Here at Lovehoney we're constantly thinking of new and innovative ways that we can minimise our impact on the environment.
We have already launched the world's first sex toy recycling scheme, Rabbit Amnesty, which encourages you to send back your clapped out vibrators – and in return you get money off a sparkly new one! We take the vibrators to SWEEEP who recycle them for us, and for every one that's sent in, we donate £1 to our friends at the World Land Trust, who save threatened tropical rain forests.
It can take planes, trains, cars and sometimes even boats to make sure we get the right sex toys to you on time. All this global galavanting can lead to quite a large carbon footprint, so we make sure that we offset our emissions annually with the World Land Trust Carbon Balancing Scheme.
Our newest friends are the International Tree Foundation, a UK-based tree charity that plants and protects trees in the UK and overseas to offset the carbon emissions generated by our servers. ITF will be planting native British tree species, such as Beech, Oak, and Ash through out the winter period on behalf of Rackspace and Lovehoney.
Lovehoney turned to the sun for some rays of inspiration following the news that HomeSun will be giving away £1bn worth of solar panels for free! What would you do if you won some highly coveted solar panels? The Lovehoney team came up with the top 5 fun things we would do (and found a little gem amongst our thousands of products in doing so - hooray!):
We're so proud of our safe, secure and discreet order process here on Lovehoney, that we thought we'd take a moment to toot our own horn.
Not only is it incredibly easy to order your first vibrator or add to your sexy costume collection from our online sex toys shop, but our secure server means that all of your personal and payment details are perfectly safe with us.
You can click these logos at the bottom of any and every page to be reassured that you are completely protected from fraud and phishing scams on the Lovehoney site. You don't get a better website safety testimonial than that!
So why else should you order your vibrators, dildos, male masturbators and other assorted saucy goodies from Lovehoney?
Lovehoney had a great time at the Erotica 2009 exhibition this weekend, wowing the crowds with our unique-in-all-the-world Sqweel of Fortune, Dildo Hoopla, Rabbit Wall, X-rated Photo Booth and Fleshlight Wall.
A massive thank you to everyone who came to the Lovehoney stand to play our silly games, buy our toys or just to say hello. It was great to meet you!
Erotica is the biggest sex show in the UK and is a great place to go if you've never bought a sex toy before. You can get your hands on lots of different products and, of course, on the Lovehoney stand our friendly, knowledgeable staff are there to help explain what they're all for.
That's us up there in the picture - from left to right: Jeremy, Richard (me), Kirstyne (kneeling), The Prof, Paula, Jo, Andy, Carl, Bonny (crouching), Carly, Joy (kneeling), Sean (gurning) and Flavie (wondering what the hell she's let us in for). And not pictured are Shelley, Ruth, Wojtek, Mike, Dusan and last but by no means least, Joseph (who left his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat at home).
And also big big "THANKS!" to Dean from Sliquid, Tracey from Tracey Cox (both pictured centre left), Bruce from We-Vibe, and Sqweel inventor Trevor Murphy and his mate Shane for being there for us.
Thank you to all the Lovehoney staff who made it happen - you did us proud!
More Erotica happenings and pictures after the break...
Sob, wail, gnash. Despite 30 hours of round-table talks (who was playing King Arthur?) , the Communications Worker's Union and the Royal Mail couldn't sort out their differences. So the strikes are on, no postal deliveries on Thursday or Friday.
But never fear - this does not mean that your dildo delivery need be delayed. We've called in a crack squad of express couriers to pick up the slack during the strike days.
For just £2.95 - or nowt if you spend more than £30 - you can avail yourself of our super-awesome choose-your-delivery day service.
Order by 4pm Thursday and you could be tucked up in bed on Friday night with your new special friend. Sweet dreams!