Your skin absorbs over 60% of what you put on it. So if you're careful about what you eat, why shouldn't you be careful about what you put on your skin?
Lubrication is really important for safe, comfortable sex and masturbation. It eases penetration, making vaginal and anal sex more comfortable for men and women - and for circumcised men, a personal lubricant is often necessary to help prevent friction.
The vagina lubricates itself when you're aroused, but sometimes it doesn't happen. Stress, tiredness, diet and menopause can all have an impact on your body's natural lubrication - which is where a bottled lube comes in handy.
Even if things are pretty well lubricated down there, over 70% of women find sexual experiences even more satisfying with lube, so why not give it a go?
All of our lubricants are body safe, but they may not all be suitable for people with allergies or special requirements. We often get asked about all-natural alternatives to traditional lubes, so we've put this guide together to, well, guide you through the bewildering world of natural lubes.
Fifty Shades fans rejoice! E L James announced last week that she would be adding a fourth book to the notorious Fifty Shades series.
Simply titled Grey (mysterious), the book will be told from the point of view of Christian Grey, the enigmatic lover of Anastasia Steele and possibly the most famous leading man of the 21st century.
Grey will be published on 18th June (which is of course Mr Grey's birthday) and will give fans the insight into Christian's world that they've been hoping for.
Naturally, we had a lot of unanswered questions about this perplexing character which we're dying to find out. The most pressing of which can be found below accompanied by an array of steamy GIFs.
They really are the GIFs that keep on giving. Thank you Jamie Dornan.
Starlet Jean Shrimpton shocked the world in 1965 by arriving at the Melbourne's Victoria Derby in a white shift dress that ended a scandolous 4 inches above her knee. Thus began our fascination with the mini dress that continues to this day - and now our hemlines are shorter and sexier than ever.
Whether they're worn in public or in the bedroom, mini dresses are hot stuff, and we're delighted to announce our sexy own brand dresses are now available to buy.
This gorgeous range of short and sexy dresses have been in the works for a long time, and we think they're the perfect mix of flattering and alluring. Lingerie Category Manager Gemma said "We're really excited to bring sexy mini dresses into Lovehoney Lingerie brand. The styles are perfect for the bedroom, and I'm proud that we've got a great selection in both base and plus sizes."
We've also expanded our range of Plus Size Bodystockings with exciting new styles. Read on below to get the lowdown on all of the new items!
Here at Lovehoney, we believe sexual happiness plays a huge role in overall wellbeing which is why we make it our aim to bring sexual happiness to as many people as possible (we even put it in our logo).
But what does sexual happiness mean to you?
Whatever it is, if it makes you happy (and it doesn't make anyone else unhappy) then we salute you!
Take the survey below and you could be in with a chance of winning our Sexual Happiness Bundle worth £120.
Included in this month's mega bundle:
It's officially June, which means it's time to choose the winner of our monthly modelling competition. That's right, each month we choose our favourite user-uploaded community photo to win a £100 gift voucher to spend on whatever they like.
This month's winner is the beautiful ShinySparkle, who uploaded an intriguing photo featuring the Cottelli Wet Look and Mesh Mini Dress and a sexy collar and lead set.
The highly provocative image shows the subject being pulled off-frame by her leash, showing off the sexy lingerie to perfection. We think the black and white effect works really well against the plain background. Well done!
ShinySparkle has won a £100 Gift Voucher to spend on anything she likes at Lovehoney.
Want to be in with a chance to win the top prize next month? Entering our modelling competition couldn't be easier - simply upload a photo of yourself in your favourite Lovehoney lingerie or accessory and you could be picked as the winner for June! Remember to read our photo guidelines before uploading any images.
We've also chose two amazing runners up who each win 2,000 Oh! Points to spend on whatever they like at Lovehoney. Read on to see the runner up photos...
We're so proud that Lovehoney has the biggest collection of sex toy reviews on the web, with a whopping 153,000 uploaded so far. As a big thank you, every month we choose a recent review to win a £100 Lovehoney voucher to spend on whatever you like - imagine the possibilities!
This month's winner is new member WindyWendy who reviewed the Tracey Cox Supersex Multispeed Vibrating Butt Plug (£22.99).
We were so pleased to hear that Wendy was able to achieve her first orgasm in many years despite her disability by using the ergonomic vibrating toy.
"Being disabled I have problems with movement and weak grip in my hands, so I decided to experiment with this toy and found the shape so comfortable and easy to hold. And rather than using it for a butt plug, I can bring myself to orgasm for the first time in years as it was so easy to hold."
"Finding sex toys if you or your partner are disabled is extremely hard, but thanks to this multi speed butt plug I can be satisfied like everyone else."
Check out Wendy's full review, and read on to find out who was selected as a runner up this month:
It's not your usual literary pairing, granted, but you'd be surprised just how much Fifty Shades of Grey and Harry Potter have in common.
No wait! It's true.
Both series of books are filled to the brim with outrageous innuendos (and wands), so we thought it would be fun to separate the fans from the megafans, the Gryffindors from the Greys, the Nimbus 3000s from the floggers (you get the picture) with this ridiculously hard quiz.
The 16 quotes in our challenge are taken from either the Fifty Shades trilogy or one of the Harry Potters.
You just need to decide which.
Please let us know your score in the comments section.
Oh, and prepare to have your favourite children's book ruined.
Ever feel like your sex life could do with a bit of a kickstart? It's natural in relationship to fall into the same routine night after night, but luckily there are plenty of ways of spicing up your fun with minimal effort.
Sexy role play is a wonderful way to get out of a rut in the bedroom, and it's a great opportunity to try some new moves and techniques you may have been too shy to broach otherwise.
Putting on a sexy costume helps you step out of your own shoes and into another character, with a new set of personality traits and fantasies. In fact, in our recent Forbidden Fantasies survey, 59% of women said they were turned on by the idea of role play.
Don't know where to begin with role play, or worried you'll feel silly? We've outlined the most popular scenarios below to help you take the leap, along with the props needed to make the fantasy a reality.
Are you looking for some bedroom inspiration? Trying a new position is a great way to keep your encounters with your partner fun and fresh, and this one is a winner!
If you tried our last Sex Position Challenge then you should be prepped and ready for something a little trickier. Introducing... The Hammock.
This position requires a prop so remember to get it ready beforehand to reduce the mid-flow kerfuffle.
How to achieve The Hammock:
Begin with the man sitting on some form of foot rest or pouffe. A sturdy stool or the side of the bed would probably suffice. The woman then straddles him backwards, facing the floor.
Once you feel comfortable in this position, join hands and have her slowly lower her body forward while he leans backward to counteract. Lastly, the woman raises her legs so they are in the air. Sounds easy, right?
Let us know if you try The Hammock and how you got on in the comments section below.
Male readers of this blog occasionally grumble that we focus on female sex toys too much. The truth is, between sex selfie sticks and diamond vibrators, there tends to be more fun female toys appearing on the market than those aimed at men.
Having said that, we've decided that it's high time to treat you boys to a special giveaway just for you.
Given that we're currently half way through Masturbation May, we've designed an amazing sex toy bundle that you fellas can enjoy solo or with your partner.
The prize includes:
Read on below to enter the contest (and find out how to quadruple your chances of winning!)
This competition is over, and the winner has been notified.