We're all doing jumps of joy here at Lovehoney, after winning a top award for Fifty Shades of Grey – The Official Pleasure Collection.
On Wednesday night we attended the South West Insider International Trade Awards in Bristol and won Best International Deal thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey pleasure products in America and Europe.
Pictured here (left to right) is Bonny, our Head Buyer, Co-Director Neal, Lucy our in-house PR Executive (that's me!) and the lovely Jess who is our Writer and forum enthusiast!
We are pleased to announce that Lovehoney have now received over 50,000 product reviews! This makes us the only company within the world of sex toys to offer such a wealth of knowledge and customer feedback, as well as the largest resource of sex toy reviews in the world.
It's our devotion to customer happiness which has landed us nominations for numerous awards, including our most recent nomination for the Internet Retailing Customer Awards 2013.
We are currently Commended Winners along with some other fantastic retailers, such as House of Fraser, John Lewis and Lakeland. We find out later this month who will be named the Overall Winners, so keep (almost) everything crossed for us!
The overriding star of your reviewed sex toys is the one and only Jessica Rabbit 2.0, which now boasts over 500 product reviews! Consistently a top seller since its launch in 2008, the Jessica Rabbit 2.0 is just as popular today as it was five years ago.
Between Kegel exercises and female orgasm boosters, our Sunday blogs have been quite female orientated recently.
To remedy this, this week we're celebrating masculinity with a semen-themed blog (yes, really!) and super TENGA giveaway.
Whether you have a semen fetish or a biological interest in reproduction, read on for weird and wonderful articles from all over the web, and be in with a chance to win.
We're giving away a limited edition TENGA Soft Tube Cup Masturbator! For your chance to win this very special Onacup (left), simply comment below before June 14th to be automatically entered to the competition. Best of luck!
Read on to discover the top semen-related stories from around the web...
You may have seen my last blog post in which I wrote about My Boudoir Photography Experience. If it's made you start thinking about doing a Boudoir photo shoot for yourself, there are lots of things to think about before you step in front of the camera.
Whether you choose to pose at home or go about it professionally, here are some of my top tips for having some sexy pictures taken.
- What look do you want to achieve? First things first. Do you see yourself as a vintage glamour queen, a rock chick or a soft and fluffy kitten? Although you'll be able to change your look in terms of your outfit and props, your hair and makeup will remain the same so think about the kind of vibe you want to give off. Dark, heavy makeup and big hair is great for a sultry or kinky look, whilst red lips combined with otherwise barely-there make up oozes old-time glamour.
- Choose a range of different looks. It's really important to choose the right lingerie to take with you. As well as thinking about how sexy your body will look, it's also important to be comfortable, as you might be wearing your items for a while as you try to capture the perfect photograph. You can always take more items than you need and leave some out. I took about ten different bra sets and three corsets with me but actually only wore four for my shoot. My photographer helped me choose which outfits would look best for each scenario.
- Think about items which create shape. Professional lighting helps create wonderful shapes, but clothes and posture makes a huge difference as well. If you want to create curves, try reducing your waist with a corset or waspie. Wearing ruffles can add volume to bottoms and busts whilst giving a flirty and feminine look. Basques allow you to take gorgeous timeless photographs without constriction, and they also create a wonderful silhouette. Never underestimate the phenominal effect of a pair of high heels on your body shape and confidence levels!
Happy summer, everyone!
Since our last Model of the Month blog summer has arrived, and members of the Lovehoney Community haven't been shy about stripping down and showing some skin.
Every month we give you the chance to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney. All you have to do to enter is upload a photo modelling your favourite Lovehoney lingerie.
We select our favourite to win the grand prize, while any runners up receive 2,000 Oh! Points to help save for a new toy.
Our Model of the Month for May is Scorpius12 with this sublimely sexy bedroom shot.
We love the simplicity of this shot which shows off the Seven Til Midnight Fishnet Chemise with Zipper Front to perfection.
Taken from the rear to keep her identity protected while retaining sexy mystique, Scorpius12 impressed us with a strong, sexy stance and eye-grabbing composition.
She accessorises her sexy lingerie with the Bondage Boutique Leather Studded Flogger and sexy heels.
Read on to find out if you were a runner up...
Found a great new product and want to shout about it? Write a sex toy review and be in with a chance to win £100 to spend on Lovehoney.
Every month, we choose our favourite review to win the grand prize, while selected runners up get 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save.
The winner for May is S&S with their glowing review of Lovehoney Release Masturbation Lubricant (£6.99). We liked their comparisons with other products and helpful desciption of the texture, consistency and packaging.
"For any guy who regularly uses lube, either for solo fun or with your partner, the Lovehoney Release Masturbation Lubricant is an absolute necessity. You could spend an absolute fortune on all sorts of masturbator toys, but you will not come close to the feeling of a willing hand and a smidgen of this lube!"
Read the rest of the review by S&S.
Read on to find out if you were a runner up...
After months of top-secret whispering and backstage excitement, we're finally able to announce the arrival of the Fifty Shades of Grey The Official Sensual Care Collection!
We've been working closely with E L James to create the perfect range of intimate products to compliment the Official Pleasure Collection, which has seen record-breaking sales since its launch in 2012.
A complete range of versatile pharmacy products, The Official Sensual Care Collection is the only range approved by the books' author, and has everything you need for an indulgent night in, whether on your own or with a partner.
June has finally arrived, and with it comes the news that a female version of viagra may soon be hitting the shelves.
While the male equivalent has a proven track record, there are many other ways for women to increase their arousal, without resorting to prescription pills.
Our Better Sex For Her section has plenty of Orgasm Boosters to increase her pleasure during sex.
With over 100 reviews, the mint-infused Bombshell Balm (left) is a firm Lovehoney favourite. In a quirky tin that wouldn't look out of place in your make-up bag, this smooth balm can be applied directly to the clitoris before sex to arouse and stimulate.
To supercharge your orgasm, this week we're giving away 3 Pin Ups Bombshell Orgasm Balms (worth £6.99 each) to readers. Just comment below before June 7th to be automatically entered.
Below, we've gathered up the best in sex news from around the web for your Sunday morning reading pleasure...
Do classic romantic gestures get you going, or are they outdated? Would vintage wooing techniques make you cringe? Or perhaps you think old-school love can't be beaten.
We want to find out what (and who) makes you swoon, and how the Hollywood heart-throbs of yesteryear compare with the sexy starlets of today.
Give us your opinions and you could win a Swoon Pleasure Bundle worth over £100!
This Swoonerific prize hamper includes:
The Swoon range is also available at the UK's leading high-street pharmacy and beauty retailer.
This survey is now closed. The winner will be contacted via email.
It's all happiness and smiles here at Lovehoney HQ as we've just found out we have been named Commended Winners of the Internet Retailing Customer Award based on our fabulous Customer Service!
The other Commended WInners are:
- House of Fraser
- John Lewis
We think it's fabulous that a sexual wellness retailer is up there with the big boys in keeping the nation happy!