Bonjour! Are you celebrating Bastille Day today?
Between French kissing and French knickers, we have a lot to thank our Francophone neighbours for when it comes to sex.
Indeed, the most popular sexy costume at Lovehoney is the classic French Maid look - and sales peak in July! So clearly some lovers are getting patriotic this weekend.
To celebrate all things French, we're giving away a luxury Uma by Je Joue Rechargeable G-spot Vibrator (£74.99) to one reader. Simply comment below before July 19th at 5pm to be automatically entered.
Meaning "I play" in French, luxury sex toy brand Je Joue may not be based in France, but their sleek pleasure objects wouldn't look out of place in the boudoir.
Read on for the best (French) sex related news from around the web…
Want to show off your modelling skills?
Upload a picture of you striking your best pose in sexy lingerie and be in with a chance to win £100 to spend on whatever you like at Lovehoney!
Runners up receive 2,000 Oh! Points to help save up for something special.
We were pleased to see lots of new and old faces entering our Model of the Month competition this month, with great photos of sexy lingerie and costumes.
Top of the bunch was this cheeky snapspot of Britfan999 (left), where she looks every inch the naughty secretary in the raunchy Dreamgirl Working Late Sexy Secretary Outfit (£24.99).
We loved her confident pose and use of the included glasses, and thought she did a great job of showing off the role play costume.
Think you could be our next Model of the Month? Simply upload a photo of yourself with a Lovehoney product to be automatically entered - and remember to follow the Lovehoney Photo Rules!
Read on to find out if you were a runner up this month…
It's time to revamp your lingerie collection with key pieces for this season.
This summer is all about sexy see-through clothes, in and out of the bedroom.
Seven 'til Midnight is one of the most popular lingerie brands on Lovehoney. Their affordable, easy-to-wear hosiery, sexy lingerie and costumes are always right on trend.
Often featuring seductive lace, cute ruffles and plunging necklines, their designs achieve a balance between playful and sexy that works great in the bedroom.
Offering beautifully designed garments in a range of sizes, Seven 'til Midnight lingerie is designed to look great on normal women - not just supermodels.
We've compiled our top 6 most-wanted items below. Which is your favourite?
You may have seen my last blog post in which I wrote about My Boudoir Photography Experience. If it's made you start thinking about doing a Boudoir photo shoot for yourself, there are lots of things to think about before you step in front of the camera.
Whether you choose to pose at home or go about it professionally, here are some of my top tips for having some sexy pictures taken.
- What look do you want to achieve? First things first. Do you see yourself as a vintage glamour queen, a rock chick or a soft and fluffy kitten? Although you'll be able to change your look in terms of your outfit and props, your hair and makeup will remain the same so think about the kind of vibe you want to give off. Dark, heavy makeup and big hair is great for a sultry or kinky look, whilst red lips combined with otherwise barely-there make up oozes old-time glamour.
- Choose a range of different looks. It's really important to choose the right lingerie to take with you. As well as thinking about how sexy your body will look, it's also important to be comfortable, as you might be wearing your items for a while as you try to capture the perfect photograph. You can always take more items than you need and leave some out. I took about ten different bra sets and three corsets with me but actually only wore four for my shoot. My photographer helped me choose which outfits would look best for each scenario.
- Think about items which create shape. Professional lighting helps create wonderful shapes, but clothes and posture makes a huge difference as well. If you want to create curves, try reducing your waist with a corset or waspie. Wearing ruffles can add volume to bottoms and busts whilst giving a flirty and feminine look. Basques allow you to take gorgeous timeless photographs without constriction, and they also create a wonderful silhouette. Never underestimate the phenominal effect of a pair of high heels on your body shape and confidence levels!
Happy summer, everyone!
Since our last Model of the Month blog summer has arrived, and members of the Lovehoney Community haven't been shy about stripping down and showing some skin.
Every month we give you the chance to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney. All you have to do to enter is upload a photo modelling your favourite Lovehoney lingerie.
We select our favourite to win the grand prize, while any runners up receive 2,000 Oh! Points to help save for a new toy.
Our Model of the Month for May is Scorpius12 with this sublimely sexy bedroom shot.
We love the simplicity of this shot which shows off the Seven Til Midnight Fishnet Chemise with Zipper Front to perfection.
Taken from the rear to keep her identity protected while retaining sexy mystique, Scorpius12 impressed us with a strong, sexy stance and eye-grabbing composition.
She accessorises her sexy lingerie with the Bondage Boutique Leather Studded Flogger and sexy heels.
Read on to find out if you were a runner up…
The Great Gatsby hit cinemas last week, and everyone's gone crazy for 1920s fashion.
The catwalk and high street are filled with elaborate lace and embellished garments as a homage to one of the great novels of the 20th century.
But why stop there, when you could take the trend to the bedroom?
Flapper style is all about loose, luxurious fabric floating over your curves, hinting at your figure without revealing too much skin.
In stark contrast to the more constrictive Victorian-style corsets and basques, 1920s-inspired lingerie is comfortable enough to wear daily and, best of all, suits every figure.
We've selected our top picks for achieving a sexy Great Gatsby look below:
First things first, introductions! I'm Lucy (known to all at Lovehoney HQ as Plum) and I work in the Content team. Some of you might have seen me pop into the forums now and then, received an email from me, or read the odd blog I've written. If not, then hello!
I have one of the best jobs in the world, and I’m very lucky to be able to write about sex and relationships all day long.
When I was approached by Bath-based Boudoir Photography studio Divine Divas and asked to arrange a special offer for Lovehoney blog readers, I was delighted. I was even more excited when I realised I was being sent off to try the experience for myself!
Thanks to the lovely Jo and Neill at Divine Divas, Lovehoney blog readers can enjoy the same experience I had (worth over £200) for just £25 - what a bargain! Plus, with £100 credit you're guaranteed to come away from your day with at least one delicious print to savour forever.
'But I don't live in the South West!' I hear you cry. Never fear, as Divine Divas are part of the Boudoir by Fresh group who have studios all over the UK, so you're sure to find a fabulous studio near you.
Now I've had the odd photo taken before, but something told me this was going to be a different experience altogether. Knowing this would be a little more intimate, I was looking forward to seeing what the studio would be like, not to mention how I would handle posing scantily-clad in my knickers for a stranger…
The fashionistas have spoken - sexy sheer clothing is the hot trend for Spring/Summer 2013.
That's right, what lingerie lovers have been sporting for years has finally made it into the mainstream fashion world, with couture designers like Moschino and Alberta Ferretti featuring sexy sheer pieces in their latest shows.
It's not difficult to see why sheer clothing has such an appeal. There's something so overtly erotic about a sheer-through dress that it's become a bedroom staple.
But the trend has finally extended to the catwalk and high street. That begs the question - would you ever wear sheer clothing in public?
To celebrate this sexy new trend, we're giving away aDreamgirl Black Diamond Butterfly Lace Bodystocking (worth £8.00) to one lucky winner.Available in regular and queen sizes, this stretchy sheer catsuit is sure to impress your lover. Simply comment below before May 17th to enter.
Read on for the latest on this sexy fashion trend.
Each month we scour the Lovehoney Community Photo Gallery for our favourite photo of someone modelling Lovehoney's lingerie.
Amongst all the gorgeous photos uploaded during April, we saw a theme of lace emerging - whether a lacy body (like the winner, pictured left) or laced-up corsets as you'll see from our runners up.
Our winner this month is Lovable_Rouge with this utterly gorgeous photo of her modelling the Oh La La Cheri Lace Bodysuit.
Whilst we adore black and white photography, we were impressed to see a gorgeous full colour shot that managed to stay soft, uncluttered and well lit. We think she's knocked the spots of the real product photo, with her tumbling locks and beautiful pose.
We were also incredibly impressed with how she's preserved both her anonymity and her modesty (difficult in a completely lace garment!) in such a seductive way.
Lovable_Rogue wins a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher for this stunning shot.
Runners up get 2,000 Oh! Points added to their account to spend or save as they choose.
Read on to see the runners up and find out how YOU can enter our competition!
Although it was unseasonally cold outside this March, members of the Lovehoney Community certainly weren’t shy about getting their legs out on camera!
This month’s user-uploaded images were all about long legs, sexy stockings and seductive high heels.
Every month, we give aspiring models the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend on lingerie and sex toys at Lovehoney.
This month's Model of the Month is vision2play, with this stunning shot.
We love her classic bedroom look of plain white shirt, heels and handcuffs.
Her seductive pose is enhanced with the stylish Bondage Boutique Leather Buckle Wrist Cuff Restraints.
A downward glance is a great way of protecting your anonymity while emphasising submissive sex appeal.
Read on to see more sexy stilettos and lovely legs, and find out if you were a runner up for March.