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?
Each month we give the author of our favourite sex toy review £100 to spend at Lovehoney. We've rummaged through all of your feedback from January and are happy to announce the winner.
Review of the Month
Sum Sub's review of the DOMINIX Deluxe Metal Connector Chain 28 Inch (£13.99) really caught our eye. His breakdown of how important a classic chain is for enhancing and advancing your S&M play was fantastic. Plus he included inventive ideas for getting the most from this simple yet necessary product.
"What benefit can this possibly bring to my bondage sessions? Well let me tell you right here right now, you need this."
"The build quality on this is top notch, I feel like I have really put it to test and it has withstood everything I have asked of it. I think this will last years, and years and years. It is proper dungeon-worthy equipment."
Read the rest of Sum Sub's review here.
Every month we read your reviews and select our favourites to feature in the blog. If we decide you've written our 'Review of the Month' we'll give you £100 to spend on anything you like at Lovehoney! And the prizes don't stop there, you could win a bunch of loyalty Oh! Points if you're picked as a runner up.
Think you could write a winning review? Read our guide to getting started.
Continue reading to discover if you were picked as one of our lucky runners up…
Can you keep a secret? We LOVE Valentine's Day.
Anything that encourages people to express their love is a winner in our book, and we're not alone - February 14th is the second most-widely celebrated holiday in America.
While we embrace the love heart look year-round, seeing it in shops, streets and online during the most romantic time of year simply warms our… well, heart!
To help spread the Valentine's love, we've put together an extra special giveaway for you this week. Just comment below to be in with a chance to win an incredible Valentine's Day Bundle!
The bundle includes a Royal Swan Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator (£99.99), TENGA Red Flip Hole Male Masturbator (£69.99), Lovehoney Hot Massage Rocks (£8.99), Lelo Personal Moisturising Lubricant (£24.99), adding up to a total value of £190!
Read on for more Valentine's goodness, and don't forget to leave your comment before 5pm on Friday. Good luck!
While prostate massage and stimulation has been popular in different parts of the world for thousands of years, it appears 2014 may be the year when it becomes even more mainstream.
Referred to by many as "The Male G-Spot", the prostate is a gland located a few inches inside the anus and can be stimulated internally or externally. Many men find that prostate play can lead to longer, more intense climaxes, and even handsfree orgasms.
Last year, we saw an increase of interest in anal sex toys like butt plugs, and the trend seems set to continue in the coming months.
This week you could win an Aneros Helix Syn Silicone Prostate Massager (left, worth £49.99)! Just comment below before 5pm on Friday, February 7th to enter.
Read on for more information about the P-spot, and don't forget to comment be in with a chance to win!
Valentine's day is just around the corner, and with all the pink fluffiness around Lovehoney HQ we're literally feeling the love in the air.
Whether you're loved up or free and single, we'd like to know about your verbal outbursts of affection – how long do you wait, how often you express your love and whether it really matters to you at all.
Plus, we're giving away Lovehoney Romantic Gift Sets to three lucky winners. These sexy sets include:
Enjoy everything you need for an amazing Valentine's night in.
It's always exciting when we get new products on our desks, but even more exciting when they're part of our own brand of Lovehoney sex toys.
We've been working hard to create even more high-quality, affordable sex toys to add to our Bionic Bullet range, and we're chuffed to be able to reveal five new products:
Made from high-quality silicone which is velvety-smooth to the touch and super-easy to clean, the Bionic Bullet range is already incredibly popular with beginners and experts alike, and these extra little treats we're adding to the collection are no exception.
We love them so much we've decided to give away one of each toy in celebration of their arrival. All you need to do is comment on this blog and we'll select five winners at random. Hurrah!
It's that time of year when, in an attempt to beat those January blues, the world seems to go exercise crazy.
You've never seen the gym busier, shops are full of workout gear and every magazine seems to be revealing their top weight loss tips.
Here at Lovehoney, we're more concerned with sexual health and happiness than how many miles you can clock up on a treadmill. In fact, the only workout we're worried about is keeping your PC muscles in peak condition.
Not only do these silver Ben Wa balls deliver pleasurable sensations, they also help to tone your pelvic floor muscles, leading to more intense orgasms.
As if you needed more proof that sex is good for you! Seperate research conducted in the US and South Korea suggests that not only does sex make us feel good, it can also have a positive effect on our intelligence.
One group of researchers monitored lab mice and found that after 30 minutes of sex a day, the mice "showed signs of improved cognitive function", while the other found that sex can reverse the ill effects of stress on memory.
While there are many obvious benefits to a good sex life, we tend not to think about the postive health effects in the heat of the moment.
To help you on the road to Mensa, we're giving you the chance to win a very special, very smart prize this week: A Lelo Smart Wand Large Rechargeable Vibrator (worth £154.99)!
To be in with a chance to win, leave your comment below. The lucky winner will be chosen on Friday the 24th.
Read on for even more reasons to indulge in a love session tonight…
Have you ever spotted someone's diary, and secretly wished you could delve inside and find out all their sexiest secrets? So have we.
OK, so we're not after your most intimate confessions, but we are looking to find out your sex habits – when, why, and what gets you in the mood.
Let us know by filling in our quick survey to be in with a chance of winning a Hot Lovers Bundle, worth over £200!
The items included in the prize bundle are:
It's time to announce our latest Lovehoney Model of the Month winner!
While we received many fantastic entries in December, the top prize of £100 to spend at Lovehoney had to go to community member Labyrinth for this stunning shot featuring the iCollection Racer Back Brocade Corset and G-String Set (£15.00).
Bathed in natural light, the model literally glows in this beautiful corset set. I love the intimate feel of the photo and the vibrant colour of the lingerie and model's hair, silhouetted against a bright background.
Congratulations to Labyrinth, and enjoy spending your Lovehoney voucher.
Do you have a keen interest in photography or modelling? Send us your snaps of sexy Lovehoney lingerie and be in the running to win next month!
That's not all - we've also chosen two fabulous runners up who each receive 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save.
Read on to see if you were a runner up and find out how to enter for next month…