According to research, August 27th is officially the most unromantic day of the year!
British couples are less likely to say "I love you", book a table for two in restaurants and buy champagne today than on any other day of the year - yet are more likely to argue and get divorced.
This may be due to a slump in mood after the Monday Bank Holiday excitement, being approximately at the furthest point from Valentine's Day in the calendar, or even just a general mid-week feeling of apathy!
Lovehoney wants to help give cupid a helping hand and inject some fun and romance back into your love life on this dreary August day, so here are some fantastic suggestions for you!
A SCIENTIFIC STUDY ON THE TASTE, TEXTURE AND SIDE EFFECTS OF AN INTIMATE LUBRICANT
A Report by Carly "Pleasure" Drew
Sliquid Swirl Glycerin Free Blue Rasperry Flavoured Lubricant is a 125ml bottle of clear water based gel which looks somewhat like bubble bath. I love a good bubble bath, especially whilst eating marshmallows, so this particular taste test already seems promising.
The short, rather cute looking bottle has lovely graphics and a lid that matches the packaging. This co-ordination of colours pleases me, especially as I notice that it also matches the bottle of water and tissues sat on my desk. I will put them all together to create a lovely display for anyone who chooses to visit me in my corner of the office.
Upon opening the sealed bottle, there is a faint, yet delicious fruity scent. I am slightly perplexed at the name of this product as it is listed as "blue raspberry". From my previous research, I would have assumed a blue raspberry was in fact a blueberry. However, the smell is more of a general berry odour and, depending on your preference, can be assumed to be raspberry, blueberry or even blackberry.
Happy bank holiday weekend from the Lovehoney Community! This week has seen some interesting, informative and very entertaining threads created on the forums! Everything from blogs to bottoms has been discussed and we hope that this enlightening thread will help you to find all the best topics you may have missed!
Thinking about buying some flavoured lubricants but want to know how they really taste? Join in this thread and let us know what you want sampled for the Tuesday Taste Test!
The best sex blogs from all over the internet are brought to you in this clever little weekly collection, right here at Lovehoney!
The best Lovehoney blogs of the week include:
The Weekly Forum Round Up - A sneaky peek into the world of Orgasm Army! If you want a question answered or to read reviews from real people, then the Lovehoney Community Forums really are the best place to go.
The Tuesday Taste Test - Have you ever wanted to know what penis enhancer tastes like? Well this blog will tell you!
THE MERITS AND OPPOSING VIRTUES OF A GERMAN ERECTION IMPROVEMENT CREAM
A Report by Carly "Pleasure" Drew
Penix Active Size Up Cream is a 75ml tube of opaque cream, similar in consistency to that of a mushy banana that's been sat in the glove compartment of your car far too long. The unassuming tube is navy and black in colour with a white screw top lid. The only graphics, aside from the text, is a black and white photograph of a rather muscular man with a mass of pubic foliage. He has subtly covered his weiner with his own arm.
Upon opening the sealed tube, there is a faint smell of cinnamon. This is most pleasurable and reminds me of cinnamon swirl pastries, leading to symptoms of hunger and daydreaming.
My theory is that this penis enhancer, although delicious in scent and rather dull in consistency, will have a taste that is similar to eating a bowl of Cinnamon Grahams (now known as Curiously Cinnamon - a tasty wholegrain cereal that is dusted with cinnamon that gives you such a sugar-rush you can see through time itself).
The Lovehoney community is a wonderful place to discuss absolutely everything! The forums are currently buzzing with all kinds of discussion, from the weird and wonderful to the interesting and informative.
Here are the best threads from the past week for your perusal:
The best thread for all of those interested in anal play is Butt Plug Central! Not just a topic for the lads, this useful thread has plenty of product recommendations and advice for everyone interested in anal fun!
Lovehoney has decided to tackle the topic of Electro Sex and we want your views! With the new range of Mystim electro sex toys hitting the website, we thought we'd discuss their use as a sex toy and as a fun addition to your BDSM play too.
Everyone loves a good piece of erotica and to celebrate the launch of the Erotic Book Club, Lovehoney has decided to give away a year of orgasms!
Simply, take our erotic reading survey and you could win a free erotic book every month for a year and £100 of the most desirable and sought after sex toys!
Every month, the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club features a different erotic book from popular publishers such as Black Lace, Xlibris, Neon and Nexus.
There are interviews with the author, extracts from the book and even reading notes to inspire discussion in the Erotic Book Club discussion forum too!
Not only that, but by buying the featured Book of the Month from Lovehoney you'll also receive a free vibrator!
So, let us know why you read erotica, your favourite type of erotic book and who you think the hottest literary couple are and you could be our lucky winner!
Click here to be taken to our survey page and give us your opinions on what is hot in erotica!
John Barrowman, the rather gorgeous star of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, has suggested that the show should have a range of sex toys as its themed merchandise!
Now magazine explains:
The actor says characters in the Doctor Who spin-off won't be made into figurines for kids because it's on after the watershed.
So John, 41, who plays bisexual Captain Jack Harkness, says it should target grown-ups instead.
'We can't make Torchwood toys; we can't market to children because it's an adult show.
Maybe we could do Torchwood sex toys! I will suggest it.'
Torchwood is a British science fiction drama that deals with the activities at the fictional Torchwood Institute, a place for the investigation of supernatural and paranormal activities. It is considered to be an adult version of Doctor Who and features scenes of nudity, same-sex kissing and extreme profanity!
We here at Lovehoney think we can help the Torchwood team and provide some inspiration as to how their sex toys can take shape and how you can get in on the extraordinary fun!
The NHS Direct website is promoting sex as a form of exercise, especially for those with limited time for a fitness regime!
The health benefits of sex are numerous - it gets the heart and lungs working hard, uses every muscle group and burns around 300 calories an hour. Compared to Pilates, which on average only burns 210 calories an hour, you're really doing your body a favour!
Not only that, orgasms can trigger the release of chemicals called endorphins which instantly calm us and banish stress. With a more relaxed mind and a tired body, you are sure to get a great night's sleep!
And that's not all! The website explains:
"Sex can actually help you live longer. The endorphins released during orgasm stimulate immune system cells, which helps combat illnesses.
Orgasms also boost your circulation, helping the body rid itself of harmful toxins. Regular sex can even keep your heart healthy and lower your risk of heart attack.
So, you can have a healthier heart, healthier body and calmer mind - all thanks to the healing powers of sex. And you can have lots of fun in the process too!"
Do you want longer orgasms? Do you want a more intense climax? Do you want new sensations which will leave you smiling for days?
There are masses of creams and sprays on the market to increase sensation and prolong sex for him, but it's about time women get in on the act!
The Metro reports on a new range of orgasm gels:
"Apparently, the average woman's orgasm lasts for 28 seconds. For a lucky few, it can go on for a massive 107 seconds.
We're not sure if we believe this research (who on earth did they interview?) but it could soon be a reality for women everywhere, thanks to a new gel launched later this year.
It contains a magic formula of l'arginine, an amino acid that increases blood flow, plus two cooling agents that feel tingly when applied."
Sounds familiar? That's because here at Lovehoney we've been doing orgasm gels with the sensational ingredient of l'arginine for a while!