SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this if you haven't seen episode four of Humans.
If you were one of the five million people who saw that sex scene on Channel 4's Humans a few weeks ago, then you'll have no trouble imagining a human having sex with a robot. The scene caused a lot of stir on the internet and for many, it all seemed a bit too close for comfort.
Bumping uglies with synthetic humans is no new phenomenon, with thousands of sex dolls on the market offering varying levels of authenticity. They're closer to the physical experience of having sex than handheld masturbators or sex toys and are something that many people are keen to 'explore'.
Those lucky enough to own a high-end doll, such as a Teddy Babe, may even find that they are much more than a means for sexual fulfilment. For many, these dolls evolve into so much more than a large male masturbator - offering companionship, passion and in some cases, romance.
While many of us love driving, comparatively fewer choose to actively pleasure ourselves in the driver's seat, as attested by the UK's poor sales figures of automatic cars.
Recently, however, a lady in her thirties - identified only as "pretty fit" by the Daily Mail's baroque-tongued source - found her way into print for just that after crashing her car into the back of a fish delivery van while using her vibrator in traffic.
Apparently overcome with amour as she sat at the wheel of her Mini Cooper, the frisky multitasker was spotted on camera swiftly buttoning up her trousers after the collision, and presumably hoping no one would try and shake hands.
In view of this, we felt that a quick recap of some 'when and where' sex toy dos and don'ts would be timely, helping to prevent more vibrator-related accidents and subsequent embarrassing stories in national newspapers.
Do you often catch yourself thinking: "If I were an unusual sex toy, what would I be?"
If your answer to that is yes (or no), then look no further!
Penetrate the unknown and stimulate your adventurous side with our new quiz.
Using a state-of-the-art, scientific algorithm (a quiz), we have developed a way of finding out which unusual sex toy you are based on your likes and dislikes.
Don't believe us? Give it a try. It will blow your mind.
Make sure you let us know which unusual sex toy you are in the comment section below.
Those of you that are really on the ball will know that we recently conducted a poll to find out whether the nation's penises have names (or not).
We had a staggering response and can now reveal that 60% of todgers were given names by their proud owners.
So now it's time for the girls! We want to know: Do your boobs have names too?
Whether you've named them, your partner has named them or they remain nameless, take the poll below.
If you're really in the sharing mood, write your boobies' names in the comment section for your chance to win a Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator worth £12.99.
Don't worry, you can still enter even if you don't have boobs or if your boobs don't have a name. Just leave a comment.
The winner will be picked at random and notified by email on Monday 20th July.
Long Dong Silver, The Pleasure Pump or maybe even Thor. All guys have a name for their... little friend? Right?
It's okay guys, you can admit it. Even super-cool Channing Tatum owned up to calling his man-pole Gilbert this week.
So if you or your partner have ever had a pet name for your trouser snake, we want to know.
Take the poll and, if you feel like sharing, write your willy's name in the comment section below*.
We will pick a name at random to receive a Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock Ring worth £14.99.
You owe it to your penis really.
*Dont worry, you can still enter even if you don't have a penis or if your penis doesn't have a name. Just leave a comment.
The winner will be notified by email on Friday 19th June.
Fifty Shades fans rejoice! E L James announced last week that she would be adding a fourth book to the notorious Fifty Shades series.
Simply titled Grey (mysterious), the book will be told from the point of view of Christian Grey, the enigmatic lover of Anastasia Steele and possibly the most famous leading man of the 21st century.
Grey will be published on 18th June (which is of course Mr Grey's birthday) and will give fans the insight into Christian's world that they've been hoping for.
Naturally, we had a lot of unanswered questions about this perplexing character which we're dying to find out. The most pressing of which can be found below accompanied by an array of steamy GIFs.
They really are the GIFs that keep on giving. Thank you Jamie Dornan.
It's not your usual literary pairing, granted, but you'd be surprised just how much Fifty Shades of Grey and Harry Potter have in common.
No wait! It's true.
Both series of books are filled to the brim with outrageous innuendos (and wands), so we thought it would be fun to separate the fans from the megafans, the Gryffindors from the Greys, the Nimbus 3000s from the floggers (you get the picture) with this ridiculously hard quiz.
The 16 quotes in our challenge are taken from either the Fifty Shades trilogy or one of the Harry Potters.
You just need to decide which.
Please let us know your score in the comments section.
Oh, and prepare to have your favourite children's book ruined.
Lovehoney's Design a Sex Toy is back! Are you an engineer, graphic designer, inventor or even just a kinky doodler? Could your revolutionary idea bring endless orgasms to the masses or have you come up with a cunning take on a classic?
Send us your sex toy idea and you could see your dreams turned into reality.
There are three categories you can enter: Sex Toys for Men, Sex Toys for Women and Sex Toys for Couples. You can enter one idea per category, which means you have three chances to win.
The winner of each category will receive £1,000 and the Judges' Pick will receive an extra £2,000, making it a grand total of £5,000 prize money.
But that's not all - the overall winner will also have the chance to have their design made into a real sex toy and earn royalties in the future.
***This competition is now closed. Winners will be contacted soon. Good luck!***
Election fever gripped the nation yesterday as voters turned out in their millions to determine the next tenant of 10 Downing Street. With queues running out the door at some polling stations, most of us viewed the task as our democratic duty rather than a pleasurable playtime, but perhaps we just weren’t thinking creatively enough...
For yesterday’s secret ballot, Lovehoney member naughtboi had a second secret hidden away - a Lovehoney Sensual Glass Butt Plug. A small, 4-inch plug with a flared base to guard against unwanted travel, naughtboi’s review mentioned how the size and shape means the plug is ideally suited to wearing out and about, and discreet enough to go unnoticed:
“Perfectly made and easy to insert, and best of all is it's a great size for just popping in and going about your daily business... As soon as it arrived I cleaned it and popped it in and went down to the shops and then the polling station to vote and no one knew I had it inserted.”
Giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘independent party’, naughtboi’s solo fun proved voting doesn’t have to be dull - think how this could improve the turnout for 2020.
Anyone who took our recent "How Well Do You Know Lovehoney" quiz will be familiar with our (much beloved) former mascot, Honey.
Honey was the face of Lovehoney for 9 years until she retired in 2011, but she's clearly not forgotten.
We were delighted earlier this week when a Lovehoney fan surprised us with her take on Honey, complete with Barbarella hair and trademark "H" dress.
We love that she's holding the Lovehoney Waterproof Mini Magic Wand Vibrator too - what a nice touch!
We've given the artist (blogger Emmeline Peaches) a bunch of Oh! Points to say thank you.
See the full size image and the original Honey artwork below: