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    A big thank you to everyone who entered the Lovehoney Sex Tips Competition. As always we were astounded by the quality of the tips (or should that be the wondrous workings of your erotic imaginations?!)

    Now that the overall winner has been notified (we'll be publishing their tip shortly) and all of the prizes sent, I thought I'd share some facts and stats on the competition. Take note, they may come in useful next time!

    We received a total of 330 tips - 110 of which received prizes (not a bad ratio I think you'll agree.)

    The most common reason for rejecting a tip was that the entrant had forgotten to add their name and / or postal address to their Orgasm Army record. With so many tips to choose from it was impossible to email each person to check their addresses, plus we had stated in the rules that we required full details. Sorry chaps - no address, no prize!

    Ice, hot drinks and mint of any description proved a bit of a turn-off this time, too. Yes they all work, but when 51 people suggest the same thing I'm afraid it loses its edge! Ditto pearl hand jobs, alphabet oral or getting your partner drunk!

    That said, there were plenty of tips that left me hot under the collar, so much so in fact that a few of them will be featured here in the future. They're so good, it would be rude not to share!

    Move over Linda Lovelace! The winning tip in the Lovehoney Sex Tips competition tackles the tricky topic of deep throat and how to perfect your technique - with the help of your toothbrush!

    Congratulations to Tracy from Wiltshire who's happy to admit that her tip is based on her own experiences.

    PS) If you fancy more toothbrush fun, why not invest in a Tingle Tip Electric Toothbrush Clitoral Stimulator instead?

    Countdown is progressing! This supercool sex tip from Martine in Surrey came in a chilled second in the Lovehoney Sex Tips Competition. Just grab your condoms and head for the freezer!

    Tip: Here's a cool sex tip - literally.

    Fill a condom with water, tie the end and pop it in the freezer. Once frozen, it makes a fantastic, thrilling dildo (allow it to stand for a few minutes before use to avoid any nasty ice burns!). As the ice melts, the melting water inside the condom creates some fabulous sensations as you move it in and out of your, or your partner's, pussy.

    Lovehoney shoppers really are a naughty bunch. I'm still blushing (with pleasure rather than embarrassment) at the sizzling suggestions from our sex tips competition. And now it's time to reveal the winning entries.

    Third place went to Debora from Wales who came up with this red hot tip for experiencing the thrill of public sex without even leaving your house (and without getting arrested!)