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!
Party hats and poppers at the ready! We've got an extra special reason to have that Friday feeling today...
Lovehoney has just received its 50,000th customer rating at the independent customer review site Shopzilla. And guess what? You've rated us 'outstanding' and put a giant smile on our faces.
We get so much lovely feedback and time and again these are the reasons why you rate Lovehoney so highly and recommend it to your friends:
Our Customer Care Manager Matt says:
"This is great news! My team are genuinely committed to giving the best care to our customers and our outstanding rating reflects the hard work we have all put in to achieve this."
Read more comments from happy customers.
May you have a bone shakingly pleasurable and momentus Death by Orgasm this Halloween, from everyone at Lovehoney.
If you're bored on this spooky, extra long Halloween weekend, it could be the perfect excuse to play our Death by Orgasm game and save your friends from the evil ghouls!
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!):
Lovehoney is proud to be associated with Brook, a charity that offers free and confidential sexual health advice and services for young people under 25.
By donating £1,000, Lovehoney is now an official member of the Brook100 club - which aims to get 100 people to donate £1,000 pounds each - to fund a variety of much-needed projects.
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.
But don't take our word for it; check out our approved logos from McAfee Secure and VeriSign Secured.
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?
- Super discreet packaging on everything from butt plugs to catalogues.
- You are never added to any mailing lists unless you specifically request to join.
- Thousands of product reviews by real people to help you make your shopping decisions.
- Your details are never passed on to third party companies.
- Safe and secure order process from beginning to end.
- 365 day no-quibble returns on absolutely any and every item we sell.
- 24 hour assistance from our customer services team.
- Brilliant new deals and offers every single day!
I think we're all tooted out now, thanks for sticking with us!
From July to December 2009, I had the pleasure of watching my inbox fill with entries for Lovehoney's Design A Sex Toy Competition.
From the erotic to the exotic, the wacky to the how-in-the-heck-did-someone-think-of-that, over 500 would-be sex toy inventors embraced the challenge.
Sadly there could only be one winner, so it was time to get brutal and bring on the judges!
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.
And, of course, our fantastic products including the Sqweel, the UK launch of the new We-Vibe II, our massively popular Tracey Cox Supersex Range, Sliquid Lubes and Durex Play and a whole lot more.
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!
Happy shopping, my lovelies!