Japanese animation (anime) is playing a bigger part in Western culture and now makes up a reasonable percentage of televisual viewing in the USA and Europe. Colourful, fun and crazy, the wide eyed and small nosed characters of anime have been dubbed in a multitude of languages, making them universally recognisable as culture figures.
Chasing monsters, going on adventures and generally being pretty awesome, anime characters are aspirational, appealing and great fun to emulate.
Perhaps we can thank mainstream anime for the increased interest in Hentai, a sexualised form of anime depicting anything from a raunchy romp between two lovers to space-age sex bots capable of changing gender at will and doing unspeakable things with tentacles.
Animated porn is no longer the reserve of comic book fans, it’s gone mainstream and it’s getting bigger.
As all Lovehoney customers know, where there’s a kink there’s a product. Taking Hentai fanaticism to one level above non-functional Dakimakura pillows is this week's Awesome Sex Toy...
Ran Amano Japanese Blow Up Sex Doll
Because latex is a natural, biodegradable material, it’s incredibly sensitive to oils, including the natural oils in your skin. Latex items can be expensive, so it's important to take good care of your rubber apparel to keep it in tip-top condition for years to come.
Luckily, it’s really easy to keep your latex looking as good as new and ready to wear over and over again. All you need to do is make sure you wash and store your latex properly, and this guide explains precisely how to do it to prolong the life of your favourite pieces.
One of the best Valentine's gifts you can give, or receive, is lingerie. Beautiful, elegant and timelessly sexy underwear is the perfect present to give the one you love this February. To help you decide which garment to give your lover, we've compiled some key Valentine's Day lingerie looks so, if you know what your partner likes, you can find the right style, colour and shape for them with ease.
With Lovehoney's no-quibble 1 year returns policy and free UK returns, you can shop for sexy lingerie with complete confidence, knowing that if it doesn't fit you can always send it back.
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Valentine's Day celebrates both love and lust. Of course, you need to bring romance as well as raunch but make sure it's a night to remember with a well-chosen sex toy for her.
Whether she’s a confident sex-toy user or you’re looking to treat her to her first pleasure product, we’ve got a whole host of toys in every size, shape and colour she could possibly desire.
Our extensive range of bullet vibrators fit neatly into purses, handbags and travel cases, and are ideal for solo play whilst being incredibly easy to slip between you in moments of passion for some extra thrills.
If she’s looking for something a little more substantial to add to her toybox we’ve got a fabulous selection of soft silicone rabbit vibrators and luxury rechargeable vibrators to satisfy her every need.
If you’re looking to pamper her, our range of glass dildos, vibrating massagers and delicious massage oils are perfect to cater to her sensual desires and earn you some serious brownie points! Not to mention they’re great for sharing.
We've picked out some of the best toys for different budgets: up to £15, up to £25, up to £50 and £50+. Whatever your budget, with Lovehoney it’s easy to make Valentine’s a night she won’t forget in a hurry.
The countdown to Valentine’s Day is on and time is ticking away. While trekking through the minefield of hearts, flowers and chocolates be sure to save a few pennies for Valentine’s Night.
After you’ve pampered your partner, take some time to satisfy your sexuality together and make it a Valentine's to remember. Regardless of your budget we have an array of Valentine's ideas for couples to enjoy together in the spirit of romance and closeness.
A great way to get in the mood and combine lust with laughter is an erotic game for couples. Teamed with innovative toys such as remote control vibrators, a board game can quickly lead to an explosion of sexual release!
With a huge selection of rechargeable toys, as well as a best-selling Magic Wand vibrators, you can be sure that you’ll never run out of buzz and can enjoy the Valentine’s magic for years to come.
Whether you choose to move on to an erotic massage or explore light bondage with our range of sensual blindfolds and restraints, we have everything you need to know on hand to help you make the right choice.
From lubes to luxury toys to wear during intercourse (specifically, the We-Vibe 3), you’re bound to find something you’ll both love forever.
Valentine's Day is all about demonstrating your love, but choosing a gift for men can be really tricky if they're not keen on overly romantic gestures.
A sex toy is a gift that'll make your celebrations extra special, and it's something he can use alone - or with you - time and time again.
We've picked out some of the best toys for different budgets, so even if you're stuck for Valentine's ideas you'll be able to find the perfect present for him. Whatever your price range or his preferences, you can find the right sexy Valentine's gift for him with the help of this guide.
If he’s new to the world of sex toys, then getting something you can enjoy together is a great way to introduce some sexy extras. Mutual toys such as vibrating cock rings have amazing benefits for lovemaking, increasing your chances of climaxing together and giving you both a physical boost. A textured stroker sleeve is a great gift to enhance his solo sessions, and an incredibly sexy addition to a hand job.
If he’s already a toy veteran, then treating him to a luxury male sex toy he can enjoy for years to come is a perfect way to show your love! Whether it’s his first toy or his hundredth, he’s bound to thank you in kind.
Does your Valentine's Day usually goes along the lines of card, flowers, fancy dinner? That old romantic routine is so well worn, it can get boring - so remember to bring the fun as well! From the cuddly to the kinky, we've picked a range of sexy and playful Valentine's ideas that put a whole new spin on the usual hearts and roses.
The Minna Ola is the world's first fully customisable luxury vibrator that lets you create and record your own patterns quickly and easily. Not only is it extremely easy to use, but it gives you a freedom that doesn't come with other vibrators - it allows you to sync your own desires with its innovative memory by letting you create and record up to 10 seconds of your very own pattern. A curved body makes it perfect for G-spot stimulation and deeply satisfying penetration - and it's available exclusively in the UK from Lovehoney.
Lovehoney TV's Annabelle demonstrates the luxurious Minna Ola, explaining its amazing memory function, curvaceous form and easy-to-use buttons:
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As you would expect from such a luxurious sex toy, Minna Ola Programmable Vibe is completely rechargeable and the perfect long-term investment in pleasure.
Deep throating refers to taking the entire erect penis into the mouth and entrance of the throat. You don't need to be a porn star to do it, but be warned - it is a skill and it does take some practice. And make sure you deep throat a partner you’re really comfortable with - someone you trust, who is also patient, as it’s you, the giver, who sets the pace, not him...
Baconlube - it's umami for your salami!
We humans are incredibly varied individuals and contrary to the proverb, what’s good for the goose isn't always good for the gander, not directly anyway. When discussing your turn ons with your partner you won’t be surprised to find that you don’t just like having different buttons pushed, you in fact have different buttons all together.
But what if their buttons are slightly more... oblong than you’re used to?
What would you say if your partner paused mid passion to whisper sweetly in your ear; “I want to slather you with bacon and eat it off of you?”
Even if you’re not vegetarian or vegan this request is likely to stop you dead in your tracks. There can’t be that many people who share such a niche erotic desire to be smeared with bacon... can there?
If that’s so, why in the name of all that is sexy does J&D’s Baconlube exist?