It's a longstanding assumption that women worry more about their appearance than men, but a recent study reveals that this isn't the case.
Results show that 4 out of 5 men discuss body image on a regular basis, and more than 60% are not entirely satisfied with the way they look. With a third of men using a protein supplement and almost 20% of men thinking about their weight every day, it's clear that men worry too.
Most guys admitted to wishing they had a more muscular physique, and a staggering 35% of men said they would give up a whole year of their life to achieve their ideal body shape! However, nearly 60% of men said that body talk affected them in a negative way, and in some cases the knock on confidence actually deterred them from joining a gym or working towards a healthier lifestyle.
With results like these it seems clear that men are in dire need of a confidence boost, and what better way than a light-sculpting photoshoot designed specifically for them? Read on to find out more...
For the majority of consumers, there is nothing more frustrating than waiting in for a delivery. Even with Lovehoney's tracked delivery, no one can argue that it is a slight gripe having to reschedule your life and stay indoors, waiting for the postie to arrive with your new purchases and feeling like a social recluse!
If you don't have time to schedule a delivery day or don't feel comfortable choosing a safe place for the postman to leave your parcel full of goodies, you may be interested in using our newest service: Local Collect.
Local Collect is a new delivery service, anchored by Lovehoney, that means you can arrange to have your parcel delivered to a local post office, where you can pick it up at your convenience. This is an excellent option for those who don't have the time or routine to wait in for a delivery at their home. It also offers extra discretion for those who might have overly nosy neighbours or live with very inquisitive,small people (also known as children)!
Read on to find out more about using Local Collect...
Along with getting fitter, eating healthier is the top resolution we all make each new year - but let's face it, most of us have given up by mid-February.
This weekend saw Valentine's Day come and go, which means it's almost impossible to avoid chocolate. If you didn't get a box of treats from your lover, chances are you picked up some half-price leftovers the day after.
Luckily, we've got some motivation to get you back on track, because nothing impacts your sex life more than what you put in your body. This week, we're taking a look at the best and worst foods for fueling your sex life.
But we know it's hard to give up all the tasty treats at once, which is why we're giving you the chance to win some Lovehoney Chocolate Body Paint (£5.99) and Lovehoney Passion Fruit Flavoured Lubricant (£6.99)!
To be in with a chance to win, simply add your comment below before Friday the 21st of February. Easy!
Read on for tips and tricks for eating your way to a better sex life...
Ever wondered how erotic fiction writers tell their friends and family what they do for a living?
Nicola Jane, author of interactive erotic novel Follow Your Fantasy, reveals all in this special guest blog post.
This competition is now closed. Winners have been contacted via email.
The day my Facebook status update said "Just another day, writing about cock" was not the day I planned on coming out as an erotic writer to my day job as an educational materials writer.
But, after being on a panel at a materials writing conference, I started getting friend requests and Facebook mails from respectable fellow professionals, none of whom knew my little secret.
I couldn't accept their requests but I didn't want to snub them either. What was I supposed to do?
Each month we give the author of our favourite sex toy review £100 to spend at Lovehoney. We've rummaged through all of your feedback from January and are happy to announce the winner.
Review of the Month
Sum Sub's review of the DOMINIX Deluxe Metal Connector Chain 28 Inch (£12.99) really caught our eye. His breakdown of how important a classic chain is for enhancing and advancing your S&M play was fantastic. Plus he included inventive ideas for getting the most from this simple yet necessary product.
"What benefit can this possibly bring to my bondage sessions? Well let me tell you right here right now, you need this."
"The build quality on this is top notch, I feel like I have really put it to test and it has withstood everything I have asked of it. I think this will last years, and years and years. It is proper dungeon-worthy equipment."
Read the rest of Sum Sub's review here.
Every month we read your reviews and select our favourites to feature in the blog. If we decide you've written our 'Review of the Month' we'll give you £100 to spend on anything you like at Lovehoney! And the prizes don't stop there, you could win a bunch of loyalty Oh! Points if you're picked as a runner up.
Think you could write a winning review? Read our guide to getting started.
Continue reading to discover if you were picked as one of our lucky runners up...
I think I made it very clear that we're fans of Valentine's Day, but understandably lots of single people have mixed feelings about the most romantic day of the year.
However, just because you're uncoupled doesn't mean you can't celebrate February 14th with some self-love.
In fact, is there any better time of year to treat yourself to a sexy indulgance, just for you? Forget flowers and chocolates - spend this Friday exploring your own pleasure points with some sexy lingerie or luxury sex toys!
With that in mind, I asked the wonderful Lovehoney Community for their top items for solo Valentine's fun, and boy did they deliver!
I've included some of their top ideas below (sorry PPD, no "endless supply of willy shaped pizza"), and you can check out their full list on the Lovehoney forum.
Behold the top three Valentine's treats for single folk:
Can you keep a secret? We LOVE Valentine's Day.
Anything that encourages people to express their love is a winner in our book, and we're not alone - February 14th is the second most-widely celebrated holiday in America.
While we embrace the love heart look year-round, seeing it in shops, streets and online during the most romantic time of year simply warms our... well, heart!
To help spread the Valentine's love, we've put together an extra special giveaway for you this week. Just comment below to be in with a chance to win an incredible Valentine's Day Bundle!
The bundle includes a Royal Swan Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator (£99.99), TENGA Red Flip Hole Male Masturbator (£63.99), Lovehoney Hot Massage Rocks (£8.99), Lelo Personal Moisturising Lubricant (£24.99), adding up to a total value of £190!
Read on for more Valentine's goodness, and don't forget to leave your comment before 5pm on Friday. Good luck!
Pick up your copy of February's Book of the Month and receive a free Lovehoney Powerful Mini G-Spot Vibrator (normally £5.99) thanks to Lovehoney's Erotic Book Club.
The Seduction of Valentine Day by Eden Bradley tells the tale of beautiful call girl Valentine Day, who caters to the desires of her exclusive clientele in the finest hotels.
Basking in her world of luxury and fantasy, Valentine makes her living being the object of lust and adoration. But, the high life comes at a price: forever the seductress, she has never given into seduction herself...
Whether you're sharing your Valentine's evening with a loved one or treating yourself to a night of solo pleasure, pairing this sexy novel with the free G-spot vibe is sure to heat things up. The magnetic heat of seduction glows from the pages of this red-hot erotic novel - prepare to be drawn into a world of irresistibly heated passion.
Read on to find out what inspired the author to write this tale of seduction...
While prostate massage and stimulation has been popular in different parts of the world for thousands of years, it appears 2014 may be the year when it becomes even more mainstream.
Referred to by many as "The Male G-Spot", the prostate is a gland located a few inches inside the anus and can be stimulated internally or externally. Many men find that prostate play can lead to longer, more intense climaxes, and even handsfree orgasms.
Last year, we saw an increase of interest in anal sex toys like butt plugs, and the trend seems set to continue in the coming months.
This week you could win an Aneros Helix Syn Silicone Prostate Massager (left, worth £49.99)! Just comment below before 5pm on Friday, February 7th to enter.
Read on for more information about the P-spot, and don't forget to comment be in with a chance to win!