It's July 14th, which means we're wishing our neighbours across the pond a happy Bastille Day.
Funnily enough, over the past few years we've noticed a spike in sales of sexy French Maid costumes around Bastille Day.
It's not difficult to see the appeal of these frilly outfits: they're short, skimpy and make housework fun!
We're not alone with this opinion - the French Maid has been voted Britain's favourite bedroom dress up outfit - beating sexy schoolgirl, naughty nurse and sultry secretary to the top spot.
Do you own a sexy French Maid costume? Do you actually get any dusting done while wearing it? Check out our list of the top five French Maid sexy costumes to enjoy on this special day:
Think university league tables are boring? Think again...
You may remember a little survey we ran a few weeks ago, which was all about education and sex. Well, the results are in, and (teamed with our latest sales data) what we discovered makes for some pretty interesting reading...
Cambridge University topped the sex toy league table, followed by Oxford - suggesting a high IQ could mean a higher sex drive, and that high-fliers are more open to sexual experimentation. Woah!
Not only were they officially the most sexually adventurous, students at Cambridge University spent 25% more than they did last year - with sexy lingerie being the biggest seller for this brainy bunch.
Nottingham and Northampton Universities, however, fell to the bottom of the sexual league with the least money spent on sex toys per student. You can do better than that!
Read on to find out how the rest of them scored...
It's survey time again, folks!
This time we're asking you about sex toys, bondage and your relationships, with a few Fifty Shades of Grey questions in there for luck.
We'll admit, this one is a mega-survey with lots of questions, but the longer the survey the better the prizes!
We've got 5 amazing Lovehoney bundles up for grabs, which means even more chances for you to win. In each bundle you'll find:
This competition is now closed. The winners will be contacted via email.
The wait is over. Well, nearly.
Fifty Shades of Grey fans will be pleased to hear that today we can cross another milestone off our countdown list - the official trailer release date has been announced.
Soon we will get our first glimpse of what Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey looks like in the flesh, as E L James has confirmed that the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer will premier on 24 July. Eek!
The film itself airs on Valentine's day 2015. These Hollywood folk aren't stupid - what a cracking date idea!
As you may know, Lovehoney is lucky enough to hold the exclusive rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection and Sensual Care Collection. In anticipation of the movie, we're adding 8 fantastic new items to the collections.
It's all suddenly feeling very real...
Yet again you've dazzled us with your sex toy reviews this month! From detailed and precise, to funny and entertaining, your feedback is always a pleasure to read and this month has had us smiling from ear-to-ear.
Review of the Month
Dave_S is our winner for June - congratulations! Not only is his review of the Tracey Cox EDGE Ultimate Performance Kit (£50.00) helpful and informative, but his (clearly, quite special) relationship with "Little Dave" kept us entertained.
"Like many middle-aged men, my body has started to let me down. My hair's going grey and my joints are starting to ache. But most worryingly of all, Little Dave isn't quite as perky as he used to be. Where once he stood proud and erect, a monument to my virility, now he is but a pale shadow of his former glory, lying broken and half-hidden in the undergrowth, like the toppled statue of a once great leader. Unlike most middle-aged men, however, I chose not to buy a motorbike but instead put Little Dave into training, to get him back up to fighting weight...."
Read Dave_S's review in full. (Seriously, it's a good read!)
To say thank you for submitting such a fabulous review, we've sent Dave_S a £100 Lovehoney voucher to spend on anything he pleases!
Have you got an opinion on a product you want to put into writing? Continue reading to find out what to do next...
Sometimes it seems like there's a "day" for everything - it started with Mother's Day and Father's Day, but in July alone we're expected to celebrate National Shed Week, International Reggae Day and National Fishing Month.
However, there is one celebration coming up on Sunday* that we're happy to get on board with: International Kissing Day!
Let's face it - there's nothing like a good snog with the person you love to set the heart racing. With that in mind, we've put together a blog post with the top kissing facts for your enjoyment.
To encourage some sexy smooching this weekend, pick up some Lovehoney Flavoured Lube Bumper Pack (£4.00), which encourage kissing all over the body!
Read on below, and don't forget to leave a comment!
*It's also National Fried Chicken Day on Sunday, but we don't care so much about that one.
There's nothing like snuggling up with a good read for some alone time. That's why we choose a new Erotic Book and sexy gift combo every month, to make your reading sessions that much more special.
Our Book of the Month for July is a collection of three short stories by New York Times best-selling author Eden Bradley.
Just pick up a copy of The Darker Side of Pleasure during July to get a Cupid's Pink Mini Bullet Vibrator (worth £8.99!) completely free. What a bargain!
When we asked the author what inspired this anthology, she explained "In The Darker Side of Pleasure I wanted to present kink from three different perspectives, which is important because BDSM is such a unique experience for each of us."
Read on for a taster of Eden's writing, and find out what inspired each story...
Lingerie needs to be stored, washed and dried with extra care and attention to keep it in tip-top condition. Whether it's made of lace, silk or high-quality cotton, you'll find your sexy lingerie lasts much longer if you take proper care of it.
Here at Lovehoney, we want to ensure that you get the best from your lingerie. That's why we've put together this handy guide to keeping your smalls sorted and your lingerie looking lovely!
Looking for a sex toy worth its weight in silver? We love how the njoy Pure Plug Stainless Steel Butt Plug (£64.99) blends in with the silverware in this shot, and its 5 star review suggests it has plenty of other great uses...
If you want to see more fun and creative pictures of sex toys, visit this week's Toy with me Tuesday round up on Ness's blog, or follow the #ToyWithMeTuesday hashtag on twitter.
It's all smiling faces at Lovehoney HQ today with the news that we won not one, but TWO awards over the weekend! We've been voted Best Online Retailer and Most Innovative Retailers at the annual ETO Awards.
It's the second year running that we've been voted Best Online Retailer by our customers, and we couldn't be more delighted.
The awards took place in Birmingham this weekend and Lovehoney was represented by Flavie, Alice and Gemma.
Lovehoney co-owner Neal Slateford said: "This means so much to Lovehoney because the awards are chosen by the people most important to us - our customers."
"It was another fantastic awards night from ETO and we were thrilled to do the double. Customer care is at the core of everything we do. We offer a no quibbles 365-day returns policy on products."
Our new Customer Care hours mean you can call, live chat or email with an experienced advisor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.