Television presenter, actress, sex expert and author of The Greatest Sex Tips in the World, Julie Peasgood helped out with a feature on The Alan Titchmarsh Show yesterday about the evolution of sex.
During the feature, she explained how cornflakes were originally developed by Dr. Kellogg as a food to lower the libido and how condoms were initially tested for strength by being able to hold the weight of a chair!
We personally think that the electronic testing that condoms go through nowadays is a much better form of trial!
She also went into detail about massager vibrators, such as the Hitachi Magic Wand, and how by the 1980s they had become intimate massagers as opposed to just a product to ease back pain!
The Green Blog has just posted an article called Safe Sex Toys Revisited which aimed to updated its readers with information about sex toys and health (following up scares about sex toys and phthalates).
Despite the blog's best intentions, it wasn't entirely accurate or helpful, and still trotted out the totally unsubstantiated line that "sex toys could be cancerous".
You are definitely right to care about what your sex toys are made of just as you should care about what's in your food.
But there is a lot of misinformation and scaremongering on this topic and even Violet Blue's comments reported in the Green Blog aren't entirely accurate.
Philips, the well known makers of televisions, telephones and kettles, have decided to branch out into the world of marital aids.
The first product from the new range is one for couples, namely the Philips Intimate Dual Massager HF8400.
The Philips Massagers are non-penetrative, vibrating toys that are designed with functionality and quality in mind for a vibrator that's a joy, rather than an embarrassment, to buy!
There are multiple vibration modes that are perfect for exploring and teasing each others' sweet spots.
Team it up with a slick and satisfying water-based lube or silicone-based lube for an exceptionally enhanced experience!
It also comes with a discreet, cordless, charging case, much like the Fun Factory Delight Rechargeable Massager, that allows you to recharge your toys all day for long-lasting playtime in the evening!
Second week of September? Where does the time go...?
If you're desperately holding on to the remnants of what was a fleeting summer or trying to forget that Christmas is fast approaching, then the only cure is distraction! And what better way to distract yourself than to get involved in the Lovehoney Community Forums!
There has been lots of discussion over the past week on some fantastic topics ranging from lingerie to lap dance! So here are the best bits for you to take a look at:
Although the competition has now ended, the Caption Competition - Win a Fleshlight thread is packed with great quotes for a good giggle! The perfect topic to brighten up a dull Monday morning!
Everyone has had sex to music at some point, but if you're looking for something a little different, check out the Sexy Basslines thread for some top recommendations. From German industrial to American hip-hop you're sure to discover something new to try your moves to!
Need some lingerie help? Come to the forums and see what advice the community members can offer! This past week there has been discussion of the best PVC/latex lingerie that can be worn as outerwear as well as underwear!
More than 1,000 ejaculations later, the results of Britain's first ever hands-on male masturbation survey are in! We wanted to find out the average number of strokes it takes a guy to ejaculate when he masturbates. The Shootout Survey was a rigorous scientific study that involved more than 1,000 participants.
To help with the research, we sent every subject a sachet of Stroke 29, the masturbation cream that changes consistency on the 29th stroke. Would our subjects keep going past the fabled 29th stroke, or would they pop their peanuts before reaching double digits?
Respondents were asked to bash the bishop and then return to the Shootout Survey Web site to complete an exhaustive questionnaire which asked a series of probing questions about the length and style of the manual manipulation.
We are all very excited here at Lovehoney about the fantastic The New Joy of Sex book!
Not only is it fabulously presented, but it's been updated to encompass all the things that modern couples really want to know about.
The wonderfully detailed chapters explore the all important topics of clitoral pleasure, contraceptives, sex toys, lingerie, bondage and even female ejaculation.
Susan Quilliam, relationship psychologist and sex expert, was given the opportunity to add her expertise to the updated book.
Susan works with the International Journal of Family Planning, the British relationship counselling organisation Relate and innumerable global advisory boards in the field of sexual health and dysfunction, so is more than qualified to undertake the huge and prestigious job of updating the best-selling sex manual in the world!
I caught up with Susan and asked her all about the book and her opinions on sex toys and relationships.
Durex has just released the exciting new Play O Female Orgasm Gel in the UK and they're going out of their way to promote it and their other new ranges all over the world!
Firstly, Play O featured alongside Lovehoney's very own Love Bunny Vibrating Mini Massager in the most recent issue of More magazine.
Play O was listed as the best for increased sensation and the Love Bunny is touted as the first and best online sex toy!
If you fancy trying Play O for yourself then pick up a bottle from Lovehoney! This orgasm gel is created by women for women using a combination of ingredients designed to stimulate and bring you the most intense orgasms you've ever experienced!
A SHORT DISSERTATION ON AN ALMOST INFAMOUS JAPANESE LUBRICANT
A Report by Carly "Pleasure" Drew
Tenga Real Hole Lotion is a 170ml tube of clear, water-based lubricant designed for use with the Tenga Flip Hole Masturbator but can also be used for regular masturbation and sex, too.
The packaging matches the general style of the Tenga range - sleek, smooth and classy. This is what I consider myself to be, apart from on a Friday night when I'm doing the robot and singing along to Abba.
Standing the tube up-right provides fascinating visuals as the air bubbles slowly float to the surface. This is an effect that I like to call the lubricant lava-lamp phenomena.
The "Real" statement in the title of the lubricant is supposed to refer to the realistic sensations it provides. It doesn't smell very real, unless your vagina happens to smell rather floral, but I won't hold that against Tenga Real Hole Lotion as it's actually a rather pleasant aroma.
It's September and a brand new week too! That means it's time for our weekly forum round-up - a great way to find out exactly what's being discussed over at the Lovehoney Community Forums!
This week there's been a boom of activity on the forums, thanks to all the lovely Community members. The discussion has ranged from the informative to the entertaining, to the bizarre to the down-right shocking!
Take a look at our top picks from the last week and join in the forum fun!
Ever wondered what it would be like to have the genitalia of the opposite sex for a day? Have the ladies ever wondered what it would be like to use a Tenga Flip Hole? What would men get up to if they had a vagina for a day? All these questions are answered within the magical Penis For a Day... thread!
If you're looking for some fantastic bondage clothing then check out the recommendations in Sexy Bondage Gear... Help! From gorgeous What Katie Did corsets to Allure Leather dresses, you're sure to find some advice to help you on your way to the fetish outfit of your dreams!