The world's first sex toy recycling scheme, Lovehoney's Rabbit Amnesty, has been running for more than six months now and it's going stronger than ever.
Your tremendous recycling efforts have ensured that we've been able to contribute to the success and development of the World Land Trust's Carbon Balanced programme, which is recognised as hugely important by its patron, Sir David Attenborough: "I welcome World Land Trust's new Carbon-balancing programme as a way of helping put back what we are taking away... Balancing your carbon emissions with the WLT means that we are able to put even more back in to our key objectives – acquiring land for conservation."
Lovehoney's offset has been allocated to the Sierra Gorda project in Mexico, which is a broad-based conservation programme with a strong social element.
Not only does the project help conserve the area's complex ecosystem, it provides incentives to local small-holders who receive financial incentives for environmental services – essentially planting up plots to help stabilise slopes and watersheds on over-grazed and eroding pastures.
So, we'd like to say a big "thank you" to you all from everyone here at Lovehoney. You can see how your sex toys are recycled by Rabbit Amnesty here.
And keep up the good work!
If, like us, you're at work all day long, you probably don't often get the chance to catch The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV on weekday afternoons. That's a real shame because Alan has taken it upon himself to explore the exciting world of sex toys.
With resident sex expert Julie Peasgood, Alan has tackled sex games, saucy gifts, erogenous zones, sexercise and saucy gifts. In one memorable episode, he even discussed olive oil and breasts - and all before teatime.
Lovehoney is happy to keep Alan and Julie (and house hunk Tommy) supplied with a fun variety of sex toys and naughty games. If you've seen something on the show that you like the look of, you can see it on our special Alan Titchmarsh sex toys page.
And if you've never seen The Titcher tickling someone with a feather duster, head over to the Alan Titchmarsh TV Show Web site without further ado. (But don't forget to come back and buy something.)
Cock cages are on discussion over in the forums at Orgasm Army and anyone who has ever questioned what happens if the man starts to get hard while contained within one might want to take a look.
Lieutenant Crayola poses the question:
Answer a question. The bloke and I were flicking through a catalogue, and came to the male chastity devices like these, but more solid looking. (can't find one on Lovehoney) He was sure that should someone get an erection in one, it'd snap their cock.
Anyone want to prove him wrong?
(PS - not thinking of getting one at all, cos it's not really our kinda thing. Just curious)
There has been a plethora of kits showing up on Lovehoney lately, but normally I have to pass on them because I own at least one item contained within (what? that's normal, right? RIGHT? I may have too many toys... ), but this one has caught my eye. This is pretty much everything you could ever want for a beginner-to-intermediate bondage play - and everything that is more common is something that you can hardly ever have too much of (hello, Bondage Tape and Hot Wax).
It has the more easy going items, like the blindfold and the feather tickler, but then takes it up a notch or three with the 22 inch Cat O'Nine Tails and ball gag. I'm thinking there is pretty much going to be something in here for everyone - and I can't be the only one curious about what a "Do It Doggie Harness" is...*
It all comes contained in what might be the most discreet sex toy bag ever - you can rest easy knowing that if anyone recognises the logo on the bag, it is because they've got a bit of the kink themselves. No one has reviewed this item yet, so you'll have to let me know if it lives up to expectations.
* Y'all didn't think I would really not check on what an item was before posting about it, did you? Shame on you - a Doggie Harness is a position strap that helps you... take control of your movements. You can see a similar Sportsheets I Like It Doggie Style Strap model here. Check out the I Like It Doggie Style Strap video - that narrator always cracks me up because she sounds like she is about to start laughing with the jolliness that is sex toys.
The sensational iBuzz Two Vibrator Music Activated Sex Toy, which made such a buzz on The Jonathan Ross Show, has spawned its very own homebrew music scene.
A crack team of Dutch bedroom composers have been quick on the draw and online label On-Mix Media has just released Moments of iBuzz Pleasure Volume 2, a free-to-download collection of tunes that promise to rock your world.
The songs have fantastic titles, too, including 'Lick and Kick It', 'I Need 2 Come' and the, um, subtle-sounding 'F**k Hard'.
As they say on their website: "You can rock out to your favourite jams and get off at the same time. The vibration gets stronger the louder you play it. So, Speed Metal or Hardhouse chics have caution. You might just blow up.
Hey, at least we warned you." Quite.
Download Moments of iBuzz Pleasure Volume 2 here.
Spring is sprung and it's time to start having some fun.
Whether you're heading out on Hen Nights, fetching up at fancy dress parties, or you simply just fancy 'showing out' (as Mel and Kim used to say, eh, 80s pop fans!?), this new collection from Classified has sexy costumes that will make you stand out from the crowd.
4 fantastic new fantasy costumes from Classified:
Oh, I'm in love. How sexy is this little guy? I just stumbled across the Marvellous Anchor 3-Point G-Spot Vibrator while I was looking to see if there was anything new in the Vibrators section (what? a girl can surely never have too many new toys? at least I hope not...) and I followed the similar toy links to find this little buddy. I have yet to order my own three-prong toy, but this one might convince me.
One of the things I haven't liked about previous models is that they tended to be single speeds, and darnit, I like to be able to up the intensity as I go on. This one fits the bill nicely, with a multispeed controller connected by a wire. It is also "realistic feel" which I love - as much for playing with them at my desk as for when I actually use them, if I'm honest with you. So squishy!
After three reviews, it is still maintaining a four and a half star rating, so I'm thinking it is well worth the price:
There is an interesting discussion going on in the Orgasm Army forums on the acceptability of wearing sex toys while out in public. With the coming (heh) of toys like the VibraExciter and the VibraExciter for Men, getting off or at least getting phenomenally aroused while you're out in town has never been so easy. But while people tend to give a blush and a twitter when considering a couple using such toys to spice up their sex life, people can feel a little ooky when considering a man using these toys on his own - especially when the toys are less vibrating and more insertable.
So what difference? It is still someone getting aroused in public... why does it seem seedier if it is a man alone, without a woman attached to the other end of his toy?
Captain Jezzer tries to tease out the differences:
Now there seems to be some people in the outside world who think wearing toys is only a good thing if its women doing it,it seems a lot of people say if a man is wearing one and he cums using one, it's a bit on the sick side etc.
It seems more acceptable for women to wear Toys and orgasm and get wet, but if it's a bloke doing it well it's a No-No.
What are your views??
There is some discussion on whether or not it turns 'pervy' if you're fantasizing about someone you can see while you're out, and whether or not it is rude to be interacting with other people while getting your rocks off. It's an interesting subject, when you start to peel back why some things are hot and some things unsettle you. The discussion continues, so head on over to the Army and join in.