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    Sex Toys and Phthalates

    Phthalates have made headlines because of their alleged effects on your health.

    From rumours that they'll make you go blind (where have we heard that one before...) to scary stories about phthalates affecting your libido, we've sorted the fact from the fiction to help you reach an informed decision about your choice of sex toy material.

    Sex experts Em (on the left) and Lo Sex experts Em and Lo (more formally known as Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey, full-name fans!) have been dispensing sexual wit and wisdom for more than 9 years.

    They have book out which explains how to do (almost) everything rude, as well as a Channel 5 series of the same name airing this summer.

    Sex: How To Do Everything is a beautifully produced guide to sex in the bedroom and beyond. We asked Em and Lo and few questions about it. And sex.

    Sex: How To Do Everything by Em and LoSex: How To Do Everything - that's quite a title! Does the book really cover absolutely everything?
    Okay, almost everything. But "Sex - How to Do Almost Everything" wasn't as catchy a title. We try to cover the basics and then some with new ways to think about sex, sexual moves and body parts that we think can really improve sex for everyone (well, almost everyone).

    What makes the book different from other sex manuals?
    Most illustrated sex manuals (ie with lots of instructional photographs) are really cheesy - the pictures often give you second-hand embarrassment.

    Rolling Toy Trunk

    Lovehoney readers reveal their favourite sex tips...

    Packing away any vibes in luggage to go in the hold is the only reliable way of ensuring you won't have an embarrassing scene when you go through security. But on a short trip it is quicker and more efficient to just take hand luggage.

    When I last went to Istanbul my bags went on a detour to Aberdeen. The airline offered to supply me with necessary items but it would have taken a braver woman than me to write on my list that I needed a rabbit vibrator. It felt a long time before I was able to satisfy myself. So now I try to include all I need in my hand luggage.

    My make-up bag always contains an attractive metal lipstick case. I always hope the security men assume it contains an expensive metal cased lipstick, but I'm sure you've guessed it actually contains a Lovehoney Magic Bullet Mini Vibrator.

    I put the batteries separately in my wash bag to avoid suspicion. However, I would not take even my mini vibe into countries where such things are illegal.

    Need somewhere to store your toys? Take a look at Lovehoney's range of sex toy cases.

    Are you buying for a lesbian couple or girlfriend and stuck for sexy, affordable performance toys? We've got tons of ideas to get your gorgeous girly or lesbian mates hot down under...

    Using a sex toy during pregnancy is one of the most controversial topics discussed among mums-to-be. But it shouldn't be, and here's why...

    Fun Factory Smart Balls

    Lovehoney readers reveal their favourite sex tips...

    Don't underestimate the power of internal muscles - keep fit 'down there' by doing pelvic floor exercises regularly (I do mine at the computer).

    Then you can drive him crazy when he thinks he's in the driver's seat... it'll be a nice surprise for both of you...

    Get a little orgasmic help when exercising with Lovehoney's great range of kegel exercisers.

    The sign of a good erotic book is one that truly allows you to escape from reality and live out your fantasies. With Carrie Williams's Chilli Heat, the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month for June - you can escape to the foreign climes and enjoy breathtaking sex, all from the comfort of your bed!

    Chilli Heat by Carrie Williams

    "When her travelling companion lets her down at short notice, Nadia reluctantly agrees to take her recently divorced mother, Valerie, on her gap-year trip to India. However, her mother turns out to be anything but the conservative presence she had feared.

    As the two women explore India's most exotic locations, it is Valerie who experiences a sexual reawakening with a succession of lovers and Nadia who is forced to wrestle with her own inhibitions and repressed desires."

    Whet your appetite further with this exclusive extract from June's Book Of The Month, the sultry and sexy Chilli Heat.

    Get Hot and Steamy With Chilli Heat

    As one of Black Lace's newest authors, Carrie Williams has already made her mark in the world of erotica with The Blue Guide, a sumptuous read which centres on the sensual exploits of a London travel guide.

    In her latest book Chilli Heat, Carrie moves the action to India, where mother and daughter, Valerie and Nadia, are on a journey of discovery - both spiritually and sexually!

    Carrie is also a travel journalist and a mainstream author, although if you search for her other work you'll draw a blank as she works under a pseudynom. Ah, the mystery!

    We caught up with Carrie to find out more about the inspiration behind this month's Erotic Book Club selection Chilli Heat, and also to find out more about her recipe for exotic erotica!

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