1. As you may know, Royal Mail workers are to hold a 24-hour strike this Friday, 29 June. Because of the strike, your parcel will take a day or two longer to arrive than normal.
    We cannot guarantee delivery dates for Special Delivery orders placed after 4pm today, Wednesday 27 June. Royal Mail say they will be delivered on Monday 2nd July, but it could be as late as Tuesday 3rd July.
    Our regular First Class Recorded Delivery schedule is now estimated at 2-5 working days, instead of our normal 1-3 working days.
    To make up for it, you can now get FREE First Class Recorded Delivery when you spend just £15 (normally £30). Or you can get FREE Special Delivery when you spend just £40 (normally £70) right through until 4pm Monday 2nd July.
    We apologise on behalf of Royal Mail for any inconvenience.

    Desert Island Sex Survey Results

    Recently we ran a survey to find out who (or what) you'd most like to take on to a desert island.

    You restored our faith in love by saying that you'd most like to be marooned with your partner, rather than any of the consumerist trappings of a modern lifestyle.

    But of those who didn't want their better (or worse) half with them, a vibrator with limitless batteries was a more popular choice than an iPod with endless music.

    And the lucky winner of the £100 Lovehoney shopping spree is Amanda from the North East who voted for her partner, Gordon Ramsay and Tony Blair.

    Here are the results in full…

    Tingle Tip Electric Toothbrush We do our best to keep our noses clean here at Lovehoney, so it's always a surprise - and never a nice one - when we receive a legal letter.

    Most recently we heard from D Young & Co, who proudly declare themselves to be representatives of "The Proctor & Gamble Company family including Gilette Canada Company and Braun GmbH in relationship to trade mark matters."

    Slightly scary.

    In case you didn't know, P&G is a consumer goods powerhouse with global sales in 2006 of more than $68 billion. Its brands include Gilette, Crest, Pampers, Ariel, Bounty, Duracell and Charmin - household names that you've come to know, love and wipe your arse on.

    As if we were in any doubt as to the enormity of the P&G brand portfolio, D Young & Co flexed its legal muscles - and its photocopier - and helpfully sent us not one, not two, not three but 66 supporting pages of European Commmunity trade mark registration documentation.

    Famous Electric Toothbrush Brands

    But why are they bothering to send all this to us at Lovehoney? What have we done to incur the displeasure of the people behind Mr Clean, Old Spice and Tampax?

    Free Cutie Mini Rabbit Vibrator! It's free sex toy time again! Spend just £30 at Lovehoney and we'll send you this rather nifty Cutie Mini Rabbit Vibrator absolutely free.

    And as an extra-special bonus, First Class Recorded UK delivery is free when you spend more than £20 before midnight on Bank Holiday Monday. Get in quick!

    If you're wondering where to start shopping, check out our 3 for the price of 2 sex toys - add 3 to your basket and you'll get the cheapest one free. NICE.

    Take the Desert Island Suvey Take Lovehoney's new Desert Island Survey and you'll be in with a chance of winning £100 of sex toys. You know Desert Island Discs - it's the Radio 4 programme where celebrity chooses the records, book and luxury item than they'd like to be castaway with. So we thought it would be fun to find out what else people would rather take on to a desert island - chocolate, a vibrator or their boyfriend… Tell us!

    And if all this talk of islands has got you in the holiday mood, check out Wicked Words Sex on Holiday for a really raunchy read…

    Get your sexy shopping off to a flying start - free delivery when you spend just £10 before the end of April! And don't forget that it's First Class Recorded Delivery so your parcel is in safe hands all the way to the door.

    Not sure where to start your shopping? Try our best-selling sex toys!

    Lovehoney is growing fast and is looking for great new people to help us grow! The Jobs at Lovehoney page explains more about the positions that are vacant - a Writer / Blogger / Sex Expert, and a Coldfusion Programmer.

    And yes, there is a staff discount ;-)

    Love It! Meet The Sex Testers This week's Love It! magazine has a great article on The Sex Testers, featuring Orgasm Army member Mistress Kitty. It's a great read!

    If you're interesting in doing something similar, join Orgasm Army and then Edit Your Profile and click the option that says we can contact you to take part in surverys and interviews.

    Free sex toy! Spend £40 at Lovehoney and we'll send you a £19.99 Pearl Crystal Realistic Ribbed Quiet Vibrator free while stocks last! An easy way to snap up a new vibe…

    Lovehoney lab tests its sex toysFurther to a scare in 2001 over levels of phthalates in toys, a recent Greenpeace Netherlands report has brought attention back to the issue. The earlier scare had its effects - in 2005 the EU banned the use of the phthalate DEHP in children's toys, forcing toy manufacturers to develop alternatives - and the more recent Greenpeace research shows that many sex toys still carry high levels of phthalates.

    We've done our own research, both before (in our sex toys and phthalates buyer's guide - which links to other scientific research giving a more balanced view of the dangers of phthalates) and since the Greenpeace report. While the existing legislation only applies to toys and childcare articles which children are likely to hold in their mouths for long periods of time, we want our customers to be as confident as possible about buying sex toys, so we sent one of our most popular toys to a lab to have it tested for phthalates.

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