Flowers. Milk Tray. A candlelit dinner. For some of us, these core Valentine's traditions are our idea of heaven; for others, they're outdated clichés that should be avoided at all costs.
So, what should you do if you're struggling for new inspiration this February 14th? Look to the rest of the world for ideas, of course!
From Japan, to France, to Guatamala, we've (figuratively) scoured the globe to see how our closest (and furthest) neighbours choose to show their love during the springtime celebrations, and come up with 6 fun and exciting new Lovehoney takes on these global traditions.
Got any exciting Valentine's traditions of your own? Don't forget to share them in the comments below!
For years, it's been the way of the world that ladies have had a huge range of different bedroom lingerie and clothing to tease and titillate their lovers, whilst the gents have had to make do with a trusty pair of black boxers or designer briefs. Hardly fair, is it?
But if you (like us) think that it was high time this was changed, why not grab your man some sensual underwear as an extra-special gift? If you don't know where to start, we've come up with our top tips to help you choose the perfect briefs or boxers to keep him feeling sexy, happy, and confident in (and out) of the bedroom.
Above: Not sure where to begin when it comes to underwear shopping? Watch resident lingerie pro, Sammi Cole, tell you everything you need to know in this video.
We love reading your first impressions of Lovehoney products, but there's something impressive about a sex toy review that has been written after copious amounts of testing. That's why we were delighted to cast our eyes over Chastitysubman's thoughts on the CB-6000S Short Male Chastity Cage Kit, penned after six months of use.
Review of the Month
"We realise that chastity isn't for everyone, but this toy has improved our relationship hugely. It is a talking point with our more liberal friends, some say never in a million years, a few have bought one or a similar thing, at one party the key was sealed bid charity auctioned. The winner waited a week to claim her prize!" Read the full review.
Congratulations to subman for being chosen as our reviewer of the month - a £100 Lovehoney gift voucher is one its way to you! Read on below to see if you were a runner up, and remember to submit your review now to be entered into our next competition.
Sexy lingerie makes the model inside us all come out to play, which is why we love seeing your sexy dress-up snaps. Each month we choose our favourite user-uploaded photo to win a £100 gift card to spend at Lovehoney.
This month's winner is Dolly Rocks, who is pictured modelling the beautiful Oh La La Cheri Bandage Bra and Skirt Set (£24.99). We love her elegant pose which shows off the figure-hugging lingerie perfectly, while her make-up, tattoos and stilettos add a glam rock feel to the edgy photo.
Fancy being our next Model of the Month? Read on below to find out how to get involved…
The biggest comedy benefit of the year is back and it's sexier than ever. Sex Appeal, now in its fifth year, is set to open 2016 with a bang (wink wink) and we're very proud to be supporting the event for the fourth year running.
Hosted by the magnificent Shappi Khorsandi, the star-studded annual comedy event showcases the very best of stand-up to raise money for the young people's sexual health charity Brook.
Brook is the UK's largest young people's sexual health charity. For 50 years, they have been providing sexual health services, support and advice to young people under the age of 25.
Back in November, you may remember us asking for your votes in the UK Lingerie Awards. We were nominated as the country's Favourite Lingerie Retailer, but we needed the votes of our loyal Lovehonians to win.
And, guess what? WE WON!
Thanks to you guys, we beat off stiff competition (phrasing) from the likes of Debenhams, Agent Provocateur, and Victoria's Secret to come out top as the most popular seller of sexy smalls in the country. Not too shabby.
You'll also be pleased to hear that, as massive as 2015 was, 2016 is going to be even bigger, with lots of ultra-exciting new products coming up to keep you lovely people looking fabulous in (and out) of the bedroom.
So a HUGE, 'Thank you' to every one of you who voted - we quite literally couldn't have done it without you.
Not only can a vegetarian diet make you healthier, it can also improve your sex life, according to a 2012 study by the University of California, Berkeley. The research showed that people with a diet rich in soy spent more time having sex. Time to go veggie?!
See our favourite ethical products below, and don't forget to add your vegan sex tips in the comments!
When you're picking out the perfect sex toy, what it looks like often plays a huge part in your selection process.
Sure, we may all long for a bulgingly-veined, intricately-detailed flesh-tone dildo with bulbous balls, or a velvety-soft vulva in a tube, but should you accidentally forget to close a drawer or have one of those snoopy roommates, they're not the most… discreet of items.
While we believe no one should be ashamed of masturbating or using sex toys (after all, as Jim's dad would say in American Pie, "It's a perfectly natural, normal thing"), we also appreciate that letting your freak flag quite so blatantly isn't always appropriate.
So, in the name of incognito intimate explorers everywhere, we've gathered this collection of sensational sex toys and accessories that look nothing like you (or anyone else) would expect them to.
Let's just say, if discretion is the better part of valour, then these sex toys are your erotic Knights of the Round Table.
Whether it’s your first-time toy or your fifteenth, sometimes the sheer world of choice out there can make picking the perfect sex toy a little intimidating. Regardless of gender, many people can be overwhelmed with the volume of choice out there, and knowing how to narrow your search down can be tricky.
However, before you slip your selection into your basket (as it were), there are a few things that you should consider so that you know you’re picking the perfect plaything.
Above: Whether you're buying for yourself or someone else, there are some things you need to know before you buy a sex toy. Watch this video guide with Jess Wilde to find out the 7 things you must know before you shop.
Incredibly popular in the 1980s and 1990s, teddies and bodysuits have recently seen a resurgence in popularity.
Fashion bloggers are tucking them into high-waisted shorts, celebs are flashing them on the red carpet, and tons of high-street stores are once again slipping them onto the shelves.
But whilst the fashion world is going crazy for teddies as outerwear, many of us are still reluctant to wear them as sexy lingerie - a fact that I found curious, as there are some truly stunning bedroom bodies out there.
So I took to the forums to ask our customers about their reservations when it comes to the all-in-one, and some of the answers I got may surprise you…
Read on below to see the most common teddy dilemmas, and my top tips for how to find the perfect body for your - well - body.