Until not too long ago, BDSM was still considered taboo and items like bondage gear were only available in specialist shops.
In recent years, however, we've seen the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, along with celebrities like Rihanna and Britney Spears, make subjects like bondage and fetish more mainstream. Britney Spears was even spotted wielding the Fifty Shades of Grey Sweet Sting Riding Crop in a recent music video!
We're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Fifty Shades of Grey spanking bundle, which includes the Please, Sir Flogger (£19.99), Sweet Sting Riding Crop (£24.99),You. Are. Mine Handcuffs (£14.99) and Twitchy Palm Spanking Paddle (£24.99). That's a total value of over £84!
To be in with a chance to win this amazing prize, simply add your comment below before 5pm on Friday the 14th. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email - best of luck!
Read on for more BDSM tidbits, and don't forget to comment!
Some of you may have already heard the news, but in case you haven't, we're super duper excited to announce that we are going to be telly-famous again!
Back in 2012, Lovehoney was the subject of a fly-on-the-wall documentary called 'More Sex Please, We're British', and as it turns out, people really do want to know what it's like working at the UK's biggest online sex toy retailer.
After having such a great experience with MSPWB, we were delighted when we were approached and asked to do it all over again, only bigger and better!
This time there are not one, but SIX one-hour episodes hitting your screens, all about the ins and outs of Lovehoney life.
After months of being followed by cameras and being interviewed on a daily basis, we're all extremely pleased to announce that 'Frisky Business' starts on March 26 at 10pm and will be on every Wednesday night for six weeks.
Throughout the series, you'll be able to take a look at an average day working in the sex toy industry and get to know the lovable (sometimes crazy) gang who keep the nation sexually happy.
'Frisky Business' is a frank, funny and friendly insight to the adult retail world - and why Lovehoney is different.
February is over and March has arrived, and from the looks of things Valentine's Day romance was in the air for many of you!
With hundreds of submissions for our Model of the Month competition throughout February, we've been astounded by the number and quality of entries.
Choosing a winner is always difficult, but this month there was one entry which stood out above the rest.
guaxicouple combine soft lighting with a plain background to create this uncomplicated and inviting photo (left), which focusses attention on the Oh La La Cheri Bandage Bra and Skirt Set (£34.99).
Complimented by the model's alluring yet natural pose, the result is a confidently sexy, flattering photo which is really very beautiful. We just can't stop looking at it!
For all their hard work guaxicouple have won a £100 voucher to spend on anything they like at Lovehoney - congratulations!
Think you could give this month's winner a run for their money? Read our photo guidelines and upload your best pose in Lovehoney lingerie to be in with a chance to win big in March.
That's not all! We've also picked two Runners Up from February to win 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save. Read on to find out who else was chosen....
Lovehoney's Book Club presents March's Book of the Month: Release Me by Julie Kenner. Pick up your copy from Lovehoney and receive a free Silver Collection Silky Neck Tie Restraint - worth £9.99!
Emotionally and erotically charged, this steamy read orbits around two protagonists who, hard as they try, simply can't resist each other.
Helplessly drawn together by their magnetic chemistry, Damien and Nikki are powerless to resist the sizzling connection growing ever stronger between them.
The gripping drama of their love smoulders with red-hot scenes of lust - be inspired by their sensual liaisons and indulge in soft bondage play with the free silky bondage restraint. If you're looking for inspiration, we love the steamy bondage scene in Chapter 20!
Read on for exclusive quotes from the author, and don't forget to pick up your copy and free gift!
There's nothing like a lazy Sunday morning in bed, and as March has been officially declared National Bed Month by the Sleep Council, it only seems appropriate to spend a little extra time in the sack...
The Sleep Council recommends replacing your bed after 7 years, by which time you'll have spent a whopping 20,000 hours using your mattress for sleep (and other bed-related activities).
To help make your bed a better place to be, we're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Bondage Boutique Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Restraint Kit (worth £34.99). Just comment below on or before Friday, the 7th of March to be in with a chance to win.
This nifty restraint kit contains adjustable straps that transform your bed into a playground - and best of all, it works with any sized bed!
Read on for more bedtastic news, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!
When I opened the Dreamgirl Lingerie SS14 catalogue for the first time, I was pretty amazed.
Their new collection is simply stunning, and with so many gorgeous styles to choose, deciding what to stock was quite a challenge!
After much discussion between myself and the lingerie buyer ("no, but that's my FAVOURITE. You have to keep it!"), we finally narrowed down the list to the ones you see below.
There's plenty of satin, lots of lace and a few choice bondage pieces to choose from. Whether you're looking for a silky chic robe for lounging around in or something a little raunchier with wet look and lace, Dreamgirl has plenty of designs available in regular and plus size.
Go on, have a look, and discover our exclusive brand launch offer while you're at it. Enjoy browsing and let me know your thoughts on our top picks!
The Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator (£49.99) has achieved a somewhat legendary status among pleasure seekers, and with almost 300 glowing customer reviews and a near-perfect rating, it's not hard to see why.
A firm favourite with our female customers, the Deluxe Magic Wand offers a range of pleasurable speeds - from a gentle tingle to tease the clitoris to mind-blowingly powerful vibrations for intense pleasure like nothing else. Plus, it's now available in stylish Lovehoney purple along with the original classic white!
It's not only women who can enjoy the Magic Wand though! We sell a range of Magic Wand attachments for men (and women!) that allow you to customise your favourite toy for even more variety in the bedroom.
Read on below for our favourite male magic wand attachments and turn your new Magic Wand Vibrator into something you can both enjoy!
Lovehoney sponsored the Sex Appeal III: Mélange à Trois comedy show in aid of Brook in London last week, and it got us thinking - is anything in the world better than a good belly laugh?
In fact, many people believe that "laughology" may not only be the best medicine, it could also be key to a good sex life. Think about it - laughing puts us at ease, which helps us feel more relaxed in bed. The more relaxed you are, the more likely you are to orgasm. Win win!
Being able to share a joke with your lover and laugh off any awkward moments during sex could also help you grow closer as a couple. Do you think sharing a laugh can make you feel more intimate with your partner?
To help you get started, we're giving one reader the chance to win the exciting All Night Love Affair Dice And Card Game. This fun sex game allows you share plenty of giggles and maybe discover some new sexy moves.
To enter, simply comment on this post before 5pm on February the 28th. Don't forget to read on below for more sex news and tips.
Too big? Too small? Or juuuust right? Everyone has preferences when it comes to their ideal partner, but how much does size really matter? We want to settle the score once and for all. Fill out our 'Size Matters' survey and tell us what you really think!
Plus we're giving away a luxury bundle of goodies worth over £100! If you win, you'll receive:
With prizes ranging from little to large, there's something here to please all appetites.
The competition will close on Friday 28th February and the winner will be contacted by email.
So is bigger always better? Or do good things come in small packages? Have your say!
After experiencing a reasonably mild season so far, it seems the cold snap of winter has finally caught up with us. Much to our delight this hasn't stopped our lovely members braving the nippy weather and stripping down to submit their Model of the Month entries. Each month we choose our favourite user-uploaded photo to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney. We've been treated to a plethora of creative photos throughout January and, as usual, it's been really tough to pick a winner.
This month's winner is KinkyFuckery who submitted this fantastically sexy shot of her wearing the Gabriella Lace Top Hold Up Stockings with Back Seam (£7.99). I love her use of a 'point of view' angle which not only highlights the sheer stockings, but also shows off those beautiful glistening shoes!
Read on to find out if you were selected as one of our runners up.