Female-friendly porn is a highly appreciated form of erotic art, yet it still seems off the radar for many people.
One of the women who specialises in female-friendly porn, and is continuing to break-down porn clichés and mainstream expectations, is Petra Joy.
Petra has been working in the erotic film industry for many years and with each movie she makes, she tears up the rule book even further in order to give women exactly what they want - gorgeous couplings, real bodies and hot sex.
Petra recently launched The Joy Awards - an innovative way of finding new, exciting and upcoming female erotic filmmakers who aren't afraid to capture what really turns them on.
The Joy Awards competition is open to all first-time female filmmakers and has many amazing prizes including a pjur goodie bag and the opportunity to be featured in the upcoming compilation DVD 'Her Porn, Volume Two'.
When it becomes so difficult to hold an erection that it stops you having sex altogether, you may have what’s termed ‘erectile dysfunction’.
The fantastic Petra Joy, director of such sensational adult movies as Sensual Seduction and Female Fantasies, has launched a new competition, aptly titled The Joy Award, to find new and talented female filmmakers that are brave enough to break porn cliches and to show sex in new ways.
And the prize? Well, as the competition is sponsored by Pjur lubricants, you know it's going to be good!
The three best female directed films are rewarded with cash prizes, Pjur goodie bags and the chance to be used in Petra Joy's Upcoming sexy film compilation 'Her Porn, Volume Two'.
The theme of the competition is 'What is erotic to you?' and aims to find lots of short, sexy films that show sensuality and sex in a new, creative and artistic way.
So how do you get your hands on that winning cash?
Simply make a sexy film that is no longer than 5 minutes in length on the subject of 'What is erotic to you?'
Lovehoney's environmentally friendly status has just stepped up a further notch.
Not only is there the brilliant Rabbit Amnesty sex toy recycling scheme, a range of recycled and recyclable packagaing and a wonderful collection of green and eco-conscious vibrators, condoms and other naughtiness on the site, but the July 2009 issue of Which? Magazine awarded the World Land Trust's Carbon Offsetting scheme - the very same one that we have used for many years - the prestigious 5 star rating.
Lovehoney makes an annual donation to the World Land Trust to offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the general operations of the company and the shipment of products from sources around the world to the Lovehoney warehouse in Bath.
This five star rating by Which? means that this is one of the best carbon offsetting programmes around and that Lovehoney are really doing their bit to conserve biodiversity and encourage sustainable living, working and playing!
Not only is the World Land Trust highly rated by Which? it is also popular with WLT Patron, David Attenborough:
"WLT's Carbon-balancing programme is a way of helping put back what we are taking away… Balancing carbon emissions with the WLT means that we are able to put even more back in to our key objectives - acquiring land for conservation."
Find out more about what Lovehoney is doing to help the environment and see if there is anything you can do to make your sex life green!
The purpose of a pussy pump is to create a vacuum over the labia and/or clitoris which will in turn make the tissue swell, encouraging more blood to flow and making the skin much more sensitive. Whether you use a pussy pump alone or with a partner, the unique sensations and gorgeously puffy appearance are sure to be a fantastic turn on.
These Pussy Pumps are Lovehoney customer favourites:
Pumping your pussy will leave it feeling ultra-sensitive and every touch, tingle and vibration will be heightened. This is perfect if you have trouble orgasming and ideal if you're looking for something new to spice up your bedroom activities.
You’ve obviously been unlucky in love but are still willing to get yourself out there and find the right guy.
Want some free bondage gear from our brand spanking new Bondage Boutique range? Of course you do!
We've set aside £500 of Bondage Boutique slappers, floggers, rings and ticklers that we'll send to randomly selected people who take our new kinky bondage survey. Sweet!
We want to know exactly what it is that you love about bondage. Is it the sharp smack of a leather paddle against your bottom? Or is it the feeling of power you get from being spoiled by your sub?
Whatever your kink, let us know by filling in the ultra simple yet amazingly sexy survey below.
By taking part, you could be in the running to receive some free bondage gear to test and review, use and abuse!
We have £500 worth of bondage gear to share between many, many winners, so getting free goodies has never been easier. We'll pick the winners at random from people who take the survey.
Just sign up for a Lovehoney account, make sure you enter your postal address on the address page, create a profile then you're ready to rock and roll.
THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED.
Lovehoney's most recent online poll was created to find out the worst things to hear during sex. With an array of clickable options and the opportunity to write your own answer, the results were interesting, intriguing and hilarious!
According to the survey, the worst sound to hear during sex is the front door closing, which took first place with 24 percent.
The second worst sound to hear during sex is the sound of your partner screaming the words 'I love your mum'. I have to agree - that's enough to put anyone off their stroke!
Bizarrely, clocking in at only 1percent was the sound of farm animals - apparently Lovehoney customers can really keep their concentration during those al fresco sessions.
The best thing about this poll was the answers for those who clicked 'Other'.
16 percent of people clicked 'Other' and wrote their least favourite sound in the box provided. Some of the other worst sounds to hear during sex included:
1. A loud fart
2. "I feel sick"
3. Someone else's name
5. "Show me where your mother lives!" (Hat tip to all Ross Noble fans)
6. "Pass me a duster, I see a cobweb on the ceiling"
7. "Would you mind if I get a yoghurt?"
8. Your mate breathing heavily in the corner
10. "Touch me harder, Tom Cruise"
Take part in the newest Lovehoney poll and you can see the answers here within the next few weeks!
Let's look at the positives - you love your husband, you've enjoyed 14 years together and you want to spend the rest of your life with him.
Last week saw the inaugural O Awards, a night of back-slappery and bonhomie in Los Angeles, where the great, good and not-so-good of the sex toys industry assembled for a round of hearty self congratulations.
Lovehoney was there to enjoy the cheap (free) booze and the view from the top floor of the Sheraton Hotel Universal Studios. And to applaud politely, sometimes noisily, from the wings as the winners went up to collect their gongs.
And, of course, to bask in the reflected glory that we were first to bring more than a handful of the winning products to the UK over the past couple or three years. We make it our mission to bring you the best sex toys, so we took it as a giant pat on the back for us, too.
Needless to say, our head buyer Bonny Hall couldn't help herself when presented with the opportunity to press her fizzog in front of the camera…
Here she is with Dean Elliott, founder of Sliquid, the awesome super-slippery lubes that are glycerine-free, paraben-free and otherwise gunk-free for the maximum in worry-free sexual pleasure.
Sliquid won the award for "Outstanding Lube, Lotion or Potion", which was designed to "recognize excellence in lubricants, massage oils, and other necessities." NICE.
"I owe this award, and indeed every scintilla of success I've ever had in my entire life, to the incredible and incredibly good-looking team at Lovehoney," Mr Elliott might have said had we bothered to ask him.
More gurning award winners after the break…