• Tease by Lovehoney

    With the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey showing no signs of abating, and pioneering kinksters like Bettie Page soaring back into the limelight, couples all over the globe are opening their minds (and bedrooms) to bondage.

    Couples often ask us how they can inject some kinky fun into their bedroom adventures while maintaining intimacy and romance. Understandably, for some couples, the hard leather and steel look just doesn't do it for them.

    Realising that there's still quite a big jump in the product market from 'no bondage experience' to 'beginner's bondage', as well as a tendency for fetish styling to be a bit intimidating (even if the products themselves aren't) we decided to do something about it.

    We're very happy to announce our new bondage brand, 'Tease by Lovehoney'; a range of sensual bondage products made from inviting materials and designed for absolutely anyone to use.

    So whether you're new to bondage, or know your stuff but want to bring the romance back, read on to discover why Tease by Lovehoney is a perfect addition to your toy box.

    Sexy Latex Body with Soft Lining

    For many, the idea of wearing wet look clothing seems ridiculous.  Whenever many people hear the words, 'PVC' or, 'Latex', their minds are instantly filled with images of pornstars posing awkwardly in squeaky rubber, intimidating mistresses slapping riding crops against their boots, or even the black bags outside their house on a Tuesday morning.

    However, we here at Lovehoney think that wet look has got a bit of a bad rep. You just have to look in your local high-street clothes shops to see that wet-look clothing is no longer something that you find in a dodgy backstreet shop with blacked-out windows.

    From leggings, to coats, to PVC-trimmed dresses, it's out there. It's - dare we say it - mainstream. Heck, you've probably got a faux leather jacket or some knee-high boots stashed away in your wardrobe already, and haven't even given it a second thought.

    So, how do you work it into your boudoir threads without feeling a little, well, silly? Well, grab your latex polish, and check out our top tips for bringing wet-look lingerie into your life. After all, isn't it your time to shine?

    Lovehoney Love Me Lace Halter Bra Plum

    We've only gone and bagged ourselves a worldie! Introducing the new face of Lovehoney Lingerie - Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson.

    The 23-year-old wild-child joined MTV's Geordie Shore back in 2013 (series 7) and for those of you who haven't seen it, things tend to get pretty lively...

    Series 11 will commence on Tuesday 20th October where you'll be able to see the gorgeous Marnie and her pals making waves on the Greek islands.

    Lovehoney met with Marnie for a top secret, lingerie photo shoot after she was finished with filming. During the shoot we made an exclusive behind-the-scenes video and had a chat with the reality TV Star about what she loves most about our exciting new lingerie lines.

    Scroll down for a gallery of our favourite saucy snaps.

    Bondage Boutique Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Bondage Kit

    As you can probably imagine, working for an online sex toy retailer (and the biggest in the UK, I might add) comes with some pretty interesting job responsibilities.

    Between practicing orgasm faces with colleagues, deciding whether something is actually NSFW for other workplaces and writing 'To Do' lists that would make even Masters & Johnson blush, we still have a little time left for other fun (totally work related) things.

    You may have noticed that Bondage Boutique has recently undergone a makeover and is now speckled with lots of lovely new images and a pair of brand spanking new models - literally!

    Most of the the time, when you see photos of bondage gear it's a shot of the product on its own, which can make it hard to visualise the kit actually being used.

    Alternatively, when bondage product images involve a model, they very often end up super pornographic. *Sigh*

    So we were given the challenge to re-shoot our top-selling Bondage Boutique products on models without making it look like Lovehoney were branching out into 'adult DVDs', and with nothing to go on except our own (brilliant!) ideas.

    The shoot lasted 3 days and, as Lovehoney's resident bondage expert, I was on hand to make sure each product was photographed in its best light, accurately, and that the models felt comfortable and safe.

    To give you a little insight into my job and the general goings on at LHHQ, I've compiled some of my favourite behind the scenes outtakes for you to enjoy...

    Model of the Month September 2015It's the post you've been waiting for... Time to announce our latest Lovehoney Model of the Month competition winners!

    What's that? Well, every month we choose our favourite user-uploaded photo to win a rather lovely £100 gift voucher to spend right here at Lovehoney.

    The prize this month goes to TB149 who uploaded this stunning image showcasing the beautiful Lovehoney Love Me Lace Babydoll and G-String Black (£24.99)

    Pulling an impressive pose that protects her anonymity, TB149's image is seductive and powerful. We love the creative use of light that casts an atmospheric shadow on the wall behind her.

    See the uncropped image here.

    Want to put your modelling skills to the test? Read on below to find out how to get involved next month, and see the wonderful runner up photos.

    Retro bingo hall

    Sex toy brand names are a broad-ranging bunch. For every Belladonna’s Bitch Fist or Anal Fantasy Ass-gasm, there is the milder Starlight Gems or Pearl Shine.

    In fact, some feature terms so mild that many of your friends and co-workers could be repeatedly referencing sex toys without even knowing it. What a fan-flipping-tastic opportunity for a game of Sex Toy Bingo.

    If you’re having a slow week at work, now’s your chance to pally up with a colleague for a head to head battle of the sexy-terms.

    Alternatively, if you don't feel like risking your career and reputation you can also get your game on with a partner or housemate while watching the new series of The Apprentice.

    Print out these two bingo sheets, pass one along to your friend, and prepare to listen like you’ve never listened before.

    Sex O'Clock

    Ever wondered why you and your partner want sex at different times? It's not just them being awkward, it's biology.

    According to our survey of 2,300 people, men and women's peak times for horniness occur 15 hours apart... Nightmare.

    A whopping 78% of men and 69% of women admitted they desire sex most at different times of the day to their partner.

    And what are these magical times that bring each of the sexes to life with lust? Well, if you're a man, it's all about the morning glory. Men prefer to wake and shake between 6am and 9am with 7.53am being the optimal time for horizontal refreshment. For women, it appears that nocturnal nooky is the favourite. The hours between 11pm and 2am are most popular for females with 11.21pm being the most moist minute.

    I guess it's true what they say: men are from Mars and women are from Venus and the two planets appear to operate in different timezones.

    Lucy Sparrow Felt Sex Shop

    It's not something you hear everyday, but felt craft just got a whole lot sexier.

    Introducing Madame Roxy's Erotic Emporium - the Soho sex shop made entirely of felt - brought to you by artist Lucy Sparrow.

    The art installation, which will be open to the public until 17th October, took six months to create and every single sex toy, condom and bondage item on the shelves (around 5,000 in total) was stitched by Lucy's nimble fingers.

    Queen of felt Lucy hopes that the erotic exhibit will challenge society's 'Victorian attitudes' towards sex, particularly the commercialisation of London's provocative Soho area.

    She explained: "While London's Soho undergoes sterilisation with strip clubs and sex shops being swept away in favour of trendy wine bars and hipster coffee shops, so Britain's laws on pornography are also being cleansed."

    See if you can spot some of your most-loved Lovehoney products in the snaps below.

    Icicles No 24 Tentacle Glass Dildo 6 Inch

    Lovehoney Community member Shadow Collector is one very lucky lady. Not only did she receive a Secret Wishlist Present from an anonymous forum friend, but we've also chosen the review she wrote of it as our Review of the Month. The prize? £100 to spend at Lovehoney!

    We loved her in-depth review of the Icicles No 24 Tentacle Glass Dildo. She even pointed out features we hadn't noticed, like the perineum stimulation offered by the textured nubs:

    "The raised glass nodules provide the kind of feelings that, previous to this toy, I only have imagined existed. There is nothing that can compare to the cool, firm feel of glass. Furthermore, the handle’s shaped so that with every thrust it’ll also tickle the anus."  

    "To the amazing person who blessed me with the Icicles No. 24, thank you. You've changed my outlook on sex toys for the better, and it was already pretty darn positive. I love this piece and any texture aficionados will love it as well."

    Read Shadow Collector's full review here.

    Read on below to see who we picked as runners up...

    Student Discount

    If you thought your 10% off at Topshop was good, then you're in for a very exciting ride.

    If you're a student and have a UNiDAYS account (they're free!), then you, my friend, can grab yourself a sensational 20% discount on all products on Lovehoney.co.uk.

    Gone are the days of deciding between dildos and dinner - now you can have it all.

    All you have to do is click here and log in to UNiDAYS, or sign up for a shiny new account, and enjoy orgasms for 20% less dollar than everyone else. We really are too good to you.

    Scroll down to find out exactly what this saving means in real terms.

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