• More Sex Please, We're British - Meet the Stars of the Lovehoney Documentary

    More Sex Please We're British Channel 4 Documentary Lovehoney

    It's the secret we've been sitting (uncomfortably) on for 6 months now: Lovehoney is going to be the subject of a documentary on Channel 4.

    After hours (and hours and hours) of being trailed by cameras, we're finally ready to take you behind the scenes here at Lovehoney.

    More Sex Please, We're British is on at 10pm, Tuesday 8th May on Channel 4.



    Richard Longhurst, Co-Founder

    Richard Longhurst CoFounder Lovehoney Ltd

    When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?

    I say I work for a company called Lovehoney and then, in response to the blank look, tell them we're the sexual happiness people. That always raises and eyebrow and prompts further questions.

    What's the best thing about your job?

    Two things - the non-stop barrage of ideas, excitement and change, and working with brilliant people who make it happen.

    ...And the worst?

    Too many ideas and not enough hours in the day.

    VigRX Penis Enhancement Pills (60 Capsules)What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at Lovehoney?

    Before we had a warehouse to speak of, Neal and I took a plunge into penis enhancement pills and placed an order for 1,000 boxes. They looked pretty odd filling the front room of his terraced house.

    What's your favourite product?

    I'm still very fond of the iBuzz, the first product we designed ourselves and the world's first iPod-compatible sex toy. Eventually it led to Apple threatening us with legal action and that's why I won't have an iPod or an Apple product in my house.


    Neal Slateford, Co-Founder

    Neal Slateford CoFounder Lovehoney Ltd

    When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?

    That I sell sex toys and lingerie on the internet.

    What's the best thing about your job?

    It's fun. There's never a day when there isn't lots of laughter in the building.

    ...And the worst?

    Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet VibratorPeople confusing what we do with pornography. We don't sell porn.

    What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at Lovehoney?

    Caprice.

    What's your favourite product?

    The Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator. Small, quiet, powerful and affordable - the perfect starter sex toy!


    Andrea, Returns Department

    Andrea, Returns Department LovehoneyWhen people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?

    I say that I work for the sexual happiness people, which always gets a good reaction and a load more questions.

    What's the best thing about your job?

    The letters and excuses we get with our returned items can be really funny (as you'll see in the documentary).

    Area 51 Alien Sex Doll...And the worst?

    When a customer has tried a toy, not liked it and then returned it to use without washing it. Rubber gloves come in handy in this job.

    What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at Lovehoney?

    It would have to be the Alien Sex Doll, which is blue with three boobs.

    What's your favourite product?

    Would have to be the Mimi by Je Joue - it's small, quiet and really versatile.


    Roy, Returns Department

    Roy Returns Department at Lovehoney

    When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?

    When asked what I do or where I work, I just tell them. I like to watch their faces to see whether they know of Lovehoney and if they'll be shy of admitting that they know Lovehoney. Generally people tend to be curious about what my job entails and what sort of things we might get returned and why.

    What's the best thing about your job?

    Here are many things I like about my job the atmosphere and the guys I work with, not a day goes by where I don't laugh, even the ethos behind the company is enough to make you feel good, but if pushed to pick just one I'd have to go with seeing my Mrs. about the place everyday bringing me the odd cup of tea. It helps when I've broken a sweat over the Rabbit Amnesty.

    ...And the worst?

    The worst thing by far is unclean products. I think enough said!

    Mr Moo - Classified Posing PouchWhat's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at Lovehoney?

    The weirdest thing is quite hard because weird is relative and I hate boxing kinks. Although, I do often have to think about what something is and what it does. I don't fancy the thought of sticking things down my urethra and then adding a power supply, no, not for me. Also, the Kinklab Vampire Gloves, those ones with carpet tacks in!

    What's your favourite product?

    My favourite product by far also happens to be Sarah's. Mr Moo. I can't look at him without smiling, you might not see him for weeks on end then all of a sudden there he is. If your feeling a bit low check him out, he'd brighten up any day and did you know, he moos?


    Annabelle Knight, Presenter and Lovehoney Sexpert

    Annabelle Knight Lovehoney Presenter and Sexpert

    When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?

    When people ask me what I do for a living I usually weigh up whether telling someone exactly what I do is suitable, for example I wouldn't go into detail when talking to my 8 year old cousin! If it's not the right time or place then I usually say I'm a presenter, if asked further I go into as much detail as I possibly can! I'm proud of what I do, it's a job with a difference where I can make a difference!

    What's the best thing about your job?

    The best thing about my job is getting a thank you from someone I've helped, to know that what I'm doing is working means a lot to me! Also getting first dibs on all the latest bedroom gadgets and must-haves is pretty cool too.

    ...And the worst?

    The worst thing is the judgement that can come from those with a less open-minded approach to life. I've had people think I'm a porn star and a lady of the night, neither of which is even slightly true!

    BlueBella Elle Mesh Polka Dot BraWhat's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at Lovehoney?

    Maybe the toenails on the Teddy Babes. I'm not exactly a foot fan to start off with but those are just plain strange! Some of the more hardcore toys have also made me raise an eyebrow... or two!

    What's your favourite product?

    I absolutely adore the BlueBella lingerie, it's beautifully made, gorgeously designed and something I'd wear over and over again!


    Laura, Customer Care

    Laura, Lovehoney Customer CareWhen people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?

    I have a big smile on my face when people ask me, I say, I work for a company called Lovehoney and we sell sex toys! And yes, we sell more online than a certain other company!

    What's the best thing about your job?

    The people I work with, both colleagues and customers, old and new.

    ...And the worst?

    MiMi by Je Joue Rechargeable Clitoral VibratorThe war with the air conditioning in the office!

    What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at Lovehoney?

    To be honest, nothing really shocks me anymore. But anything that pulls the testicles makes me feel awkward for the men.

    What's your favourite product?

    MiMi by Je Joue - just ask anyone in Customer Care!


    Matt, Ecommerce Manager

    Matt ECommerce Manager at LovehoneyWhen people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?

    I say I'm a sex worker. Everyone goes quiet for a bit, before I explain what I actually do.

    What's the best thing about your job?

    It seems a little perverse. It is a little perverse, but being able to see the way people explore their sex lives. The way folk browse around the site, what they search for, what they came here to buy and what they actually end up buying. It's fascinating stuff.

    ...And the worst?

    Sometimes my job can be a combination of triage nurse, psychic and hostage negotiator. Neal and Richard, as you'll tell from the documentary, are very different people and sometimes want completely opposite things, neither of which they'll actually tell you, generally at the same time.

    What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at Lovehoney?

    Lovehoney Tease Me Satin Heart Riding Crop WhipThe Electro Urethral Sound. Easy. Most things at Lovehoney I can think, "yeah,  you can sort of see why someone would be into that". But introducing a charge of electricity into a place where, frankly, nothing is meant to go. No. No thank you. *wince*

    What's your favourite product?

    Oh! It's a toss up. Either the Lovehoney Tease Me Riding Crop (which you'll see me using in the documentary) or the Fist of Adonis, which doubles as my business card holder. Hey! I've written a blog post of my top ten.


    Hella Rouge, Writer and Model

    Hella Rouge Lovehoney Writer and ModelWhen people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?

    I'm a writer. Which is normally followed by, "what do you write about?". The answer? "Sex".

    What's the best thing about your job?

    The people! Everyone's really fun to be around and there are always some hilarious conversations starting that you want to get in on. It's just an all-round fun place to work. The best part of my day-to-day workings are the new products. You never know what will land on the desk from one week to the next.

    ...And the worst?

    Some of the 'back end' site reworking. It can be pretty dull working from spreadsheets, but luckily it's not too often.

    What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen at Lovehoney?

    Lelo Mia USB Rechargeable VibratorNothing too weird. The dog *cough* toy in the foyer has fallen over the edge of my weird line and a couple of the Pipedream Extreme products (like the one you can see me writing about in the documentary) have made me cock an eyebrow, but I love that stuff. I'm more inclined to think something is awesome than weird.

    What's your favourite product?

    I don't think I've made any secret that I'd be seriously annoyed if anything happened to my Lelo Mia - it's my favourite toy since I arrived. In general it has to be the Neon Wand (an electrosex device), I've been dying to see a good at-home violet wand for years.


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    Comments (10)

    • Nymeria: May 04, 2012 17:27
      I can't wait!

      I hope there will be a link up on Lovehoney showing some clips from the show or another place to view it for those that miss it. Exciting stuff though. =]

    • Rox: May 04, 2012 17:49
      This post has got me even more excited about the Documentary. Can't wait :)
    • Beverley: May 05, 2012 14:31
      qoing to sky plus because have to work naff , watch with my hubby.
    • Caroline: May 09, 2012 12:46
      Cant wait to watch :D
    • Lovehoney - Alice: May 09, 2012 16:18
      Hey Caroline, it was on last night - but you cancatch up on 4OD here:

      http://www.channel4.com/programmes/more-sex-please-were-british/4od

    • Raymond Darling: May 09, 2012 20:56
      Watched it last night folks. Have to say really liked it. You seem like a lovely bunch of looneys
    • Jamie Nicholls: May 11, 2012 10:43
      With 6 months of filming this really needed to be a series of episodes rather than just the one. I'm sure so much must have been missed out that could have been shown! Such a shame. Maybe you will get a follow up show?
    • Jamie Nicholls: May 11, 2012 10:47
      With 6 months of filming this really needed to be a series of episodes rather than just the one. I'm sure so much must have been missed out that could have been shown! Such a shame. Maybe you will get a follow up show?
    • bev jenkinson: May 11, 2012 13:13
      would love to be your tester and and give comments on all your products with or without husband years of experience happy to help
    • Kev: May 19, 2012 16:32
      Loved the doc guys, so proud to be one of your customers. Both my fiancee and I would like to come work for you too :). She in admin surround by toys on her desk and me filming your video guides! Any chance?
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