Whether you're considering a career in porn or you simply want something special to give your partner on their birthday; sexy photos are always a winner!
But how do you take your own sexy photos that are… well… genuinely sexy?
How do you print your photos without the embarrassment of having to deal with the woman at the pharmacy?
Lovehoney have several professional photographers lurking amongst the team so from all their advice, we've put together the best information possible for taking your own saucy snaps.
Grab Your Equipment
- You need a camera with at least 2 megapixels to produce a 4 x 6 print. This will be all pocket-sized digital cameras, all SLR's and nearly all camera phones.
We were wringing our Web 2.0 hands last week when the Lovehoney Twitter account was summarily suspended amid accusations of spam, malefeasance and assorted skullduggery. We were innocent, of course, and protested from the highest mount - well we contested our Twitter account suspension through the official channel and twiddled our thumbs for a bit.
After a couple of days we were assigned a Twitter operative, which reassured us that at least someone was looking into what had happened.
And then, well, we waited some more. And worried a bit more.
So we poked around some Twitter discussion forums which for the most part revealed that if your Twitter account gets suspended by mistake, you just have to wait for it to come back. Not much consolation for us.
But buried deep in the comments was an e-mail address for a Twitter operative called Delbius, who we contacted directly and within no time at all our account was back in operation. Thank you Delbius!
Why was our Twitter account suspended in the first place? Delbius reveals:
> I've restored the account; it would appear that it was flagged as
> part of a spam cloud. In the future, please contact me with a ticket
> number as that makes this process much easier -- or just wait for us
> to resolve the ticket.
Which for us begged the question: what is a spam cloud? To which Del helpfully and swiftly answered:
> Essentially, it's when a group of accounts start spamming;
> some spam accounts started messaging with updates you were
> sending out and you were caught up in the resulting chaos.
So we were collateral damage in someone else's nefarious spam activity. And it turns out quite a lot of other Twitter accounts were suspended due t the spam cloud scare too.
Everything seems to have been sorted now, but if your Twitter account gets suspended, don't panic!
Fill in the Twitter account suspension appeal form and twiddle your thumbs for a bit. If you're twiddling for too long, e-mail Delbius - del at twitter.com
Thank you Delbius!
Truly we are humbled by the adulation of our peers. Yesterday, Lovehoney was named 2009 Online Adult Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Erotic Trade Only annual awards, held on a concourse at the Birmingham NEC. And here is a picture of our head buyer Bonny Hall and The Professor (in his civvies) graciously accepting the plaudit.
What is Erotic Trade Only? It's the trade publication for our 'industry' - think of it as the adult version of those funny guest publications that they grab the headlines from at the end of Have I Got News For You?. Things like Miniature Donkey Talk and The Shock & Vibration Digest.
Come to think of it, ETO would fit in quite well with any of those, though sadly the publishers of Global Slag have decided to call time on the magazine. We shed a tear for its demise.
But we digress! The ETO Awards are voted for by 'the industry' so we're super-chuffed that our achievements have been recognised by our peers, but we're even more super-chuffed that so many people keep coming back to shop at Lovehoney. We thank you all!
Are you on Facebook? Come and have sex with us! Or, failing that, have a chat, ask some questions (silly, sexy or otherwise), and generally have a laugh.
Click here to join Lovehoney on Facebook.
Assuming you're paying suitable attention to your own personal hygiene, it sounds as though your girlfriend may be suffering from a lack of confidence in the bedroom.
Home shopping parties have seen something of a resurgeance recently as organisers find it's a good way to top-up their incomes in the down-turn, and groups of girls find that it's a fun, low-cost way to have a night in.
But why exactly do you go to home shopping parties? What do you buy there? And (crucially!) how much money do you spend?
All you have to do is complete the dinky little survey and we'll let you know the results soon - who knows, maybe you'll see a Lovehoney Rep in your house in the near future!
Here comes the survey after the break… Have fun!
Facebook is great for chatting to old school friends and stalking ex lovers… err… we mean, perusing their profiles for research purposes! But since the addition of 'fan pages' to Facebook, we've been able to let our friends and families know exactly what we like and why.
Whether you're a fan of retro sweets or the human anatomy, what better way to show your appreciation of something than by joining a Facebook fan page…
My previous misconceptions of Tantric sex involving marathon coupling sessions that only Sting has time for, have given way to a new found respect. This is an ancient Indian practice that promises increased energy.
Tantric sex also helps provide a sense of well-being and greater intimacy for couples - physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Some very bright sparks have combined our two favourite things - Twitter and orgasms - to create a unique shared experience that is sure to be a worldwide success - the Twittergasm.
On the 4th of July at 15.16 GMT (21.16 CST), all Twitter users are invited to experience the most fantastic orgasm, then Tweet about it!
But don't worry - if your brain power has switched off and your fingers don't work at that point; you can Tweet before, during or after your orgasm instead!
The idea of the Twittergasm is to bring people together in pleasure. It's designed to give pain and suffering a little hiatus and encourage happiness and bliss instead.
Anyone can join in but it's asked that you pledge a little bit of your hard earned cash to charity to make the pleasure spread even further!
Although the Lovehoney Twitter account has currently been suspended (for being too popular - yes, we are as confused as you), Lovehoney is getting involved by donating some fabulous BASIC Sex Toys as Twittergasm prizes!
Yes, you can win a prize just for having an orgasm!
But why is the Twittergasm arranged for the 4th of July at 15.16 GMT? Well, the 4th of July is Independence Day in America. This means Americans all over the world will be letting off fireworks and celebrating.
Imagine what an ego massage it would be to orgasm, then hear fireworks popping and people cheering - 'Woohoo! You've done a great job! Nice orgasm!'
Find out more about the Twittergasm through Lisa 'The Orgasm Coach' Turner's brilliant blog - and get involved!