• Stone Dildos, Rectal Dilators and Olive Oil Lube: The Long History of Sex ToysThe 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!

    The results are in!

    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 nearly over.

    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...

    Toy With Me Tuesday: Odd One Out

    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.

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    Premature ejaculation, or 'PE' isn't just a young man's problem. Statistics show that it affects at least 30% of the male population, young and old. It can be caused by a variety of things, from the size of your penis or your genes, to stress and confidence.

    It's not the 'be all or end all though', and there are some techniques and tools designed to provide both long and short-term relief to the problem. And they're not just for those with PE!

    In the fifth and final video in this series, Tracey explains the difference between chronic PE and acquired or situational PE – and how penis rings, delay sprays, strokers and condoms can all help delay ejaculation.

    This week, Tracey will be talking a little more about her new Adjustable Stamina Ring and Triple Stamina Ring Set. Each video in the series works in conjunction with Tracey's new EDGE range – a product range for men designed to help improve performance in bed.

    Scroll down to watch the video.

    Toy With Me Tuesday: Sex On The Beach

    June at last! Summer is fast approaching and with it comes the lure of ice creams, sunbathing and lazy days on the beach. Instead of a traditional bikini this year, why not give your lover a sweet treat by donning a candy bra and G-string?

    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.

    Toy With Me Tuesday: Coffee Break

    We couldn't help think that the discreet packaging of the TENGA Standard Edition Double Hole Onacup (£10.00) looks exactly like a coffee tin. Talk about the perfect (Ona)cup!

    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.

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    It's a big misconception that women want marathon sex sessions that go on for hours. In fact, most women don't need intercourse to last any longer than 13 minutes to feel satisfied!

    The average man actually lasts around 2 minutes during intercourse before climaxing. In the third part of this series, international sex expert Tracey Cox explains how practicing a technique called 'peaking' can improve your sexual stamina.

    Tracey introduces the EDGE Stamina Sleeve, and explains how - with a little training - you can delay ejaculation and maintain control over your orgasms. And remember - practice makes perfect!

    Each video in the series works in conjunction with Tracey's new EDGE range – a product range for men designed to help improve performance in bed.

    Check out Tracey's EDGE collection to discover how her new range for men can boost pleasure and performance during solo and shared use. Scroll down to watch the video.

    Toy With Me Tuesday: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

    Here's an eggcellent way to spice up your morning! TENGA eggs are somewhat of a legend in the sex toy world - hidden inside the hard shell is a textured masturbation sleeve that's perfect for solo or couples play.

    Check out our Beginner's Guide to TENGA Toys for more information or pick up the TENGA Egg Wavy (£9.99, above).

    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.

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    Your penis can't be in two places at once. It doesn't matter how skilled you are in the bedroom – the majority of women need clitoral stimulation during penetrative sex to reach climax, and a little help with this can help you achieve explosive results, for both of you!

    In the second part of this series, international sex expert Tracey Cox explains how you can ensure your partner orgasms as frequently as you do during penetrative sex.

    Tracey introduces the EDGE Vibrating Stamina Ring, and explains how it can boost erection strength, delay ejaculation and give your partner's clitoris the stimulation needed for orgasm. All the ingredients for incredible shared pleasure!

    Each video in the series works in conjunction with Tracey's new EDGE range – a product range for men designed to help improve performance in bed.

    Check out Tracey's EDGE collection to discover how her new range for men can boost pleasure and performance during solo and shared use. Scroll down to watch the video.

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