At Lovehoney we use technology called heatmapping to show us the most popular areas of pages. Heatmapping places little coloured areas across a page, corresponding to how frequently they are clicked. Using this information, we can see how the layout of a page or list can be improved.
So for example, a heatmap of the left-hand navigation on our homepage looks something like the picture on the left.
However, recently, I was running a heatmap of our Sexy Lingerie page, and noticed something odd. People clicking on the pictures were clicking in, let’s say, rather specific areas of the image. It looked to me that the most popular areas of the image were either the boobs or crotch (see right).
Now, this could have just been a function of the type of lingerie being modelled - so I decided to test it!
Channel 4's Four Rooms is not your usual antiques programme, and last night alongside the score from Psycho and the chair J K Rowling sat on while she wrote Harry Potter, was an antique dildo dating from 1893. It stumped the group at first, till antiques dealer Celia Sawyer explained, "it's a dildo... quite a small one."
Complete with a US patent and a hollow centre for hot or cold water, this steel dildo is the ancestor of modern metal dildos and glass dildos used for sensory play.
A hand-me-down from her grandmother, the seller had high hopes of selling the dildo-cum-heirloom for a whopping £4,000. But alas, her resolve was not as steely as her dildo, as Jeffrey Salmon's offer of £1,111.11 was accepted - and sealed with a kiss! (No tongues though.)
Unfortunately, the deal was done before Gordon Watson could get a look in. Perhaps an unlikely admirer of the dildo, he said, "every fibre of my being, every single nerve-ending is ready to do whatever it takes to get the piece." Despite being "not quite my thing" Gordon Watson would have offered £3000, as a client of his is Belgium's largest collector of dildos.
Now, that's someone we'd like to meet...
Lovehoney's bestselling Sqweel Oral Sex Simulator has made its cinematic debut in French language film "L'Amore Dure Trois Ans" (Love Lasts 3 Years) directed by Frédéric Beigbeder. That's right, the sex toy in L'Amore Dure Trois Ans is a Sqweel!
The man holding the Sqweel in the film's trailer comments, "It's obviously a woman who invented this to ruin a man's life." How wrong he is though, as the inventor is none other than Mr Trevor Murphy!
You can see the Sqweel in L'Amour Dure Trois Ans trailer below at around the 1.28 mark.
Valentine's Day celebrates both love and lust. Of course, you need to bring romance as well as raunch but make sure it's a night to remember with a well-chosen sex toy for her.
Whether she’s a confident sex-toy user or you’re looking to treat her to her first pleasure product, we’ve got a whole host of toys in every size, shape and colour she could possibly desire.
Our extensive range of bullet vibrators fit neatly into purses, handbags and travel cases, and are ideal for solo play whilst being incredibly easy to slip between you in moments of passion for some extra thrills.
If she’s looking for something a little more substantial to add to her toybox we’ve got a fabulous selection of soft silicone rabbit vibrators and luxury rechargeable vibrators to satisfy her every need.
If you’re looking to pamper her, our range of glass dildos, vibrating massagers and delicious massage oils are perfect to cater to her sensual desires and earn you some serious brownie points! Not to mention they’re great for sharing.
We've picked out some of the best toys for different budgets: up to £15, up to £25, up to £50 and £50+. Whatever your budget, with Lovehoney it’s easy to make Valentine’s a night she won’t forget in a hurry.
The countdown to Valentine’s Day is on and time is ticking away. While trekking through the minefield of hearts, flowers and chocolates be sure to save a few pennies for Valentine’s Night.
After you’ve pampered your partner, take some time to satisfy your sexuality together and make it a Valentine's to remember. Regardless of your budget we have an array of Valentine's ideas for couples to enjoy together in the spirit of romance and closeness.
A great way to get in the mood and combine lust with laughter is an erotic game for couples. Teamed with innovative toys such as remote control vibrators, a board game can quickly lead to an explosion of sexual release!
With a huge selection of rechargeable toys, as well as a best-selling Magic Wand vibrators, you can be sure that you’ll never run out of buzz and can enjoy the Valentine’s magic for years to come.
Whether you choose to move on to an erotic massage or explore light bondage with our range of sensual blindfolds and restraints, we have everything you need to know on hand to help you make the right choice.
From lubes to luxury toys to wear during intercourse (specifically, the We-Vibe 3), you’re bound to find something you’ll both love forever.
Valentine's Day is all about demonstrating your love, but choosing a gift for men can be really tricky if they're not keen on overly romantic gestures.
A sex toy is a gift that'll make your celebrations extra special, and it's something he can use alone - or with you - time and time again.
We've picked out some of the best toys for different budgets, so even if you're stuck for Valentine's ideas you'll be able to find the perfect present for him. Whatever your price range or his preferences, you can find the right sexy Valentine's gift for him with the help of this guide.
If he’s new to the world of sex toys, then getting something you can enjoy together is a great way to introduce some sexy extras. Mutual toys such as vibrating cock rings have amazing benefits for lovemaking, increasing your chances of climaxing together and giving you both a physical boost. A textured stroker sleeve is a great gift to enhance his solo sessions, and an incredibly sexy addition to a hand job.
If he’s already a toy veteran, then treating him to a luxury male sex toy he can enjoy for years to come is a perfect way to show your love! Whether it’s his first toy or his hundredth, he’s bound to thank you in kind.
Merry Christmas everyone!
We hope you're having the happiest, sexiest Christmas ever and that 2012 brings you even more satisfaction.
In what is swiftly becoming Lovehoney tradition, we have some incredible Christmas Day offers, so you can give yourself one extra little treat today.
These spectacular savings on luxury sex toys just don't happen at any other time of the year and are only available while stocks last... hurry!
You need to head on over to the Lovehoney Forum and look for our thread announcing the offers (oh alright, you can also click here to find our secret Christmas Day deals!)
Haven't started your Christmas shopping yet? Only got a few things? Starting to panic? You can still make sure you have a sexy Christmas to remember - and get maximum bang for your buck too.
I have something of a reputation for being a bargain hunter, so I've applied my wily ways to Lovehoney and have found some incredible offers, saving over £100 in some cases!
Introducing the brand new silicone Lovehoney Oh! Rabbits. With 3 designs including Lovehoney Oh! Rabbit Slimline Vibrator for beginners, Realistic for fans of a lifelike feel and a G-spot vibrator with a slightly curved tip, these sculpted, completely waterproof rabbit vibes have been made to cater for individual needs and feature exciting rotating and vibrating functions.
As well as being completely waterproof, each Oh! Rabbit has been made with soft, high-quality silicone and has a quiet-yet-powerful motor to deliver intense sensations with hardly any noise distubrance.
Read on to discover more about Lovehoney's Oh! Rabbit vibrators...