Bondage and S&M fetishes have existed for as long as sex has, but for too long it's been classed as 'too kinky to discuss', and certainly too 'out there' to shop for. Even with famous bondage pioneers like Bettie Page and Irving Klaw blazing the trail, it's remained a taboo topic for decades.
Luckily, in recent years the outlook on bondage has started to evolve. Books such as Fifty Shades of Grey have made restraint play accessible to a wider audience and enabled more and more couples to fulfil their tie-and-tease fantasies.
Nowadays there are a plethora of items available for dipping your toe into the sub/Dom domain, but what about those who want to take their BDSM play to the next level?
We're extremely happy to announce that Lovehoney have just launched DOMINIX, our deluxe range of bondage equipment for all your professional and recreational S&M requirements!
Read on to find out what makes this collection so luxurious, and why you should be shopping right now!
Have you seen the amazing bargains up for grabs in our huge January sale?
With up to 75% off many items, there's never been a better time to pick up some sexy items to spice up your sex life!
We have lots of seductive lingerie to treat your lover, or you can pick up a brand new vibrator for as little as £3 and bring a new level of pleasure to your couples or solo play.
Try something new with great savings on flavoured lube and fun sex games. Your Friday nights in will never be the same again!
We're also giving you the chance to create your own bondage gift set for only £10 - just mix and match your favourite 3 items from our selection.
What deals have you found in our sale? Grab any great bargains? Let us know in the comments!
Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and very happy New Year from everyone at Lovehoney.
We've been working very hard to make 2013 the sexiest Christmas yet, and can't wait to get 2014 started off with a bang, too.
Regular Lovehoney customers will know that we love to give you an extra treat on Christmas Day, to say thanks for your continued support.
Our Secret Christmas Day Sale is now live - for today only, you can get huge reductions on some of our most popular luxury sex toys. These massive savings don't happen any other day of the year, and they're only available while stocks last, so hurry up and grab a bargain!
That's not all - to spread the Christmas cheer further, we've rounded up our favourite festive images (with a sexy twist!) for you to enjoy below, with a special appearance from some of our favourite sex bloggers. Make sure to let us know your favourite in the comments, and happy shopping!
Now that Christmas is inching closer and closer, it's time to send out those last minute cards - what a chore.
Here at Lovehoney, we've come up with a hassle-free way of sealing dozens of envelopes in a flash - just use the convenient Sqweel Go Stamp Licker! 10 lapping tongues make your Christmas stress go away in no time.
See it in action here:
What else could it be used for? Read on to learn more about the Sqweel Go, and make sure to give us your ideas for alternative uses in the comments.
That's right! Believe it or not, our award-winning Customer Care just got even better.
We're now offering 24 hour Customer Care Monday to Friday to customers around the globe, so no matter when you want to talk to us, we're just on the end of a call, live chat or email.
That's not all - our Customer Care advisors are also available on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm and midnight to 2.30am, as well as from 9pm to midnight on Sundays.
Opening 24 hours a day during the week enables us to respond to queries, questions and shoppers even quicker, saving you time and minimising call queues. Now, getting through to a human being is even easier.
Get in touch at any time of day or night during weekdays to recieve the same outstanding Customer Care you'd expect when shopping with us.
When daily office activity includes people in suits having serious discussions about anal beads, and teams avidly planning the next shipment of nipple clamps, working at Lovehoney can sometimes be quite surreal.
But for me, no day here has been more surreal than my very first… and it all started with a tweet.
I'd spent the morning discussing dildos in the boardroom and thought it couldn't get much better, but that was before my new manager rather cryptically announced: “He’s here! And he’s asking to see you, Stephanie.”
Perhaps this is a good time to mention that a week earlier my favourite comedian, Ross Noble, had tweeted about an unconventional travel documentary he was filming, saying:
"Still looking for stuff to do in Wales or maybe the West Country if you have a cool job or something odd you would like to show the world!"
I hadn't even started yet, but what cooler job is there than working at Lovehoney?
We all love a steamy erotic novel but, in my opinion, there are few things racier than a memoir-based tale; a window into red-hot real-life exploits… Especially when you can gossip about the best bits with your friends afterwards and there's a free gift up for grabs!
So it was with a smile and raised eyebrow that I tucked into Lovehoney's Book of the Month, Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission by bestselling author Alison Tyler. As the official Lovehoney Book Club read for November, this is your chance to pull up a pew at the Lovehoney Book Club thread on our forum and share your thoughts.
Plus, pick up your copy from Lovehoney and you'll receive a free Silver Collection Silky Bondage Restraint (normally £16.99)! If you need any more reason to check out this novel, award-winning sex columnist and author Violet Blue is a fan: "Dark Secret Love a scorchingly hot work… it's impossible to stop turning the pages… I love this book."
Join our informal erotic book club here - everyone's welcome! Don't forget to give us your take on this naughty read in the comments or on the forum…
After years of showing you the best new sex toys on Lovehoney TV, our very own Annabelle Knight has released her first range of vibrators!
Using her top notch knowledge of everything sexy, Annabelle's new range of couple-friendly sex toys includes a classic vibrator, a G-spot vibe, a love egg and even stylish vibrating knickers.
If you've seen the Lovehoney documentary More Sex Please, We're British, you'll know that Annabelle has been eager to share her own range of pleasure objects with the world for a long time.
"I adore my new collection of toys! They're sexy, stylish and elegant, and won't break the bank. I've tried to provide something for everyone and spent many an hour fretting over the design and functions to make sure you get the best from them!" - Annabelle
Designed with style and function in mind, Annabelle's collection features ergonomic vibrators with a smooth texture for sensual pleasure.
Ms Knight's familiarity of sex toys clearly came in handy when it came to designing the products: "When coming up with the ideas for the toys I took my inspiration from you! They're for the everywoman by the everywoman."
View the full Annabelle Knight Collection below…
Between Britney's new video and the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, it's safe to say that bondage has never been so hot.
Previously, all our bondage-related products, from blindfolds to ball gags, were lumped together in the Sex Toys category.
That wasn't technically accurate, however, so the lovely Alice has done a revamp and created a brand new Bondage section, with everything you could ever want for sexy tie and tease.
In the new section you'll find:
Although regular Lovehoney customers know plenty of ways to wield a whip, for anyone new to bedroom bondage it can be hard to tell a crop from a cane. This new category makes it easier to sort products by material, colour and price, ensuring you get exactly what you want.
So whether you're channelling Christian Grey or bondage queen Bettie Page, you'll find plenty to tickle your fancy in our new Bondage section.