If you've been reading the Lovehoney blog for a while, you'll remember us raving about Jon Millward's studies in the past (we've talked about his analysis of porn stars, as well as his survey of call girls in Britain). This "Ideas Detective" really impressed us by taking mind-boggling data and presenting it in a simple but fun way.
In fact, we were so amazed by his fascinating articles that we got in touch to see if he'd be interested in doing an analysis of Lovehoney, and - you guessed it - he said yes!
We're so pleased and proud to present the world's biggest analysis of sex toy sales - ever! We gave Jon access to non-personal data (don't worry, we would never share your personal information with anyone) from 1 million sales over a 5 month period, and his insights are incredible.
If you've ever wondered which sex spends the most on toys, which porn star is most popular or who writes the longest sex toy reviews on Lovehoney, check out our top 10 most interesting at-a-glance stats below. You can also read the full report by Jon or see our abridged version of the results. Happy exploring!
Luxury sex toy company Jimmyjane hit the cinema this week with a cameo in the comedy Sex Tape starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.
The film follows the story of a married couple (Diaz and Segel) who try to re-invigorate their love life by making a sex tape. Unfortunately, the video syncs with the iPads of their family, neighbours and bosses.
Sex toy geeks will be delighted to see the Jimmyjane luxury vibrators FORM 2, FORM 4 and FORM 6 make an appearance in the movie. Check out what our customers think of these rechargeable vibes below.
We love seeing sex toys go mainstream - in fact, our very own Lovehoney Sqweel Oral Sex Simulator made its screen debut a few years ago.
Have you ever made a sex tape? Or will you be heading to cinema to see this comedy? Check out the trailer below.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures.
Here at Lovehoney, we think everyone should be able to enjoy a pleasurable, fun and safe sex life. That's why we were happy to donate 1,000 condoms to raTrust, an organisation working to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. They staged an event in Bournemouth this past weekend and made this incredible video - check it out below:
Here at Lovehoney we're always genuinely excited to discover a new product which raises the bar of sex toy excellence, and we're hugely excited to introduce the amazing We-Vibe 4 Plus. Having already created the world's number one couple's vibrator, We-Vibe have announced their upgraded version of the We-Vibe 4, which can now be controlled via your smartphone.
Well, as they say, 'there's an app for that'. Perfect for both long-distance fun and for use during lovemaking, is there anything this toy can't do?
Unlike remote controlled love eggs, the We-Vibe 4 Plus doesn't need to be within range of your remote to work - you (or your partner) can control your toy via your smartphone from anywhere in the world.
Yup, you read that right. Whether you're on separate continents or across the dinner table from each other, your pleasure is ready to be controlled at the swipe of an app.
Read on to find out more and for your chance to win the brand new We-Vibe 4 Plus worth £127.99.
Lovehoney's resident sexpert Annabelle Knight will be spreading her knowledge on all things sex, relationships and kink with NOW magazine readers.
Starting this week, our Annabelle is NOW magazine's new Sex and Relationship Expert, and we couldn't be happier!
You'll recognise Annabelle from presenting many of our sex advice and product videos on LovehoneyTV.
She also had a starring role in the recent Lovehoney documentary "Frisky Business" which followed the production of her exclusive range of sex toys. The Annabelle Knight Collection comprises of four vibrators designed with female pleasure in mind.
Annabelle is clearly looking forward to tackling the nation's sex and relationship issues: "I'm so excited to be working with Now Magazine, it's a fabulous opportunity and one I couldn't be happier about! I'm sure all my years at Lovehoney will definitely come in handy!"
The "Ask Annabelle" feature will run every week and you'll see Annabelle tackle sex questions from readers all over the country. If you want to get involved, email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read on for a closer look at The Annabelle Knight Collection:
Lovehoney has the largest database of sex toy and lingerie reviews anywhere online, and it's all thanks to you brilliant sex toy testers! The toys you road-test and the feedback you send us is absolutely invaluable and a huge help to new (and longstanding) customers.
I'm sure you remember your first online sex toy or lingerie purchase. It can be a daunting experience! Reviews are great for dispelling concerns, adding information and assisting sex toy newbies in making the best decisions when shopping with us.
To say "thank you" for your diligent product testing, we run a regular Review of the Month competition for written reviews where you can win a £100 Lovehoney Voucher, or 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save.
The general feedback from customers is that you love reading reviews as it really helps in finding the perfect product, however lots of you tell us you really like the couple of video reviews we have on the site.
Well, this got us thinking...
We're very excited to announce that we will now be accepting video reviews of your Lovehoney purchases and they'll be included in our Review of the Month competition so you still have the chance to get your hands on some amazing Lovehoney prizes.
Read on to learn about our Review Guidelines, and how to submit your review.
If you're a regular to the Lovehoney blog or are signed up to our mailing list, you'll know that we love asking the nation all about their sex lives.
It's a hard life!
Our surveys ask the public about everything and anything - essentially, we do the snooping so you don't have to, and if we're lucky then a newspaper or magazine picks up on our work. Hurrah!
In case you didn't take it yourself, one of our latest surveys was all about sexual dry spells, getting down to the nitty-gritty of how long we're going without sex, and the reasons why.
Over 1,600 people signed up and took the survey, and the results are pretty interesting.
Were you one of our willing participants? Want to find out the results and see how (and if) you compare to the 'national average'?
We're releasing the data for all... Just read on!
Anastasia Steele stumbles out of the lift and into a world of sex, love and power play, guided and dominated by the infallibly dressed Christian Grey.
The first official trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie was aired this morning in the USA, and it. is. steamy.
Featuring a flogger, restraint set, riding crop, and a whole lot of smouldering sexual tension, the trailer is a torturous tease for the film, due to be released Valentine's Day 2015.
Until then, fans of Fifty Shades and of bondage in general have the chance to win a luxury weekend break for two in Europe's biggest ever sex survey, sponsored by the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments. 90% of people think the movie should not tone down the sex scenes of books, and it looks like producers have listened: that final clip of Ana wearing the blindfold is hot!
Image via Entertainment Weekly.
If you're subscribed to our mailing list you'll already know that we recently hit 75,000 sex toy reviews! That's a lot of opinions on sex toys, lingerie and bondage gear!
We're really excited about reaching 75,000 reviews, because we love hearing what you have to say about your latest purchase.
We're very proud that Lovehoney is the biggest database of sex toy reviews, because we know that helps our customers make informed decisions about what to buy.
Whether it's short and sweet or long and detailed, we love to see you submit your review of sex toys, lingerie or gifts and games.
Read on for our top ten reasons why we love your reviews...
Great news for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey this week! NBC Universal have just released an official app which allows you to get up close and personal with Christian Grey in advance of the movie release.
With the free app you can register for the Fifty Shades of Grey Internship Program and "complete weekly assignments, earn badges, and unlock exclusive official content related to the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie."
Features of the new app include weekly assignments, photo filters inspired by the books and "exclusive rewards".
Although only available on iTunes at the moment, word is the app will be coming to Google Play soon. Although there are plenty of fan-made apps already available, this is the only official app from the movie studio - so you know all the information is accurate. Yay!
The news of this app only builds excitement for the upcoming movie release - and the official trailer which premieres on July 24th - eek! We're not the only ones getting excited - even Beyoncé posted a teaser for the first trailer on her Instagram over the weekend.
Will you be entering the Grey Enterprises Internship Program? Get the free app here.
Image via iTunes.