As you can probably imagine, working for an online sex toy retailer (and the biggest in the UK, I might add) comes with some pretty interesting job responsibilities.
Between practicing orgasm faces with colleagues, deciding whether something is actually NSFW for other workplaces and writing 'To Do' lists that would make even Masters & Johnson blush, we still have a little time left for other fun (totally work related) things.
You may have noticed that Bondage Boutique has recently undergone a makeover and is now speckled with lots of lovely new images and a pair of brand spanking new models - literally!
Most of the the time, when you see photos of bondage gear it's a shot of the product on its own, which can make it hard to visualise the kit actually being used.
Alternatively, when bondage product images involve a model, they very often end up super pornographic. *Sigh*
So we were given the challenge to re-shoot our top-selling Bondage Boutique products on models without making it look like Lovehoney were branching out into 'adult DVDs', and with nothing to go on except our own (brilliant!) ideas.
The shoot lasted 3 days and, as Lovehoney's resident bondage expert, I was on hand to make sure each product was photographed in its best light, accurately, and that the models felt comfortable and safe.
To give you a little insight into my job and the general goings on at LHHQ, I've compiled some of my favourite behind the scenes outtakes for you to enjoy…
If you thought your 10% off at Topshop was good, then you're in for a very exciting ride.
If you're a student and have a UNiDAYS account (they're free!), then you, my friend, can grab yourself a sensational 20% discount on all products on Lovehoney.co.uk.
Gone are the days of deciding between dildos and dinner - now you can have it all.
All you have to do is click here and log in to UNiDAYS, or sign up for a shiny new account, and enjoy orgasms for 20% less dollar than everyone else. We really are too good to you.
Scroll down to find out exactly what this saving means in real terms.
Starlet Jean Shrimpton shocked the world in 1965 by arriving at the Melbourne's Victoria Derby in a white shift dress that ended a scandolous 4 inches above her knee. Thus began our fascination with the mini dress that continues to this day - and now our hemlines are shorter and sexier than ever.
Whether they're worn in public or in the bedroom, mini dresses are hot stuff, and we're delighted to announce our sexy own brand dresses are now available to buy.
This gorgeous range of short and sexy dresses have been in the works for a long time, and we think they're the perfect mix of flattering and alluring. Lingerie Category Manager Gemma said "We're really excited to bring sexy mini dresses into Lovehoney Lingerie brand. The styles are perfect for the bedroom, and I'm proud that we've got a great selection in both base and plus sizes."
We've also expanded our range of Plus Size Bodystockings with exciting new styles. Read on below to get the lowdown on all of the new items!
Lovehoney's Design a Sex Toy is back! Are you an engineer, graphic designer, inventor or even just a kinky doodler? Could your revolutionary idea bring endless orgasms to the masses or have you come up with a cunning take on a classic?
Send us your sex toy idea and you could see your dreams turned into reality.
There are three categories you can enter: Sex Toys for Men, Sex Toys for Women and Sex Toys for Couples. You can enter one idea per category, which means you have three chances to win.
The winner of each category will receive £1,000 and the Judges' Pick will receive an extra £2,000, making it a grand total of £5,000 prize money.
But that's not all - the overall winner will also have the chance to have their design made into a real sex toy and earn royalties in the future.
***This competition is now closed. Winners will be contacted soon. Good luck!***
Election fever gripped the nation yesterday as voters turned out in their millions to determine the next tenant of 10 Downing Street. With queues running out the door at some polling stations, most of us viewed the task as our democratic duty rather than a pleasurable playtime, but perhaps we just weren’t thinking creatively enough…
For yesterday’s secret ballot, Lovehoney member naughtboi had a second secret hidden away - a Lovehoney Sensual Glass Butt Plug. A small, 4-inch plug with a flared base to guard against unwanted travel, naughtboi’s review mentioned how the size and shape means the plug is ideally suited to wearing out and about, and discreet enough to go unnoticed:
“Perfectly made and easy to insert, and best of all is it's a great size for just popping in and going about your daily business… As soon as it arrived I cleaned it and popped it in and went down to the shops and then the polling station to vote and no one knew I had it inserted.”
Giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘independent party’, naughtboi’s solo fun proved voting doesn’t have to be dull - think how this could improve the turnout for 2020.
Anyone who took our recent "How Well Do You Know Lovehoney" quiz will be familiar with our (much beloved) former mascot, Honey.
Honey was the face of Lovehoney for 9 years until she retired in 2011, but she's clearly not forgotten.
We were delighted earlier this week when a Lovehoney fan surprised us with her take on Honey, complete with Barbarella hair and trademark "H" dress.
We love that she's holding the Lovehoney Waterproof Mini Magic Wand Vibrator too - what a nice touch!
We've given the artist (blogger Emmeline Peaches) a bunch of Oh! Points to say thank you.
See the full size image and the original Honey artwork below:
Can you believe that Lovehoney's birthday has come around again?
It seems like only a few months ago we were celebrating our 12th birthday with a bombardment of Lovehoney facts, history and nostalgia for days gone by.
Now that we're entering our rebellious teenage years, I thought I'd turn the tables and test your Lovehoney knowledge with a fun little quiz.
Test your Lovehoney knowledge below, and make sure to tell us your score in the comments below.
We'll be choosing one commenter at random to win a Lovehoney Magic Wand Couple's Gift Bundle (worth over £100!) Best of luck!
Note: This competition is now over, and a winner has been selected. But feel free to complete the quiz for fun!
Lovehoney's resident sexpert has been out in the real world sharing her sex and relationship wisdom once again, and today, Annabelle Knight appeared on ITV's brand new debate show O'Brien.
Joined by a panel of celebrity guests, experts, and of course, host James O'Brien, Annabelle debated the controversial topic of monogamy and whether it should be adopted by all couples.
Guests included The Jeremy Kyle Show counsellor Graham, martial artist Alex Reid (Katie Price's ex-beau) and an elderly swinger called Colin, to name but a few.
If you missed the show, catch up here to see Annabelle in action.
Annabelle has been doing the rounds on daytime TV in recent months and can regularly be found on ITV's This Morning giving sex and relationship advice to callers.
When she's not debating on national TV or having a chat on the This Morning sofa with Philip Schofield, Annabelle is busy presenting LovehoneyTV, and even has her own range of sex toys.
Want to know more about Annabelle? Check out our Q&A with her, or check out her advice column in NOW magazine.
You must have seen by now that we recently hit 100,000 reviews, and we're REALLY excited about it! (No? Where have you been?!)
100,000 is a huge amount of customer reviews, and it got us thinking about all the other numbers that make Lovehoney what it is…
Lovehoney in Numbers:
You've probably noticed that we're celebrating this week. We've just hit 100,000 product reviews, and we couldn't be more delighted.
Thanks to each one of our wonderful customers who took the time to write a review. Your reviews have helped thousands of others to choose the right sex toys and are part of the reason that people feel confident to shop with Lovehoney time and time again.
Below are our top five most reviewed products (ever), racking up a whopping 4,000 reviews between them. We have selected some of our favourite reviews to highlight just why so many people can't help but share their experience.
If you want to start reviewing products but aren't quite sure where to start, follow our Guide to Writing Great Reviews and become a sex toy critic in no time. You could even win £100 to spend at Lovehoney!