This month has been an absolute scorcher, so it's no wonder so many of you have been stripping down to your knick-knacks and indulging in a little camera fun for July's Model of the Month competition.
And judging from your submissions, temperatures have been as hot indoors as they are outdoors!
With over 150 entries this month, it's clear to see that more and more members are discovering the liberating power of posing in your favourite pants, and with the added bonus of being entered to win a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher, what's not to love?
This month's competition winner is balthazar who submitted this jaw-dropping picture of her wearing the Sexy Latex Body with Adjustable Straps.
From the lighting and setting, to balthazar's confident pose, we love everything about this photo. Black glossy latex contrasts beautifully with balthazar's porcelain skin, and glistens against the matte grey background. We don't know about you, but it reminds us of a certain ultra-sexy anti-hero - meow! Congratulations balthazar - you've won a £100 voucher to spend at Lovehoney.
Every month we receive amazing photos, but we've been astounded by the extremely high standard of your submissions this month. It's made choosing the winners even more difficult than usual (thanks!) but it's been a real treat seeing your snaps - please keep them coming in!
Read on to find out if you're a runner up this month...
If you're a regular to the Lovehoney blog or are signed up to our mailing list, you'll know that we love asking the nation all about their sex lives.
It's a hard life!
Our surveys ask the public about everything and anything - essentially, we do the snooping so you don't have to, and if we're lucky then a newspaper or magazine picks up on our work. Hurrah!
In case you didn't take it yourself, one of our latest surveys was all about sexual dry spells, getting down to the nitty-gritty of how long we're going without sex, and the reasons why.
Over 1,600 people signed up and took the survey, and the results are pretty interesting.
Were you one of our willing participants? Want to find out the results and see how (and if) you compare to the 'national average'?
We're releasing the data for all... Just read on!
After several months in the pipeline, we're very pleased to announce that five new toys have been added to the Fifty Shades of Grey – Official Pleasure Collection.
Joining the already-successful range are:
The items were checked at HQ by E L James herself, who also nipped into the warehouse to stealth-sign a book for an unsuspecting fan!
Because we love you and we're super-excited, we're giving away one of each of the new toys to one lucky winner. All you need to do to enter is comment on this blog to tell us why you want to get your hands on the goodies...
This competition is now closed, the winner has been contacted via email.
Want to know how to talk to your partner about the secret fantasies you're just aching to experiment with, or indulge in role play without feeling embarrassed about it... Or even have great sex in public? Well, you're in luck!
Violet Blue - renowned editor, author and authority on all things sex - has all the answers, and you can find them all in her fabulous new book. The Ultimate Guide To Sexual Fantasy (£10.00) guides you through safely turning your fantasy into a reality, including threesomes, outdoor sex and stripping.
What's more, we have a copy of Violet's brand new book to give away to one lucky winner. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to enter via the form at the bottom of this blog post. It's oh-so-easy and only takes a moment! Fans of Lovehoney on Facebook and Twitter even get extra entries.
Ahead of her much-anticipated book tour, here at Lovehoney we've been lucky enough to catch up with Violet Blue on her career so far, non-judgmental writing, what makes great erotica and how to achieve sexual happiness. We're listening...
Following bestselling erotic anthologies Fairy Tale Lust and Lustfully Ever After, bestselling editor Kristina Wright brings us A Princess Bound: Naughty Fairy Tales. It certainly doesn't disappoint, and we loved it so much that we made it our book of the month for August!
Revel in this collection of tall tales as hot as a fire-breathing dragon, as naughty as Tinkerbell and designed to make you very, very happy ever after... What's more, when you buy a copy of A Princess Bound at Lovehoney this month, you'll receive a Lovehoney BASICS Lady Lustfinger Vibrator completely free!
Twisting classic stories from innocent to decidedly debauched, this irresistible ensemble of racy romances and deliciously erotic trysts is sure to keep you turning page after page long after the clock has struck midnight.
Read on for a sneak peek of one of the stories in this book...
As the makers of the Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection - a range of toys, bondage, lubes and sensual products based on the erotic trilogy - Lovehoney has been working closely with E L James for some time to ensure everything meets her exacting standards.
We got quite a surprise, though, when she stopped by at Lovehoney HQ in Bath, UK to go behind the scenes and get hands-on, picking and packing her products for some blissfully unaware customers.
Getting in on the Lovehoney staff mantra of "always go the extra inch..." E L James sneakily stealth-signed a book and placed it inside one unsuspecting Official Pleasure Collection fan's order.
How awesome is that?!
Read on to see what she wrote...
We all know orgasms are amazing, but what if there was a way to make them even better? Well you're in luck: I've compiled my top ten tips for improving your orgasm below. What better day to try out everything on the list?
Choosing your first sex toy can be overwhelming - there are so many different gadgets to tease and delight that it can be hard to know where to begin. Luckily, our BASICS sex toy range offers a wide selection of toys at a reasonable price point, so you can try out bullets, cock rings and more without breaking the bank. Result!
The Lovehoney BASICS range is comprised of 25+ products that together form a perfect beginners kit - with plenty for him, her, and both of you.
While there are plenty of vibrating toys on offer to tempt, tease and delight, you'll also find functional items like an anal douche and penis pump. With simple packaging and easy-to-use products, the fuss-free range offers a brilliant introduction to sex toys for curious couples.
I've chosen some best-selling products below, but remember to tell me which are your favourites in the comments.
Anastasia Steele stumbles out of the lift and into a world of sex, love and power play, guided and dominated by the infallibly dressed Christian Grey.
The first official trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie was aired this morning in the USA, and it. is. steamy.
Featuring a flogger, restraint set, riding crop, and a whole lot of smouldering sexual tension, the trailer is a torturous tease for the film, due to be released Valentine's Day 2015.
Until then, fans of Fifty Shades and of bondage in general have the chance to win a luxury weekend break for two in Europe's biggest ever sex survey, sponsored by the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments. 90% of people think the movie should not tone down the sex scenes of books, and it looks like producers have listened: that final clip of Ana wearing the blindfold is hot!
Image via Entertainment Weekly.
If you're subscribed to our mailing list you'll already know that we recently hit 75,000 sex toy reviews! That's a lot of opinions on sex toys, lingerie and bondage gear!
We're really excited about reaching 75,000 reviews, because we love hearing what you have to say about your latest purchase.
We're very proud that Lovehoney is the biggest database of sex toy reviews, because we know that helps our customers make informed decisions about what to buy.
Whether it's short and sweet or long and detailed, we love to see you submit your review of sex toys, lingerie or gifts and games.
Read on for our top ten reasons why we love your reviews...