Further 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.
We take customer privacy and security exceptionally seriously at Lovehoney. The recent credit card scandal at TJ Maxx has highlighted customer concerns over credit security, so it's doubly important for us to reassure our customers that shopping at Lovehoney is safe and secure.
That's why we recently submitted the Lovehoney Web site to the most gruelling of all inspections - the ScanAlert Hacker Safe certification process. And we passed.
We've gone love ring mad! Spend just £35 at Lovehoney (excluding delivery and giftware) and we'll send you 7 vibrating love rings worth £19.99 absolutely free. That's one for every day of the week! Or one for every dwarf you plan to have sex with! Sorry, got a bit carried away there…
Well it's time for us to blush. [Blush] New Woman magazine's Web site has covered the launch of Sex Toys TV, saying: "Online sex shop Lovehoney.co.uk has changed the face of online shopping forever by launching the first internet sex toys TV station." We couldn't have put it better ourselves. :-)
In June 2006, Lovehoney invited applicants for a unique job - to test an oral sex supplement called Sweet Release that promised to change the flavour of semen. We were inundated with more than 1,000 applications and ended up choosing two couples for the 30-day Sperm Tester trial.
Private Eye has belatedly caught up with our shenanigans, featuring our original sperm tester job advert press release in its Funny Old World column. Thanks for the plug!
It's free vibrator time again. Spend £40 on goods and we'll send you a Spend £40 and get a £24.99 Ultra Seven Vibrator free with your order.
The Ultra Seven Vibrator is one of the great sex toys in the Ultra Seven Range. They're all powered by the same quality motor and have a range of pulsing, escalating and vibrating functions.
We've managed to secure a limited number at a very special price so we've passed on the savings to you in our special giveaway.
No need to thank us, it's what we're here for. ;-)
Or at least keep it simple and on-message with gifts featuring the irrepressible love heart, still a winner all these years on.
Top 5 for Her
Let her show she cares by dressing up and giving you a Valentine's night to remember. Choose between a dash of sophistication with the Leg Avenue Hearts Mesh Bikini Set and a cheekier daring heart-shaped string… Or tease the slut in her with a shameless (and crotchless) heart thong.
If wardrobe improvements aren't her thing or her shelves are overflowing already, why not spoil her with a love heart stimulator or vibrating egg and encourage her to put on a show for you? The egg doubles up as a reflexology aid for girls who pretend they're not into toys, making this a failsafe purchase to spare her blushes!
Top 5 for Him
Get him to stay harder longer to while away those long winter nights with a heart-shaped silicone cock ring or bullet-loaded lovemaker clitoral stimulator.
For a gentle nudge in the direction of bedroom hi-jinks, why not try feeding him some X-rated Love Hearts?
And if you want to take this opportunity to broaden his mind, why not try leaving a roll of designer heart-print bondage tape or a love hearts spanking paddle on the bed to spur his imagination to darker depths?
It's been the subject of much controversy - does the G-spot exist or is it the figment of an over-active sexual imagination?
We asked 1,500 people about their G-spot experiences in November and December 2006 for TV sex expert Tracey Cox - and at last the results are in!
See the full G-Spot Survey results here and get some great G-spot tips from this blog that will help you discover this secret sex zone…
Opinion is divided on whether there's a universal vaginal pleasure spot - often called the G-spot - so we ran a survey earlier this year to find out what you thought about the matter.
We asked a whole bunch of questions and gave you a blank box into which you could put any G-spot-related thoughts that popped into your head.
And this long is what you said…
It's not too late to have your sexy gifts delivered in time for Christmas! Choose Special Delivery when you checkout and your order will arrive the next day when you order is placed before 1pm. Spend £30 and delivery is free… Happy Christmas!