Sex is great; getting between the sheets or wherever the mood strikes with someone you care about is even better and adding a sex toy into the equation is a sure-fire recipe for a mind-blowing session.
Gone are the days where vibrators had to be hidden in drawers and buying a cock ring in Boots felt like a cardinal sin, using sex toys as a couple is easier than ever – especially as the bashful can always shop online. Introducing a toy is not about undermining the boudoir skills of either person, nor is it saying you’re not excited by each other, it’s a pleasurable way of exploring new, and possibly unchartered, realms of pleasure.
Yes, it can feel vulnerable, but sharing a new experience together is always bonding (or bondage, as the case may be) and these bedroom gadgets will ensure both of you have a brilliant time.
From a dual action vibrator to an egg that allows for shared sexual pleasure in a discreet manner, I’ve picked out the best sex toys for using with your partner – Valentine’s Day just got a whole lot hotter.
Want pleasure on a budget? There are plenty sex toy sales happening ahead of Valentine’s Day. Love Honey is having an up to 50% off sale for Valentine’s Day, Lelo is offering 40% off, and Ann Summers also has an outlet section with discounts.
The party is literally in your pants with this thong, complete with detachable bullet vibrator. The control can then be handed to your partner, and when your pleasure is in the hands of your playmate, the anticipation and element of surprise encourages intense arousal. As long as they are within a 10-metre radius they can continue to tease and turn you on. If you’re feeling brave enough you could even wear them out to dinner.
This butt plug has two speeds and give patterns of posterior-pleasing vibrations, making for intense orgasms – and lots of fun. Its satisfying curves bend with your body and mean you can enjoy comfortable but deliciously pleasurable fun in the bedroom.
Who says men can’t multi-task? This, rather intense looking, contraption is all the joy of a cock ring combined with a prostrate penetrator for ultimate arousal and pleasure. It can be used solo as well as with your partner and is much easier to slip on (and in) than a first glance might suggest.
Tease and pleasure each other with the 10 vibration settings of this dual vibrator. You can bend the toy into whichever shape feels best for you, massaging the G-spot or clitoris, and the versatile, slim shape means this can be worn as a couples’ ring too, to send powerful vibrations to you both. Good relationships are about sharing after all.
Hula Beads, Lelo, £149
The first ever remote-controlled pleasure bead, these rotate and vibrate with powerful, yet discreet, pulsations. If you’re familiar, or a fan even, of Ben Wa balls then these give the same subtle sensation, with some added oomph. It’s virtually silent and you can adjust the intensity with the flick of a wrist.
Forget ribbed condoms, these textured sleeves add girth, texture and pleasure into proceedings. Not only do they mean the penis-haver can last longer, they also give the other person an intense, multi-layered experience.