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    If like us you went to see Fifty Shades Darker for kinky inspiration (don't be shy, that's exactly why you went) then chances are you left the cinema with more than just leftover popcorn!

    With an array of luxury sex toys to keep us fixated on the screen (as well as boobs, bums and heart-thumping sex scenes, of course) we were left more than a bit intrigued by what we'd just seen.

    And just like your favourite member of a boy band, those who've seen the film all have a toy which they simply can't stop thinking about. (#DatSpreaderBarTho.)

    So which one left you yearning for more? The silver balls? The spreader bar? Or those amaaazing masks?

    Below, I've picked out my top 3 sex scenes from the Fifty Shades Darker movie and listed which toys you'll need to recreate authentic Christian and Ana roleplay at home.

    Comment below and tell us which toy got your attention!

    Lovehoney Youtube Sexperts

    Remember this image from last year?

    Well, this year, we transformed the photoshop wizardry into a real buzzing, munchable product. We really did! There is now a real box of choocolates, with a real vibrator in it, and you can buy it!

    Now, it's all very well and good us putting a sex toy in a box of chocolates and telling you "Valentine's is sorted", what about everything else?

    What about the lingerie? What if you want something kinkier? And how exactly does one gift a sex toy?

    Panic not! Our resident sexperts are here to hold your hand and guide you through this gifting time to make sure your romant-kink ideas go off with a bang... Or several.

    In this series of special Valentine's gift playlists, we cover everything, from the best lingerie to wear for date night, to how to ask your partner for kinky sex.

    Oh, and let's not forget the chocolate box unboxing video. That you have to see!

    Vegan Spanking Tools

    Leather is an extremely popular material for bondage play because it's durable, comfortable and only gets better with age, but what if you don't like (or agree with) leather products?

    With more and more people choosing to live a life free from animal-based products, it can be tricky to expand your sexual horizons without going against your beliefs.

    The good news is change is happening, and it's happening quickly. Manufacturers are now realising the increasing number of vegan kinksters out there and are making excellent alternatives to leather to help you get your kicks, without feeling guilty.

    So, whether you're giving Veganuary a go, are a vegan-lifestyle veteran or simply don't like leather, I've picked out our top vegan-friendly spanking tools for newbies, experts and all those in between.

    Come back next month for my leather-free restraint recommendations.

    So, in case you missed it, this week Universal Studios released the first sneak peak into Fifty Shades Darker, and suffice to say, it's got us pretty darn excited!

    After watching the trailer many, many times (that shower scene!) we started to notice a few hidden messages. Could they be telling us more than initially meets the eye? Are we making this up as we go along? Who knows?!

    Either way it gave me an excuse to spend all afternoon looking at Christian Grey. #ItsAHardLife

    So, for your pleasure, I've compiled my top 8 revealing set details which I reckon tell us even more about what we can expect to see in Fifty Shades Darker in February.

    Fridays are already great. I mean, who doesn't love that Friday feeling? But, how would you like another reason to look forward to the weekend?

    Well click your heels, throw a party and shout "TFI Friday!" because the end of the week just got even more exciting!

    No longer just a prequel to the weekend, Fridays are now the day you get to expand your erotic hoizons with my brand (spanking) new vlog series: Bondage Gone Wilde!

    Whether you're baffled by bondage, stumped by spanking or phased by fetishwear, you'll find the answers to all your kinky conundrums over on the Lovehoney YouTube channel.

    Got a specific question or a suggestion for a vlog? I take requests! Pop a comment over on YouTube and get involved in the discussion. This playlist is as much about your input as it is mine.

    I'll respond to comments individually, but if I see a cracking idea for a fun or informative vlog, or a question that crops up a lot, I'll be sure to do a video for you.

    Don't forget to subscribe to make sure you never miss a thing!

    model-competition

    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...

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