Every year on Valentine’s Day my readers and I get a special treat, and that’s a visit from one of my very favourite people on the planet, Renee, from Sh! Women’s Store in London. Renee always has hot and sassy tips to make Valentine’s Day fun for everyone, so welcome back, Renee! And happy Valentine’s Day!
This time of year shops are full of cheesy cards and teddy bears, and many regard Valentine’s Day as far too commercial with its notion of forced romance. You have probably seen the disappointed faces of women whose partners didn’t hand-deliver 12 long-stemmed roses and tickets to Paris? Yes, me too: a close friend dumped her partner after he presented her with white lilies rather than red roses on Valentine’s Day. to be fair, he’d forgotten to put them in water so they were rather dead. Much like their relationship, later that evening.
The truth is, a Valentine’s Day celebration worth remembering doesn’t need to cost a bomb, and certainly doesn’t require weeks of planning. Sometimes the little things are those that count the most: when asked what she received for Valentine’s Day, another friend replied: “My partner shows me love every single day of the year, so Valentine’s Day is his day off” and this is by far my favourite Valentine’s Day-quote ever.
Working at Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium, the UK’s best sex shop for women, every day is like Valentine’s Day – romance, love and hot sex in equal measures. We meet singles and couples of all ages, backgrounds & sexualities, and what they all have in common is that they all like to keep the sexy fires burning. Sex is great for your health – it’s puts a twinkle in your eye, colour on your cheeks and a saucy wiggle in your step!
When my good friend KD asked if I’d like to share my top tips for a lovely Valentines Day, I was, of course, all over it like a hot rash! So, Ladies, Gents & Others – here are my five steps to a fun-filled, laid-back and pressure-free Valentine’s evening:
First, you need to create atmosphere; crumpled sheets and clutter does not a sexy evening make! A quick tidy, freshly laundered sheets and scented candles strategically placed around the room will create an inviting and enticing space.
For Valentine’s Day you are absolutely allowed to splash out and wear whatever floats your partner’s boat – you are the treat, after all! French knickers, sporty cotton shorts or trashy rip-em-off thongs – anything goes.
I love these delicate Pearl Panties – a strand of real pearls sit against your clit and create amazing friction as you move. Whether you’re a fan of the Brazilian wax or like to keep a full bush, your lover will adore seeing you in these!
I’m a huge fan of massage candles and think they’re the perfect way to start off a sexy evening. Treat your lover to a luxurious massage or perhaps take it in turns to discover each others sensitive spots; soft breasts, taut hip bones and curved buttocks love strong hands. This 100% natural & vegan candle come in a heart-shaped pot and melts into a warm oil, perfect for slow, sensual strokes.
4. Main Course
Valentine’s Day sex can be as romantic or as raunchy as you like – favourite positions, multiple orgasms or hours of oral sex. This year, why not surprise your partner with a copy of the Oral Sex Position Guide by Emily Dubberly – 69 oral sex positions ranging from mild to wild, you are sure to find positions to drive each other crazy!
Homemade chocolate-dipped strawberries will go down a treat – effortless and decadent, washed down with your favourite fizz – after a lust-soaked session in the sheets. Nibble on the strawberries, nibble on each other…
And for all you sassy singletons out there… Being single doesn’t have to mean no sex on Valentine’s Day – you can still have a wicked time! Meet up with equally single friends for a cocktail or three, then head home for some quality *me-time*. This pleasure set has been designed with you in mind and comes with our bestselling Sh! Rabbit vibe, sensitivity- enhancing clit gel, Lush lube and FREE batteries – and at only £40, it’s a bargain!
Renee is the Senior Store Manager at female-focused erotic boutique Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium in Hoxton Square. She has her fingers in many pies and spends her days talking about G-spots, P-spots and any other spots you may have found in your nether regions. When she is not selling sex toys to the women & couples of London, she can be found at home with a thrilling book and a glass of pink wine, surrounded by her beloved bunnies (of the furry variety).
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