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    At long last, the wait is over. That's right, it's time to announce the winner of our Model of the Month competition!

    Throughout May we've received hundreds of community member photos, all showing off their latest purchases with the hopes of winning this month's prize.

    "Prize, you say?" That's right! Each month we choose one winner (and a few runners up) to win a smashing prize to spend at Lovehoney.

    To take part, upload a rule-abiding photo of yourself or your partner featuring a product you've bought from Lovehoney, and we'll automatically enter it into the competition. Simples!

    This month's winner is TB149, who pipped other members to the post with this captivating shot of her wearing the Lovehoney Flaunt Me Floral Lace Robe.

    From her pose and choice of acccessories (including the Hollywood Curves Self-Adhesive Silicone Nipple Covers), through to the clever crop and B&W finish, we couldn't take our eyes off this spellbinding snap.

    Congratulations TB149. For all your hard work, you win this month's £100 Lovehoney gift voucher!

    Fancy taking part? Read on to find out how to enter next month's competition.

    The big day is nearly here, and with Christmas delivery cut off dates fast approching it's time to make your final gift giving decisions. Dun dun dunnn!

    That's all very well and good, but what if you're still torn between what to buy? Or maybe you literally have no idea what to get? Never fear, Jess is here!

    To help you on your way to festive friskiness, I've selected my top sexy gifts for this Christmas and filmed myself telling you all about them in just 60 seconds whilst wearing a Santa hat. (Don't say I never do anything for you.)

    So whether it's seasonal spanking, remote control romance or a merry massage you're after, watch me go against the clock to tell you why you should include one of these kinky couples gifts in your lover's stocking this year.

    Still not sure which one is right for you? Take my Xmas Kinky Couples Quiz to find the ulitmate match for your loved one.

    What Couples Toy Should You Get This Christmas? Quiz So, you ask your special someone what they want for Christmas, and they give you this sweet-but-useless reply:

    "Oh, anything honey. As long as I get to spend time with you..." (All together now... Aaaaawww.)

    Sound familiar? Never fear - Lovehoney is here!

    With over a decade of experience selling sex toys at Christmas, we know a thing or two about the toys that'll get you Rocking Around the Chistmas Tree, but which one is best for your relationship?

    To help you decide, and to take the stress out of your Christmas shopping, we've compiled this 7-question gift finder. Simply answer each question to tell us a bit about your partner and we'll figure out (with utmost scientific accuracy) which of our best-selling couples toys is the perfect match for your perfect match.

    Forget Silent Nights. Add a different kind of spice to your Christmas celebrations and get ready to have your bells well and truly jingled!

    Tease by Lovehoney

    With the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey showing no signs of abating, and pioneering kinksters like Bettie Page soaring back into the limelight, couples all over the globe are opening their minds (and bedrooms) to bondage.

    Couples often ask us how they can inject some kinky fun into their bedroom adventures while maintaining intimacy and romance. Understandably, for some couples, the hard leather and steel look just doesn't do it for them.

    Realising that there's still quite a big jump in the product market from 'no bondage experience' to 'beginner's bondage', as well as a tendency for fetish styling to be a bit intimidating (even if the products themselves aren't) we decided to do something about it.

    We're very happy to announce our new bondage brand, 'Tease by Lovehoney'; a range of sensual bondage products made from inviting materials and designed for absolutely anyone to use.

    So whether you're new to bondage, or know your stuff but want to bring the romance back, read on to discover why Tease by Lovehoney is a perfect addition to your toy box.

    Bondage Boutique Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Bondage Kit

    As you can probably imagine, working for an online sex toy retailer (and the biggest in the UK, I might add) comes with some pretty interesting job responsibilities.

    Between practicing orgasm faces with colleagues, deciding whether something is actually NSFW for other workplaces and writing 'To Do' lists that would make even Masters & Johnson blush, we still have a little time left for other fun (totally work related) things.

    You may have noticed that Bondage Boutique has recently undergone a makeover and is now speckled with lots of lovely new images and a pair of brand spanking new models - literally!

    Most of the the time, when you see photos of bondage gear it's a shot of the product on its own, which can make it hard to visualise the kit actually being used.

    Alternatively, when bondage product images involve a model, they very often end up super pornographic. *Sigh*

    So we were given the challenge to re-shoot our top-selling Bondage Boutique products on models without making it look like Lovehoney were branching out into 'adult DVDs', and with nothing to go on except our own (brilliant!) ideas.

    The shoot lasted 3 days and, as Lovehoney's resident bondage expert, I was on hand to make sure each product was photographed in its best light, accurately, and that the models felt comfortable and safe.

    To give you a little insight into my job and the general goings on at LHHQ, I've compiled some of my favourite behind the scenes outtakes for you to enjoy...

    Fetish FAQs With Jess: "My Boyfriend Wants to be Dominated, but I'm Nervous..." First and foremost, thank you for the fabulous response to our first edition of 'Fetish FAQs With Jess' which launched in July.

    It's been a roaring success and I'm so so pleased that I've managed to help a few people out there in the real world - Kink-Wizard Level unlocked!

    With the UK summer being as brilliant as ever (groan) it seems most of you have been keeping yourselves busy in the bedroom to pass the time (and get some privacy from the kids!) during the holidays.

    In this week's instalment, I'm answering questions on how to find beginner's bondage gear, how to dominate your boyfriend, and how to balance romance and kink in the bedroom.

    Not to mention I make some pretty sweet analogies about sex and food - and who doesn't love both of those things?

    So if you're baffled by bondage, stumped by S&M or flustered by fetishes, read on to be enlightened.

    Don't forget to add a comment with your kink query and your question could be answered next month.

    jess-bw A lot of you lovely readers will already know who I am, but for those of you who don't, let me introduce myself.

    I'm Jess; Lovehoney's in-house Bondage Expert. With a background in burlesque, pin up modelling, fetish event promotion and being a bit of a pirate-goth hybrid, my transition to Bondage Expert has been pretty easy!

    As you can probaby imagine, I see a fair share of niche products, and every day have something new and fantastic on my desk. It's through personal research, experience and a keen interest in all things unusual that have led me to learn a tonne about a wide range of fetishes.

    Every week I get asked questions about bondage and kink, but there are some questions which crop up (grooaan!) more often than others. That's the inspiration for this blog.

    Every month I'll be taking the most common (or most interesting!) questions and answering them here.

    Got a burning question about bondage, S&M or another fetish? Comment below and your question could be answered in next month's blog.

    model of the month march corset crotchlessWell, not quite, but crotchless knickers are close enough!

    We received 150+ new user photos during March alone, and lots of you took this opportunity to get in the mood for spring and flaunt your floral favourites. Picking just one winner has been tricky, but we did it!

    Model of the Month

    Stealing the show this month is Keksit who is wearing the Ann Devine Lace Crotchless French Knickers (£5.00) and a sexy basque in her photo. Combining bright reds with contrasting black lace, this photo really pops and totally deserves the top prize of a £100 Lovehoney gift voucher. Congratulations!

    Keksit's use of colour frames the image (and her bottom!) beautifully, while her angled pin-up pose manages to show off the crotchless gusset and protect her modesty at the same time - great work!

    Keep reading to find out who we picked to win a sexy runner up prize this month...

    Review of the Month, March

    The clocks have changed, the weather is (slowly) improving, and the scent of spring is in the air. With the Easter season just passed, it seems that fate has conspired to treat us to a fab bunny-based review for this month's top product review prize.

    This month's winner of the £100 gift voucher this month is PleasantDisarray who road tested the Happy Rabbit 2 G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator. Move over March Hare, it's Happy Rabbit's time to shine!

    PleasantDisarray explains what she loved about this vibrator, as well as offering tips on how to make the most of it (even when you live with housemates):

    "To be honest, prior to trying this toy (and after about four years and a dozen toys I've owned before) I wasn't even sure I had a G-spot. This proved me wrong! The shape of the head and its position relative to the ears was absolutely perfect for hitting everything at once."

    "I've discovered that its possible to have orgasms that don't have an end and just become the next level up of pleasure."

    Check out PleasantDisarray's full review, and read on to find out who was selected as a runner up this month:

    "Review of the Month" - Review of the Month, December 2014

    According to customer feedback, one of your favourite things about Lovehoney is our huge (143,000 and counting!) collection of impartial sex toy reviews, and we literally couldn't do it without you!

    To say thank you for your diligent sex toy testing, we select our favourites every month to win an amazing prize.

    This month's winner is JJohnson who has won a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher for their fantastic review of the Aneros Helix Syn Silicone Prostate Massager (£49.99).

    "It slips in with remarkable ease and, due to it's scientifically designed shape, seems to dive into position like a well trained marine ready for action."

    "For me, my first experience was fantastic. Did I experience a mega-O? I didn't. Did I experience multiple dry orgasms? No. But what I did experience was something I've never felt before that has changed my sexual self awareness forever..."

    Read the rest of JJohnson's review to learn more about his life-changing sexual experience.

    But it doesn't stop there. We've also selected our favourite runners up to win another exclusive Lovehoney prize...

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