Here at Lovehoney we take vibrators very seriously, so we’re understandably very excited about the release of “Hysteria” on Friday 21st September. We feel like we've been waiting an eternity for this film to come out in the UK and it's finally here!
Check out our List of Cinemas Showing 'Hysteria'.
Set in London in the early 1880s, this film takes place at a time when women were being treated for female 'hysteria' by receiving a pelvic massage from their doctors until their symptoms were relieved - that’s right, women had to go to the doctor to have an orgasm!
Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy, this movie follows the Dr. Mortimer Granville, who develops quite a fanbase due to his great talent for... massage. However, he soon realises that his hands can’t cope with the demand, so he invents a device that women can use in their own home - the earliest vibrator.
Read on for a brief history of hysteria and vibrators, and some more shocking historical tit bits...
Usually our ideas for Toy with me Tuesday start with the sex toy - but this time around it started with this old phone. Surely there was a toy that could replace the receiver?
I tried the njoy Pure Wand, but it was too heavy and slid off. I tried the Lelo Smart Wand Medium but it was too short. Then finally, in a Goldilocks moment, I tried the Lelo Smart Wand Large and it was perfect!
It’s that time of the week again! Welcome to Lovehoney’s weekly round up of the best sex-related news on the web.
Erotica author Lily Harlem (winner of the first Lovehoney erotic fiction competition) has just released an exciting new novel called Good Cop, Bad Cop. This new book has been co-authored with the fabulous Natalie Dae and tells the tale of a lady caught between two lovers - both of whom want her cuffed and controlled.
Good Cop, Bad Cop is available to download for free on Amazon this weekend ONLY. Click here to get your free Kindle copy of Good Cop, Bad Cop today (if you're in the US, go here).
If you don't have a Kindle, check out this list of Kindle Apps - so you can still read it!
Here's what else is worth reading this weekend...
Librarian Gwendolynne is involved with not one, but two men: a mysterious correspondent, Nemesis, who leaves explicit erotic messages for her in the library's suggestion box, and Professor Daniel Brewster, a celebrity academic who's visiting the library to research a new book.
"There's an immediate spark between Gwen and 'Professor Hottie McHotstuff', and even before they get around to doing the wild thing, they're involved in series of sexual challenges, based the notes she's received from Nemesis.
As she spends more time in the company of the handsome historian, Gwen quickly realises she's falling for him, and when they eventually do get together, for her it's far more than simply a crazy stolen sex romp amongst the library's basement book stacks.
Guest post by Portia Da Costa
Write a sex toy review for Lovehoney and you could be in with a chance to win a whopping £100 to spend on whatever you like!
Review of the Month
The country has gone made for jiggle balls since Fifty Shades of Grey - but are they really all they're cracked up to be? Well, yes! Our winning review this month is a testimonial to the Lelo Luna Beads' effectiveness.
"Since using Lelo beads my life has changed. I can now run, work out and jump up and down and not worry. My confidence has increased in the bedroom because of this. I would also like to add that my orgasms have become extremely intense and wish I had purchased these a long time ago. Any ladies in a similar situation take the plunge and buy these."
Read the full review by Hev-leigh.
Each month we also choose a selection of highly commended reviews and reward them each with a whopping 2,000 Lovehoney Oh! Points to spend as they wish, or perhaps save up to spend on a luxury sex toy. Read on to find out who were the runners up.
August was a disappointing month for weather but thankfully it was an impressive month for Lovehoney Community photos. The calibre of entries was high and we’ve chosen one winner and three runners up for August's Model of the Month.
Taking first place and winning £100 to spend on Lovehoney is Caprica. We were wowed by her photos this month, including this stunning shot of her wearing the Classified Mesh Thong Teddy. Congratulations!
We are now accepting entries for September's Model of the Month competition.
To be in with a chance of winning either £100 to spend on Lovehoney or 2,000 Oh! Points, upload a picture of yourself or your partner between now and 30th of September showing off a Lovehoney product.
Read on to see the photos of the runners up!
Welcome to our Week in Sex News - a round up of some of the most interesting stories about sex, sexuality and (of course) sex toys we've found this week, as well as some tit bits from Lovehoney.
Did you know that Chloe, the most popular name for a call girl, means 'fertility goddess'?
For more fascinating (and some sordid) research into call girl reviews, check out Dirty Words: A Probing Analysis of 5000 Call Girl Reviews and the follow-up article Life of a Call Girl: Fantasy vs Reality.
Jon Milward also tells us that a new, large-scale piece of research is due to land in the next few weeks on his blog, and it's going to be very juicy indeed: keep an eye out.
Here's what else we've been talking about this week...
Infographic by Jon Millward
If you’re one of the thousands of people who finished the Fifty Shades trilogy and are looking to fill the void, In Too Deep by Portia Da Costa is the perfect follow-up.
In Too Deep is the story of Gwendolynne Price, a youthful librarian who is involved with not one, but two men: a mysterious correspondent, Nemesis, who leaves explicit erotic messages for her in the library's suggestion box, and eminent Professor Daniel Brewster.
There's an immediate spark between Gwen and Daniel and they become involved in series of sexual challenges, based the notes she's received from Nemesis.
"I couldn't put the book down, couldn't wait to find out what happened next and have since read it 4 times!" - Neferata, Lovehoney customer.
"A delightfully horny tale." - Pinky & Perky, Lovehoney customer.
When did you have the best sex of your life, and who did you share it with? Perhaps it was with your first love, your spouse, maybe even a cheeky fling with that Adonis from the beach you met on holiday?
Whenever, wherever and whoever gave you the best sex of your life, we want to know about it! Our new survey is on a mission to find out not only who it was you shared your most powerful sexual encounter with, but what made it so unforgettable. Did you climax at the same time? Or perhaps it was the thrill of getting caught?
Even if you’re still waiting to experience a fireworks moment, we want to know about the best you’ve had so far and whether you’d be up for it again. To spill the beans simply fill in the Best Sex of Your Life survey (below).
Everyone who enters could be in with a chance to win the luxury couple’s toy We-Vibe 3 worth £80.00.
Competition now closed!