After being nominated for an Academy Award and getting accolades from most critics (there were a few floating around who just hated it - nothing like a good room-dividing movie, no?), Lars and the Real Girl is opening across the UK on March 21. For those of you who know your sex dolls, "the Real Girl" in the title doesn't refer to an actual human being, but instead to one of those hyper-realistic, life-sized playthings called a Real Doll (see what they did there with the real "doll" versus "girl"? Clever, huh?).
Lars and the Real Girl is supposed to be a bit of a tragedy and a bit of a comedy, following a town's attempt to pretend that a shy guy's Real Doll is his actual girlfriend to help him over his… you know what? Just go watch the film. I'm not sure how anyone manages to sum up this film without sounding hokey about it. If the film gives you ideas, though, you can start out a little easier than the multiple thousands of pounds that the Real Doll costs and see how you get on with Lovehoney's much softer version, the Teddy Babe Plush Sex Doll.
There are two reviews (she's bringing in a very healthy 4.5 stars) on the products page that also offer some helpful tips on loosening her limbs and stretching her… bits for comfort, so make sure you take a look so you know what has worked for other users. You also might want to take a look over at Orgasm Army and see the forums for other hints and suggestions.
The world's first sex toy recycling scheme, Lovehoney's Rabbit Amnesty, has been running for more than six months now and it's going stronger than ever.
Your tremendous recycling efforts have ensured that we've been able to contribute to the success and development of the World Land Trust's Carbon Balanced programme, which is recognised as hugely important by its patron, Sir David Attenborough: "I welcome World Land Trust's new Carbon-balancing programme as a way of helping put back what we are taking away… Balancing your carbon emissions with the WLT means that we are able to put even more back in to our key objectives – acquiring land for conservation."
Lovehoney's offset has been allocated to the Sierra Gorda project in Mexico, which is a broad-based conservation programme with a strong social element.
Not only does the project help conserve the area's complex ecosystem, it provides incentives to local small-holders who receive financial incentives for environmental services – essentially planting up plots to help stabilise slopes and watersheds on over-grazed and eroding pastures.
So, we'd like to say a big "thank you" to you all from everyone here at Lovehoney. You can see how your sex toys are recycled by Rabbit Amnesty here.
And keep up the good work!
If, like us, you're at work all day long, you probably don't often get the chance to catch The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV on weekday afternoons. That's a real shame because Alan has taken it upon himself to explore the exciting world of sex toys.
With resident sex expert Julie Peasgood, Alan has tackled sex games, saucy gifts, erogenous zones, sexercise and saucy gifts. In one memorable episode, he even discussed olive oil and breasts - and all before teatime.
Lovehoney is happy to keep Alan and Julie (and house hunk Tommy) supplied with a fun variety of sex toys and naughty games. If you've seen something on the show that you like the look of, you can see it on our special Alan Titchmarsh sex toys page.
And if you've never seen The Titcher tickling someone with a feather duster, head over to the Alan Titchmarsh TV Show Web site without further ado. (But don't forget to come back and buy something.)
Cock cages are on discussion over in the forums at Orgasm Army and anyone who has ever questioned what happens if the man starts to get hard while contained within one might want to take a look.
Lieutenant Crayola poses the question:
Answer a question. The bloke and I were flicking through a catalogue, and came to the male chastity devices like these, but more solid looking. (can't find one on Lovehoney) He was sure that should someone get an erection in one, it'd snap their cock.
Anyone want to prove him wrong?
(PS - not thinking of getting one at all, cos it's not really our kinda thing. Just curious)
There has been a plethora of kits showing up on Lovehoney lately, but normally I have to pass on them because I own at least one item contained within (what? that's normal, right? RIGHT? I may have too many toys… ), but this one has caught my eye. This is pretty much everything you could ever want for a beginner-to-intermediate bondage play - and everything that is more common is something that you can hardly ever have too much of (hello, Bondage Tape and Hot Wax).
It has the more easy going items, like the blindfold and the feather tickler, but then takes it up a notch or three with the 22 inch Cat O'Nine Tails and ball gag. I'm thinking there is pretty much going to be something in here for everyone - and I can't be the only one curious about what a "Do It Doggie Harness" is…*
It all comes contained in what might be the most discreet sex toy bag ever - you can rest easy knowing that if anyone recognises the logo on the bag, it is because they've got a bit of the kink themselves. No one has reviewed this item yet, so you'll have to let me know if it lives up to expectations.
* Y'all didn't think I would really not check on what an item was before posting about it, did you? Shame on you - a Doggie Harness is a position strap that helps you… take control of your movements. You can see a similar Sportsheets I Like It Doggie Style Strap model here. Check out the I Like It Doggie Style Strap video - that narrator always cracks me up because she sounds like she is about to start laughing with the jolliness that is sex toys.
The sensational iBuzz Two Vibrator Music Activated Sex Toy, which made such a buzz on The Jonathan Ross Show, has spawned its very own homebrew music scene.
A crack team of Dutch bedroom composers have been quick on the draw and online label On-Mix Media has just released Moments of iBuzz Pleasure Volume 2, a free-to-download collection of tunes that promise to rock your world.
The songs have fantastic titles, too, including 'Lick and Kick It', 'I Need 2 Come' and the, um, subtle-sounding 'F**k Hard'.
As they say on their website: "You can rock out to your favourite jams and get off at the same time. The vibration gets stronger the louder you play it. So, Speed Metal or Hardhouse chics have caution. You might just blow up.
Hey, at least we warned you." Quite.
Download Moments of iBuzz Pleasure Volume 2 here.
Spring is sprung and it's time to start having some fun.
Whether you're heading out on Hen Nights, fetching up at fancy dress parties, or you simply just fancy 'showing out' (as Mel and Kim used to say, eh, 80s pop fans!?), this new collection from Classified has sexy costumes that will make you stand out from the crowd.
4 fantastic new fantasy costumes from Classified:
Oh, I'm in love. How sexy is this little guy? I just stumbled across the Marvellous Anchor 3-Point G-Spot Vibrator while I was looking to see if there was anything new in the Vibrators section (what? a girl can surely never have too many new toys? at least I hope not…) and I followed the similar toy links to find this little buddy. I have yet to order my own three-prong toy, but this one might convince me.
One of the things I haven't liked about previous models is that they tended to be single speeds, and darnit, I like to be able to up the intensity as I go on. This one fits the bill nicely, with a multispeed controller connected by a wire. It is also "realistic feel" which I love - as much for playing with them at my desk as for when I actually use them, if I'm honest with you. So squishy!
After three reviews, it is still maintaining a four and a half star rating, so I'm thinking it is well worth the price: