• Stone Dildos, Rectal Dilators and Olive Oil Lube: The Long History of Sex ToysThe thing about working at a sex toy company is that conversations about inflatable butt plugs and vibrating cock rings become everyday occurrences, and even products as innovative as the Sqweel Go (left) become nothing out of the ordinary.

    Earlier this week, however, I took a moment to marvel at the sheer range and variety of products Lovehoney stocks - thousands upon thousands of dildos, butt plugs and cock rings - and it got me thinking about the human urge to seek sexual pleasure. The amount of technical expertise and hours of planning that go into developing each bullet vibrator begs the question - do orgasms, rather than money, make the world go round?

    Think about it. We can trace porn back 35,000 years, while the wheel made its first appearance about 6,000 years ago, and money didn’t come into common use until about 2,500 years ago. Clearly, our ancestors had similarly one-track minds.

    With the advances in sex toy technology (the Violet Wand comes to mind), it’s easy to forget that our generation aren’t the first to use sex toys - not by a long shot!

    Oh la la! Top Five French Maid Costumes!

    It's July 14th, which means we're wishing our neighbours across the pond a happy Bastille Day.

    Funnily enough, over the past few years we've noticed a spike in sales of sexy French Maid costumes around Bastille Day.

    It's not difficult to see the appeal of these frilly outfits: they're short, skimpy and make housework fun!

    We're not alone with this opinion - the French Maid has been voted Britain's favourite bedroom dress up outfit - beating sexy schoolgirl, naughty nurse and sultry secretary to the top spot.

    Do you own a sexy French Maid costume? Do you actually get any dusting done while wearing it? Check out our list of the top five French Maid sexy costumes to enjoy on this special day:

    The results are in!

    Think university league tables are boring? Think again...

    You may remember a little survey we ran a few weeks ago, which was all about education and sex. Well, the results are in, and (teamed with our latest sales data) what we discovered makes for some pretty interesting reading...

    Cambridge University topped the sex toy league table, followed by Oxford - suggesting a high IQ could mean a higher sex drive, and that high-fliers are more open to sexual experimentation. Woah!

    Not only were they officially the most sexually adventurous, students at Cambridge University spent 25% more than they did last year - with sexy lingerie being the biggest seller for this brainy bunch.

    Nottingham and Northampton Universities, however, fell to the bottom of the sexual league with the least money spent on sex toys per student. You can do better than that!

    Read on to find out how the rest of them scored...

    Ten Reasons to Kiss Your Lover This Sunday!Sometimes it seems like there's a "day" for everything - it started with Mother's Day and Father's Day, but in July alone we're expected to celebrate National Shed Week, International Reggae Day and National Fishing Month.

    However, there is one celebration coming up on Sunday* that we're happy to get on board with: International Kissing Day!

    Let's face it - there's nothing like a good snog with the person you love to set the heart racing. With that in mind, we've put together a blog post with the top kissing facts for your enjoyment.

    To encourage some sexy smooching this weekend, I'll be choosing three commenters to win a Lovehoney Flavoured Lube Bumper Pack (£8.99), which encourage kissing all over the body!

    Read on below, and don't forget to leave a comment to be with a chance of winning.

    *It's also National Fried Chicken Day on Sunday, but we don't care so much about that one.

    Glas Joystick Textured Glass Dildo

    Some people like to keep their sex toy reviews short and sweet, while others like to go into a lot of detail, going over each and every aspect of the product.

    All feedback is helpful, but this month we've been bowled over by the number of amazingly thorough reviews you've sent in, so thank you!

    This month's winner is ShannonMarlene who has written a fabulous review of the Gläs Joystick Textured Glass Dildo (£19.99). Not only was her review brilliantly descriptive, but the clear headings made it super-easy to follow and digest.

    "Glass really is great! It feels orgasmic upon entrance and the twists add the feeling of little bumps and really teases and caresses your entrance and inner walls. The head of the dildo hits your G-spot every time and gives a deeply pleasurable ache for more."

    Read the rest of ShannonMarlene's review.

    ShannonMarlene just won a £100 Lovehoney voucher for her review. Think you can write us a winning review? Read on to find out how to join in...

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    Premature ejaculation, or 'PE' isn't just a young man's problem. Statistics show that it affects at least 30% of the male population, young and old. It can be caused by a variety of things, from the size of your penis or your genes, to stress and confidence.

    It's not the 'be all or end all though', and there are some techniques and tools designed to provide both long and short-term relief to the problem. And they're not just for those with PE!

    In the fifth and final video in this series, Tracey explains the difference between chronic PE and acquired or situational PE – and how penis rings, delay sprays, strokers and condoms can all help delay ejaculation.

    This week, Tracey will be talking a little more about her new Adjustable Stamina Ring and Triple Stamina Ring Set. Each video in the series works in conjunction with Tracey's new EDGE range – a product range for men designed to help improve performance in bed.

    Scroll down to watch the video.

    Sex and Horoscopes

    Ever wondered why some people have so much sex appeal, or why other people love a bit of kink in the bedroom? It's written in the stars, of course!

    It is always interesting for us to see how our sales are affected by the month in which people were born. We see clear trends that certain star signs will splash out on high-end bondage gear whilst others prefer dressing up to tying up. After looking at our physical sales trends, we were intrigued to see what else is affected by star signs in the bedroom.

    A few months ago, we asked you to take our sextrology survey, and it certainly yielded some interesting results. You can see our findings below, combined with information we got from our sales data. Cast your eyes over the list to find your own sextrology report, or use it to pick your perfect partner!

    Do you believe your sexual makeup is down to astrology? If not, perhaps you'll see something here to make you change your mind...

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    It's a big misconception that women want marathon sex sessions that go on for hours. In fact, most women don't need intercourse to last any longer than 13 minutes to feel satisfied!

    The average man actually lasts around 2 minutes during intercourse before climaxing. In the third part of this series, international sex expert Tracey Cox explains how practicing a technique called 'peaking' can improve your sexual stamina.

    Tracey introduces the EDGE Stamina Sleeve, and explains how - with a little training - you can delay ejaculation and maintain control over your orgasms. And remember - practice makes perfect!

    Each video in the series works in conjunction with Tracey's new EDGE range – a product range for men designed to help improve performance in bed.

    Check out Tracey's EDGE collection to discover how her new range for men can boost pleasure and performance during solo and shared use. Scroll down to watch the video.

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    Your penis can't be in two places at once. It doesn't matter how skilled you are in the bedroom – the majority of women need clitoral stimulation during penetrative sex to reach climax, and a little help with this can help you achieve explosive results, for both of you!

    In the second part of this series, international sex expert Tracey Cox explains how you can ensure your partner orgasms as frequently as you do during penetrative sex.

    Tracey introduces the EDGE Vibrating Stamina Ring, and explains how it can boost erection strength, delay ejaculation and give your partner's clitoris the stimulation needed for orgasm. All the ingredients for incredible shared pleasure!

    Each video in the series works in conjunction with Tracey's new EDGE range – a product range for men designed to help improve performance in bed.

    Check out Tracey's EDGE collection to discover how her new range for men can boost pleasure and performance during solo and shared use. Scroll down to watch the video.

    tracey-edge-blazerIntroducing EDGE: the new range of performance-enhancing sex toys for men designed by international sex expert Tracey Cox.

    EDGE is a collection of products designed to improve sexual performance. There's even a stamina training app, with a special timer and top tips and techniques to help you last longer in bed.

    Tracey will be introducing her range through a series of videos, each one designed to inform and address a range of common sex queries and myths, from 'what's a penis pump for' to 'how can I last longer in bed.'

    Whatever your age, whatever your experience - maintaining a healthy, happy sex life takes a little work. With the correct information and a few cleverly chosen tools, you can make personal improvements that you and your partner can both enjoy.

    Check out Tracey's EDGE collection to discover how her new range for men can boost pleasure and performance during solo and shared use.

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