If you watched The Only Way Is Essex this week, you would have seen Nanny Pat helping to set up Jessica's new lingerie shop.
Straight-talking Nanny Pat can be seen 'sorting out the drawers' before finding some Tracey Cox sex toys included in the delivery.
First out was the Tracey Cox Supersex Mini Rabbit Vibrator (£14.99) which, in the hands of Nanny Pat, caught everyone's attention.
As Jess tells Mark that they'll be stocking sex toys in The Wright Look, their joint lingerie venture, the Tracey Cox Supersex Super Bullet Vibrator (£16.99) is passed to Mark, who started to look slightly uncomfortable with the idea of his mum, sister and nan selling sex toys. Despite Mark being slightly sceptical of the idea the TOWIE women looked completely unfazed by the idea.
Finally, after Mark had left, a Tracey Cox Supersex Twin Silicone Vibrating Love Ring (£13.00) was pulled out by Nanny Pat, who promptly remarked, 'It's got a battery to it and all! Wow!'
Straight talking and to the point, you've got to love her for that!
Lovehoney's first ever television ad airs next week, kicking off our new campaign to encourage people to 'Live a Sexier Life'. As the first ever sex toys advert to be approved for daytime TV in the UK, it's a breakthrough in terms of the nation's attitude to sex and pleasure. Featured in the Telegraph (twice, and again!) and the Daily Mail it's already provoking intense debate - especially in comments sections like here on AOL Lifestyle, on Twitter and in blogs.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about, watch 'The Kiss' below. Let us know what you think in the comment section, or Tweet us @Lovehoney with the hashtag #TheKiss.
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We made the shortlist for Best Brand Blog in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2011! We are, however, up against some very stiff competition but as the voting consists of 50% popular vote and 50% panel judging, you can help us to win!
1. Enter your email to access the voting form
2. Select 'Brand Blog' category (4th from bottom)
3. Click on the Lovehoney logo and click 'Vote Now'
4. A little green tick will appear in the corner of the box - your vote has been counted
We need your help! We've been nominated for the 'Consumer Choice Award' in the e-Commerce Awards for Excellence.
This award is entirely won on customer votes, so we'd love it if you could vote for us - it just takes one click and would make a huge difference to our chances. The award is for a company that offers an outstanding online experience and so if you love Lovehoney's service please...
Cue fanfare, confetti explosions and flashing lights - order number 5,000,000 is winging its way to a Lovehoney customer!
While we not have the royal seal of approval (yet), our 5 millionth order was placed by a resident of Windsor.
To celebrate this milestone, we're giving away a bumper bundle of Lovehoney's most popular own brand toys.
Competition now closed - our winner was ToriHeart!
While you're here, have a look round the blog - maybe check out something Weird & Wonderful, get Sex Tips or catch up on Sex Toy News?
Last week we were all admiring a different type of rack as we celebrated the opening of our brand new warehouse.
With a million-pound facelift, Lovehoney's new warehouse has had a total overhaul, both inside and out.
It's bigger, brighter and packed with even more brilliant sex toys than ever before.
What does this mean for you? Better choice and even more efficient service from the sexual happiness people.
Here's to the new warehouse and all who sail in her!
It’s been nearly a year since I started at Lovehoney, and I’ve got to say I’ve learnt an awful lot in that time. Lovehoney was quite a departure for me (having previous worked selling frozen food to the elderly) and admittedly, at first I was reticent. However now I can’t imagine a better place to work.
Yesterday’s programme Undercover Boss was somewhat disappointing then, seeing how the UK’s biggest high-street adult store (Lovehoney remains the most popular place to buy sex toys on the internet!), Ann Summers was run.
Jacqueline Gold has done a marvellous job bringing sex toys to the public, and for making buying them easier, replicating the success of the true pioneer in this field, Beate Uhse-Rotermund.
Seeing the MD, Vanessa Gold, afraid and embarrassed to talk about sex toys with their customers was disconcerting. How can the public be confident buying sex toys on the high street if the shop they wish to buy from isn’t?
With this in mind, I though I’d make a few pointers about what makes Lovehoney so successful, and what I’ve learnt in the last year.
After a week of cake bakes at Lovehoney to raise money for Cancer Research UK, it was certainly time for burning some calories with a swift (!) Sunday 5k.
Despite the wind, rain, mud and cow pats, nine fearless employees took to the fields to run Race for Life to raise awareness and money for Cancer Research UK.
Well done to everyone who took part!
What did you do the last time your much loved vibrator finally spluttered to a heart-breaking halt? Did you proudly take it to the local tip's electrical recycling section? Or was it disguised in a nondescript packet and stuffed in the kitchen bin?
New recycling regulations mean that all electrical equipment - including sex toys - must be disposed of at a designated electrical waste collection centre. Lovehoney's sex toy recycling scheme makes doing the right thing easy, cringe-free and totally rewarding.
Lovehoney's Rabbit Amnesty will take your old vibrators, recycle them, make a donation to the World Land Trust on your behalf and then give you Oh! Points to spend on a shiny new sex toy. And because we can recycle any WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), we'll even give you Oh! Points if you send us toasters, hair straighteners or electric shavers.
Click here to recycle your sex toys with Rabbit Amnesty now!
Lovehoney's packed with sporty types and all-round good eggs and this year there were four of the Lovehoney team running the Bath Half Marathon 2011 in aid of good causes. They all ran with a smile on their faces (what else would you expect from the sexual happiness people?) a spring in their step and a jangle in their pockets.
Leading the pack was marathon-running veteran and Co-Founder of Lovehoney, Neal. A mere 13.1 miles and two laps round Bath proved no obstacle and he raced past the finish line after with a time of 1:55. Running her first half marathon and filling us with awe and admiration was Head Buyer, Bonny, who didn't stop running and picked up her medal a little after Neal at 2:55. In total, Bonny and Neal raised over £500 for Dorothy House Hospice.
Head of E-Commerce Matt customised this Sexy Nurse Outfit to run as a Dorothy House Hospice nurse, complete with wig and stockings (we will spare you the full length pictures), raising £733 for the charity. Matt finished in 2:15, blaming papparazzi intrusion and repeat photo calls (we still think that's a smashing time though!). Another new half marathon runner was PR Executive Hannah who ran the course in 2:08 and managed to simultaneously smile and point out her aching feet to the Lovehoney cheerleaders who had gathered to watch the race. Hannah raised a stonking £708 for Dementia UK. Well done everyone!