Another sustained period of blushing here at Lovehoney. We've been Highly Commended in the AXA Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award 2007. The National Business Awards, sponsored by Orange, recognises business succcess across a range of categories - including helping the UK have better sex.
And here's an enormous logo to show how happy we are about it. :-)
Your body is a temple, and so is your lover's. Here's a beautiful sex position in which you can worship at each other's temple...
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After nudging another friend over to check out Orgasm Army (if you haven't been, you should - there is nothing better than to read how other people find the sex toys you're thinking about buying), he read through my reviews and said that he only had two questions:
"... did you really risk your ass, literally, with those fucking beads?? And that Japanese contraption - is it as scary in real life as well??"
The first question is in reference to a rather terrible set of very cheap anal beads, whose name I will not put here for fear of giving them any kind of publicity. The second question, though, is a bit more useful.
The art of strip-tease has made a strong come back over the past five years, and can be a seductive extra to throw into your sexual routine
Come summertime, there is one thing I know that I can count on same as I count on morning following night - I will have someone staying over at mine. With people coming up for wedding parties and kids off on summer holidays, it's the perfect time to take a weekend and sleep on my couch.
As much as I love my friends, though, I don't necessarily need all of them to know the intimate details of my toy collection (I save such delicate information for my anonymous readers... ) So in the spirit of giving helpful hints, let me give you some ideas for keeping your sex life out of dinner table conversation (though feel free to put it on the dinner table, if you like... )
Some of the best toys are stepping away from basic flesh coloured, genital simulators. Not only do these toys rock because they reach areas that others miss, but you can leave them out for guests to appreciate your "art" collection.
Ever since I read Nancy Friday's Forbidden Flowers, I haven't been able to stop trying to get more people to read it. I wrote a review of it over at Orgasm Army where I said:
"This is a book to read while on a leisurely train ride or when you're relaxing in a tub - it is more a contemplative examination of women's sexuality than an erotic panting page turner. Which is not to say this book isn't erotic - it is... this book is a glimpse into hundreds of women's most intimate thoughts, it would be impossible for it not to be. But the style of the book is thoughtful and more academic than the average erotic novel."
And I'm not the only one to think so. Another reviewer found it enlightening, "What this book tells you, and what every letter says, is a thank you for making me feel normal that I have fantasies like this. It's got a great range of fantasies, which are helpfully grouped so you can read the ones you like and avoid the ones you don't. Nancy Friday's analysis is really interesting as well.
These are real unsanitised fantasies and some people may not like them all, but they are really interesting to read and very eye-opening. You learn a lot about yourself as well as getting turned on. You can read this alone or out loud to a partner.
A third woman just found it darned hot: "I guarantee this book will get the juices flowing and is a great book to share with your partner. Also a great book if you're on your own too. This book opens up the world of women's sexual fantasies and is a great help to women who are maybe a little shy. This book has come to bed with me many times with fantastic results both with myself and my partner."
Most people will agree that the best thing you can do to achieve great sex is to learn to relax and enjoy it. I don't know of any other way to really relax into your sexuality than by learning to accept it. This book goes a long way towards helping women understand their sexuality and to love all the parts of themselves that they thought were shameful.
Even if you think you're completely comfortable with your fantasy life, you're likely to find that this book is good to own... after all, where else are you going to find such a treasure trove of ready-made fantasies?
Our Rabbit Amnesty sex toy recycling scheme has got off to a flying start. Mentioned in The Mirror, The Guardian and all over the blogosphere (TM), Rabbit Amnesty (and the Talking Rabbit) has really captured the imagination of people who like pleasure but also want to do their bit for the environment.
Quite a few people thought it was a wind-up - a tragically mis-timed April Fool. But nothing could be further from the truth - we're deadly serious. We are going to recycle your old vibrators.
A lot of people have asked us what's going to happen to the rabbits when they're returned. Will they be repackaged and resold? Can any of the parts really be reused? Isn't handling the returned vibes one of the world's most unpleasant jobs?
Well, here you can see our ace rabbit operative Ian doing it. In that green bin are a weekend's worth of returned rabbit vibrators.
Looking for a bit of kinky fun in the bedroom? Try swapping each other's clothes and sexual roles...
We kid you not, some women claim that they can come by just squeezing their thighs together!