A few weeks ago we wrote an article about everything to do with the G-Spot and squirting. You guys loved it! So, we thought it might be time to actually do some groundwork and review some G-Spot toys that will help you get on your way. First up is the Lovehoney Power Play G-Spot Vibrator review.

So I just want to start with the fact I was amazingly impressed with this toy. Its pros far outweigh the cons but as ever, I will speak about both.


This toy is at such a great price point. It’s €29.95 on Lovehoney. In my opinion that’s an extremely affordable toy however it still lives up to my expectations in terms of quality.


The packaging for this toy, as with any Lovehoney own brand toys, is light and quite discreet. It’s not bulky so I found it useful to keep as a storage option for my toy.

Features and Design

Ok, so now we can get into the fun stuff. A lot of thought went into the design of this toy and I have to say, the creators did a great job. The shape is honestly just PERFECT for reaching the g-spot, it’s actually more curved than I thought it would be and more curved than other g-spot toys I’ve used in the past. It’s got a silicone body with a hard plastic interior which means it’s not flexible. I didn’t find the lack of flexibility to be an issue but it can be a little restrictive. No 2 bodies are the same after all.

It’s Latex-Free and Phthalate-Free and it’s submergible in water – all positives! It has 3 vibration speeds and 4 vibration patterns which is great but not any more features than many other vibration toys have.

The only downside I will mention is that it is a battery-powered toy. Now, this is completely personal but I really dislike battery-powered toys. I’d rather just plug in and charge up rather than have to go out and buy a set of batteries that you’ll eventually have to discard anyway. For some reason, I never seem to have the right size batteries in my house either! I’d rather spend the extra little bit initially to have the toy a rechargeable one. But, that’s just me!

The Standout Feature

By far the best part of this toy is the shape. It’s super curved which makes it easy to reach the right spots but it also has a bulbous tip with a circumference of 4 inches. The body of the toy is not super girthy but in my opinion, that’s ideal as it allows you to focus the vibrations on the right area. It’s also got a narrower body which means it’s actually super easy to get inside for those who might find insertion uncomfortable. Its insertable length is about 5 inches, just the right amount to reach the G-Spot. The affordable price of less than €30 is also a standout for me!

Final Thoughts for the Power Play G-Spot Vibrator review

This toy is honestly an all-rounder. It’s great for a beginner who wants to get started on G-Spot play but will also be enjoyed by someone who has a bit more experience. The price point is great for what it delivers and the issue I had with the batteries was all forgotten once I got the right ones and started using the toy. Would I recommend this toy to a friend – most definitely! When I got the Lovehoney Power Play G-Spot Vibrator to review I was unsure but it’s been wonderful for exploring G-Spot sensations!


What is libido?

Libido can seem like a mystical force. Sometimes it visits at the wrong time and overstays its welcome, or it’s nowhere to be found when we could really use it. If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated with your libido, you’re not alone!

Research on sexual motivation is still progressing, but there are some takeaways from existing research that can help you demystify your libido.

Does sex drive exist?

Most sex researchers agree that sex is not a ‘drive’, it’s a motivational system. The difference is that intrinsic drives are fuelled by lack of something (food, sleep, social connection), but sexual motivation is fuelled by an attractive reward. Sex can be great, but we don’t need it to survive!
(Note: sometimes we’ll still use the term ‘sex drive’ when talking about libido, but we don’t mean it literally!)

How does libido work?

Sexual desire is usually triggered by something in your environment that reminds you of sex, but can also be triggered by thoughts or imagination. Sometimes it can come seemingly out of nowhere, which could be a good or bad thing depending on where you are at the time!

The link between sexual desire and physical response is not always straightforward (see below), but usually one results in the other, and they continue in a ‘positive feedback loop’ (both cause an increase in each other). This exists alongside another positive feedback loop, which happens between an attractive incentive and arousal. Arousal increases how attractive something is to us, which increases our arousal!

Here’s an example of these loops at work; you’re watching a partner undress, your body responds, their body becomes more attractive, your desire increases, your body responds more… and so on!

My body says yes, but my mind says no (or vice versa)

Sexual motivation usually results in physical arousal, but that’s not always the case. You can feel sexual desire without becoming physically aroused or vice versa. This can be frustrating or confusing, and it’s important to recognise that it isn’t abnormal. Sometimes it takes more time for your body to catch up with your mind, or the other way around.

It’s also normal to feel like you want something and then realise you’re not enjoying it. Wanting and liking don’t always go together with sex. Take your time and be kind to yourself. Always practice consent and good communication with yourself and others. Instead of getting frustrated with your libido, practice being patient with yourself!

Stress and mood

Your mood can directly or indirectly influence your libido. The effect is different for everyone, but it’s good to think about how you’re feeling if your libido isn’t working how it usually does. For some people, stress and low mood can actually increase sexual motivation. Some individuals also use sex to cope with short term stress. Long-term stress or low mood usually reduces libido.

Some medications can also have an effect on libido, for example, birth control or SSRIs.

Am I normal?

Yes! It’s normal for libidos to fluctuate, weekly, monthly and over the course of a lifetime. It’s also normal to feel a little bewildered with your sex drive sometimes. Everyone gets frustrated with their libido at some point in their lifetime. If you are happy with your sexual appetite right now, then there’s nothing to worry about. If you’re worried about how much sex you should be having, the answer is usually as much or as little as you want to! Click here for more on how much sex you should be having. 


It’s time to discredit those Masturbation Myths!

Self-pleasure is something that is part of many of our self-care routines however, it’s a topic that not enough of us discuss. For years there have been masturbation myths doing the rounds. In the mid-1900s, people were told that masturbation caused blindness and disease. People thought would eat up a man’s strength and turn him feeble-minded. It was also believed that a bland diet would reduce sex drives and bring an end to masturbation, which is why John Kellogg and Sylvester Graham developed the cornflakes we know and love today.

We’re here to set the records straight.

Myth 1: People who have regular sex masturbate less

Masturbation Myths 1: People who have regular sex masturbate less



Studies have actually shown that the more sex people have, the more they tend to self-pleasure.



Myth 2: You’ll no longer enjoy sex with a partner if you masturbate too regularly

Masturbation Myths 2: You’ll no longer enjoy sex with a partner if you masturbate too regularly


In fact, the more you masturbate, the more you’ll understand your body and the better that you will be able to communicate your needs with a partner. Similarly to Myth 1, partnered sex and self-pleasure go hand in hand.



Myth 3: Masturbation is something that you do alone

Myth 3: Masturbation is something that you do alone


Mutual masturbation is a form of sex that can be done with a partner (or partners!). To watch and be watched is something that many people find enjoyable. Consequently, it is also a great way to learn about each other’s preferences!



Myth 4: Masturbating too often can lead to loss of sensitivity or erectile dysfunction

Masturbation Myths 4: Masturbating too often can lead to loss of sensitivity or erectile dysfuntion

Frequent masturbation can’t desensitise the nerves; however, if you masturbate in the same way each time, your body may become accustomed to that sensation and could start to associate it with climax.

Mix up your techniques, try out different positions, invest in a toy or perhaps explore a new fantasy!


Myth 5: Everyone should masturbate

Myth 5: Everyone should masturbate



Masturbating is a natural, healthy and an important tool for getting to know your body. However, it’s not something that everyone feels comfortable doing, and that’s okay too!



Here at JOI, we think masturbation can be great for your mind and body. Furthermore, if you’re interested in learning more about the facts and science behind masturbation, read here!

Ultimately, the choice of whether to masturbate or not is entirely down to you as an individual.  There is one thing that’s for sure, speaking openly about our masturbation habits will bring an end to those pesky myths!