Lovehoney had a great time at the Erotica 2009 exhibition this weekend, wowing the crowds with our unique-in-all-the-world Sqweel of Fortune, Dildo Hoopla, Rabbit Wall, X-rated Photo Booth and Fleshlight Wall.
A massive thank you to everyone who came to the Lovehoney stand to play our silly games, buy our toys or just to say hello. It was great to meet you!
Erotica is the biggest sex show in the UK and is a great place to go if you've never bought a sex toy before. You can get your hands on lots of different products and, of course, on the Lovehoney stand our friendly, knowledgeable staff are there to help explain what they're all for.
That's us up there in the picture - from left to right: Jeremy, Richard (me), Kirstyne (kneeling), The Prof, Paula, Jo, Andy, Carl, Bonny (crouching), Carly, Joy (kneeling), Sean (gurning) and Flavie (wondering what the hell she's let us in for). And not pictured are Shelley, Ruth, Wojtek, Mike, Dusan and last but by no means least, Joseph (who left his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat at home).
And also big big "THANKS!" to Dean from Sliquid, Tracey from Tracey Cox (both pictured centre left), Bruce from We-Vibe, and Sqweel inventor Trevor Murphy and his mate Shane for being there for us.
Thank you to all the Lovehoney staff who made it happen - you did us proud!
More Erotica happenings and pictures after the break…
Sob, wail, gnash. Despite 30 hours of round-table talks (who was playing King Arthur?) , the Communications Worker's Union and the Royal Mail couldn't sort out their differences. So the strikes are on, no postal deliveries on Thursday or Friday.
But never fear - this does not mean that your dildo delivery need be delayed. We've called in a crack squad of express couriers to pick up the slack during the strike days.
For just £2.95 - or nowt if you spend more than £30 - you can avail yourself of our super-awesome choose-your-delivery day service.
Order by 4pm Thursday and you could be tucked up in bed on Friday night with your new special friend. Sweet dreams!
The Lovehoney team have just arrived in Berlin for the fantastic, naughty, erotic and downright pornographic Venus show!
The top names in sex toys, lubricants, lingerie, bondage, fetish and film gather here every year to swap cards, mingle and generally do business. So naturally, Lovehoney had to make an appearance!
Although Lovehoney aren't exhibiting, we have been wandering around talking to new suppliers, trying to get great deals on the most brilliant sex toys around and showing off our fantastic new sex toy - the Lovehoney Sqweel Oral Sex Simulator!
Keep checking the Lovehoney Blog over the next few days for video and photographic updates and all the saucy goings-on at Venus - including the entire Lovehoney team trying to ride (steady!) a giant I Rub My Duckie!
Lovehoney's fantastic UK Sex Map has just been launched!
This nifty little online gadget lets you type in your town and find out exactly where it ranks in the sexy spending stakes.
Not only is it a great way to find out what the naughty gossip is in your town but it's brilliant for figuring out new trends, deciding where to go out on the pull and learning all sorts of fun facts to wow your friends in the pub!
In fact, one of the most interesting things we learnt from creating the UK Sex Map is that Upminster is the sexiest town, spending a whopping 10.8 times the national average on naughty products!
So what is so special about Upminster? Well, not a lot.
However, we did discover that the rather gorgeous Paul Sculfor lives there.
This builder-turned-model has dated some of the most stunning women in the world including Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Lisa Snowdon and Lady Victoria Hervey.
How did this Essex brickie woo all these beautiful ladies? With naughty gifts, of course! People in Upminster spend 10.1 times the national average on sexy gifts and 11.2 times the national average on vibrators.
May we suggest a gorgeous JimmyJane vibrator for Mr Sculfor's next date?
Check out the UK Sex Map now and let us know how your town rates!
Lovehoney makes an annual donation to the World Land Trust to offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the general operations of the company and the shipment of products from sources around the world to the Lovehoney warehouse in Bath.
This five star rating by Which? means that this is one of the best carbon offsetting programmes around and that Lovehoney are really doing their bit to conserve biodiversity and encourage sustainable living, working and playing!
Not only is the World Land Trust highly rated by Which? it is also popular with WLT Patron, David Attenborough:
"WLT's Carbon-balancing programme is a way of helping put back what we are taking away… Balancing carbon emissions with the WLT means that we are able to put even more back in to our key objectives - acquiring land for conservation."
Last week saw the inaugural O Awards, a night of back-slappery and bonhomie in Los Angeles, where the great, good and not-so-good of the sex toys industry assembled for a round of hearty self congratulations.
Lovehoney was there to enjoy the cheap (free) booze and the view from the top floor of the Sheraton Hotel Universal Studios. And to applaud politely, sometimes noisily, from the wings as the winners went up to collect their gongs.
And, of course, to bask in the reflected glory that we were first to bring more than a handful of the winning products to the UK over the past couple or three years. We make it our mission to bring you the best sex toys, so we took it as a giant pat on the back for us, too.
Needless to say, our head buyer Bonny Hall couldn't help herself when presented with the opportunity to press her fizzog in front of the camera…
Here she is with Dean Elliott, founder of Sliquid, the awesome super-slippery lubes that are glycerine-free, paraben-free and otherwise gunk-free for the maximum in worry-free sexual pleasure.
Sliquid won the award for "Outstanding Lube, Lotion or Potion", which was designed to "recognize excellence in lubricants, massage oils, and other necessities." NICE.
"I owe this award, and indeed every scintilla of success I've ever had in my entire life, to the incredible and incredibly good-looking team at Lovehoney," Mr Elliott might have said had we bothered to ask him.