• It's back to basics this week, with trusty lubes and bullet vibrators proving their worth and getting some great sex toy reviews. A chance this week to step back from all-singing, all-dancing contraptions and take stock of some bedroom staples.

    This week's sex toy review round up

    Maximus Anal Lubricant 250ml

    First up this week is LokiDay, who joined the ranks of "smug post-coital reviewer" of Maximus Anal Lubricant 250ml. The trusty lube had terrific staying power, outlasting the relationship and finding a place in LokiDay's heart. "When the friend-with-benefits turned out to be a friend-with-boundary-issues I ditched the bloke and kept the lube. Never had a regret." Read the review.

    Tracey Cox Supersex Love Lube 100ml

    Another happy customer, Albeit needs look no further after having bought the Tracey Cox Supersex Love Lube 100ml. Educating us all, Albeit lets us know that there is a technical term for the sticky residue that lesser lubes leave: "glop". Read the review.

    Ammunition RO-80mm Bullet Vibrator

    New uni student DeQuincey243 must have shocked the postman as she grabbed her package containing the Ammunition RO-80mm Bullet Vibrator out of his hands. Afterwards, we reckon she may have left her housemates wondering what the thumping was as, "it brought me to my knees - I fell off the bed!" Read the review.

    Mini One-Touch Wireless Bullet Vibrator

    AbsintheFaerieis a self-proclaimed sex toy expert, "chances are I'd been there and wet the sheets." But she found the Mini One-Touch Wireless Bullet Vibratora great toy for, "people who have drawers upon drawers of complicated devices and perhaps want to get back to basics."Read the review.

    G World Gorgeous Criss Cross Ribbon Body Set

    And now for something different with Mayme's review of the G World Gorgeous Criss Cross Ribbon Body Set. Prepare yourselves, this one is certainly pant-stirring, "He sucked, rubbed, licked and nibbled me into a frenzy through the fabric... In the end I was begging him to rip it off!" Read the review.

    Whether you've been trying toys with bells and whistles or have gone back to basics, let everyone know about it and add a new review.


    Ammunition RO-100mm Soft Tip Bullet VibratorAmmunition RO-100mm Soft Tip Bullet Vibrator

    This bullet is packed with explosive results! With 3 vibration speeds, this sleek and powerful soft-tipped bullet vibrator is poised and ready to target your pleasure-spots with precision for devastatingly orgasmic effects, as Lovehoney's resident sex toy Annabelle Knight explains.

    Find out more: Ammunition RO-100mm Soft Tip Bullet Vibrator

    Halloween Special 2010 - the countdown is on and Lovehoney has brand new costumes and sex toys to help you celebrate all things pleasurable and spooky!

    Death By Orgasm Fang Banger Vibrating Vampire Cock RingDeath By Orgasm Fang Banger Vibrating Cock Ring

    It's the best way to enjoy sex with another being - alive or undead! If your sexual desires are as strong as your blood-lust, slide this rich red cock ring over his stiff love stake and the vibrating fangs will make you scream... with pleasure! Annabelle Knight reveals how this supernatural accessory is more than just a set of fangs. Prepare for a super-supernatural encounter with this vampire!

    Find out more: Death By Orgasm Fang Banger Vibrating Vampire Cock Ring


    Fever Skeleton Strapless Tutu DressFever Skeleton Strapless Tutu Dress

    This is one skeleton you'd love to find in your closet. This sexy tube dress with a bouncy tutu skirt is sure to have knees knocking, bones shaking and teeth chattering with lust. Modelled by Lovehoney's Lucy Reeves, it's time to shake, rattle and roll your way into the Halloween spirit!

    Find out more: Fever Skeleton Strapless Tutu Dress


    A thread was started on the Lovehoney Forumasking what people thought about to help them orgasm, and we thought we'd throw the question open on the blog's poll (on the right hand side of the blog). Who do you fantasise about most to help you climax?

    We had 300 responses and the results are as follows:

    Real-life partner (past or present) 45.61%, Real-life person (not your partner) 31.76%, Nameless faceless stranger 19.26%, Specific porn star 3.38%.

    So it seems that real people are the fantasy for the majority of people who voted in the poll. Is this the same for you, or do you like to fantasise about completely made up people?

    Because batteries for sex toys can have a confusing number of different names, we always use one name for each type of battery. The names we use for batteries are:

    Want a few more ideas for how to use this versatile little vibrator? Look no further! This guide will give you some new ideas for how to use a bullet vibrator.

    A bedroom staple for many people, the bullet is often considered the sex toy that guarantees zero to orgasm in under a minute. But the bullet vibrator is a toy that should be exploited to its full orgasmic potential.

    One of the most popular, and best value, sex toys is the bullet vibrator. A bullet sex toy is a great first-choice vibe, a fantastic couple's toy and an essential part of every girl's toy collection. A vibrating bullet is a small, bullet-shaped clitoral stimulator and bullet vibrators all share three key features: they're discreet, powerful and versatile.

    Bullet vibrators are discreet and because they are small they tend to be quieter than, say, a rabbit vibrator. They're easy to hide in your lingerie drawer, handbag, glove compartment or suitcase for a weekend away.

    If you're new to bullet vibrators or are considering adding one to your toy collection, here's a guide that will help you decide which one to get.

    The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 9

    Everyone is a fan of a naughty bedtime read and here at Lovehoney we have been revelling in the fine selection of erotic literature on offer, taking us into the autumnal months when staying at home with tales of fantasy and sexual adventure with a nice cup of tea is extremely tempting.

    October's Book of the Month is The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 9, an unputdownable collection of erotica, featuring 42 new stories of naughty encounters, selected from every corner of the world.

    If the October Erotic Book of the Month tickles your fancy, we have only gone and added to its appeal with the offer of a 10 Function Stimulating G-Spot Wand Vibrator worth £21.99 when you purchase the book. The combination of a fine selection of literature with an extremely fine pleasure toy is certainly one with winning potential you could say!

    We also have lots of new erotic novels including Subduing Jacqueline, an erotic tale of one man's mysterious power over his female staff and Girl Trade, a tale of a captive jewel dedicated to the pleasures of flesh in all its shapes and sizes.

    Have a great October and may it be filled with a great selection of erotic literature to keep you entertained and satisfied!

    Halloween Special 2010 - the countdown is on!

    Death By Orgasm Mummy 3 Speed Bullet VibratorNew Death By Orgasm Bullet Vibrators!

    Bringing you four new additions to the Death By Orgasm range, The Mummy, The Vampire, The Werewolf and The Zombie! Exclusive to Lovehoney! Let the gothic-inspired range of sex toys crawl out of their coffins and treat you to a range of hauntingly pleasurable vibrations as Lovehoney's Annabelle Knight reveals. 

    Find out more: Death By Orgasm Zombie 3 Speed Bullet Vibrator


    Dreamgirl Reversible Angel / Devil CostumeDreamgirl Reversible Angel/Devil Costume

    Devil or angel? This 8-piece reversible costume lets you choose whether you want to be naughty or nice! Comes with a whole host of accessories including devil horns, halo, name badge and diamante wand! Annabelle Knight models the potential of this costume with variety and sex appeal rolled into a devilishly naughty or angelic look. 

    Find out more: Dreamgirl Reversible Angel / Devil Costume


    Dreamgirl Plus Size Fang Banging Five Piece Vampire CostumeDreamgirl Fang Banging Five Piece Vampire Costume

    Whether you're dressing up for Halloween or living out your Twilight fantasies, this is the vampire costume of your dreams! The short sexy dress has a cute bat wing neckline and comes with an array of unique accessories that add that extra special touch. Modelled by Lovehoney's mum-to-be Kirstyne Atkins, this gorgeous dress is super stretchy for a perfect fit and can be dressed up or down with its range of accessories. 

    Find out more: Dreamgirl Fang Banging Five Piece Vampire Costume

    Best Sex Toy Reviews of September 2010

    Because reviews help everyone decide what is going to be the best toy for them, we love it when you take the time to write in-depth and honest reviews. Each month, we give £100 worth of sex toys to the person who writes the Lovehoney Review of the Month. But wait! We'll also be choosing four highly commended reviews and rewarding them with 2000 Oh! Points a piece. So without further ado, it's time to announce who we chose as September's overall winner.

    Review of the Month

    The winner was SlipperyWhenWet with his review of the Doc Johnson Vac-U-Lock Female Harness Kit. As well as an excellent overview of the pros and cons of the product, it was peppered with humour.

    "Well for a long time it's been my wish (ok, my fantasy) to have my lovely other half give me a good pounding with a strap-on - and guess what? Lovehoney and this harness "fixed it" for me! And all without a "Dear Jim" letter or a tracksuit in sight!"

    Now then, now then. You asked where your medal was... will £100 of sex toys do instead?

    Read the winning review.

    Highly commended sex toy and lingerie reviews in September

    Seven Seas Waterproof Double Stimulator Rabbit Vibrator

    Enjoying Grab Bag Day™ was Bashful Babe who managed to snaffle a long wished for Seven Seas Waterproof Double Stimulator Rabbit Vibrator. If you're looking for a toy that ticks all your boxes, it seems this is the one!

    Read the review.

    Bijoux Flamboyant Vajazzling Body Jewellery

    Ever fancied having a go at Vajazzling? If you have, but weren't quite sure than masterandslave's review of the Bijoux Flamboyant Vajazzling Body Jewellery gives an excellent introduction. And any review that uses the word 'merkin' so often is certainly a winner in our books.

    Read the review.

    Sinclair Institute Select Crytal G CyberGlass Dildo

    There's nothing quite like reading a review by someone who just adored their toy, and titania's review of the Sinclair Institute Select Crytal G CyberGlass Dildo fits the criteria.

    Read the review

    Wet and Wild Waterproof Clitoral Dolphin Vibrator

    Giving a truly fin-tastic review, Tupperwareheart gave possibly the Wet and Wild Waterproof Clitoral Dolphin Vibrator its first review - and what a review! If you thought budget toys gave substandard orgasms, read this review and weep!

    Read the review


    If you want to get involved, check out our guide on how to write a killer review, get creative and then submit your sex toy or lingerie review.

    Don't forget to take inspiration from September's winner and highly commended reviews!

    Lovehoney encourages all our body confident customers to doll themselves up and upload photos of themselves wearing gorgeous lingerie for the chance to win a £100 Lovehoney trolley dash!

    We are pleased to announce that the winner of the £100 shopping spree is welshrarebit because, in Hella Rouge's words, "she's got a great arse". Uploading three different photos, welshrarebit showed a variety of killer outfits (and some drool-worthy heels). The perky posterior was not just our reason for choosing this photo to win however. On closer inspection, it appears the photographer was distracted not by the ravishing rear, but by a game of snooker! We feel the sex toy spree may well come in handy during the snooker season.

    Remember: composition, composition, composition!

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