If you've been reading the Lovehoney blog for a while, you'll remember us raving about Jon Millward's studies in the past (we've talked about his analysis of porn stars, as well as his survey of call girls in Britain). This "Ideas Detective" really impressed us by taking mind-boggling data and presenting it in a simple but fun way.
In fact, we were so amazed by his fascinating articles that we got in touch to see if he'd be interested in doing an analysis of Lovehoney, and - you guessed it - he said yes!
We're so pleased and proud to present the world's biggest analysis of sex toy sales - ever! We gave Jon access to non-personal data (don't worry, we would never share your personal information with anyone) from 1 million sales over a 5 month period, and his insights are incredible.
If you've ever wondered which sex spends the most on toys, which porn star is most popular or who writes the longest sex toy reviews on Lovehoney, check out our top 10 most interesting at-a-glance stats below. You can also read the full report by Jon or see our abridged version of the results. Happy exploring!
Here at Lovehoney, we think everyone should be able to enjoy a pleasurable, fun and safe sex life. That's why we were happy to donate 1,000 condoms to raTrust, an organisation working to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. They staged an event in Bournemouth this past weekend and made this incredible video - check it out below:
Lovehoney's resident sexpert Annabelle Knight will be spreading her knowledge on all things sex, relationships and kink with NOW magazine readers.
Starting this week, our Annabelle is NOW magazine's new Sex and Relationship Expert, and we couldn't be happier!
You'll recognise Annabelle from presenting many of our sex advice and product videos on LovehoneyTV.
She also had a starring role in the recent Lovehoney documentary "Frisky Business" which followed the production of her exclusive range of sex toys. The Annabelle Knight Collection comprises of four vibrators designed with female pleasure in mind.
Annabelle is clearly looking forward to tackling the nation's sex and relationship issues: "I'm so excited to be working with Now Magazine, it's a fabulous opportunity and one I couldn't be happier about! I'm sure all my years at Lovehoney will definitely come in handy!"
The "Ask Annabelle" feature will run every week and you'll see Annabelle tackle sex questions from readers all over the country. If you want to get involved, email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read on for a closer look at The Annabelle Knight Collection:
We've got good news for prostates everywhere; luxury sex toy brand Nexus have released a brand new prostate massager, the Stealth!
Hailed as “the next step in male pleasure technology”, the Nexus Revo Stealth is a new-and-improved version of their best-selling prostate massager.
Offering users a new remote control function as well as extra vibration settings, the latest innovation in male pleasure is made from smooth silicone and ergonomically designed with a flat base for optimum usability. It is also rechargeable, whisper-quiet and discreet.
Available exclusively at Lovehoney, the Revo Stealth is 4 inches in insertable length with a 4 inch circumference, making it suitable for intermediate and experienced anal players.
This innovative prostate massager features a powerful 2-speed rotating shaft to deliver precise, intense stimulation to the P-spot, as well as a 6-mode textured perineum massager for simultaneous internal and external pleasure.
If you're a regular to the Lovehoney blog or are signed up to our mailing list, you'll know that we love asking the nation all about their sex lives.
It's a hard life!
Our surveys ask the public about everything and anything - essentially, we do the snooping so you don't have to, and if we're lucky then a newspaper or magazine picks up on our work. Hurrah!
In case you didn't take it yourself, one of our latest surveys was all about sexual dry spells, getting down to the nitty-gritty of how long we're going without sex, and the reasons why.
Over 1,600 people signed up and took the survey, and the results are pretty interesting.
Were you one of our willing participants? Want to find out the results and see how (and if) you compare to the 'national average'?
We're releasing the data for all... Just read on!
As the makers of the Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection - a range of toys, bondage, lubes and sensual products based on the erotic trilogy - Lovehoney has been working closely with E L James for some time to ensure everything meets her exacting standards.
We got quite a surprise, though, when she stopped by at Lovehoney HQ in Bath, UK to go behind the scenes and get hands-on, picking and packing her products for some blissfully unaware customers.
Getting in on the Lovehoney staff mantra of "always go the extra inch..." E L James sneakily stealth-signed a book and placed it inside one unsuspecting Official Pleasure Collection fan's order.
How awesome is that?!
Read on to see what she wrote...
Choosing your first sex toy can be overwhelming - there are so many different gadgets to tease and delight that it can be hard to know where to begin. Luckily, our BASICS sex toy range offers a wide selection of toys at a reasonable price point, so you can try out bullets, cock rings and more without breaking the bank. Result!
The Lovehoney BASICS range is comprised of 25+ products that together form a perfect beginners kit - with plenty for him, her, and both of you.
While there are plenty of vibrating toys on offer to tempt, tease and delight, you'll also find functional items like an anal douche and penis pump. With simple packaging and easy-to-use products, the fuss-free range offers a brilliant introduction to sex toys for curious couples.
I've chosen some best-selling products below, but remember to tell me which are your favourites in the comments.
If you're subscribed to our mailing list you'll already know that we recently hit 75,000 sex toy reviews! That's a lot of opinions on sex toys, lingerie and bondage gear!
We're really excited about reaching 75,000 reviews, because we love hearing what you have to say about your latest purchase.
We're very proud that Lovehoney is the biggest database of sex toy reviews, because we know that helps our customers make informed decisions about what to buy.
Whether it's short and sweet or long and detailed, we love to see you submit your review of sex toys, lingerie or gifts and games.
Read on for our top ten reasons why we love your reviews...
Think university league tables are boring? Think again...
You may remember a little survey we ran a few weeks ago, which was all about education and sex. Well, the results are in, and (teamed with our latest sales data) what we discovered makes for some pretty interesting reading...
Cambridge University topped the sex toy league table, followed by Oxford - suggesting a high IQ could mean a higher sex drive, and that high-fliers are more open to sexual experimentation. Woah!
Not only were they officially the most sexually adventurous, students at Cambridge University spent 25% more than they did last year - with sexy lingerie being the biggest seller for this brainy bunch.
Nottingham and Northampton Universities, however, fell to the bottom of the sexual league with the least money spent on sex toys per student. You can do better than that!
Read on to find out how the rest of them scored...
The wait is over. Well, nearly.
Fifty Shades of Grey fans will be pleased to hear that today we can cross another milestone off our countdown list - the official trailer release date has been announced.
Soon we will get our first glimpse of what Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey looks like in the flesh, as E L James has confirmed that the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer will premier on 24 July. Eek!
The film itself airs on Valentine's day 2015. These Hollywood folk aren't stupid - what a cracking date idea!
As you may know, Lovehoney is lucky enough to hold the exclusive rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection and Sensual Care Collection. In anticipation of the movie, we're adding 8 fantastic new items to the collections.
It's all suddenly feeling very real...