In the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey, we've suddenly seen nipple clamps become more mainstream - sneaking their way into bedrooms across the country. We decided to have a look at the clamps available on Lovehoney and realised that some are so beautiful they are better suited to the jewellery box than the bedside drawer...
There's never a dull moment in the Lovehoney office, but this week has been especially exciting - between our little announcement and some heartwarming customer feedback, we've been kept busy.
But once again the weekend has rolled around, and as usual this Sunday we've scoured the best of the internet for your lazy morning reading pleasure.
We've brought you the regular mix of fascinating sexology articles and sex-related surveys, as well as a heads up on new Lovehoney products.
Sit down with a coffee (the stainless steel butt plug is optional) and enjoy Lovehoney's latest round up of sex news.
Photo featuring the nJoy Pure Butt Plug by ruffledsheets.
We don't wish to hijack Toy With Me Tuesday (perish the thought!) so we ummed and ahhed about this one. But, it's been such a huge project for us here at HQ and we're excited to let the meme-followers be first in on the secret we've all been sitting on for such a long time: the announcement of the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Collection.
Here at Lovehoney, we love the number ten. In fact, it's probably our favourite number.
For one thing, we've just celebrated our 10th birthday. We had a big party here at Lovehoney HQ in June to celebrate a whole decade of promoting sexual happiness.
We love ten so much, it even plays a big part in our products. For example, Lovehoney's revolutionary oral sex simulator, the Sqweel 2, has ten silicone tongues. That's ten times the pleasure.
Likewise, the Lovehoney Remote Control Egg Vibrator has a grand total of ten vibrating functions to leave you a happy bunny, much like our top-rated 10 Speed Dream Bullet Vibrator.
So with that in mind, our weekly round up of sex news is brought to you by the number ten!
So often, we call these small, hand-sized vibrators 'pebble vibrators' but in this week's Toy with me Tuesday, we decided to prove it with the MiMi by Je Joue.
In the Lovehoney offices today we’re discussing a new product soon to enter the market - an anal lubricant hilariously titled WET Uranus. Immediately this begs the question: what planet are they on?
Describing it as “the latest leap for mankind”, WET Uranus' creators WET Lubricants have strived to achieve intergalactic quality for their most recent lubricant adventure.
The best thing about this product is that it made us laugh, which is important when approaching often-taboo subjects such as anal sex. Laughter is a great way to open up with your partner, which could make it easier for couples to talk about buying specialist lubes designed for the rear. As many of us know, the anus doesn't produce any natural lubrication. You really can't be too generous!
How do you feel about companies using humour to sell sex products? Do witty one-liners encourage you to buy a product? Or does a cheeky name or silly packaging turn you off?
Whether you'll be queuing up for some Wet Uranus or it's just too tongue-in-cheek for your liking, leave us a comment and let us know what you think of WET's latest venture.
The world's gone crazy for jiggle balls, but we reckon everyone should be investing in a pair of Bottle Balls to really get the party going (seriously, check out the reviews - they have to be played with to be believed).
After the party's over, just leave them dangling around as a reminder to CHECK YOUR BALLS.
Usually our ideas for Toy with me Tuesday start with the sex toy - but this time around it started with this old phone. Surely there was a toy that could replace the receiver?
I tried the njoy Pure Wand, but it was too heavy and slid off. I tried the Lelo Smart Wand Medium but it was too short. Then finally, in a Goldilocks moment, I tried the Lelo Smart Wand Large and it was perfect!
It’s that time of the week again! Welcome to Lovehoney’s weekly round up of the best sex-related news on the web.
Erotica author Lily Harlem (winner of the first Lovehoney erotic fiction competition) has just released an exciting new novel called Good Cop, Bad Cop. This new book has been co-authored with the fabulous Natalie Dae and tells the tale of a lady caught between two lovers - both of whom want her cuffed and controlled.
Good Cop, Bad Cop is available to download for free on Amazon this weekend ONLY. Click here to get your free Kindle copy of Good Cop, Bad Cop today (if you're in the US, go here).
If you don't have a Kindle, check out this list of Kindle Apps - so you can still read it!
Here's what else is worth reading this weekend...