Category Archives: Love and Romance

Couples counselling: can it help with your sex life?

What exactly happens in couples counselling? And how can couples counselling help with your sex life? If you’ve ever been curious about it, I hope I can answer a few of your questions here, as well as give you some top tips that I learned from couples counselling myself. Consider this an FAQ with some […]

Spontaneous sex tips: how to inject more excitement into your sex life

People on a rollercoaster

It’s hard – and by that I mean ‘almost impossible’ – not to fall into a routine when it comes to your sex life. If you’re living with the same person for a long time, you tend to get into patterns. Some of those patterns are enjoyable – they’re the natural by-product of feeling comfortable […]

Unusual Valentines Getaways – Sex Toy Hotels

Image of a sign that says 'sex: do not disturb'

What are the best freebies to receive when you check into a hotel? Shampoo? Chocolate on the pillow? Well, how would you feel if instead of these obvious things, you got a menu of sex toys instead? That’s right: sex toy hotels exist, and if you’re planning a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day you might […]

Erotic book extracts that you were once banned from reading

This week the Bodleian library in Oxford announced that it was opening a special display of some of the books from their ‘restricted’ section. To mark the occasion, here are a few sexy extracts from erotic books that you were once banned from reading…

Consent is king: are you ready for Sexual Health Week 2018?

It’s probably fair to say that most of us think we’re great at establishing consent. After all, no one wants to imagine they are encouraging people to do things they’re not comfortable with – not just in the bedroom but elsewhere in life. If you ask around the office to see who wants to come […]

Do you know when your partner is initiating sex?

I’ve never been very good at foreplay. At least, not the kind of foreplay that involves subtle touches and gradual escalation of intimacy, building to a natural moment when both of you go ‘let’s do it.’ I have a tendency to just get horny, tell someone I’m horny, then ask if they’re up for it. […]

Erotic massage: in praise of getting slippy

If you’d asked me five years ago whether I fancied an ‘erotic massage’, I’d have probably asked if we could just get on with the sex. The idea of being rubbed all over with oil before shagging struck me as a very frustrating way to make the bedsheets messy, without any of the fun that […]

Valentine’s Day lingerie to buy for your boyfriend (yep, you heard me)

It’s almost as if read my actual mind, and bought in new stock just as a special Valentine’s Day gift for me. Because now, along with gorgeous baby dolls and stockings and all the standard things you’d expect to find in the ‘lingerie‘ section, they also stock incredibly sexy underwear for men. And you […]

Sex toys that will literally keep you warm through the winter

I’m calling it: summer is officially over. Those nice long evenings when you could sit in the garden with a glass of wine are drawing to a close, and many of you might even be taking drastic steps such as hunting down your cosiest jumpers or even – shock – putting the heating on. As […]

Would you donate your dildos to Croatia’s ‘museum of heartache’?

This week I learned about a fascinating museum dedicated not to the history of art or war or science, but to the history of human relationships. Specifically, this museum is a showcase of stories about how relationships have ended, and the objects old lovers have left behind. An article in Metro explains that: “Grubisic and […]