• Susie Bright has written up a nice piece about Playboy's recent 25 Sexiest Novels Of All Time list. She interviews the list's author, Jim Petersen, and they talk about all sorts of filth that has turned up in great classics of English literature during the last century. We have a stack of erotic fiction for you to riffle through in the Erotic Book Shop, along with erotic photography and better sex books too.

    Reuters reports: "A government worker has been sacked and another demoted following allegations they were involved in serious misconduct, including leaping naked from filing cabinets and having sex in office lavatories". Good grief. Mind you, the office has long been a place of double entendre, shameless flirting and other forms of sexual tension to help relieve the boredom of work. Unless, of course, you're David Brent.

    Sex In The Office is one of our great erotic books which explores the forbidden lusts that abound in the work environment. When the photocopying and filing get too much for a girl to bear, there is always the stationary cupboard to sneak into with that guy who wears glasses in the accounts department...

    And if you want to live out your office sex fantasies at home (which is a handy way of avoiding getting fired), we've also got the Flirt Office Fling Kit - Everyone likes to think their colleagues are at it behind their backs so here's a kit just for them. Make your secret liaison with a special sticky note then tie yourselves to the photocopier with the silky ties and press start.

    Wired's sex columnist Regina Lynn has a big write-up about how videogame developers are starting to create more and more games about sex than can be played online and off. Cybersex is not only still popular, but it's getting ever more sophisticated too, with hundreds of games out there. It's exciting stuff. Still, there's nothing like the real thing, and we've got stacks of sex games of the more traditional face-to-face variety which are guaranteed to get you in the mood, whether you're with a partner or hoping to start something with someone else.

    There's still a bit of a stigma for a lot of people about pleasuring themselves - when really it's not only the safest form of sex around, it's also great for reducing stress and keeping you healthy. The Jamaica Gleaner has a run-down of why masturbation is good for you and a bit about the history of why it's still considered taboo in some quarters. As they say:

    Among couples, sex therapists are recommending mutual masturbation as harmless and invigorating, with partners watching each other masturbate or helping each other to masturbate.

    Masturbation can also enhance sexual performance among couples because masturbation helps partners learn what excites each other.

    Masturbation is recommended to men who suffer from premature ejaculation enabling them to learn to delay ejaculation.

    Masturbation is made more pleasurable by the use of lubricants, sex toys including vibrators used by women and men use ribbed, silicon sleeves that fit over the penis.

    Lovehoney can help out with lubricants and sex toys aplenty to make masturbation even better, whether with your partner or on your own. Check out our Fleshlights for boys and vibrators and dildos for girls

    "Wasteful Brits threw away working household items worth more £5.6billion in the last year - including nearly two million sex toys.

    More than 900,000 computers, upwards of 1.3million fridges and freezers, 2.6million sofas, in excess of 15million music CDs and even 200,000 iPods or MP3 players were binned, according to research.

    Britons even dumped 1.8million tickets for live sporting and cultural events they never got round to seeing - the equivalent of 22 cup finals."

    Blimey. Mind you, you wouldn't want to pass on a used sex toy, would you. Erk. Sadly The Daily Record doesn't go into the specifics of exactly what sort of toys are being thrown away. We're sure we can recommend plenty of sex toys that you'd want to hang on to...

    All Headline News reports, in comedy English to boot - "Female officers in Communication Department of eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, are not allowed to wear sexy dress when they are on duty, a Zhejiang newspaper reported Thursday. Their male counterpart will not be allowed to grow beards and go shirtless, report said."

    The thought of men strolling around topless and bearded is almost more than we can take. It's a pity about the sexy dress ban though - Lovehoney has a horde of super sexy dresses, uniforms and lingerie that no self-respecting girl would want to miss out on trying out. Check out our sizzling Sexy Dresses and Dancewear section in particular - not a beard in sight!

    Lovehoney has been in bed with sex expert Tracey Cox for some time. The star of The Sex Inspectors and best-selling author of how-to-have-great-sex books Hot Sex and Super Sex also launched her exclusive range of Tracey Cox Sex Toys with us - and now Tracey's written us a spectacular guide to why men shouldn't be worried about vibrators.

    See, some blokes feel threatened when their girlfriend brings up using a vibrator - you'd think they'd be mad for it, but men's fragile egos sometimes cause them to worry that a vibe might be a replacement for their todger. In Why men are scared of vibrators - and shouldn't be, Tracey explains exactly why men think like this and why bringing a vibrator into the bedroom can make sex spectacular for both of you - you can get your man to read it or just whisper the sweet nothing summary in his ear before producing one of Tracey Cox's own Supersex Pleasure Vibes and showing him a whole new world of fun. It's all written with Tracey's trademark frank and fun style - honest, straightforward and easy to follow.

    Once you've got your man in tune with the joys of using a vibrator, they'll probably be no stopping the pair of you, and Tracey has plenty of other toys in her official Tracey Cox sex toys range to keep you entertained...

    As World Cup fever starts to grip the globe, there's a battle breaking out between a German sex toy manufacturer and two football stars. Ananova reports:

    Michael Ballack and Oliver Kahn are demanding damages after they were featured in a soccer superstars range of vibrators.

    New Chelsea signing Ballack and German goalie Kahn are unhappy with Beate Uhse launching erotic toys named Michael B and Olli K.

    A dildo named David B also forms part of the collection of products aimed at peaking women's interest in the World Cup.

    The two German footballers have now taken legal action against the Munich-based company for "clearly violating personal rights", although David Beckham has not made a complaint.

    Blimey. Good job Lovehoney's own collection of World Cup Sex Toys is completely legit and available to keep the troops happy - we've got everything from the Come On England! Victory Vibrator through to World Cup condoms.. Browse our whole range of sexy World Cup goodies to make sure you're ready for the Big Kickoff...

    Tony Blair has warned young people to take responsibility for their sexual behaviour and learn more about sex. Well done Tony!

    In an interview with Radio 1, our Dear Leader said that the results of the MTV Durex Bare All Survey would help to improve health services.

    While we don't think that "young people" hang on Tony's every word, this is a bit rich from a man who many believe could convert to Catholicism. According to the Vatican, condoms don't stop Aids.

    But seeing as his devoutly Catholic wife Cherie Blair is chums with the Pope, maybe he could get her to ask him to end the Catholic Church's objection to condoms.

    Come on Tony, you know it makes sense!

    It's a bit different from Alton Towers... opening up later this summer in London is Amora, the Academy of Sex & Relationships. ViewLondon reports:

    Located in London's Trocadero near Piccadilly Circus, the Academy brings together hi-tech interactive exhibits along with new media displays, designed to educate and entertain the public about sexual health and relationships.

    The site will occupy around 10,000 square feet of space, with bosses hoping to attract over 600,000 wide-eyed visitors in the first year.

    However, the Academy is not simply a porn show claim its developers, who have spent three years and over £7 million preparing the displays.

    "Titillation is not the goal," said a spokesman for the academy.

    Lovehoney has its own Sex Academy online in the form of our sexcellent Sex Toys Buying Guides, which will give you plenty of inspiration about to how bring new excitement to your love life.

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