Bonjour! Are you celebrating Bastille Day today?
Between French kissing and French knickers, we have a lot to thank our Francophone neighbours for when it comes to sex.
Indeed, the most popular sexy costume at Lovehoney is the classic French Maid look - and sales peak in July! So clearly some lovers are getting patriotic this weekend.
To celebrate all things French, we're giving away a luxury Uma by Je Joue Rechargeable G-spot Vibrator (£50.00) to one reader. Simply comment below before July 19th at 5pm to be automatically entered.
Meaning "I play" in French, luxury sex toy brand Je Joue may not be based in France, but their sleek pleasure objects wouldn't look out of place in the boudoir.
Read on for the best (French) sex related news from around the web...
Whether you call them sex myths, clichés or stereotypes, general assumptions about love and sex are something we all find ourselves faced with at some point in our lives.
As a fair-haired woman I can't count the number of times people have asked me "so do blondes really have more fun?".
I have also regularly heard my friends and family recite sex myths such as 'the way to a man's heart is through his stomach' and 'if they can dance they'll be great in bed'.
But where do these myths come from? And is there any truth behind them?
Although I have my own experiences, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to ask the wonderful Lovehoney community their thoughts and get some answers. That's you guys!
Plus it's a fabulous excuse to offer a Sexy Summer Bundle prize worth over £200 to treat a lucky winner.
Whether you're gearing up for the Wimbledon final or following the Tour de France, this summer is a great time to get inspired to go outside for more exercise.
Of course, there's a lot of exercise you can do from inside comfort of your own home... Sexercise is a great way of avoiding your cardio workout - by replacing it with an energetic sex session!
At Lovehoney, we're always trying to help you get fit, with plenty of sex toys for couples and sex furniture to enhance your sexercise routine.
And let's not forget the importance of exercising the Kegel muscles, which leads to better sex for both partners (not to mention a stronger orgasm for her)!
Plus, to get your Kegel muscles in shape, we're giving you the chance to win a Magic Banana Kegel Exerciser (£44.99). Simply comment below before July 12th at 5pm to be in with a chance to win.
Read on for the best sexercise stories from around the web...
Want to show off your modelling skills?
Upload a picture of you striking your best pose in sexy lingerie and be in with a chance to win £100 to spend on whatever you like at Lovehoney!
Runners up receive 2,000 Oh! Points to help save up for something special.
We were pleased to see lots of new and old faces entering our Model of the Month competition this month, with great photos of sexy lingerie and costumes.
Top of the bunch was this cheeky snapspot of Britfan999 (left), where she looks every inch the naughty secretary in the raunchy Dreamgirl Working Late Sexy Secretary Outfit (£32.99).
We loved her confident pose and use of the included glasses, and thought she did a great job of showing off the role play costume.
Think you could be our next Model of the Month? Simply upload a photo of yourself with a Lovehoney product to be automatically entered - and remember to follow the Lovehoney Photo Rules!
Read on to find out if you were a runner up this month...
How would you like an extra £100 to spend at Lovehoney?
Write a sex toy review and be in with a chance to win a £100 Lovehoney voucher to spend on whatever you like!
Review of the Month
The winner this month is HappilyExperimenting with her review of the Lelo Mia 2 USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator. We loved her down to earth writing style and comparisons with the original Lelo vibrator
"The Lelo Mia 2 was anticipated by all who had ever heard of the luxury sex toy brand. The original Mia was a slim discreet lipstick vibe and every travelling woman’s companion. Being USB-chargeable and having a lock function, there wasn’t anything Mia couldn’t do. That is, until her older sister stepped up to the mark."
"The original Mia was powerful but this one is so much better! It has comfortable, slow vibrations on the lower end of the scale which help tease up to the point where I can turn it up to the higher settings to tip me over the edge"
Read the full review by HappilyExperimenting.
Read on to find out if you were chosen as a runner up..
Prepare to pucker up, because next Saturday is International Kissing Day!
Occuring annually on July 6th, Kissing Day is the perfect time to share an intimate smooch.
Whether you're in a relationship or on the prowl, we hope everyone finds time for some kissing next weekend.
To help you celebrate International Kissing Day, we're giving you the chance to win a YESforLOV Intimate Pleasure Ice Hot Kisses Lipstick Set (worth £20.00)! Simply comment below before Friday July 5th at 5pm to be in with a chance to win.
This twin lipstick set not only keep your lips soft and luscious, it also transforms your kisses into tingly warm and cool sensations for your partner to enjoy.
Read on for the best kissing-related Sunday reads...
Dancing is sexy. Whether it's hip hop, rave or ballroom, there's just something about dancing that makes us hyper-aware of our own bodies and sensuality.
It's been suggested by scientists that dancing is a mating ritual, which explains why love often sprouts up on the dancefloor.
In this week's blog we're taking a look at the truth behind sexy dancing.
To help you get your groove on, we have not one, but TWO Thrill by We-Vibe Dual Action Vibrators (worth £94.99 each) to give away to two lucky readers! To enter, simply comment below before 5pm Friday, June 28th.
The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email, so be sure to enter an email address that gets checked regularly.
Read on for the best dance-related sex stories from around the web.
Happy Sunday! This week began with the exciting news that people who practice BDSM tend to have higher levels of wellbeing than those who don't.
To celebrate this exciting revelation, we're encouraging you to start living a healthier lifestyle with our range of bondage gear, whips and floggers, and wrist and ankle restraints.
We're giving you the chance to win a luxury bondage bundle, featuring the Tease Me Satin Wrist Restraints (worth £10.00), Tease Me Soft Satin Blackout Blindfold (worth £10.00), Tease Me Satin Heart Riding Crop (worth £12.00) and Tease Me Satin Position Ties Restraints (worth £10.00).
That's a total of £69 (well, £69.96 to be precise!) of luxury bedroom bondage equipment.
To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below before 5pm on Friday, June 21st to be automatically entered. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email, so be sure to enter an email address that gets checked regularly.
Read on for more information on the health benefits of BDSM, plus more bondage news from around the web.
We are pleased to announce that Lovehoney have now received over 50,000 product reviews! This makes us the only company within the world of sex toys to offer such a wealth of knowledge and customer feedback, as well as the largest resource of sex toy reviews in the world.
It's our devotion to customer happiness which has landed us nominations for numerous awards, including our most recent nomination for the Internet Retailing Customer Awards 2013.
We are currently Commended Winners along with some other fantastic retailers, such as House of Fraser, John Lewis and Lakeland. We find out later this month who will be named the Overall Winners, so keep (almost) everything crossed for us!
The overriding star of your reviewed sex toys is the one and only Jessica Rabbit 2.0, which now boasts over 500 product reviews! Consistently a top seller since its launch in 2008, the Jessica Rabbit 2.0 is just as popular today as it was five years ago.
Between Kegel exercises and female orgasm boosters, our Sunday blogs have been quite female orientated recently.
To remedy this, this week we're celebrating masculinity with a semen-themed blog (yes, really!) and super TENGA giveaway.
Whether you have a semen fetish or a biological interest in reproduction, read on for weird and wonderful articles from all over the web, and be in with a chance to win.
We're giving away a limited edition TENGA Soft Tube Cup Masturbator! For your chance to win this very special Onacup (left), simply comment below before June 14th to be automatically entered to the competition. Best of luck!
Read on to discover the top semen-related stories from around the web...