• Spice Up Your Love LifeVery little beats mind-blowing sex but when you’ve been with your partner for a few years the thrill factor starts to wane, even if you still enjoy a healthy sex life.

    Keeping sex fresh, exciting and spontaneous is quite a task - even for the most adventurous couples as your relationship begins to feel as comfortable as a pair of old trackie bottoms.

    Avoid the seven-year itch by making some minor changes to your sexual repertoire and keep the lust alive for years to come with these easy tricks and tips.

    Shake Up Your Routine

    One of the biggest passion killers is your day-to-day routine, especially if you’re cohabiting with your partner. Couples who spend their lives outside of work living in one another’s pockets tend to subconsciously schedule their sex lives, making sex a predictable event...

    Happy autumn everyone! It might be cold outside but it’s still red hot in the Lovehoney Community where we’ve received a whole heap of saucy user photos for September’s Model of the Month competition.

    We saw an emerging A/W 2012 trend of ‘black and white ass photos’ throughout September but our winner had the edge by adding some colour retouching to really make her image stand out.

    Congratulations to Lorens for her sexy photo featuring the Dreamgirl Black Diamond All-in-One Sheer Dress and Stockings Set. Lorens wins £100 to spend at Lovehoney.

    Well done!

    To be in with a chance of winning either £100 to spend on Lovehoney or 2,000 Oh! Points, upload a picture of yourself or your partner between now and 30th of September showing off a Lovehoney product.

    To see our runners up, read on...

    Lovehoney Model of the Month August 2012August was a disappointing month for weather but thankfully it was an impressive month for Lovehoney Community photos. The calibre of entries was high and we’ve chosen one winner and three runners up for August's Model of the Month.

    Taking first place and winning £100 to spend on Lovehoney is Caprica. We were wowed by her photos this month, including this stunning shot of her wearing the Classified Mesh Thong Teddy. Congratulations!

    We are now accepting entries for September's Model of the Month competition.

    To be in with a chance of winning either £100 to spend on Lovehoney or 2,000 Oh! Points, upload a picture of yourself or your partner between now and 30th of September showing off a Lovehoney product.

    Read on to see the photos of the runners up!

    Lovehoney Bedtime BulletsIn 2012 rechargeable vibrators are king. They’re economical, easy to use and are quickly repowered when they’re running on empty. You might be surprised that my sex toy pick this week is a battery-powered vibe.

    There are times when rechargeable vibrators just aren’t convenient, and one of those times is when you’re off on your travels. I’ve made no secret in naming Lelo Mia (£34.99) as my favourite all-purpose bullet vibrator, but in the absence of a USB socket your power is going to cut out sooner or later, leaving you in the lurch.

    I recently travelled to Budapest for a particularly long festival which saw me camping in the woods for 8 nights, devoid of any power supply for my beloved bullet. I therefore had to pick an alternative sleeping-bag buddy for the duration of my stay. I wanted something with varied function with resonant vibrations to keep me happy and the Lovehoney Bedtime Bullet Vibrator (£8.00) ticked all of my boxes.

    Jiggle BallsJiggle balls are the hot topic at the moment thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey, but there’s a lot more to kegel exercisers and Ben Wa balls than meets the eye. As well as the better-known weighted balls, there are also sets of pleasure balls that incorporate technology into their design to create all new experiences for the wearer.

    In Fifty Shades, Ana enjoys wearing her balls during a spanking. With every spank her body tightens around the balls, increasing the pressure she feels from those free-roaming weights. Thanks to luxury sex toy makers Swan, the ante has been well and truly upped.

    This week's Awesome Sex Toy is the Swan Clutch Vibrating Jiggle Balls (£70.00), a set of luxury jiggle balls that have replaced the internal roaming weights with vibrating motors which respond to your squeezes. The harder you clench your muscles around Clutch, the stronger it vibrates. Free roaming weights are fun, but they’re left in the dust by this kind of responsive play.

    Love to Love Spanking - Awesome Sex Toy of the WeekSpanking is a practice that teeters on the edge of vanilla and BDSM. You don’t have to be into the bells and whistles of fetish fun in order to enjoy the odd slap on the behind during sex, and there’s a lot of fun to be had with the bare palm/buttock combo in the boudoir.

    If you do enjoy the odd botty spank then you might consider trying a spanking paddle. These simple bat-like toys offer a much needed extension to the hand when it comes to face-to-face positions, allowing you to try spanking in new ways.

    If you’re a little sheepish about making the move from palm to paddle, the Love to Love spanking range may well be your ticket to paddlesville. The Love to Love Spanking Paddle, ‘Spank Me Baby’ Spanking Powder and ‘Girls Don’t Cry’ After Spanking Cream turn paddle play into a whole new bat game.

    July has been a surprisingly quiet photo month, but judging by sales that’s because you’re all too busy enjoying summer loving instead of photographing it. And who can blame you?

    Congratulations to LK21, who is our winner this month, for making her Rene Rofé Industrial Fishnet Crotchless Bodystocking look absolutely breathtaking (and thank you for being kind enough to share these photos with the Lovehoney Community).

    Teaming the bodystocking with a pair of PVC gloves, a leather collar and some very sexy boots has created a deliciously submissive image that is beautifully reflected in her posing. For sharing these fantastic pics LK21 wins £100 to spend on Lovehoney.

    We’ve chosen three runners up this month, and each will receive 2,000 Oh! Points on their Lovehoney account to spend as they choose.

    All Fingers and Thumbs - Awesome Sex Toy of the WeekHeavy metal is pretty awesome stuff, and for once I’m not talking about the music genre. When it comes to weight and pressure, very little lives up to the skills of a good metal dildo. They’re cool, hard and completely rigid, and they weigh more inch for inch than glass or any other sex toy material.

    Metal sex toys tend to be quite beautiful and intricately cast with sweeping curves and a high-polished finish. This week's Awesome Sex Toy is no exception and it even comes with its own padded flight case. If you love simultaneous clitoral and vaginal stimulation, you’ll love the Metal Worx Double Trouble Metal Dildo.

    When I first took this dildo out of the case, I was a bit confused. I couldn’t work out how you’d insert it both vaginally and anally at the same time and there was also something strangely familiar about the shape. I sat it on my desk and watched it for a while, rocking it on its upward curve by intermittently knocking the finger loop.

    Seeing it rock back and forth on the curve, I immediately knew what this dildo emulates - the classic two finger vaginal plunge with clitoral thumb stimulation. Brilliant!

    Louisiana Lounger Sex Toy Machine - Awesome Sex Toy of the WeekThere are few things as expensive as sex furniture, sex dolls and sex machines in the sex toy world. These intricately detailed pleasure givers take a lot of thought, craftsmanship and effort to put together as well as a bulk load of materials. It’s no wonder they cost a pretty penny.

    Every now and then a mould breaker comes along that sticks a pointy tongue out in the direction of convention, leaving me WTFing in the most splendid of ways. This week's Awesome Sex Toy combines two of the most expensive sex toy types available and slaps a surprising price tag on it to boot.

    Fans of sex machines and bondage furniture, I give you the Louisiana Lounger Sex Toy Machine (£129.99).

    This spectacularly economical bit of kit incorporates a bondage couch, sex position furniture and a thrusting sex machine in one inflatable package.

    Knuckle Up!

    Hella
    by Hella on 18 July 2012 0 comments  |  Add a comment

    Knuckle Up - Awesome Sex Toy of the WeekThere’s a lot to be said for the novelty factor when it comes to sex toys. As the writer of many of the Lovehoney product descriptions, I get to see and manhandle a lot of sex toys. Looking back over my previous ASTOTW posts, it’s clear I have a special fondness for quirky design.

    Doc Johnson may be a little late to get Vac-U-Lock aboard the novelty train, but this week’s Awesome Sex Toy makes a great case for fun also being practical. I introduce to you the Doc Johnson Vac-U-Lock Knuckle Up Duster Plug (£12.99). RAWK!

    If you’re a fan of the Vac-U-Lock range then you’ll be down with their special plug system. Each harness, handle and machine features one of their standard plugs, allowing you to use their wide range of Vac-U-Lock dildos, vibrators and anal tools with any of their suckers, harnesses and other plug-based paraphernalia.

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