2012 has been an exciting year in the world of sex.
From the explosion of bedroom bondage, courtesy of Fifty Shades of Grey, to Magic Wand vibrators, here at Lovehoney we've noticed lots of new trends this year.
Before we welcome 2013, we've decided to give a look back at the noticeable trends this past year.
To help you ring in the new year, we're giving away a set of Lovehoney Magic Love Rings to one reader.
Simply comment below for your chance to win this selection box of bedroom-boosting love rings!
Read on for a recap of the top toy trends of 2012, and keep an eye on the blog in the coming days for Lovehoney's 2013 predictions…
The big day is almost here, and everyone at Lovehoney wants to wish you a very happy Christmas.
Once all the last-minute shopping and gift-wrapping is done, it's time to relax with a glass of mulled wine and a good book in front of an open fire.
That's why Lovehoney have decided to give our customers some free sexy reading material over the festive period.
Regular readers of this blog know that we love giving away prizes on Sunday, but this week, as a thank you for your continued support this year, we're offering two ebooks to everyone!
These Lovehoney erotic ebooks feature 20 erotic stories from our customers and professional authors like Kay Jaybee, Justine Elyot and Lily Harlem.
DownloadTake Your Partner andThe Intimate Stranger for free until December 25th!
But hurry, these books are only free until the end of Christmas day - so break out your new e-Reader and download them now!
Read on for our pick of the best of erotica articles from around the web.
Last year we ran our first ever TV advert across a range of channels and during different types of programmes.
But did you see it?
Of course, we know that our customers have many and varied tastes so it would really help us if you tell us a little about your favourite TV channels and programmes so we can make sure even more of you see what Lovehoney has in store!
As a thank you, you will be entered into our draw to win a We-Vibe Thrill worth £119.99!
Brrr! December is well and truly underway and we're almost at the shortest day of the year. While hats, scarves and gloves are all very well and good, we can think of a much better way to keep warm on these cold, dark nights.
Glass dildos are fun to experiment with when it gets cold outside, as you can indulge in sexy temperture play by heating them gently in some warm water.
To help you stay warm, we're giving away three sets of Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildos (worth £23.99). Simply comment below before December 21st to enter.
Ideal for a warming back massage, these best-selling textured toys are sure to raise the temperature in the bedroom, too.
Image of Spartacus Smooth G-spot Glass Dildo courtesy of Behind The Chintz Curtain.
You can't deny it, 2012 has been an amazing year for us Brits. First the Diamond Jubilee got us all excited, and the Olympics brought even the most firm non-sportspeople (myself incuded) out of their shells to support our wonderful Team GB. And as if we weren't excited enough, the year was topped off with news of a Royal Baby!
2012 was Lovehoney's sexiest year yet, and as we wave goodbye to December and get ready to welcome in the new year, we're dying to know how sexy the last 12 months have been for you! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very, very sexy New Year's Eve.
Let us know how you'll be spending your festive period and you could be in with a chance of winning a Lelo Pleasure Bundle worth over £100! It's the perfect treat to beat those January blues…
After that news this week, it feels like the country has gone baby-crazy.
The news of the Royal Baby comes at the right time of year, as December is the month with the highest number of conceptions. There's something about festive cheer and long nights that inspires babymaking, which is why so many people have birthdays in September.
In fact, the most fertile day of the year is coming up in just a few days, with December 11thbeing the day when most conceptions take place. [The Daily Beast]
Whether or not you're planning on conceiving a baby, we think it's a good idea to celebrate this special day with some good, old-fashioned practice. To ensure you have a great night, we're giving away a luxury Lelo Tiani couple's vibrator (worth £104.99)! Comment below before December 14th for your chance to win.
Apologies for the delay in announcing Lovehoney’s Model of the Month, but we’ve been very busy getting everything ready for the sexiest Christmas ever. We’re about to make sure that one lucky person has an even better Christmas, with £100 to spend on gifts for themselves and their sex life.
We were wowed by the quality of photos submitted this month, but Kinkyclover’s shot showcasing the Obsessive Flower Fishnet Bodystocking and some very sexy rope suspension really stood out for us. We love the soft, erotic feel of the picture and we’re impressed with the intricacy of your rope bondage. Congratulations! You’re our Model of the Month.
Two lucky runners up have also been awarded 2,000 Oh! points to make the festive season more merry.
If you write a sex toy review for Lovehoney, you could be in with a chance to win a whopping £100 to spend on whatever you like!
Review of the Month
When we recently ran our 3 for £10 special offer, it was the Beginners Basic Slimline Butt Plug that proved the most popular product. Our winning review this month is of that very product and explains in just the right amount of detail what a great product it is.
"I would, and have, recommended this to friends interested in anal play, and would be very confident introducing this to a partner new to the subject. And, as it is so easy to insert, it is a go-to product for quick insertion and pleasure."
Read the full review by Preraphelite.
Each month we also choose a selection of highly commended reviews and reward them each with a whopping 2,000 Lovehoney Oh! Points to spend as they wish, or perhaps save up to spend on a luxury sex toy. Read on to find out who the runners up were…
Rubber, johnnie, French letter - whatever you call a condom we're pretty sure it racks up fewer Scrabble points than the Danish: svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel (here's how to say it!)
We all know how important it is to stay protected during sexual activity and in support of World Aids Day, we're taking a closer look at condoms this week.
We're also giving away ten packs of Billy Boy Endurance Condoms. Simply comment below before Friday afternoon for your chance to win.
These innovative condoms feature an integrated cock ring at the base to harden your erection, help you last longer and lead you to a more intense orgasm.
Read on for the best condom related articles from across the web and your chance to win.
Over 83% of 18-29 year olds are doing it, most people spend over 7 hours at it a month and in October 2012 alone, we spent a massive 6.7 billion hours immersed. What are we talking about? Why, social media, of course! [Hubspot]
It's true, even at Lovehoney we get a thrill from Twitter, Facebook sends us into a frenzy and Tumblr is tantalising. So this week, we've been thinking about the similarities between sex and social media.
And to celebrate the Thrill we get from sharing, we've decided to give away a newly released Thrill by We-Vibe (worth £94.99) with a Twitter-style competition! This sexy vibe is already getting rave reviews and is set to be a Lovehoney favourite.
To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below and tell us in 140 characters or less why you would love aThrill by We-Vibe.