• Valentines Day is only a couple of weeks away - and if you need something to make it a red letter day for your lover, what better way to get him going than to treat yourself to some sexy Valentine lingerie. We've got over 30 great lingerie items in our Valentine collection, including the Dreamgirl Satin Split Baby Doll & Thong Set and the Dreamgirl Satin Bustier Set (pictured).

    If you want to look at more lingerie, you can visit our comprehsive selection of silky lovelies in our Lingerie department, and also pick up some bargains in our Lingerie Clearance sale. You're sure to find a surefire winner amongst all of those...

    The Japanese have always been at the forefront of inventing life-enhancing technlogies - and the new Japanese-inspired Vibratex range that we've just started stocking at Lovehoney is no exception. These toys are super sexy and beautifully crafted too - form meets function meets fun!

    Pictured is the Vibratex Japanese Twinsu Vibrator - the rotating shaft has pearls and large nubs that massage when used in an in-and-out motion -and it lights up too! There's also the Butterfly Japanese Vibrator which also lights up and has a rabbit stimulator that provides amazing sensations, while the Pixie Plus Japanese Vibrator features an angled head for G-spot stimulation, and hundreds of tickling nodules. The angled head moves up and down, and you can control the speed and intensity separately from the vibrations. The Pixie Plus has the added bonus of an attached vibrating egg with a uniquely styled suction sleeve. They've thought of everything!

    All of the Vibratex Japanese vibrators are have a superior build quality and their long-lasting, quiet motors make them the choice for the quality-conscious. Each vibrator is made of 100% Elastomer, which is kinder to your skin than conventional jelly vibrators.

    This is the vibrator that had a starring role in Sex And The City Series 1, Episode 9 and turned Charlotte into a recluse! Thanks to Sex and the City, the Original Jack Rabbit Pearl has become a must-have for every woman.

    Find out why Charlotte wouldn't leave her apartment - is it the tumbling bulbous pearls that massage the vaginal walls, or the rabbit tickler that's just the right angle for perfect clitoral stimulation? Really strong vibrations too!

    If you never tried a vibe before, here's where to start - if it can do great things for Charlotte, imagine what it can do for you!

    Bits Of News carries a deeply historical and deeply amusing article about how masturbation has been vilified from generation to generation, but absolutely everyone's at it. The snappily titled In Defense Of Wanking; Fairy Tales And Pud-Pulling. A sample quote:

    Now, first off, I think I can safely say that just about every great person throughout history, man or woman, is, or has been, a practising wanker. Most of them, much like the rest of us, are just not that up front about it, even towards themselves. But some people, and by no means just professional writers, tend to record just about anything and everything in their diaries. Most people just don't get the posthumous honour of getting their most intimate and embarrassing scribblings printed in The Guardian.

    American journalist Violet Blue is a woman of many talents, not least running the website Tiny Nibbles, which is chock full of useful sex advice. As a sex columnist and editor, she has a refreshingly straightforward approach to talking about many topics, usually involving trying things out for herself and reporting back to her readers. This sort of honesty makes for great reading and also is inspiring for trying out new things.

    Violet Blue breaks her site down into a few headings - For Couples, Fellatio, Cunnilingus and the like - and within those categories provides a big list of articles she's written that cover virtually everything you'd want to know. Probably not a good idea to read this website at work, unless you have very broadminded bosses. Definitely a good idea to read it when you get home and share it with your Significant Other...

    Be hard to imagine not getting your boyfriend's full attention when wearing one of these spectacular leather corsets from Allure. Newly stocked at Lovehoney, we have several corsets to choose from - the Allure Leather Ribbon Corset Set, the Allure Leather 5 Zip Corset Set, the Allure Leather Corset Dress and, if you want to get really daring, the Allure Leather Patent Leather Cupless Corset Set. There's also the Allure Leather Patent & Mesh Lace Up Dress Queen and the Allure Leather Black Patent Catsuit (miaow!) amongst over 40 other items we've got of Allure's great leather lingerie range.

    There's a bunch of gorgeous Hustler Printed Logo Boy Briefs, Hustler Womens Boy Briefs and Hustler Black Mesh Strappy Briefs all going for a song in our Lovehoney Lingerie Sale - nearly 50% off each item, which means you can buy one of each for less than 20 quid! You can also browse our whole Hustler range of products, which covers not only lingerie but also several sex toys - we've also got the Hustler My First Bullet on sale which will bring a smile to your face too.

    Next time you pop online to purchase the latest sex toys from Lovehoney, spare a thought for the folk in Zimbabwe who not only have to put up with a nightmare government but have to smuggle their toys into the country too. Karen Lewis at South Africa's Mail And Guardian Online gives a heartfelt insight into the lengths she had to go to in order to get hold of a humble dildo.

    One thing led to another, which included a few years of intense activism during which I kept on thinking that the Men in Dark Glasses were going to come searching for subversive materials and in their ferreting would find my assorted sex toys.

    Definitely not an ordeal I wanted to go through so, for a while, I hid both Roger and Dave [her dildos' pet names!] under a bougainvillea in my garden. But fearing that the gardener would keel over dead on discovering strange objects I flung them into another homeowner’s refuse bin on the side of the road one dark night.

    Holey moley. The great Sex Drive blog over at Wired Magazine has a comprehensive feature on the Jack Hammer Johnson, which is a pogostick designed to pleasure your bits. Sounds ridiculous? That's what columnist Regina Lynn thought too, at first, but as she wrote her column she came up with all sorts of other ideas. Worth a peruse, if only to check the frankly fantastical line drawings that suggest possible positions for pogoing pleasure.

    From the land of tulips and clogs comes two brilliant ceramic dildos, part of the Dutch Souvenirs project. One of these on your mantlepiece, tastefully decorated as it is with suitably Dutch motifs, will certainly be a conversation starter. (See We Make Money Not Art for photos and more info).

    There's also the quite lovely looking tuning fork dildo, which has the all the appearances of a Philippe Starck creation.They have this to say about it: "This ingenious tuning fork dildo brings new meaning to "making beautiful music together." The dildo has a smooth insertable end that is solid and great for g-spot play, and a tuning fork end that makes bell-like sounds that pleasantly vibrate when struck with the plastic wand." Deeply clever stuff.

    We can't offer you either of these at Lovehoney, but we have got a huge collection of dildos.

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