Archive for the ‘Date Night’ Category

Why you should listen to music whilst having sex

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Music is an incredibly powerful tool for expressing many emotions. Going through a rough time? Stick some James Blunt on and let it all out. Need to find a little motivation? Lizzo has got you sorted. Fancy getting steamy beneath the sheets and wanna get your partner in the mood? You know Marvin Gaye is going to get you there… Or maybe it’s The Weeknd for you? Perhaps some electronic hard house? – whatever your taste, it often has the same effect.

That’s because music has been proven to flood your thinker with dopamine, which is the chemical that makes you feel good – the same way as chocolate or sex does or even going to the gym… if you can peel yourself away from binge-watching Motherland that is!

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6 Penis-Pleasing Valentine’s Gift Ideas

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Struggling to think of what to you get your partner this year for Valentine’s day? Well, with the current global situation, we’re all spending a lot more time together at home and there’s only so many Netflix series’ you can watch and Zoom quizzes you can partake in, so why not crank up the heat, add a little spice and turn that time together into quality time together *winky face*

Don’t worry if you’re not too sure where to start, the clever sexperts at Pulse and Cocktails have you covered with our simple guide to the best penis-pleasing Valentine’s Day gifts. From pre-assembled gift sets to toys that’ll get you both going, they’ll definitely be wearing a smile on Feb 14th.

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Valentines Gift Guide: 7 Sex Toys for People with Vaginas

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February 14th, the one day of the year where lovers all over the world prepare for a day filled with rainbows and romance and a night filled with naughtiness and nooky. It usually begins with breakfast in bed or if you’re fancy, eggs benedict at a classy restaurant, followed by gifts and thoughtful tokens of appreciation and then, of course, come the Instagram posts and lots of em...

But this year, well, this year is going to be different. There will be no fancy restaurants – CLOSED. No spa days – CLOSED. No couples wine tasting experiences – CLOSED. No cheeky nights away in a boujee hotel – CLOSED. Yep, all the fun things we love to do for Valentine’s Day are more than likely, closed.

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BDSM Roleplay Ideas – Spice Up Your Sex Life

Let’s talk about BDSM roleplay – it seems as a nation we just can’t get enough! In a recent poll done by Marie Claire, 85% of you confessed to engaging in some form of light BDSM or bondage. Whether it’s blindfolds or ball gags you’re certainly getting your KINK on in the bedroom. In this blog, we’ll uncover what BDSM stands for, and give you 8 kinky BDSM roleplay ideas to take your sex life to the next level.

8 BDSM Role play ideas for better sex - Pulse and cocktails

Are you new to bondage and BDSM roleplay? Need some BDSM ideas? We recommend reading our beginners guide to bondage to find out how you can turn your freak O’meter up a notch. Turn that vanilla sex frown upside down and spank them.

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How to Plan a Dirty Weekend Away

If you haven’t had a dirty weekend away recently (or ever) – you need to, so we’ve pulled together our top tips for instigating one. Let’s be honest, there is nothing less sexy than emails, dirty dishes and 7 am wake-up calls. Whilst we all love the weekend, it’s important to remove distractions and truly indulge in your partner. So, the sex doctor has ordered a good old fashioned dirty weekend away filled with mischief, debauchery, and seduction, for you and your partner to improve your sex life. Whether you’re in a new relationship, or you’re wanting to add some va va voom back into the bedroom with your long-term lover, everybody deserves a dirty weekend away.

How to plan a dirty weekend away

Planning your sexy weekend away may seem a bit daunting, but when you’re strolling into work on Monday (still beaming with your after sex glow), we guarantee you’ll be eager to plan your next trip. That’s why we’ve composed a catalog of all our best sex tips to make sure you have the perfect couples retreat.

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Sex toys for couples for valentine’s day!

Give the gift of better sex this valentines day!  💘

We’re all for romantic candlelit dinners or budget stay at home dates. But sometimes you’re looking for a non-cheesy gift. The gift of better sex is thee perfect valentine’s day gift! From couple’s toys to clitoral stimulators – we’ve asked our store managers from across our 20 stores for there favourite couple’s toy for valentine’s day!

Find your perfect sex toys as a couple this valentine’s day!

1.     The Oh! Ring

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This vibrating ring is one of our best-sellers. It’s used to stimulate both partners during intercourse. It distributes the vibrations evenly around the contours of the ring so the toy feels alive!

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The Single Ladies Sex Toy Survival Guide

Our Brough store manager gives us the low down on the perfect night in for the single ladies!

Being a single lady in my 30s, I have found myself wondering what’s next? Mistletoe season is just around the corner. We have to brave the New Year’s countdown with champagne and grace. Sod that! There is no shame in being single.

No women will ever see a sex toy as a full replacement for a man. So, there is no reason for any guy to be intimidate by them. Most girls will tell you that it’s a fun way to spice things up in bed with a vibrator or a cock ring.

With the cold winter months coming up, here is a little survival guide for the perfect night. Embrace your singleness! This is all about treating yourself to some much needed “you” time.


1.       Chick Flicks

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Look – I love a good love story and yes, I like to imagine I am the heroine in the film. So, put on your favourite chick flick, grab the chocolate and that glass of wine and enjoy getting in the mood. Almost like a date-night with yourself!

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Luxurious Dating Ideas

Looking to give your special someone a taste of the 5-Star/7-Star high-life? Fancy experiencing a bit of the ol’ Jay & Beyonce treatment (only without the hassle of fevered fans chasing after your limo)? Or perhaps you would prefer to live it up like a Sheik for the day, to hell with a budget!

Well, if you’re in the cash-spending mood, have a read through our Top 10 luxurious dating ideas; the ultimate way to spoil your partner.

Being in love is all about making memories together, here at Pulse & Cocktails’ we believe that dating plays a very important part of the story, regardless of how long you’ve been a couple.

So why not peruse our Top 10 list together, have fun choosing your favourites, dropping hints, making mental notes for your next special occasion; anniversary, birthday, engagement, next week when the kids are gone all weekend.

You may already be familiar with the company motto, ‘Couple’s who play together, stay together’, which as you will already know is how many great dates conclude: with the pair of you between the sheets answering the ‘call-of-the-wild’.

Our Top 10:

Luxurious Dating Ideas - Limo

1. Hire a limo

From £99.

Give your date a great night, celebrity style. Rent a stretch limo and cruise through the city streets whilst sipping champagne like a 1980s Wall Street high-flyer.

Naturally you’ll both be sticking your head out of the sunroof at every traffic light. Class.

Luxurious Dating Ideas - Food

2. Michelin Star Restaurant

From £20.

They say the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (although women are no strangers to shovelling down a plate load of good food in record time either).

No one ever regretted tasting good food! As we all know, Michelin-Star chefs are the culinary masters of this universe. With 11 course tasting menus, inspired combinations and a level of dining that will blow your palette, find a Michelin restaurant near you.

After winning some brownie points as well as ticking-off something from your bucket list, why not carry on the date late into the night with some Aphrodisiaics?

  Luxurious Dating Ideas - Massage

3. A dual massage

From £60.

Pamper yourself and your special someone with an hour or two of exotic massage and body treatment. Why not extend it and make it a spa weekend? Do it right; 5* service, fluffy robes and all the fancy en-suite Jacuzzi baths you can handle!

Afterwards you can put into practice your new massage skills with something from our superb aromatic massage oils & candles range.

  Luxurious Dating Ideas - Rooftop

4. A sky-high dinner

From £40.

Look for a restaurant in your area that has a wonderful view of the city from their roof top terraces.

  Luxurious Dating Ideas - Disneyland

5. Disneyland

From £120.

Everyone princess deserves a fairy tale so why not become her prince charming by taking her to meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and the whole gang. Go on all the roller-coasters (you know you’ll love them even more than her) and enjoy pure wonderment coming to life in the magic castle.

  Luxurious Dating Ideas - Paris

6. A weekend in Paris

From £89.

Have lunch at the top of the Eifel Tower, take a look at the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, stroll down the Champs Elysees as the sun sets over Paris. Discover why its reputation for being the romance capital of the world is well deserved.

Treat her to some new sexy underwear and pack them as a surprise for once you have finished sightseeing.

  Luxurious Dating Ideas - Boat

7. Hire a private yacht

From £60.

Wherever there’s water, you’ll find a yacht you can hire. Take an evening cruise around the harbour, or splash out and hire the yacht for the whole weekend. You can hire them fully crewed with all the food and drink needed for the ultimate indulgent weekend!

Why not live out a fantasy whilst on-board, live out being a captain or act-out some pirate fantasy! Just don’t be too convincing, don’t alarm the coast guard.

  Luxurious Dating Ideas - Sushi

8. Sushi Class

From £30.

Looking for something a little more unique? Why not try a hands-on cooking class? The sophisticated way to get your hands dirty!

We offer a sexy recipe book for lovers if you’re looking to continue with your cooking classes at home!

Luxurious Dating Ideas - Helicopter

9. Helicopter Ride

From £79.

You can thank Christian Grey for this one! If you have a lot of money to spend, why not rent a helicopter and take your date around the city as you look around from a birds eye view? Obviously if your date is afraid of heights or suffers from travel sickness, might be best to avoid this one!

  Luxurious Dating Ideas - Private Island

10. Rent a private island

From £60,000.

The biggie! We did say luxury.

This will give you luxury and tranquillity. Rent your own island. You’ll need a lot of £50 notes for this one, a night for two on Necker Island (located in the Virgin Islands) will set you back a cool £60,000.

Hey, you wanted memorable, right?

Finally …

If you’re looking for something else to make your date night special, why not take a look at our couple’s toys? We’re certain your date, or ‘after-date’, will be one for the memory-bank by exploring each others carnal desires with one of our luxury toys!