This year's Erotic Story Competition received more entries than ever before - and the quality was simply astounding!
With hundreds of stories submitted, it was down to Lovehoney head buyer Bonny Hall, Black Lace author-extraordinaire Cheryl Mildenhall and myself, to pick our favourite short and long stories which utilised one of the brilliant products for sale at Lovehoney.
After many cups of tea, a whole packet of biscuits and much blushing, the winner of the Lovehoney Vulgari Award for Erotic Fiction (and the £500 cheque) was chosen...
Step forward Lily Harlem!
Her fantastically sexy story Madam President stood out from the crowd for its clever setting, beautiful prose and scorchingly hot sex scenes!
When we asked Lily how she felt about her win, she replied:
"I'm ecstatic to have won The Lovehoney Vulgari Award for Erotic Fiction.
I hope Madam President reminds us that no matter what our responsibilities - running the country or deciding what to cook the family for dinner - each and everyone of us possesses a fountain of passion, a deep well of lust and a saucy sense of fun that needs to be released and celebrated whenever and however the opportunity arises."
This tale of presidential naughtiness features the Lovehoney 10 Function Remote Control Dream Egg 2.0 Vibrator and a strong female character that's sure to inspire and get pulses racing.
Cheryl Mildenhall, author of the infamous Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, explains of Lily's story:
"This story really had me hooked from the first sentence! There is realism, erotic tension and satisfaction, all written in the style of a true wordsmith.
Madam President is a delightful combination of The West Wing, books by Edwina Currie and of course, pure erotica. Well done!"
If you're itching to read Lily's sexy story, then download Madam President now!
Keep your eyes open for more free erotic stories from the Lovehoney Erotic Story Competition winners!
If you want a sexy summer read or a naughty way to while away a rainy afternoon, pick up a copy of Leah's Punishment this August.
Not only is this piece of historical erotica full of kinky sex, period costume and brilliant bondage, it also comes with a free BASIC Sex Toys Love Bullet Vibrator!
Not for the faint of heart, this sensual piece of erotica follows slave Leah and her predicaments and adventures on her master's boat.
From the covetous attentions of the steersman to the exploration of her own body and boundaries, Leah soon finds herself in a realm of intemperate sexuality which she is unsure she even wants to try to escape...
Despite the doom and gloom recession, many people are still managing to treat themselves to the little luxuries that keep us all smiling.
Whether it's a simple bar of chocolate, a bottle of bubbly or a designer vibrator packed with orgasmic potential, the best way to relax after a hard day is to indulge your every whim!
Luxury sex toy designers Lelo have just launched their top selling vibrators - the Gigi and the Liv - in gorgeous new summer colours and to celebrate their arrival, we're offering you the chance to win your very own luxury product from the Lelo range to brighten up your day!
Every product in the Lelo range has stunning reviews and high praise, not only for their beautiful designs but their amazing ability to bring people to a powerful orgasm, too.
Male or female, single or coupled up - there's something for everyone and we have 10 of these luxury sex toys to share amongst multiple winners!
Simply fill in the survey below, let us know about your love of luxury, enter your e-mail address and several winners will be chosen at random to receive a brilliant product from the Lelo collection.
What are you waiting for? Enter today!
This survey is now closed.
Winners will be chosen and notified on Monday 17th August 2009.
Female-friendly porn is a highly appreciated form of erotic art, yet it still seems off the radar for many people.
One of the women who specialises in female-friendly porn, and is continuing to break-down porn clichés and mainstream expectations, is Petra Joy.
Petra has been working in the erotic film industry for many years and with each movie she makes, she tears up the rule book even further in order to give women exactly what they want - gorgeous couplings, real bodies and hot sex.
Petra recently launched The Joy Awards - an innovative way of finding new, exciting and upcoming female erotic filmmakers who aren't afraid to capture what really turns them on.
The Joy Awards competition is open to all first-time female filmmakers and has many amazing prizes including a pjur goodie bag and the opportunity to be featured in the upcoming compilation DVD 'Her Porn, Volume Two'.
When it becomes so difficult to hold an erection that it stops you having sex altogether, you may have what’s termed ‘erectile dysfunction’.
The fantastic Petra Joy, director of such sensational adult movies as Sensual Seduction and Female Fantasies, has launched a new competition, aptly titled The Joy Award, to find new and talented female filmmakers that are brave enough to break porn cliches and to show sex in new ways.
And the prize? Well, as the competition is sponsored by Pjur lubricants, you know it's going to be good!
The three best female directed films are rewarded with cash prizes, Pjur goodie bags and the chance to be used in Petra Joy's Upcoming sexy film compilation 'Her Porn, Volume Two'.
The theme of the competition is 'What is erotic to you?' and aims to find lots of short, sexy films that show sensuality and sex in a new, creative and artistic way.
So how do you get your hands on that winning cash?
Simply make a sexy film that is no longer than 5 minutes in length on the subject of 'What is erotic to you?'
Lovehoney's environmentally friendly status has just stepped up a further notch.
Not only is there the brilliant Rabbit Amnesty sex toy recycling scheme, a range of recycled and recyclable packagaing and a wonderful collection of green and eco-conscious vibrators, condoms and other naughtiness on the site, but the July 2009 issue of Which? Magazine awarded the World Land Trust's Carbon Offsetting scheme - the very same one that we have used for many years - the prestigious 5 star rating.
Lovehoney makes an annual donation to the World Land Trust to offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the general operations of the company and the shipment of products from sources around the world to the Lovehoney warehouse in Bath.
This five star rating by Which? means that this is one of the best carbon offsetting programmes around and that Lovehoney are really doing their bit to conserve biodiversity and encourage sustainable living, working and playing!
Not only is the World Land Trust highly rated by Which? it is also popular with WLT Patron, David Attenborough:
"WLT's Carbon-balancing programme is a way of helping put back what we are taking away... Balancing carbon emissions with the WLT means that we are able to put even more back in to our key objectives - acquiring land for conservation."
Find out more about what Lovehoney is doing to help the environment and see if there is anything you can do to make your sex life green!
The purpose of a pussy pump is to create a vacuum over the labia and/or clitoris which will in turn make the tissue swell, encouraging more blood to flow and making the skin much more sensitive. Whether you use a pussy pump alone or with a partner, the unique sensations and gorgeously puffy appearance are sure to be a fantastic turn on.
Pumping your pussy will leave it feeling ultra-sensitive and every touch, tingle and vibration will be heightened. This is perfect if you have trouble orgasming and ideal if you're looking for something new to spice up your bedroom activities.
You’ve obviously been unlucky in love but are still willing to get yourself out there and find the right guy.
Want some free bondage gear from our brand spanking new Bondage Boutique range? Of course you do!
We've set aside £500 of Bondage Boutique slappers, floggers, rings and ticklers that we'll send to randomly selected people who take our new kinky bondage survey. Sweet!
We want to know exactly what it is that you love about bondage. Is it the sharp smack of a leather paddle against your bottom? Or is it the feeling of power you get from being spoiled by your sub?
Whatever your kink, let us know by filling in the ultra simple yet amazingly sexy survey below.
By taking part, you could be in the running to receive some free bondage gear to test and review, use and abuse!
We have £500 worth of bondage gear to share between many, many winners, so getting free goodies has never been easier. We'll pick the winners at random from people who take the survey.
Just sign up for a Lovehoney account, make sure you enter your postal address on the address page, create a profile then you're ready to rock and roll.
THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED.