There's one Hitachi product you won't see at the company's trade shows and conventions - its now infamous 'Magic Wand' massager. The Hitachi Magic Wand was originally designed in the 70s as a two-speed muscle massager, but it soon became clear this mains-powered electric vibrator was incredible for intimate, as well as deep-tissue, massage. Renowned as one of the most powerful vibrators ever invented, it quickly made its way into bedrooms the world over and has stayed there ever since, even though Hitachi shy away from promoting or featuring the product.
But in a further blow to the nation's pleasure, the product is now banned in the UK. Without a CE mark to declare it as safe for the European market, trading standards have been searching sex toy warehouses and stopping the sale of the appliance within the entire European Economic Area. So what hope is there now for the country's tight and unsatisfied (love) muscles?
In Lovehoney's continued efforts to bring sexual happiness to the nation, they have designed an improved, totally safe, UK-friendly version of the Magic Wand vibrator. The Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand® Vibrator is now available to soothe and stimulate – and all at a pocket-friendly price of just £49.99. What's great about this wand is that it has a UK plug, meaning it's perfectly designed for totally safe use in the UK with no loss of power. Stylishly designed with a quality build, this toy is a brilliant way to experience the iconic magic wand sex toy for yourself. The Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand® Vibrator delivers intense stimulation to your intimate spots with its range of delectable vibration speeds. Designed to access those hard-to-reach areas with a flexible head, this new legend delivers pleasure on demand.
One reviewer has already delivered her opinion, saying: "I love, love, love this wand and plan to use it until the day it gives up on me, which going by Lovehoney quality means we will be together for a very long time."
The Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand® Vibrator is part of the new Lovehoney own-brand range of sex toys. Each new toy in the range comes complete with stylishly designed packaging and includes an instruction leaflet to help you get the most out of your brand new sex toy.
Introducing the new Lelo SenseMotion™ Insignia range. These three innovative sex toys use the highest quality materials and newest technology to bring your sex life into the 21st century. Forget clunky plastic, jelly rubber and wired controls and say LELO to the future of sex with this trio of luxury sex toys.
Lyla, Tiani and Oden have been designed for sharing, with long-range movement-sensitive remote controls. Using SenseMotion™ technology, the remotes that control the vibrators are activated by movement, allowing you to increase or decrease the speed of vibration with just a tilt of the wrist. Holding the remote flat activates the lowest setting while tilting it vertically sends the toy into a high-powered frenzy.
The remote control vibrates in time with the toy, a clever twist that ensures you give your partner the right stimulation at the right time. Even if you’re in a different room to your partner, you’ll be able to feel everything they’re experiencing in the palm of your hand, allowing you to better empathise with their desires and easily fulfil them.
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Lovehoney's range of limp penis packers were seen on BBC Three's recent documentary Sam and Evan: From Girls to Men.
The programme followed Sam and Evan as they undergo the process of changing their bodies from female to male. As part of the journey, Sam and Evan were filmed as they browsed Lovehoney for "some help in the trouser department" and were later seen customising a packer into a STP (stand to pee).
With a range from a very realistic extra small limpy packer to an extremely sizeable extra large packer, Lovehoney's selection of packers are able to give you the exact shape and size bulge you want.
One customer review of the Limpy Packer Extra Small enthuses, "I would like to say thank you for being a UK site that offers limp packers. As a FTM it was great as my first packer, it felt and looked totally real. It made me feel a little step closer to feeling like the real me, as I finally had something that looked and felt like it should have always been there. So once again a huge thank you."
If you want to watch the full documentary, you can find Sam and Evan: From Girls to Men on BBC iPlayer.
If you're looking to live a sexier life, help is on hand in the shape of Lovehoney's very own 'Orgasm Angel' Bonny Hall. Interviewed in November's edition of Cosmpolitan, Bonny reveals how she selects the toys that she hopes will change the sex lives of women across the country.
"Sexual happiness has such an impact on our lives, and the best part of my job is hearing from women who have achieved orgasms when they never thought they could. When we get a product right, it can be life-changing."
Click here to read the full interview with Bonny Hall. Cosmopolitan's November edition goes on sale today.
If you watched The Only Way Is Essex this week, you would have seen Nanny Pat helping to set up Jessica's new lingerie shop.
Straight-talking Nanny Pat can be seen 'sorting out the drawers' before finding some Tracey Cox sex toys included in the delivery.
First out was the Tracey Cox Supersex Mini Rabbit Vibrator (£14.99) which, in the hands of Nanny Pat, caught everyone's attention.
As Jess tells Mark that they'll be stocking sex toys in The Wright Look, their joint lingerie venture, the Tracey Cox Supersex Super Bullet Vibrator (£16.99) is passed to Mark, who started to look slightly uncomfortable with the idea of his mum, sister and nan selling sex toys. Despite Mark being slightly sceptical of the idea the TOWIE women looked completely unfazed by the idea.
Finally, after Mark had left, a Tracey Cox Supersex Twin Silicone Vibrating Love Ring (£10.00) was pulled out by Nanny Pat, who promptly remarked, 'It's got a battery to it and all! Wow!'
Straight talking and to the point, you've got to love her for that!
The new, elegant range of Swan vibrators have been perfectly shaped to meet your pleasure needs. All Swan vibrators are rechargeable and are completely covered in soft, high-quality silicone that gives you 100% play area - there’s absolutely no part that you can’t use. With varying shapes and sizes, all designed for different methods of stimulation and pleasure, you can find something for you in this amazing range of luxury vibrators.
Each vibrator has been modelled after a different breed of swan, and each is designed to target different erogenous zones throughout your body. Opt for the Trumpeter Swan for intense, targeted clitoral stimulation or go for the Royal Swan for a luxurious rabbit vibrator. They make the perfect gift for your partner as they’re classically designed and a great, long-lasting investment in pleasure. They come packaged within a beautifully designed case with a satin storage pouch included.
Read on to find out our picks from the range...
One of the questions we hear most at Lovehoney is ‘How do I introduce bedroom bondage to my partner?'
Bondage equipment has a habit of looking a little bit scary as the classic fetish style tends to revolved around heavy leather and metal. For the tentative experimenter, diving into the deep end with locking restraints and hefty buckles can be a bit alarming and sometimes uncomfortable. So what is the best equipment to start with?
Established soft bondage company Sportsheets have developed a new range with beginners in mind called Sex & Mischief - a collection of bondage restraints that are easy to use, non-threatening and still offer the full bondage experience. Each product in the range comes packaged in a classy package with some fantastic lifestyle product photos which convey the appeal of dabbling with S&M without making it feel scary or porn-esque.
Read on to find out why this is a great bondage range for beginners and more experienced practitioners alike...
Spiders in the shower register highly on many people’s phobia radar. Black, hairy, spindly-legged varmits with 6 eyes and funny feeder things beneath their GIANT FANGS OF DEATH. It’s not a sexually happy image, is it?
Fortunately I’m not scared of spiders, so when Halloween rocks around you’ll find me in the local toy shop stocking up on fake plastic spiders to place between shower bottles, next to plug holes and in random corners to scare the bejesus out of my friends. Nothing funnier than a fully-grown man legging it out of the bathroom because of a plastic spider.
If I start to feel guilty about doing this to my boyfriend (unlikely!), then I might be able to make amends by putting a different kind of Spider in the shower. There’s nothing creepy, crawly or bitey about my Awesome Sex Toy of the Week.
The Spider Hands-Free Male Masturbator is much better than a big old bug in the bathroom...
A brand new male sex toy, coming soon to Lovehoney. Can you guess what it is yet?
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Has it really been 13 years since Sex and the City introduced the world to the rabbit vibrator?
Since the airing of the now-famous episode, ‘The Turtle and the Hare' (Season 1, Episode 9), millions of women have discovered exactly why Charlotte favoured staying in with her apartment with this vibrator. For years, those tingling ears and squirming shaft have left satisfied women across the world eager to have a 'quiet night in' just like Charlotte.
Now though, 13 years have come and gone and a lot has changed in the world of sex toys. The market has exploded with new products that are designed to give you a satisfying orgasm - and most of them aren’t rabbits.
So, are you ready to move on from your faithful rabbit? With an ever-increasing number of products on the market, you'll soon find out that although a rabbit vibrator's good, there could be something that’s even better...