Hello! Welcome to the Lovehoney weekly sex blog roundup. Here are a few of our top blogs with a wide range of topics from flavoured lube to female ejaculation. Check them out!
Recently, the team here at Lovehoney asked what was better; sex or chocolate. A tricky question, and although a 'don't think, just do' response was wanted, my rubbish instincts and indecisive mind just couldn't choose!
I decided to do a little research and came across a brilliant site talking about the pairing of wine with flavoured lube. Personally, I quite like the idea of the Peaches and Cream Oralicious lube and as I've never been one to take much persuading when it comes to a glass of wine, I'm not going to make a decision on chocolate versus sex. I'm just going to drink a bottle of the recommended wine and see what happens. Enough said!
In a similar, but not quite as tasteful (see what I did there?!) link, I came across this amazing blog called College Candy. I didn't really learn anything apart from the obvious; never fart in bed on the first date. This blog did make me laugh a little and, I'll admit - I can't help feeling better about myself when other people's misadventures are so much worse than mine. Sorry!
It's back to school time and everyone across the UK is in preparation, especially those about to head off to uni for the first time. I always get a bit nostalgic around this time of year, remembering back to when I was a fresher. If only I'd had the advice of this blog on Facts and Friction - what to take to university, to get laid at university - I may not have forgotten my duvet and had to use makeshift bedding formed from towels and a state of inebriation for the first week of uni. Not that it mattered. I was an 18 year-old with braces. My target market was a little limited for anyone to see my DIY duvet issue!
SQUIRTING! Always a word to grab attention. The mystery of female ejaculation continues and, as someone who has never experienced it, I found this blog on Good Vibrations to be quite interesting reading.
The Germans, the environmentalist mentalists of the world, now have Eco brothels. Probably the best news I've ever read from the Guardian. And that's a fact!
Recently launched at Lovehoney is the new range of CB chastity belts. No longer a 19th century method of punishment, a lot of fun can be had with these contraptions. But chastity belts for dogs? Really? Im not sure I agree with the logic here.
And last but not least is this blog written by the Countess. It's a good review on the classic Pocket Rocket sex toy, which you can check out on Lovehoney, that is until you get to the last paragraph. It's not just me that thinks vibrators and cats, in fact any animal, should never ever make contact, right? I have so many questions about this I don't even know where to begin! All I hope is that the Pocket Rocket was thoroughly cleaned after. Along with the cats!
The term 'mistress' has a tendency to put a lot of people on edge.
From soap operas to chat shows to lunch time news updates, the word mistress is often used negatively to represent a woman who 'steals other women's men'.
But this really isn't the case, as the fabulous Karen Marley is quick to point out.
Karen has been dubbed a 'serial mistress', a title that she has embraced and used to her advantage in her own Serial Mistress blog, despite the often negative connotations.
We caught up with the Serial Mistress to find out more about the woman behind the blogs and one of the most commented articles on the Daily Mail site...
Go into your local newsagents and you'll instantly be greeted by a bunch of lad's mags with pouting, semi-nude, silicone-tastic women on the front. But these magazines aren't restricted to the top shelf for being 'pornographic', they're at eye level - perfect for men, women and children to view completely unhindered. Nice.
So with the prevalence of magazines filled with naked women, why is Filament magazine, the quarterly aimed at women who want intelligent articles and beautiful photography of gorgeous men, struggling to find a printer that isn't afraid to show an erect penis?
No one seems to have a decent answer but one of the excuses so far is that images of nude men in a state of arousal may cause offence to 'women's groups'.
Female-friendly porn is a highly appreciated form of erotic art, yet it still seems off the radar for many people.
One of the women who specialises in female-friendly porn, and is continuing to break-down porn clichés and mainstream expectations, is Petra Joy.
Petra has been working in the erotic film industry for many years and with each movie she makes, she tears up the rule book even further in order to give women exactly what they want - gorgeous couplings, real bodies and hot sex.
Petra recently launched The Joy Awards - an innovative way of finding new, exciting and upcoming female erotic filmmakers who aren't afraid to capture what really turns them on.
The Joy Awards competition is open to all first-time female filmmakers and has many amazing prizes including a pjur goodie bag and the opportunity to be featured in the upcoming compilation DVD 'Her Porn, Volume Two'.
The fantastic Petra Joy, director of such sensational adult movies as Sensual Seduction and Female Fantasies, has launched a new competition, aptly titled The Joy Award, to find new and talented female filmmakers that are brave enough to break porn cliches and to show sex in new ways.
And the prize? Well, as the competition is sponsored by Pjur lubricants, you know it's going to be good!
The three best female directed films are rewarded with cash prizes, Pjur goodie bags and the chance to be used in Petra Joy's Upcoming sexy film compilation 'Her Porn, Volume Two'.
The theme of the competition is 'What is erotic to you?' and aims to find lots of short, sexy films that show sensuality and sex in a new, creative and artistic way.
So how do you get your hands on that winning cash?
Simply make a sexy film that is no longer than 5 minutes in length on the subject of 'What is erotic to you?'
Lovehoney's most recent online poll was created to find out the worst things to hear during sex. With an array of clickable options and the opportunity to write your own answer, the results were interesting, intriguing and hilarious!
According to the survey, the worst sound to hear during sex is the front door closing, which took first place with 24 percent.
The second worst sound to hear during sex is the sound of your partner screaming the words 'I love your mum'. I have to agree - that's enough to put anyone off their stroke!
Bizarrely, clocking in at only 1percent was the sound of farm animals - apparently Lovehoney customers can really keep their concentration during those al fresco sessions.
The best thing about this poll was the answers for those who clicked 'Other'.
16 percent of people clicked 'Other' and wrote their least favourite sound in the box provided. Some of the other worst sounds to hear during sex included:
1. A loud fart
2. "I feel sick"
3. Someone else's name
5. "Show me where your mother lives!" (Hat tip to all Ross Noble fans)
6. "Pass me a duster, I see a cobweb on the ceiling"
7. "Would you mind if I get a yoghurt?"
8. Your mate breathing heavily in the corner
10. "Touch me harder, Tom Cruise"
Take part in the newest Lovehoney poll and you can see the answers here within the next few weeks!
Facebook is great for chatting to old school friends and stalking ex lovers... err... we mean, perusing their profiles for research purposes! But since the addition of 'fan pages' to Facebook, we've been able to let our friends and families know exactly what we like and why.
Whether you're a fan of retro sweets or the human anatomy, what better way to show your appreciation of something than by joining a Facebook fan page...
Some very bright sparks have combined our two favourite things - Twitter and orgasms - to create a unique shared experience that is sure to be a worldwide success - the Twittergasm.
On the 4th of July at 15.16 GMT (21.16 CST), all Twitter users are invited to experience the most fantastic orgasm, then Tweet about it!
But don't worry - if your brain power has switched off and your fingers don't work at that point; you can Tweet before, during or after your orgasm instead!
The idea of the Twittergasm is to bring people together in pleasure. It's designed to give pain and suffering a little hiatus and encourage happiness and bliss instead.
Anyone can join in but it's asked that you pledge a little bit of your hard earned cash to charity to make the pleasure spread even further!
Although the Lovehoney Twitter account has currently been suspended (for being too popular - yes, we are as confused as you), Lovehoney is getting involved by donating some fabulous BASIC Sex Toys as Twittergasm prizes!
Yes, you can win a prize just for having an orgasm!
But why is the Twittergasm arranged for the 4th of July at 15.16 GMT? Well, the 4th of July is Independence Day in America. This means Americans all over the world will be letting off fireworks and celebrating.
Imagine what an ego massage it would be to orgasm, then hear fireworks popping and people cheering - 'Woohoo! You've done a great job! Nice orgasm!'
Find out more about the Twittergasm through Lisa 'The Orgasm Coach' Turner's brilliant blog - and get involved!
Take a look into the Twitter lives of your favourite pornstars and embrace the feeling of reassurance as you realise that they Tweet about the same boring crap that we do...
Orgasms can be tricky things to master and sometimes it would be nice to have a little help and guidance to experience the kind of climax we really want.
Throughout the entire month of June, Orgasm Coach Lisa Turner has been lending her expertise to Lovehoney and helping to uncover the secrets and myths behind full body orgasms.
So far Lisa has given Lovehoney her top choices in orgasm-inducing sex toys, some amazing tips for living orgasmically and a revealing interview but now we delve even deeper to find out from the woman herself about exactly what an orgasmic therapy session entails.
Lisa Turner, Orgasm Coach explains:
Orgasm coaching is about enabling people to experience more bliss in their lives and in their bodies.