The term 'mistress' has a tendency to put a lot of people on edge.
From soap operas to chat shows to lunch time news updates, the word mistress is often used negatively to represent a woman who 'steals other women's men'.
But this really isn't the case, as the fabulous Karen Marley is quick to point out.
Karen has been dubbed a 'serial mistress', a title that she has embraced and used to her advantage in her own Serial Mistress blog, despite the often negative connotations.
We caught up with the Serial Mistress to find out more about the woman behind the blogs and one of the most commented articles on the Daily Mail site…
I don’t think you should feel either guilty or dirty about your need to masturbate. You obviously have a powerful libido.
The Ki-Wi is a unique sex toy with a light-up tip, ergonomic shape and powerful multi-function vibrations - and it's exclusive to Lovehoney. Although the design seems a little strange, it actually rests brilliantly along the curve of your body allowing the tingling and teasing tip to hit just the right spots.
Go into your local newsagents and you'll instantly be greeted by a bunch of lad's mags with pouting, semi-nude, silicone-tastic women on the front. But these magazines aren't restricted to the top shelf for being 'pornographic', they're at eye level - perfect for men, women and children to view completely unhindered. Nice.
So with the prevalence of magazines filled with naked women, why is Filament magazine, the quarterly aimed at women who want intelligent articles and beautiful photography of gorgeous men, struggling to find a printer that isn't afraid to show an erect penis?
No one seems to have a decent answer but one of the excuses so far is that images of nude men in a state of arousal may cause offence to 'women's groups'.
A handsome stranger comes to the door… your heart beat quickens… your body aches for this mysterious man to touch you… then the phone rings and you're snapped out of your fantasy!
But don't worry; the brilliant Laurel McLoughlin will ease you back in to enjoying your raunchy daydream with her sexy story Rocked.
As one of the runner ups of the Lovehoney Erotic Quickie competition, Laurel was shocked to hear of her win:
"I was delighted to get the news! This really has spurred me on to write lots more erotic fiction and hopefully have enough for a book of my short stories at some point."
Laurel received £50 worth of Lovehoney sex toys for her award-winning story and the chance to see Rocked as a downloadable E-book too!
Laurel's sexy story is based on a popular fantasy, but is explained in such a way that you can really envision yourself as the lead character.
Featuring the brilliant Rock Chick Vibrator, this erotic tale is sensual, seductive and very hot!
Download Rocked now to find out more about this very naughty story!
Keep checking the Erotic Fiction blog for more free erotic stories.
Our final runner-up for the Lovehoney Vulgari Award for Erotic Fiction is Heather Day for her story Working Up A Sweat.
This fantastic piece of erotica was a runner-up in the long story category because of its sexy yet believable characters and clever choice of location.
Heather's story is based on lead character Sarah, her adventures with her Lelo Mia Rechargeable Vibrator and the new fantasy man at the gym… Will she get her guy? Download Working Up A Sweat now to find out!
Cheryl Mildenhall, Black Lace author and erotica mastermind, explained:
"Working Up A Sweat is an excellent example of getting down and dirty in a way that a lot of girls love.
The combination of sexy, sweaty bodies and 'female pitted against male' in a physical way is a sure fire winner. I do believe I've used the combination a few times in my own books!"
When we revealed the good news to Heather, she seemed exceptionally pleased which left us beaming for days!
Heather said: "I'm thrilled to have come runner up in Lovehoney's erotic short story competition.
I'm a big fan of erotica and thought I'd have a go at writing my own sexy story. I'm definitely going to keep on writing and I hope the competition has encouraged others to do the same. Thanks Lovehoney!"
Download Working Up A Sweat now and check the rest of the Erotic Fiction blog for more free sex stories and naughty extracts.
If you're the kind of person who went to the one-minute-past-midnight screening of the new Star Trek film, then you're going to love this free erotic story!
Actually, even if you're not an uber-geek like the Lovehoney team, this tale of voyeurism and female masturbation is sure to get you going!
As one of the runner-ups in our Lovehoney Erotic Quickie Competition, this sensual story features what else, but the Earth Angel Battery-Free Wind-Up Vibrator!
Set at a sci-fi convention, Earth Angel explores the strange and sexy characters that can be seen wandering around the halls and what they get up to behind closed doors too!
Black Lace author and Lovehoney Erotic Story Competition judge, Cheryl Mildenhall explained:
"This one I liked because of its originality and the little twist at the end. I also quite fancied the characters myself!"
Download Earth Angel now and pick up your very own Earth Angel Vibrator to join in too!
Check out the rest of the Erotic Fiction blog to read the rest of the winning entries from the Lovehoney Erotic Story Competition.
With so many brilliant entries in this year's Lovehoney Erotic Story Competition, it was very difficult to choose our winners.
However, one story made the judges laugh, blush and tingle, in just the right way…
The Rival by Jay David is a sensational story about one man's battle with his girlfriend's Lovehoney Mr Big Rabbit Vibrator!
With some intense sex scenes, a unique story line and enough wit to put Stephen Fry out of business, 'The Rival' really impressed Black Lace author and Lovehoney judge, Cheryl Mildenhall.
"There is nothing sexier to a lot of women than humour and this one definitely tickled my funny-bone… Not to mention other places," mentioned Cheryl. "It's great fun and a very sexy read."
Read Jay David's runner-up story The Rival now and experience a piece of erotica unlike anything else you've ever read!
Take a peek at the rest of the blogs in the Erotic Fiction section for more free erotic stories and extracts.
As part of Lovehoney's Erotic Story Competition, we set out to find the best erotic writers in two categories - long stories and quickies.
The winner of the Lovehoney Erotic Quickie Award is the fabulous Anna Darcy for her story Double Bubble.
Exploring the familiar fantasy of sex in a hot tub, Anna's short story was fun, sexy and unbelievably raunchy!
The judges loved the smooth incorporation of the Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator and the naughty sex scenes too!
Cheryl Mildenhall, one of Black Lace's first ever authors, said of Anna's story:
"I enjoyed this story immensely. It has all the ingredients of a great female fantasy and I felt quite a tingle as I read it."
High praise indeed! If you fancy checking out Double Bubble, you can download this fantastic, free erotic story now!
Make sure to check out the other winning stories on the Lovehoney blog in downloadable E-book format!
This year's Erotic Story Competition received more entries than ever before - and the quality was simply astounding!
With hundreds of stories submitted, it was down to Lovehoney head buyer Bonny Hall, Black Lace author-extraordinaire Cheryl Mildenhall and myself, to pick our favourite short and long stories which utilised one of the brilliant products for sale at Lovehoney.
After many cups of tea, a whole packet of biscuits and much blushing, the winner of the Lovehoney Vulgari Award for Erotic Fiction (and the £500 cheque) was chosen…
Step forward Lily Harlem!
Her fantastically sexy story Madam President stood out from the crowd for its clever setting, beautiful prose and scorchingly hot sex scenes!
When we asked Lily how she felt about her win, she replied:
"I'm ecstatic to have won The Lovehoney Vulgari Award for Erotic Fiction.
I hope Madam President reminds us that no matter what our responsibilities - running the country or deciding what to cook the family for dinner - each and everyone of us possesses a fountain of passion, a deep well of lust and a saucy sense of fun that needs to be released and celebrated whenever and however the opportunity arises."
This tale of presidential naughtiness features the Lovehoney 10 Function Remote Control Dream Egg 2.0 Vibrator and a strong female character that's sure to inspire and get pulses racing.
Cheryl Mildenhall, author of the infamous Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, explains of Lily's story:
"This story really had me hooked from the first sentence! There is realism, erotic tension and satisfaction, all written in the style of a true wordsmith.
Madam President is a delightful combination of The West Wing, books by Edwina Currie and of course, pure erotica. Well done!"
If you're itching to read Lily's sexy story, then download Madam President now!
Keep your eyes open for more free erotic stories from the Lovehoney Erotic Story Competition winners!