Until not too long ago, BDSM was still considered taboo and items like bondage gear were only available in specialist shops.
In recent years, however, we've seen the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, along with celebrities like Rihanna and Britney Spears, make subjects like bondage and fetish more mainstream. Britney Spears was even spotted wielding the Fifty Shades of Grey Sweet Sting Riding Crop in a recent music video!
We're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Fifty Shades of Grey spanking bundle, which includes the Please, Sir Flogger (£19.99), Sweet Sting Riding Crop (£24.99),You. Are. Mine Handcuffs (£14.99) and Twitchy Palm Spanking Paddle (£24.99). That's a total value of over £84!
To be in with a chance to win this amazing prize, simply add your comment below before 5pm on Friday the 14th. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email - best of luck!
Read on for more BDSM tidbits, and don't forget to comment!
February is over and March has arrived, and from the looks of things Valentine's Day romance was in the air for many of you!
With hundreds of submissions for our Model of the Month competition throughout February, we've been astounded by the number and quality of entries.
Choosing a winner is always difficult, but this month there was one entry which stood out above the rest.
guaxicouple combine soft lighting with a plain background to create this uncomplicated and inviting photo (left), which focusses attention on the Oh La La Cheri Bandage Bra and Skirt Set (£24.99).
Complimented by the model's alluring yet natural pose, the result is a confidently sexy, flattering photo which is really very beautiful. We just can't stop looking at it!
For all their hard work guaxicouple have won a £100 voucher to spend on anything they like at Lovehoney - congratulations!
Think you could give this month's winner a run for their money? Read our photo guidelines and upload your best pose in Lovehoney lingerie to be in with a chance to win big in March.
That's not all! We've also picked two Runners Up from February to win 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save. Read on to find out who else was chosen….
There's nothing like a lazy Sunday morning in bed, and as March has been officially declared National Bed Month by the Sleep Council, it only seems appropriate to spend a little extra time in the sack…
The Sleep Council recommends replacing your bed after 7 years, by which time you'll have spent a whopping 20,000 hours using your mattress for sleep (and other bed-related activities).
To help make your bed a better place to be, we're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Bondage Boutique Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Restraint Kit (worth £34.99). Just comment below on or before Friday, the 7th of March to be in with a chance to win.
This nifty restraint kit contains adjustable straps that transform your bed into a playground - and best of all, it works with any sized bed!
Read on for more bedtastic news, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!
Lovehoney sponsored the Sex Appeal III: Mélange à Trois comedy show in aid of Brook in London last week, and it got us thinking - is anything in the world better than a good belly laugh?
In fact, many people believe that "laughology" may not only be the best medicine, it could also be key to a good sex life. Think about it - laughing puts us at ease, which helps us feel more relaxed in bed. The more relaxed you are, the more likely you are to orgasm. Win win!
Being able to share a joke with your lover and laugh off any awkward moments during sex could also help you grow closer as a couple. Do you think sharing a laugh can make you feel more intimate with your partner?
To help you get started, we're giving one reader the chance to win the exciting All Night Love Affair Dice And Card Game. This fun sex game allows you share plenty of giggles and maybe discover some new sexy moves.
To enter, simply comment on this post before 5pm on February the 28th. Don't forget to read on below for more sex news and tips.
Too big? Too small? Or juuuust right? Everyone has preferences when it comes to their ideal partner, but how much does size really matter? We want to settle the score once and for all. Fill out our 'Size Matters' survey and tell us what you really think!
Plus we're giving away a luxury bundle of goodies worth over £100! If you win, you'll receive:
With prizes ranging from little to large, there's something here to please all appetites.
The competition will close on Friday 28th February and the winner will be contacted by email.
So is bigger always better? Or do good things come in small packages? Have your say!
After experiencing a reasonably mild season so far, it seems the cold snap of winter has finally caught up with us. Much to our delight this hasn't stopped our lovely members braving the nippy weather and stripping down to submit their Model of the Month entries. Each month we choose our favourite user-uploaded photo to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney. We've been treated to a plethora of creative photos throughout January and, as usual, it's been really tough to pick a winner.
This month's winner is KinkyFuckery who submitted this fantastically sexy shot of her wearing the Gabriella Lace Top Hold Up Stockings with Back Seam (£8.99). I love her use of a 'point of view' angle which not only highlights the sheer stockings, but also shows off those beautiful glistening shoes!
Read on to find out if you were selected as one of our runners up.
Since the 2012 London Olympics, Great Britain has been a little bit sport mad. Even I, someone who would never usually watch sport on the TV, have become excited to have my morning cuppa in front of the curling highlights.
Even if you're completely disinterested in the Olympics, it's hard to watch Team GB Olympian Lizzy Yarnold win a gold medal in the Skeleton without feeling a little surge of British pride. Hurrah!
After watching the fantastic Jenny Jones claiming her bronze mdeal in the women's snowboarding, a few of us were firmly in the Olympic spirit. Whilst playing with some cock rings (as you do), the Lovehoney content team fashioned a sex toy display worthy of a medal. What do you think?
Seeing as we're feeling the love here, how do you fancy getting your hands on 1 of 5 packs of Lovehoney Magic Cock Rings worth £6.99 each?
This competition is now closed. Winners have been contacted via email.
It's a longstanding assumption that women worry more about their appearance than men, but a recent study reveals that this isn't the case.
Results show that 4 out of 5 men discuss body image on a regular basis, and more than 60% are not entirely satisfied with the way they look. With a third of men using a protein supplement and almost 20% of men thinking about their weight every day, it's clear that men worry too.
Most guys admitted to wishing they had a more muscular physique, and a staggering 35% of men said they would give up a whole year of their life to achieve their ideal body shape! However, nearly 60% of men said that body talk affected them in a negative way, and in some cases the knock on confidence actually deterred them from joining a gym or working towards a healthier lifestyle.
With results like these it seems clear that men are in dire need of a confidence boost, and what better way than a light-sculpting photoshoot designed specifically for them? Read on to find out more…
Along with getting fitter, eating healthier is the top resolution we all make each new year - but let's face it, most of us have given up by mid-February.
This weekend saw Valentine's Day come and go, which means it's almost impossible to avoid chocolate. If you didn't get a box of treats from your lover, chances are you picked up some half-price leftovers the day after.
Luckily, we've got some motivation to get you back on track, because nothing impacts your sex life more than what you put in your body. This week, we're taking a look at the best and worst foods for fueling your sex life.
But we know it's hard to give up all the tasty treats at once, which is why we're giving you the chance to win some Lovehoney Chocolate Body Paint (£5.99) and Lovehoney Passion Fruit Flavoured Lubricant (£6.99)!
To be in with a chance to win, simply add your comment below before Friday the 21st of February. Easy!
Read on for tips and tricks for eating your way to a better sex life…
Ever wondered how erotic fiction writers tell their friends and family what they do for a living?
Nicola Jane, author of interactive erotic novel Follow Your Fantasy, reveals all in this special guest blog post.
This competition is now closed. Winners have been contacted via email.
The day my Facebook status update said "Just another day, writing about cock" was not the day I planned on coming out as an erotic writer to my day job as an educational materials writer.
But, after being on a panel at a materials writing conference, I started getting friend requests and Facebook mails from respectable fellow professionals, none of whom knew my little secret.
I couldn't accept their requests but I didn't want to snub them either. What was I supposed to do?