• Collars are a visual symbol of submission and control, and are often worn in the bedroom (or fetish club!) by submissive partners to indicate their position. Collars can also be practical, often with hardware to allow leads and other restraints to be attached to them.

    One of the questions we get asked a lot here at Lovehoney is “How do you buy a bondage collar?” This comprehensive guide aims to answer all of the questions that arise when you think about this seductive form of restraint, providing you with the information needed to enjoy collar and leash play with every sub and slave you meet!

    Introducing The Winner Of Design A Sex Toy 2009

    Forget the BRITs and the BAFTAs, it's time to announce the winner of Lovehoney's Design A Sex Toy Competition 2009.

    And the winner is...

    DelOvely designed by Jenny Smith from Hampshire.

    Congratulations to Jenny who wins £1,000 and the chance to have her design made in to a real-life sex toy.

    Jenny's innovative idea received a unanimous vote from the judges.

    "It's a simple idea, yet totally unique," said Design A Sex Toy judge, Bonny Hall. "Designed to give pleasure to women, men and couples, it's a toy with endless possibilities."

    We're keeping the design and precise function of the DelOvely under wraps while we investigate the feasibility of making it, but we'll keep you updated with  developments as they happen.

    A huge thank you to our judges and to everyone who entered - and congratulations again to our winner, Jenny!


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    If the idea of mixing a little pain with your pleasure appeals, make sure you have the right tools to make the most of your fantasy.

    If you want to increase the sensitivity of your partner’s skin, a spanking paddle or flogger will help set their senses alight. If you want to accessorise a dominant persona or make their skin sting, try a riding crop or a traditional cane.

    This guide has some fabulous advice that will have you whipping your partner into a frenzy in no time.

    I'm a 37 year-old virgin and I lose sexual sensation when I put a condom on. What should I do?

    Your ex-boss’s gesture of packing you off to a brothel may have been well-intentioned, but either way, it wasn’t the right approach for you.

    Chastity Belts - A Modern Take on a Medieval Idea

    Everyone has heard tales of damsels in distress being locked away in tall towers, with chastity belt’s encasing their most secret of areas, making sure their virginity is kept intact for their knight in shining armour - but how much of that story is true? And what relevance do chastity belts have to modern day sex lives?

    Design A Sex Toy 2009 - Judgement Day

    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!

    I Hate Valentine's Day - A Survival Guide for Singletons

    If you're spending the most romantic day of the year alone, then you may be tempted to spend the day weeping in to your cup of tea and singing Bonny Tyler songs at full pelt. Although this sounds like fun (!), we've come up with a better way to enjoy Valentine's Day if you're single...

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    The season of love isn’t just for new lovers and secret admirers; it’s perfect for long term couples who want to add that spark back into their relationship.

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