Bondage and S&M fetishes have existed for as long as sex has, but for too long it's been classed as 'too kinky to discuss', and certainly too 'out there' to shop for. Even with famous bondage pioneers like Bettie Page and Irving Klaw blazing the trail, it's remained a taboo topic for decades.
Luckily, in recent years the outlook on bondage has started to evolve. Books such as Fifty Shades of Grey have made restraint play accessible to a wider audience and enabled more and more couples to fulfil their tie-and-tease fantasies.
Nowadays there are a plethora of items available for dipping your toe into the sub/Dom domain, but what about those who want to take their BDSM play to the next level?
We're extremely happy to announce that Lovehoney have just launched DOMINIX, our deluxe range of bondage equipment for all your professional and recreational S&M requirements!
Read on to find out what makes this collection so luxurious, and why you should be shopping right now!
It's that time of year when, in an attempt to beat those January blues, the world seems to go exercise crazy.
You've never seen the gym busier, shops are full of workout gear and every magazine seems to be revealing their top weight loss tips.
Here at Lovehoney, we're more concerned with sexual health and happiness than how many miles you can clock up on a treadmill. In fact, the only workout we're worried about is keeping your PC muscles in peak condition.
Not only do these silver Ben Wa balls deliver pleasurable sensations, they also help to tone your pelvic floor muscles, leading to more intense orgasms.
As if you needed more proof that sex is good for you! Seperate research conducted in the US and South Korea suggests that not only does sex make us feel good, it can also have a positive effect on our intelligence.
One group of researchers monitored lab mice and found that after 30 minutes of sex a day, the mice "showed signs of improved cognitive function", while the other found that sex can reverse the ill effects of stress on memory.
While there are many obvious benefits to a good sex life, we tend not to think about the postive health effects in the heat of the moment.
To help you on the road to Mensa, we're giving you the chance to win a very special, very smart prize this week: A Lelo Smart Wand Large Rechargeable Vibrator (worth £154.99)!
To be in with a chance to win, leave your comment below. The lucky winner will be chosen on Friday the 24th.
Read on for even more reasons to indulge in a love session tonight...
Question time: You're stranded on a desert island and have to choose between a lipstick or a vibrator. Which would you opt for?
It should be a no-brainer, but considering 93% of women have said they'd never give up make-up, we're not so sure.
Luckily, we have the perfect product for anyone struggling to choose - the Kiss Me Lipstick Clitoral Vibrator (£5.00) looks like a cosmetic from the outside, but holds a sexy secret inside.
The discreet sex toy appears in February's edition of Cosmopolitan, where they give it a five star review.
We're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Kiss Me Lipstick Clitoral Vibrator (£5.00) and try it out for themselves!
To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below before 5pm on Friday the 17th to be automatically entered.
Read on for more on the subject...
New data released by Pornhub has revealed a whole host of insights into the UK's pornographic predilections.
While squirting is particularly big in Wales, there was a general trend towards MILFs across the UK and, in particular, people searching for the star Lisa Ann.
"It seems that Lisa Ann has quite the fan base in the UK, where she ranks first in every country except for England, where she ranks second after the term ‘British’. It’s no wonder MILF comes in as a top term all over the UK, with Lisa Ann’s popularity."
If you've harboured a fantasy for Lisa Ann, we're here to help! For a limited time only: get 10% off Fleshlights moulded directly from Lisa Ann!
Choose from the Lisa Ann Lotus Fleshlight, or the Lisa Ann Forbidden Fleshlight. (We can't promise they've been lovingly watered by Lisa Ann herself.)
See the full breakdown of data at Pornhub, here.
Happy New Year, one and all!
If you're like the majority of us, you'll have started off the year with the best of intentions - to get fitter, lose some weight or learn a new skill. However, it's the sad truth that many of these promises fall by the wayside come February.
But your sex life is one thing you shouldn't ignore this year. There's no reason why 2014 be the year you have the best sex of your life!
Why not get your year off to a good start by cleaning up your toy box?
We're giving away 5 bottles of Lovehoney Fresh Sex Toy Cleaner (worth £4.99 each) this week to our lovely winners. To be in with a chance to win, just add your comment below before 5pm on Friday the 10th of January.
Read on below for more tips and tricks for starting the year off with a bang.
Retro clothes, make up and hair has been a huge trend in 2013. Vintage stars like Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth have seen a resurge in popularity, and the sexy Pin-Up look has also made a big comeback.
This year has also seen the release of the Bettie Page Collection at Lovehoney. Full of beautiful products inspired by the famous lady herself, this luxurious range has been getting rave reviews - and we're not surprised!
Filled with quilted faux leather and sturdy whips and chains, the Bettie Page range really takes vintage-inspired bondage to a new level. And we're going to give you a taste of how...
We're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Bettie Page Buzzin' Bullet Vibrator and Orgasm Balm Set (worth £19.99)! To enter this competition, simply comment on the below blog post before Friday December 20th at 5pm.
We'll make sure to get the prize to you by Christmas, to ensure your festive period has a touch of vintage class! Read on for more Christmas treats...
It's a truth universally acknowledged that it can be difficult to keep the passion alive in a relationship, year after year. However, others argue that the longer you spend with one partner, the better your sex life gets.
Do you think sex gets better the longer you're together? Or does your sex life dwindle with time?
One way to keep your sex life healthy over the years is to pay close attention to your Kegel muscles.
That's why this week we're giving you the chance to win a Lelo Luna Kegel Exercisers (left, £46.99)!
Simply leave a comment below to be automatically entered into the contest. The winner will be chosen on Friday the 22nd at 5pm. Best of luck!
Below I've rounded up the best articles on long term love and sex for you to enjoy.
Image of the Lelo Luna Pleasure Bead System courtesy of Penny For Your Dirty Thoughts.
With the weather getting colder and colder every day, it can seem like lots of effort to strip down for sex.
When it comes to sex toys that can raise the temperature in winter but cool you down during the summer, there's nothing like a glass dildo to keep you satisfied year round.
Glass sex toys are perfect to temperature play - just place them in some cool or warm water, depending on your preference.
This week, we're giving you the chance to win a Lovehoney Ribbed Sensual Glass Dildo (left, £24.99)! To enter the contest, just leave a comment below before 5pm on Friday the 15th.
Read on below for the best winter sex tips and talks from around the web...
Image of Lovehoney Ribbed Sensual Glass Dildo courtesy of Gritty Woman. Read her review here.
Every year we see new innovations in sex toys - they're getting smaller, more powerful and more discreet.
Between sound-activated vibrators and vibrating underwear controlled by your smartphone, more and more toys that exceed expectations are hitting the market.
At Lovehoney, we love bringing you the latest revolutions in sex toys - and with that in mind, we're running a spectacular giveaway this week.
Win a Lelo Luxury Smart Wand Large Rechargeable Vibrator (worth £108.99)! To be entered into the draw, comment below before 5pm on Friday the 8th.
This luxury vibrator from Swedish brand Lelo is about as high tech as you can get. Enabled with SenseTouch techonology, the wand responds to your touch with increased intensity.
Read on below for the latest technology news in the sex toy world - and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!