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.
Well, 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 (£6.99) 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...
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:
According to customer feedback, one of your favourite things about Lovehoney is our huge (111,000 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...
New customers are always telling us how useful they find our product reviews, so to say thank you for all your hard work, every month we choose our favourite sex toy review to win a sexy prize!
This month's winner is slinkykinky who submitted this awesome review of the brand new Happy Rabbit 2 Natural USB Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator (£49.99).
"Although I have the 'natural' version and not the G-spot version, I found that it hit my G-spot with ease, bringing me to a mind-blowing, multiple orgasm within minutes - my husband is amazed at how fast I can climax with this toy and it has become something that we use together, as well as a little treat for me when I'm on my own."
"Without gushing too much (excuse the pun!), I absolutely love this toy. It looks amazing, it feels great, and it will give you the most amazing orgasms within minutes."
Thank you so much for your brilliant feedback slinkykinky. You've won a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher. Enjoy! Read slinkykinky's review in full.
Still looking for inspiration for that special Christmas gift? Continue reading to find out who won a runner up prize for this month, and which toy they rated (or hated!)
It's official... The countdown to Christmas is upon us and we're busy, busy, busy!
Thankfully, you lovely lot have still found time to submit your best photos modelling Lovehoney purchases, providing us with a much-needed break from seasonal preparation.
We've gone through all of the user-uploaded photos for November, and picked out our favourite ones featuring a Lovehoney purchase for this month's Model of the Month competition.
Our winner for November is margaret.t with this stunning photo of her wearing the Seven Til Midnight Fishnet Lace Top Thigh High Stockings (£5.99).
We love everything about this photo, from the pose, to the lighting, and the perfect crop which focuses attention on the lace top stockings and flogger.
For her 'cracking' work, margaret.t has won a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher to to treat herself this Christmas!
The submissions for November were so good, we couldn't pick just one winner. Read on to find out who was awarded a runner up prize this month...
This month we've launched a plethora of new products, and as a result we've been inundated with customer feedback - thank you for your tremendous reviews!
Every month we choose one review to win a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher. This month's winner is OUCH! Thank you ;) who submitted a sterling review of the Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo (£22.99).
"After watching me writhe through a satisfying, squirty orgasm, the OH wanted to see what he could do to me using it anally. The bumps feel even better when used for anal, each of them making delicious little pops as it’s moved in and out. It feels especially good when the glass is cooled, and he managed to bring me to orgasm twice more before his own needs got the better of him."
Read OUCH! Thank you's review in full.
Got something you want to tell us? Submit your review now and be automatically entered into next month's competition! Continue reading to see who won runner up prizes for October...
Another month has passed and we're all left wondering how it came and went so quickly... Yet again!
While we've been buzzing away, working hard to get ready for the Christmas rush, you've been stripping down to show off your best poses and sexiest lingerie.
Once again, the standard of user-uploaded photos has been astonishing and we've loved looking at each and every one, so please keep sending them in!
The winner of Model of the Month for October is rag doll who has won herself a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher with this super-professional, super-hot photo of her wearing the Fever Halterneck Bodysuit with Slashed Sides (£13.99).
Set against a plain backdrop and shot in a professional photography studio, all of the attention is focussed on the figure-hugging garment and rag doll's casual pose.
With a modest black panel design, this bodysuit features slashed sides which frame rag doll's body and accentuate her natural contours with sneaky-peeks of her contrasting skin.
At only £13.99, rag doll shows us that you don't have to spend a lot of money to look drop dead gorgeous. Congratulations rag doll - great work!
It's not all about the winners though! Every month we select our favourite runners up who also win a prize.
Read on to find out whether you were picked this month, and find out how you can enter for next month's competition...
Now, we all love a good giggle, but it seems Paris has ended up being the 'butt' of this joke with their somewhat artistic 2014 Christmas
butt plug... err, I mean tree!
Funnily enough though, France haven't suddenly decided to announce a love for all things anal, even though it really does looks like it.
They've collaborated with American contemporary artist Paul McCarthy (no... not the Beatle. Read it again) to reveal this year's rather eye-catching Christmas tree.
Featuring a tapered tip, elongated, bulbous body, and flat flared base... Hang on... Does this remind you of something? (Doc Johnson TitanMen Ass Servant)
We have a feeling that even the most advanced butt plug aficionados out there are clenching their butt cheeks at the sight of this enormous sculpture... We certainly are!
Continue reading to be bombarded with some of the best butt puns we could think of...
I don't know about you, but I'm still in shock as to how quickly September came and went! With the dark nights drawing in earlier and earlier, and a sharp chill in the evening air, it's clear that Autumn has well and truly arrived!
Providing a much needed distraction from the nippy change in weather, Lingerie lovers 69 has sent us this stunning photo displaying the Coquette Darque Chain Stimulating Knickers (£14.99).
Basking gloriously in the sun against a gorgeous, panoramic holiday landscape, this photo is hot in more ways than one! Teaming the sexy knickers with a pair of heels, our model stands tall and proud, showing off her lingerie while taking in the breathtaking surroundings - we love it!
Thank you to Lingerie lovers 69 for sending us this little slice of summer-lovin' and cheering up our week - you've won a £100 Lovehoney voucher to spend on anything you like!
Continue reading to find out who else won in this month's competition...