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'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.
We've got good news for prostates everywhere; luxury sex toy brand Nexus have released a brand new prostate massager, the Stealth!
Hailed as “the next step in male pleasure technology”, the Nexus Revo Stealth is a new-and-improved version of their best-selling prostate massager.
Offering users a new remote control function as well as extra vibration settings, the latest innovation in male pleasure is made from smooth silicone and ergonomically designed with a flat base for optimum usability. It is also rechargeable, whisper-quiet and discreet.
Available exclusively at Lovehoney, the Revo Stealth is 4 inches in insertable length with a 4 inch circumference, making it suitable for intermediate and experienced anal players.
This innovative prostate massager features a powerful 2-speed rotating shaft to deliver precise, intense stimulation to the P-spot, as well as a 6-mode textured perineum massager for simultaneous internal and external pleasure.
After several months in the pipeline, we're very pleased to announce that five new toys have been added to the Fifty Shades of Grey – Official Pleasure Collection.
Joining the already-successful range are:
The items were checked at HQ by E L James herself, who also nipped into the warehouse to stealth-sign a book for an unsuspecting fan!
Because we love you and we're super-excited, we're giving away one of each of the new toys to one lucky winner. All you need to do to enter is comment on this blog to tell us why you want to get your hands on the goodies...
This competition is now closed, the winner has been contacted via email.
Choosing your first sex toy can be overwhelming - there are so many different gadgets to tease and delight that it can be hard to know where to begin. Luckily, our BASICS sex toy range offers a wide selection of toys at a reasonable price point, so you can try out bullets, cock rings and more without breaking the bank. Result!
The Lovehoney BASICS range is comprised of 25+ products that together form a perfect beginners kit - with plenty for him, her, and both of you.
While there are plenty of vibrating toys on offer to tempt, tease and delight, you'll also find functional items like an anal douche and penis pump. With simple packaging and easy-to-use products, the fuss-free range offers a brilliant introduction to sex toys for curious couples.
I've chosen some best-selling products below, but remember to tell me which are your favourites in the comments.
The thing about working at a sex toy company is that conversations about inflatable butt plugs and vibrating cock rings become everyday occurrences, and even products as innovative as the Sqweel Go (left) become nothing out of the ordinary.
Earlier this week, however, I took a moment to marvel at the sheer range and variety of products Lovehoney stocks - thousands upon thousands of dildos, butt plugs and cock rings - and it got me thinking about the human urge to seek sexual pleasure. The amount of technical expertise and hours of planning that go into developing each bullet vibrator begs the question - do orgasms, rather than money, make the world go round?
Think about it. We can trace porn back 35,000 years, while the wheel made its first appearance about 6,000 years ago, and money didn’t come into common use until about 2,500 years ago. Clearly, our ancestors had similarly one-track minds.
With the advances in sex toy technology (the Violet Wand comes to mind), it’s easy to forget that our generation aren’t the first to use sex toys - not by a long shot!
Think university league tables are boring? Think again...
You may remember a little survey we ran a few weeks ago, which was all about education and sex. Well, the results are in, and (teamed with our latest sales data) what we discovered makes for some pretty interesting reading...
Cambridge University topped the sex toy league table, followed by Oxford - suggesting a high IQ could mean a higher sex drive, and that high-fliers are more open to sexual experimentation. Woah!
Not only were they officially the most sexually adventurous, students at Cambridge University spent 25% more than they did last year - with sexy lingerie being the biggest seller for this brainy bunch.
Nottingham and Northampton Universities, however, fell to the bottom of the sexual league with the least money spent on sex toys per student. You can do better than that!
Read on to find out how the rest of them scored...
The wait is over. Well, nearly.
Fifty Shades of Grey fans will be pleased to hear that today we can cross another milestone off our countdown list - the official trailer release date has been announced.
Soon we will get our first glimpse of what Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey looks like in the flesh, as E L James has confirmed that the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer will premier on 24 July. Eek!
The film itself airs on Valentine's day 2015. These Hollywood folk aren't stupid - what a cracking date idea!
As you may know, Lovehoney is lucky enough to hold the exclusive rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection and Sensual Care Collection. In anticipation of the movie, we're adding 8 fantastic new items to the collections.
It's all suddenly feeling very real...
Next time your lover asks for eggs for breakfast, why not surprise them with a TENGA Egg Lovers Heart (£9.99)? Underneath the hard shell case you'll find a textured masturbation sleeve that adds eggcitement to every stroke!
If you want to see more fun and creative pictures of sex toys, visit this week's Toy with me Tuesday round up on Ness's blog, or follow the #ToyWithMeTuesday hashtag on twitter.