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    Perfect Valentines Date Lingerie

    It's now a week to go until Valentine's Day (gulp), and if you're thinking of treating your partner to a little lingerie surprise, it's time to get your thinking cap on.

    But what you wear on Valentine's Eve depends entirely on what your plans are for the rest of the day or night. I, for one, wouldn't want to be squeezing myself into a steel-boned corset before going out for a three-course meal!

    So, to help you avoid wriggling whilst you sit through a play in a crotchless G-string, or hoiking up your stockings during an extended shopping trip, we've got some top tips for the best lingerie to wear, whatever your date situation.

    (Unless you're going white water rafting or something. In which case, a change of outfit later in the game might be in order...)

    Just keep reading to see our top lingerie tips, whatever your plans this February 14th.

    Perfect Partners Love is in The Air

    Sometimes, trawling through page after page of products to find the perfect Valentine's gift for your seductive evening can be a bit of a faff.

    Luckily, we've whipped up six super-short videos that do the leg work for you!

    From ‘Smouldering Temptress’ (a la Moulin Rouge) to ‘Butler in the Buff’ and ‘Out and About’, each of our Perfect Partners videos show four Lovehoney essentials that can be used together for the perfect Valentine’s date.

    So, whether you're planning an intimate menage a mois this February 14th, or an all-night bondage session, we've brought together all the things you need to make your evening unforgettable.

    Read on below to see all of the videos, and enjoy a happier Valentine's with Lovehoney.

    Valentine's Giveaway

    Lovehoney and Bath Boutique Stays have joined forces to offer you the ultimate Valentine's experience for you and your partner.

    The lucky winners will stay in a sumptuous apartment in the house once inhabited by Jane Austen in the romantic city of Bath for two nights (worth £475).

    They will also be treated to a fantastic gift package of Lovehoney sex toys and pleasure products to enjoy during their stay (worth £200).

    There will be very little reason to leave the house, but for those who would like to explore, Bath is home to many historical, architectural and romantic delights (not to mention Lovehoney HQ).

    So make this Valentine's one to remember. All you have to do is enter the competition below.

    UPDATE: We have now added another way to enter the competition for those without Facebook or Twitter.

    With Valentine's Day fast approaching (the kinky sister of Christmas) and couples buying gifts for each other left, right and centre, what better time of year to try something new in the bedroom?

    However, no matter what time of year, broaching the subject of adding something new to bedroom play can be somewhat tricky. Some partner's might feel inadequate for your needs, judged by their interests or not really understand the benefits of sex toys yet.

    A great way to open the discussion is to ask your lover if you can do anything to make sex better for them, or talk to them about activities you find arousing during masturbation to help them to open up.

    We've broken down the four stages of exploring sex toys within your relationhip to make it easy for you. Just work out which level you're at now, and follow our guidelines for what and how to try something new.

    Most importantly, always respect your partner's wishes and never be offended if there's something they really don't want to try.

    Valentine's Love Letter Giveaway

    As you might be able to tell, we're pretty excited for Valentine's Day.

    In just over two weeks, couples across the land will spend the day (or weekend) fussing over each other and, most probably, getting down and dirty. What's not to love?*

    Taking inspiration from Willy Wonka, we'll be popping love letters, which also happen to be gift vouchers, in customer orders at random from now until Valentine's Day.

    There's £1000 worth of gift vouchers to be won and they can even be given as a Valentine's present. We promise not to tell anyone you got it for free.

    If you're lucky enough to find a voucher in your next order, you can Tweet us with the hashtag #HappierValentines.

    It would be great to see where they've all gone (plus, it would be a relief to know they haven't all ended up in the bin by accident).

    Good luck on your next Lovehoney purchase!

    Valentine's Day as a Singleton

    If the thought of spending Valentine's Day on your own fills you with pink, fluffy, heart-shaped dread, have no fear - we have compiled a list of ways to win at Valentine's as a lone wolf.

    For many singles, Valentine's is just another horrible reminder of relationships gone awry. But for those of you who are at peace with your current situation, Valentine's can be the perfect time to celebrate love in general - whether it is love for yourself, love for your friends or love for your family.

    There are plenty of ways to enjoy Valentine's as a singleton, so it's time to stop wallowing in self-pity and make this the best V Day yet.

    Why should couples have all the fun?

    Above: Watch the Lovehoney ladies in their Kix'ies challenge.

    If you find yourself constantly yanking up your tights, respositioning your stockings, or clinging onto your hold-ups for dear life, then it's (thigh) high time you considered grabbing yourself a pair of Kix'ies.

    Hailing from the USA, Kix'ies Thigh Highs are a fun, retro-inspired brand of hold-up stockings that look amazing, feel sublime - and actually stay put!

    Sized by height, weight, and thigh circumference rather than dress size for the finest fit, they're topped with three slim strips of silicone that keep them holding firm all day long.

    Given their tons of glowing customer reviews, I thought it was about time that we put Kix'ies to the test, and with the help of Jess, Sally, and Tilly, put them through their paces in a gruelling day at the Lovehoney warehouse.

    The results? Well, you'll have to take a look to find out!

    Scroll down to see the top reasons why you should add a pair (or five) of Kix'ies to your hosiery collection, and to see our complete range.

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    Flowers. Milk Tray. A candlelit dinner. For some of us, these core Valentine's traditions are our idea of heaven; for others, they're outdated clichés that should be avoided at all costs.

    So, what should you do if you're struggling for new inspiration this February 14th? Look to the rest of the world for ideas, of course!

    From Japan, to France, to Guatamala, we've (figuratively) scoured the globe to see how our closest (and furthest) neighbours choose to show their love during the springtime celebrations, and come up with 6 fun and exciting new Lovehoney takes on these global traditions.

    Got any exciting Valentine's traditions of your own? Don't forget to share them in the comments below!

    "Six Months Later..." Sex Toy Review of the MonthWe love reading your first impressions of Lovehoney products, but there's something impressive about a sex toy review that has been written after copious amounts of testing. That's why we were delighted to cast our eyes over Chastitysubman's thoughts on the CB-6000S Short Male Chastity Cage Kit, penned after six months of use.

    Review of the Month

    "We realise that chastity isn't for everyone, but this toy has improved our relationship hugely. It is a talking point with our more liberal friends, some say never in a million years, a few have bought one or a similar thing, at one party the key was sealed bid charity auctioned. The winner waited a week to claim her prize!" Read the full review.

    Congratulations to subman for being chosen as our reviewer of the month - a £100 Lovehoney gift voucher is one its way to you! Read on below to see if you were a runner up, and remember to submit your review now to be entered into our next competition.

    Model of the Month

    Sexy lingerie makes the model inside us all come out to play, which is why we love seeing your sexy dress-up snaps. Each month we choose our favourite user-uploaded photo to win a £100 gift card to spend at Lovehoney.

    This month's winner is Dolly Rocks, who is pictured modelling the beautiful Oh La La Cheri Bandage Bra and Skirt Set (£20.00). We love her elegant pose which shows off the figure-hugging lingerie perfectly, while her make-up, tattoos and stilettos add a glam rock feel to the edgy photo.

    Fancy being our next Model of the Month? Read on below to find out how to get involved...

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