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.
The most recent poll here on Lovehoney asked the question "If you couldn't have any form of sexual contact, what would be the next best thing?" and the results were both interesting and hilarious.
Not only did we discover that 26% of people would resort to vigorous exercise if they couldn't have sex, we also discovered that there are some very strange ways of solving sexual frustration that we never even considered before.
Using the 'other' option, we asked for you to write what you thought was the next best thing to sex and the results ranged from reading, dancing and eating chocolate to... well... the downright hilarious! Here are a few choice cuts of what people would do, instead of having sex:
- Fishing. I've got a 14 metre pole!
- Fight chavvy youths
- Radio controlled flying
- Playing ukulele
- Being a eunuch
- Hard drugs
So there you have it folks. If you're feeling sexually frustrated and there's nothing you can do about it, pick up your ukulele and get playing. If it proves an effective method of sexual relief, we may even consider selling them here at Lovehoney!