kinky kit contains soft restraints, a satin blindfold, and a deck of 52 cards, each with a sexy instruction to get things started.
The ultimate Mmmassage
Ok not strictly a sex toy, but this massage candle, made from soy wax, infused with extravagant massage oils and arousal enhancing pheromone, could offer the ultimate romantic night for two. “Light the candle and wait for the wax to melt into a warm oil. Drip the oil onto naked skin and treat your lover to a luxury massage,” suggests Reneé. Includes chalk so you can write flirty messages for your partner!
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