Bedroom bondage is a great way to add some sauce to your scoop of vanilla, but for some people a light spanking isn’t enough. Traditional spanking paddles offer a wide range of pain thresholds for the methodical spanker, but sometimes the smooth surface doesn’t offer much of a thrill.
Another aspect of spanking is the visual appeal. The look of a reddened ass, the dappled pattern of a studded paddle all bring a little something extra to the spanking experience for both participants. If you like your spanking heavy handed and love to leave a lasting impression then this week’s awesome sex toy is for you. I give you the Jack Boot Print Wooden Spanking Paddle (£22.00).
This impressive bit of BDSM kit is more than just a pretty face. There’s definitely a novelty appeal to this little gem, and the very look of it is enough to make an unruly sub more inclined to behave themselves, but it’s impressively practical.
After winning the first Lovehoney Erotic Writing Competition, Lily Harlem has been a seriously busy bee. Her saucy style won us over, and, as predicted, she’s back with a vengeance (and a new ebook! Hurrah!).
Even better, Lily’s new erotic novel Scored is available FREE for your Kindle this weekend only!
Click here to get your free Kindle copy of Scored (if you're in the US, click here)
Set during the steamy battle for the Euro 2012 champions title, Scored follows Nicky, a female sports reporter who lives, breathes and sleeps football. As the Euro 2012 competition hots up, so does Nicky’s relationship with hunky England captain Lewis Tate. His distant manner, arrogance and incredible ball-handling skills along with his sex-on-legs body leads Nicky on an intensely erotic road to victory. One which she is unlikely to forget in a hurry...
If you don't have a Kindle, check out this list of Kindle Apps - so you can still read it!
After reading about all those hunks in trunks we’re looking forward to Euro 2012 more than ever. And make sure to keep your eyes peeled for this year’s Erotic Writing Competition winner, it’s going to be a sizzling summer...
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!
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.
Review of the Month
Our winning review this month blends humour with insight and expertise from an "experienced, versatile arse player".
We loved the way the reviewer explained the product's unique selling points while outlining how they enhanced his experience - not to be missed.
Review the full review by Ffuncub.
Is it just me, or is a bit hot in here? Yes, I know...the weather’s gone all gloomy, but while the sun was shining the Lovehoney Community was out making hay. And what hay they made!
It seems as if the sunshine and the May bank holiday has been an inspiration to us all. We received an amazing number of user uploads in the past month and the quality and creativity displayed was seriously impressive. Kudos to you all! Thanks to everyone who shared their sexy side with us this month.
Choosing a winner was trickier than usual, but one Community member not only wowed us with one incredible shot, she also made us go ‘awww’ in another.
The model of themonth for May is The Nymphomaniac for this incredible shot and this adorable shot featuring a very Happy Rabbit and an adorable mini rex. Now everybody say... awww!
Congratulations, you’ve won £100 to spend on Lovehoney goodies. Now that’s a great way to start the four-day Jubilee weekend. We also chose four members as runners up for their fun, creative and sexy shots.
Each of our runners up will receive 2,000 Oh! points for their hard work...
In a line up of sex toys, a butt plug could be pointed out by most people - they're fairly distinctive with a tapered tip to make insertion easy and a flared base that sits outside the body to stop the plug being drawn in.
But while the 'how' is self explanatory (it goes up your bottom, if you were still unsure), lots of people are left wondering 'WHY?!'
If you want to know why people use butt plugs, we're on hand to explain.
Ah, commemorative crap. All those chintzy plates, tea towels and special edition drinks bottles that unassuming folk purchase in the hope that it will one day acquire value. I’m telling you now, it won’t.
In order for something gain value, it needs to be relatively rare. Mass produced mugs aren’t going to do much for your bank balance as a few thousand people have the same idea. What you want is something unlikely to turn up in 50 years time...
When it comes to royal memorabilia, Lovehoney has 'previous' in the shape of the Commemorative Royal Wedding Ring. But for the Diamond Jubilee, we've really pulled out all the stops. Her Majazzle - a patriotic vajazzle dubbed "the most outrageous souvenir on offer" by The Sunday Times Magazine - truly is the crowning glory in jubilee ephemera.
Looking to recreate the full-on hen party look that Rochelle and Una from The Saturdays enjoyed at the weekend? Look no further than Hen Night HQ.
Lovehoney's sister site Hen Night HQ supplied all the tiaras, willy straws, l plates, fluffy boppers, foam fingers and sashes for Rochelle Wiseman and Una Healy's bumper hen party weekend.
Bedecked in tradional hen party accessories, the girls had a joint hen do to celebrate their last few nights of freedom.
Rochelle Wiseman is marrying Marvin Humes from JLS (who had their own range of condoms on Lovehoney), while Una Healy is set to wed rugby ace Ben Foden.
Visit Hen Night HQ to recreate the look from The Saturdays hen party.
Image: Splash News
Our Best Sex Survey asked you about the frequency and quality of sex you’ve had over your lifetime.
The results are in, and it’s good news if you’re approaching the big 3-0. On average, people had the best sex of their lives at the age of 30.
But that’s not the end of the story...
There’s always speculation at Lovehoney HQ as to who was the willing model for some of our more realistic dildos.
Following the airing of More Sex Please, We’re British, we have attached a face (and body) to one of our best sellers - Adam’s Cock.
In the documentary Laura from Customer Care (pictured, with Adam) has a giggle about this fleshy phallus, explaining that her boyfriend is also called Adam. He may not have been the original model for the sex toy, but Mr Laura will be forever associated with this veiny willy.
Adam and Eve’s 8-Inch Pleasureskin Dildo (£24.99) has been a best seller for 2 years at Lovehoney and in that time we’ve sold over 6,000 to happy customers. The average rating is 4.5 stars out of 5, making it one of our most favoured sex toys ever.
When did you have the best sex of your life - and when did you have the most sex? Did the two coincide? We're really curious to know!
Fill in the survey below, and leave us a comment if you've got anything else to say on the topic.
By completing our survey, you're in with a chance to win 1 of 5 Tracey Cox Supersex Secret Vibes (worth £19.99). With three speeds and a handy tin to keep it in, this bullet vibrator is versatile and discreet.