A SHORT REPORT ON THE TEXTURE AND TASTE OF A COMBINATION MASSAGE MOUSSE AND LUBRICANT
A Report by Carly "Pleasure" Drew
Durex Play 2 in 1 Massage Mousse is a 100ml canister of foam-like liquid that is designed to be used firstly as a massage enhancer and secondly as a lubricant.
The can is pretty and sleek with a purple and white printed bubble design. It resembles a tube of deodorant spray or hair mousse, which I realise could potentially lead to some confusion if grabbed from the bathroom cabinet in a hurry in the morning.
Upon opening the tube I realise it's not going to be easy to dispense - the button is stiff and requires some serious force to get it to work. Unfortunately this also makes the mousse spray out in a rather violent manner coating my black shirt in some rather suspicious white stains and ricocheting into my eye, resulting in much squinting and the desperate search for something that isn't covered in mousse to wipe it with.
It also doesn't help that the sound it makes when the dispensing button is depressed is exceptionally loud, causing a lot of attention to be drawn to myself in a very quiet office. The sound is similar to that of a shaken up can of fizzy drink exploding, except without the muttered curse words afterwards.
Whether you want a little user-friendly advice or a full on debate on the merits of certain toys, the Lovehoney Community Forums are the place to be!
This week has seen some very interesting and lively discussion ranging from product suggestions to a written tour of the Lovehoney office!
If any of this sounds right up your street or you fancy taking a quick peek into a lively and burgeoning online forum, then have a look at the following suggested threads:
An old thread that keeps getting revived, and for good reason, is The Anal Sex for Beginners, Any Advice? thread. It's filled with great tips on how to have an enjoyable anal experience.
Which pump? Is another very informative thread that aims to help you in choosing the right pussy pump for you or your partner. With a mixture of official and tried-and-tested advice, you're sure to get the perfect fit for you!
The Magazines thread has sparked some interesting conversation on what different peoples reading preferences are! And it appears that there's not much difference between what men and women like!
A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF A COCKTAIL FLAVOURED LUBRICANT AND ITS EFFECTS ON MY STATE OF INEBRIATION
A Report by Carly "Pleasure" Drew
ID Juicy Lube Pina Colada Flavoured Lubricant is a 108ml, thick, plastic tube of clear water-based lubricant that stresses the point that it is "for topical cosmetic use only" - which is nearly as polite as saying "use it on your mimsy".
The tube is garish in design and busy with pictures of pineapples, flowers and what appears to be some sort of clam. There is no clam, mussel or any other sea-dwelling mollusc listed in the ingredients, so I will assume that it's purely there for the intention of evoking mental imagery of beaches, holidays and cocktails by the pool.
Upon opening the tube, I instantly recognise the smell of Pina Colada - a mixture of rum, coconut and pineapple juice. It has undertones of sweet maraschino cherries. It's almost syrupy and elegant in essence. It reminds me of evenings with classy beginnings and rather messy ends.
Television presenter, actress, sex expert and author of The Greatest Sex Tips in the World, Julie Peasgood helped out with a feature on The Alan Titchmarsh Show yesterday about the evolution of sex.
During the feature, she explained how cornflakes were originally developed by Dr. Kellogg as a food to lower the libido and how condoms were initially tested for strength by being able to hold the weight of a chair!
We personally think that the electronic testing that condoms go through nowadays is a much better form of trial!
She also went into detail about massager vibrators, such as the Hitachi Magic Wand, and how by the 1980s they had become intimate massagers as opposed to just a product to ease back pain!
Second week of September? Where does the time go…?
If you're desperately holding on to the remnants of what was a fleeting summer or trying to forget that Christmas is fast approaching, then the only cure is distraction! And what better way to distract yourself than to get involved in the Lovehoney Community Forums!
There has been lots of discussion over the past week on some fantastic topics ranging from lingerie to lap dance! So here are the best bits for you to take a look at:
Although the competition has now ended, the Caption Competition - Win a Fleshlight thread is packed with great quotes for a good giggle! The perfect topic to brighten up a dull Monday morning!
Everyone has had sex to music at some point, but if you're looking for something a little different, check out the Sexy Basslines thread for some top recommendations. From German industrial to American hip-hop you're sure to discover something new to try your moves to!
Need some lingerie help? Come to the forums and see what advice the community members can offer! This past week there has been discussion of the best PVC/latex lingerie that can be worn as outerwear as well as underwear!
We are all very excited here at Lovehoney about the fantastic The New Joy of Sex book!
Not only is it fabulously presented, but it's been updated to encompass all the things that modern couples really want to know about.
The wonderfully detailed chapters explore the all important topics of clitoral pleasure, contraceptives, sex toys, lingerie, bondage and even female ejaculation.
Susan Quilliam, relationship psychologist and sex expert, was given the opportunity to add her expertise to the updated book.
Susan works with the International Journal of Family Planning, the British relationship counselling organisation Relate and innumerable global advisory boards in the field of sexual health and dysfunction, so is more than qualified to undertake the huge and prestigious job of updating the best-selling sex manual in the world!
I caught up with Susan and asked her all about the book and her opinions on sex toys and relationships.
Durex has just released the exciting new Play O Female Orgasm Gel in the UK and they're going out of their way to promote it and their other new ranges all over the world!
Firstly, Play O featured alongside Lovehoney's very own Love Bunny Vibrating Mini Massager in the most recent issue of More magazine.
Play O was listed as the best for increased sensation and the Love Bunny is touted as the first and best online sex toy!
If you fancy trying Play O for yourself then pick up a bottle from Lovehoney! This orgasm gel is created by women for women using a combination of ingredients designed to stimulate and bring you the most intense orgasms you've ever experienced!
A SHORT DISSERTATION ON AN ALMOST INFAMOUS JAPANESE LUBRICANT
A Report by Carly "Pleasure" Drew
Tenga Real Hole Lotion is a 170ml tube of clear, water-based lubricant designed for use with the Tenga Flip Hole Masturbator but can also be used for regular masturbation and sex, too.
The packaging matches the general style of the Tenga range - sleek, smooth and classy. This is what I consider myself to be, apart from on a Friday night when I'm doing the robot and singing along to Abba.
Standing the tube up-right provides fascinating visuals as the air bubbles slowly float to the surface. This is an effect that I like to call the lubricant lava-lamp phenomena.
The "Real" statement in the title of the lubricant is supposed to refer to the realistic sensations it provides. It doesn't smell very real, unless your vagina happens to smell rather floral, but I won't hold that against Tenga Real Hole Lotion as it's actually a rather pleasant aroma.