In Russia, blow-up doll rides you! Or something like that...
On the 30th of August, swimmers, athletes and thrill seekers came together in the Vuoksa River, 82 kilometres northwest of St. Petersburg, for the sixth annual Bubble Baba Challenge - a river rapids rafting contest on blow-up sex dolls!
As one of the participants described it:
"This is one of my favourite events of the summer. I've been rafting most of my life, but the people and the atmosphere make this competition special. It's more of a crazy celebration and party than a sporting event!"
The 234 men and 24 women (real women, as opposed to inflatable ones!) who participated this year hopped on their blow-up friends and navigated down the rapids, hoping to beat the time-records for the previous years.
If you have a friend's birthday or hen night coming up, then a vibrator from the new Evolved range is the perfect thing to treat them to!
These orgasm-inducing toys come in the most beautiful packaging - a strong and safe metal tin that can be tied up with a sumptuous silk ribbon to create the most gorgeous gift or simply use it to store and display your new toy!
The best thing about these toys is that a new, themed vibrator is released regularly, so make sure you check the Evolved brand page often to see the latest addition to the collection!
According to research, August 27th is officially the most unromantic day of the year!
British couples are less likely to say "I love you", book a table for two in restaurants and buy champagne today than on any other day of the year - yet are more likely to argue and get divorced.
This may be due to a slump in mood after the Monday Bank Holiday excitement, being approximately at the furthest point from Valentine's Day in the calendar, or even just a general mid-week feeling of apathy!
Lovehoney wants to help give cupid a helping hand and inject some fun and romance back into your love life on this dreary August day, so here are some fantastic suggestions for you!
Spend just £40 at Lovehoney this week and you'll get the Power Smoothie Maxi Vibrator, worth £14.99, absolutely free!
Team that with a selection of our other great deals and free delivery for a completely unforgettable bank holiday treat!
The Power Smoothie Maxi Vibrator is a versatile sex toy that is perfect for an indulgent night of bliss or for slipping into your handbag for orgasms-on-the-go!
The multispeed motor makes the Power Smoothie vibrate from base to tip, with a vibration range of gentle and timid to a full-on crescendo of pleasure!
Long and slender, at a length of 6 insertable inches, it's ideal for both vaginal and anal play - making it a briliant toy to use with your partner!
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Great deals, free delivery and a free vibrator when you spend over £40 - what more could you ask for?
This week get Sue Johanson Royal Teaser Vibrator, worth £24.99, absolutely free when you spend just £40 at Lovehoney!
This sensuously smooth sex toy is packed with powerful multispeed vibrations, which are easily controlled with just a twist of the base.
Its flawlessly contoured silicone shaft makes hitting your sweet spots perfectly simple!
Subtle curves and nuances make this incredible for teasing your G-spot whilst the slender, angled tip is ideal for out-of-this-world clitoral stimulation!
This seriously sexy vibrator also happens to be waterproof - for those times when you want to indulge in a little wet and wild fun!
Pliable and powerful, this vibe delivers orgasms like you've never felt before so make sure you pick your free Sue Johanson Royal Teaser Vibrator up quick, while supplies last!
Numbers are strictly limited.
This week at Lovehoney get a the Supersoft Rabbit Tingler Vibrator, worth £28.99, free when you spend £40!
It is coated in the thickest, softest rubber, making it incredible to the touch and ideal for those who like to vary the pressure on their toys.
The rabbit-faced tip is gently sculpted for breathtaking G-spot stimulation, while the long, super-smooth shaft stimulates every inch of you internally.
Even on the lowest setting, these are some seriously strong vibrations! Turn it up to the highest setting and you'll be purring with delight!
On top of all of that, this amazing vibrator is also waterproof - making it the vibe you really can take anywhere!
John Barrowman, the rather gorgeous star of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, has suggested that the show should have a range of sex toys as its themed merchandise!
Now magazine explains:
The actor says characters in the Doctor Who spin-off won't be made into figurines for kids because it's on after the watershed.
So John, 41, who plays bisexual Captain Jack Harkness, says it should target grown-ups instead.
'We can't make Torchwood toys; we can't market to children because it's an adult show.
Maybe we could do Torchwood sex toys! I will suggest it.'
Torchwood is a British science fiction drama that deals with the activities at the fictional Torchwood Institute, a place for the investigation of supernatural and paranormal activities. It is considered to be an adult version of Doctor Who and features scenes of nudity, same-sex kissing and extreme profanity!
We here at Lovehoney think we can help the Torchwood team and provide some inspiration as to how their sex toys can take shape and how you can get in on the extraordinary fun!
The big sex toy news in Sweden this week is of pharmacy chain Apoteket being sued for discriminating against men in their sale of "women-only" sex toys.
These ultra-modern pharmacies only recently decided to sell vibrators, love balls and dildos along with their headache cures and indigestion tablets but it appears that they're already in trouble. The Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, the government referee on sexual discrimination, investigated the case after two men complained that the erotic toys discriminate against males.
The men claimed that the pharmacy chain had a "misguided and untrue view of sexuality whereby a woman with a dildo is seen as liberated, strong and independent, while a man with a blow-up plastic vagina is viewed as disgusting and perverted".
Apoteket's head of retailing, Eva Fernvall responded with:
"As I understand it, there are no products of good quality on the market for men. Should there be such products specifically for men, then there is nothing stopping us from selling them."
However, Lovehoney would have to firmly disagree with Apoteket! There are plenty of good quality male sex toys available that not only feel amazing but last long enough to give you orgasm after orgasm after orgasm...
Lovehoney recently teamed up with Company magazine to produce the first ever UK Sex Toy Awards!
However, there were no dull presentation ceremonies or tearful speeches here! Instead, 20 lucky Company readers were sent a collection of 10 sex toys and asked to use, rate and review in order to determine which had the undeniably orgasmic qualities that every woman is after in a vibrator!
Using a clever ratings system, the winners were decided based on the attractiveness of the product, quietness, strength of vibrations, value for money and orgasmic abilities.
The toy that came out on top overall was the Fun Factory Delight, a stunning S-shaped rechargeable vibrator that our judges thought was the best of the best!
This week at Lovehoney get the fantastic Mood Light Waterproof G-Spot Vibrator worth £18.99 completely free when you spend £40.00!
Multiple functions, multiple colours and multiple orgasms - you really couldn't ask for more from this magnificent G-spot vibrator!
Indulge in some night-time naughtiness with the unique, light-up tip that glows its way through all the colours of the rainbow!
Curved to perfection, the head is angled to hit your G-spot but also provides precision clitoral stimulation too.
With its clever waterproof design, it can be taken in the bath or shower for some squeaky-clean fun!
The vibrations are strong and intense, starting with the softest of purrs and building up to the most body-shaking of sensations with just a turn of the dial.
The sleek and smooth shaft slides in with ease but the thick and fulfilling base is sculpted and ribbed for a one-of-a-kind sensation you will not have felt anywhere else!