Recently a customer posted a thread in the Lovehoney Forum about female dominance. Her partner was asking her to be more dominant in bed and she wanted to know how to go about this without hurting him. It raised a little alarm in my mind. Do people really equate dominance with inflicting pain? Living in my own little bubble I presumed that the world of dominance had much more understanding.
Negative images of bondage often begin with the idea that anyone into such stuff must be a ‘pervert’. But there is nothing shameful or wrong about having a taste for bondage, and accepting this is the first step to a kinkier sex life. The BDSM world is often misrepresented by the general media, giving us a distorted view on what it means to engage in 'alt. sex'. The myths surrounding BDSM are almost exclusively spawned from the extreme depictions that are commonly circulated and have gone some way to giving the scene its reputation as a seedy sexual underworld.
Recently at Lovehoney, our minds have been turning to sexy lingerie and costumes - not difficult when Hella Rouge has been strutting round the office modelling the new Dreamgirl, Fever and Leg Avenue ranges for Sex Toys TV. We noticed we aren't the only ones with a whole stream of lingerie and costume reviews coming in. What better way to know if an outfit's going to work in the bedroom than by reading a real verdict from a real person? The seal of approval is surely: “Should come with a warning label! Beware: extremely ravishing!"
You don’t say whether it’s a new problem. If she’s always been like this, it may be because of some misplaced ideas about sex.
"That wet patch on the sheet… that was me," was just one of the fantastic one-liners from the 150 sex toy reviews we've received since our round-up last week.
What else have Lovehoney customers have been enjoying - and saying - about the gadgets in their toy boxes?
Lovehoney turned to the sun for some rays of inspiration following the news that HomeSun will be giving away £1bn worth of solar panels for free! What would you do if you won some highly coveted solar panels? The Lovehoney team came up with the top 5 fun things we would do (and found a little gem amongst our thousands of products in doing so - hooray!):
Many congratulations to Lovehoney community member Machiavelli Id! She is the winner of July's Real Top Model Competition for uploading the most attention-grabbing photograph to the Lovehoney Community Photo Gallery.
We loved seeing the self-styled 'Preggernaut' enjoying a bit of kink, and the domestic setting just made the picture for us. Hopefully the £100 worth of Lovehoney goodies will come as a welcome post-baby treat!
If you fancy a go yourself, click here to find out more about how to upload a photo and enter the Real Top Model competition.
Just scraping in to the month of July and blowing the competition for July's Review of the Month out of the water, one review stood out with its blend of witty and informative commentary with an easy-to-follow order. We're seeing other users adopt this structure already and we like. A prime cut from the review:
“We've all been there. You're close, *very* close and then your Judder Cock 3000 makes a sad little noise and 'phhht!' you're frantically searching for batteries with your knickers around your ankles.”
Tigerlilies earns herself £100 worth of sex toys – long may her reviews bring delight and detail to those in pursuit of pleasure. Pick up some tips and read the full review of the Zini Love G-Spot VIbrator here.
A strap-on would probably be a very good idea - but make sure you order one that’s hollow.
"It's certainly quieter than me, so I'd have a cheek to complain about a little buzzing!" shouted the not-so BashfulBabe, but what was she so happy about?
In this week's sex toy reviews, we've had relationship advice, toy usage tips and some rather unexpected science lessons - what a knowledgable bunch you are!