Kinky sex: in case you didn't know, it's pretty popular nowadays.
Topics which used to be too taboo to talk about, like bondage and spanking, are now being discussed and explored by everyday couples all over the world. There are many reasons for this shift in attitude towards sex, but it's no surprise that the BDSM trend in particular has only grown since Fifty Shades of Grey debuted 8 years ago.
Now, with five books, two films and a third movie (Fifty Shades Freed) just around the corner, it doesn't look like the Fifty Shades-induced bondage craze is going to stop anytime soon. Huzzah!
In preparation for the newest film, which comes out next month, Lovehoney wanted to make sure all you kinky so'n'so's are playing safe and always use a safe word when you play like Grey.
How? We did a survey, of course.
The good news is, our survey results show that Lovehoney customers use their noggin when it comes to kinky play, and always use a safe word. Not only were you proud to tell us how seriously you take safety, but you also told us your favourite safe words for stopping the action mid-swing.
And so we present to you, the top 10 most popular safe words (along with a few we simply couldn't miss out)...
If you’ve not yet got your hands on a wand, there’s time! Head on over to our top 10 guide to find out which wand is best for you.
If you are the proud owner of a powerful magic wand, congratulations. We’re sure you’ve powered it up and played with all the settings, but do you know how to use it to its full potential?
We’ve put together a handy guide to help you soar to orgasmic heights with your toy, time after time.
"You don't need a penis to use a cock ring..."
If you haven't seen our Wild Weekend kit yet, where on Earth have you been?
Packed with our best-selling beginner's toys, this bundle boasts a whopping 11 products to fill a whole weekend (and some) with sexy adventures.
But the fun doesn't stop there.
Beyond their obvious skillset, each toy in the Wild Weekend kit boasts an unexpected talent, and it's up to you to unleash it.
For example, did you know that a G-spot vibe isn't limited to G-spot pleasure?
Or that you don't need a penis to use a cock ring?
Read on to discover how to unleash your sex toys' full potential, and ensure that next weekend is your wildest yet.
After Christmas comes the inevitable period of 'I spent HOW much?', which most of us are well familiar with - and for those of us with a monthly pay check, the wait between the early December pay day and the one at the end of January seems endless.
This can turn Valentine's Day from the relaxed, carefree expression of love it should be to a looming spectre threatening to drain your bank account dry.
This is where Lovehoney and the Oh! Spot comes in.
We've got a list of the sexiest gifts you can get, all for under £30, so there's something to suit every single budget.
From underwear to dildos, and games to handcuffs, we've picked 15 of our Lovehoney favourites to ensure this is your steamiest Valentine's Day yet.
Forget achey limbs, overcrowded exercise classes and uncomfortable activewear – the most important workout you'll do this year doesn't require a pricey gym membership.
In fact, you don't even need to get out of bed to reap the rewards of this routine...
Whatever your New Year's Resolution, incorporating a few kegel (also called pelvic floor) exercises into your 'New Year, New Me' plan might be the best decision you'll make this year.
(And if you didn't do it instinctively, I challenge you to start squeezing every time you read the word 'kegel' for the rest of the article.)
Sex toys for men are a relatively new thing. Blow-up dolls and penis pumps have been around for years, but these are often seen as gag gifts to embarrass your mates.
But what about those male sex toys that are designed for pleasure, either during solo sex or as foreplay with a partner? There are tons of brilliant toys to choose from now, from well-loved such as Fleshlight and Tenga.
To help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we thought it was about time we give you an overview of all our male sex toys, what they do and what to look out for.
If you’re buying for yourself or your partner, this guide will definitely come in handy.
Wands: The What? The Why? The Where and How?
Magic Wand vibrators are packed with some of the most powerful motors on the market for out-of-this-world, all-over-body pleasure.
For many people, wands are a staple in the old sex toy box, but for others they are still a mystical mystery.
These days wands come in all shapes and sizes, colours and with an array of features, which can be a bit overwhelming if it's your first wand purchase.
So we want to help you by going back to basics and answering all of the most asked magic wand questions.
Let us know if you have any more questions in the comments section below.
The sexiest comedy benefit of the year is back!
Sex Appeal will once again take over London's Conway Hall, and Lovehoney is proud to be supporting the event for the sixth year running.
With stars like the Guilty Feminist's Deborah Frances-White and the hilarious Rufus Hound appearing, 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, providing sexual health services, support and advice to young people under the age of 25.
This year's line-up also includes: Andrew O'Neill, David Mills, Gráinne Maguire, Johnny Cochrane, Nish Kumar, Shazia Mirza, Sindhu Vee, Tez Ilyas and Vikki Stone, with Four Femmes On The Thames closing the show.
Free up your hands and embark on mini adventures around your house and beyond with a suction cup dildo. A far cry from a one-trick pony, suction cup dildos can be used in many different ways, locations and scenarios, and come in all shapes, sizes and types.
Curved, straight, extra long, extra thick, realistic and with more than one member to enjoy - put your (two free) hands together for the ever-versatile and eclectic suction cup dildo.
Now, when it comes to using your suction cup dildo, you could take a ‘stuck it and see’ approach and we’re sure you’ll do just fine. But why not let our experts and community members give you the low-down on the many ways in which you can use a suction cup dildo?
The list is endless but we’ve narrowed it down to the absolute best tips and tricks for solo and couples play with a suction cup dildo. Here goes:
Dom and sub. Secretary and boss. Disobedient student and teacher. What do these sexy role play situations all have in common?
That’s right: an imbalance of power.
In the BDSM community, any situation where one partner takes on a more dominant role than another is known as ‘power play’ - and it’s enormously popular, even in non-BDSM relationships.
Many people have hypothesised about the reasons why transferral of power in the bedroom can be such a big turn-on, but whatever the psychological reason behind it, power play remains one of the sexiest role play characteristics.
But how can you do it, and ensure that everyone remains safe and comfortable, and fully enjoys themselves?
The good news is, there are ways to correctly incorporate power exchange into the bedroom, so that all parties can feel safe 'n' happy while getting down 'n' dirty.