Ever since the Mango Juicer arrived at Lovehoney a few weeks ago, everyone in the office has been obsessed with it - and not just because we're big mango fans.
The smooth lines and fluid curves mean that it has become a favourite fondling toy for the creative team - beats having a squeeze of the breast ball.
The IT nerds are confused by it though: "Why does it look like a kitchen utensil?" they ask through a fug of XHTML and SQL queries.
Well boffins, it's designed to look like that so it can be sold in the parts of the world where sex toys are illegal, which also happen to be the places where women are oppressed and victimised.
Which is also why it's the world's first charity dildo - a proportion of the profits from every one sold goes to charity: the Waris Dirie Foundation which campaigns against female genital mutilation, and Forward UK, a women's rights organisation.
It's getting to that time of year where everyone wants to flaunt it on the beaches and be as sexy as possible. But where do you start? You could go to the gym… or you could indulge in a little sexercise like our sex toy testers!
Every week throughout May, we are getting one of our fabulous sex toy testers to try out a sexy product that will improve their sex lives in time for summer.
Some are trying to tone their thighs using the latest and greatest sex toy; others are trying to attract a partner through the power of pheromones… But this week is all about stamina and how you can learn to improve yours for the best sex ever!
Now is the time to finish spring cleaning your lingerie drawer with the aid of Lovehoney!
Get rid of those knickers in boring blacks, throw out those thick laddered tights and update your style with the biggest thing in fashion since the new series of Britain's Next Top Model.
This season is all about lingerie in pastel colours.
With an essence of spring time flair and blooming buds, lingerie in light and playful colours is sure to attract the right kind of attention.
Whilst others are sticking to tired blacks and worn out reds, the sexy and daring amongst us are slipping into lingerie in baby blues and light pinks. Not only do these colours make you stand out from the crowd but they give your skin a healthy, creamy glow which is simply irresistible.
But if you think pastels look washed out and dated, let Penthouse Lingerie prove you wrong.
The incredible Penthouse team have created a line of lingerie with a cute cupcake theme which is made up entirely of pastel colours that really pop!
Light pinks, blues and greens are all complemented by fresh white details and the gorgeous cupcake print is stunningly unique.
The range of lingerie that comes in this cute cupcake theme is pretty exciting too! The Penthouse Cupcake Bra and Panty Set is sure to be a big hit with burlesque beauties and the Cupcake Corset is a definite winner with those who want something sexy to wear out on the town.
For those who are still scared to take the leap into the sexy world of pastel prints, there's the Penthouse Cupcake Thong and Gift Set. With cute accessories like this, you can add a little bit of candy coloured cuteness to your life, without going the whole hog.
But what about other pastel pieces? Well for curvier girls there's the simply sexy Dreamgirl Queen Size Underwire Ruffle Trim Baby Doll Set which goes up to a size 24. This teasing little set is highlighted by pastel pink ruffles and baby pink satin bows which are evocative of 1950's French fashion.
When it comes to the little details, accessorising pastel colours is easy! Get yourself a set of stockings in white or flesh tones and they won't distract from the gorgeous lingerie itself, just complement it.
Sheer and sexy, these stockings are designed to be both comfortable and attractive. The wide lace tops have an almost classic look to them while the modern silicone thigh bands ensure that these stay-ups stay up!
Still unsure if you can pull this style off? Here is the Lovehoney quick-fire guide on how to wear pastel colours:
Wearing pastel colours is all about being feminine - accessories should be equally as girly, made up of light colours and materials, and a pretty pair of high heels is a must.
Bright and contrasting make-up will give your lingerie a chic and retro look. Bright red lips and feline black eyes add a burlesque twist, whereas pale make-up will just make you look anemic!
Pastels give you a flirty and playful look that your partner will love! Hold your head high and play up to your naughty new look by acting confident, even if you don't necessarily feel it - you'll soon reap the rewards!
Fredrica Alleyn was chosen as Black Lace's first author for two reasons - she knows how to create a one-of-a-kind plot line and she knows how to write sex scenes that are convincing, sexy and unbelievably steamy!
Check out our interview to see how the talented, creative and witty writer behind Cassandra's Chateau manages to produce such incredibly erotic novels…
You probably recycle your metal, glass, paper and cardboard already, but if you're looking to extend your eco-warrior credentials to other areas of your life, then you can pick up some top tips from this guide to green sex toys.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle… Then Recycle Some More!
So instead of throwing out your old rabbit and hoping that the bin men don't find it, send it in to us and we'll recycle it in a totally discreet and eco-friendly way. And in return for your brilliant earth-kind actions, you can get one of our top rated Jessica Rabbit Vibrators for just half the price!
Bring the Outside, In
Everyone likes a good frolic outside when the sun is shining and the flowers are in bloom and now there's no reason you can't bring a little of that natural goodness into your bedroom, especially when it comes to lubricants.
Sliquid have recently developed an organic range of lubricants which don't contain glycerine, parabens, aspartame or petroleum and are completely 100% vegan. So not only are they body-friendly but they're Earth-friendly too - they even contain certified organic extracts!
If that has piqued your interest, you may want to take a look at the Yes range of organic lubricants as well. These discreet little bottles of silicone, oil and water-based lube meet the Soil Association Organic Standard, are Vegetarian Society-approved and are made from all natural ingredients including hypoallergenic aloe vera.
Sustain Your Pleasure!
Battery operated sex toys have an active life from anywhere between 35 minutes to a few years. The internal parts work well in the beginning, but after repeated use the battery connectors start to wear down.
With The Earth Angel Vibrator, you need never buy another battery again! This clever 100% eco-friendly sex toy works on wind-up power alone and will outlast any other sex toy you own!
By twisting the base for just 4 minutes, you'll have half an hour of intensely stimulating, vibrating power! But if you're thinking that having to wind-up your favourite vibrator for 4 minutes before you actually get busy is too much like hard work, you'll be pleased to hear that it can also be charged up via USB too!
These surprisingly smooth, splinter free sex toys are made of wood sourced from sustainable and responsibly managed forests. And if that isn't enough, they are also finished with a phthalate-free, odourless, colourless coating which forms an impermeable barrier to chemicals and bacteria.
Available in several shapes and designs, there is a NobEssence wooden dildo for everyone! The Romp is ideal for prostate stimulation, whilst the Long Fling will without a doubt be your G-spot's new best friend!