SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this if you haven't seen episode four of Humans.
If you were one of the five million people who saw that sex scene on Channel 4's Humans a few weeks ago, then you'll have no trouble imagining a human having sex with a robot. The scene caused a lot of stir on the internet and for many, it all seemed a bit too close for comfort.
Bumping uglies with synthetic humans is no new phenomenon, with thousands of sex dolls on the market offering varying levels of authenticity. They're closer to the physical experience of having sex than handheld masturbators or sex toys and are something that many people are keen to 'explore'.
Those lucky enough to own a high-end doll, such as a Teddy Babe, may even find that they are much more than a means for sexual fulfilment. For many, these dolls evolve into so much more than a large male masturbator - offering companionship, passion and in some cases, romance.
Although hundreds of new sex toy reviews are uploaded to Lovehoney each week, we're always on the look out for that special one that makes us laugh, smile or change our minds about a product. That's why we started our monthly review contest, where you could win a £100 voucher to spend at Lovehoney.
This month one very poetic review caught our eye - a self-proclaimed ode to the Tracey Cox Supersex USB Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator:
"My girlfriend said: my darling,
this black thing caught my eyes
and now I can't stop wishing
for its buzz between my thighs"
Check out Clockwork_Oasis's full review.
Clockwork_Oasis takes our top prize this month for her lyrical and informative review, but read on below to find out who was selected as a runner up.
If the sound of casual, no-strings-attached hanky panky sounds right up your street then you may have already considered getting a friend with benefits (FWB).
Some may even consider an open relationship in which both partners, despite loving each other, are free to roam.
But can you really have the best of both worlds or does it always end in tears?
Let us know what you think about FWBs and open relationships in our new survey.
You'll also be in with the chance of winning these fabulous prizes:
It's Model of the Month time again! We love seeing the photos our community upload of their sexiest Lovehoney purchases, and each month we choose our favourite to win £100.
Normally a female-dominated competition, this month's winner shows that Male Underwear can be sexy too. JJohnson takes first place with this wonderful bum shot of the Svenjoyment Wet Look and Sheer Zip Front Boxer Shorts (£12.00). Check out the uncropped photo here, and see the phwoar-worthy front view here. Congratulations JJohnson - a £100 voucher is on its way to you.
Think you can give this month's winner a run for their money? Entering couldn't be easier - simply upload a photo of yourself in your favourite lingerie or accessory from Lovehoney and you could be picked as the winner for August! Read on to see the runner up photos…
They're kind of like stockings…but for your whole body. Traditionally made from sheer fabric, bodystockings feature long arms and legs, and are designed to be be as revealing or as concealing as you desire.
Dancers and performers sometimes layer them underneath lingerie, while other people just like to wear them behind closed doors in the bedroom or for lounging around the house.
They’re great for when you want a full, bedroom-ready sexy outfit in a flash as well, because there’s no matching and suspender straps to worry about.
Plus, they’re an all in one sexy lingerie solution - you don’t have to worry about the sizing dilemmas of bra, suspender and knicker sets, not to mention they’re a fraction of the cost.
Our forum member PBLove is pictured here wearing the Lovehoney Fishnet and Lace Bodystocking
When you get that feeling, do you want sexual healing?
Well, you're in the right place because this month, we want to find out all about your musical tastes both in and out of the bedroom.
So if Marvin Gaye makes you want to get it on or you find yourself intoxicated by a bit of Beyoncé's Drunk in Love, we want to know!
You'll also get the chance to win over £200 of sex toys.
Included in this month's mega bundle:
Exciting announcement alert: Lovehoney Lingerie is now on Instagram!
Find us and follow us for the latest trends and inspiration, sneak peeks of upcoming collections, beautiful bottoms, lacy lingerie and plenty of gorgeous forum member photos.
We'll also be adding a few behind the scenes tidbits and photoshoots, plus kittens, and kittens with knickers…
Oh, and exciting competitions, with the chance to win some exclusive Lovehoney lingerie. What's not to love?
So get snapping, liking and tagging!
Don't forget to tag us in pictures of you modelling your favourite Lovehoney lingerie so that we can share it, using the hash tag #lovehoneylingerie, and #myflirtybum for all those lovely flirty knicker pics.
While many of us love driving, comparatively fewer choose to actively pleasure ourselves in the driver's seat, as attested by the UK's poor sales figures of automatic cars.
Recently, however, a lady in her thirties - identified only as "pretty fit" by the Daily Mail's baroque-tongued source - found her way into print for just that after crashing her car into the back of a fish delivery van while using her vibrator in traffic.
Apparently overcome with amour as she sat at the wheel of her Mini Cooper, the frisky multitasker was spotted on camera swiftly buttoning up her trousers after the collision, and presumably hoping no one would try and shake hands.
In view of this, we felt that a quick recap of some 'when and where' sex toy dos and don'ts would be timely, helping to prevent more vibrator-related accidents and subsequent embarrassing stories in national newspapers.
Thought the bestselling Fleshlight couldn't get any better? Think again!
The new Fleshlight Go is a redesigned version of the classic male masturbator that's more discreet and more compact than ever before.
A new, more compact size make the Fleshlight Go easier to store and pack away for trips and overnight adventures.
Measuring up 17% smaller than the classic Fleshlight, this mini version still delivers on pleasure with a divine textured canal made with super lifelike SuperSkin material.
With a realistic vagina opening and lifelike bumps and ridges to stimulate your length, the Fleshlight Go Surge Realistic Vagina Masturbator is a great starter sex toy for men on the move.
Find out more about Fleshlights below, and pick up your Fleshlight Go Surge exclusively from Lovehoney today.
A lot of you lovely readers will already know who I am, but for those of you who don't, let me introduce myself.
I'm Jess; Lovehoney's in-house Bondage Expert. With a background in burlesque, pin up modelling, fetish event promotion and being a bit of a pirate-goth hybrid, my transition to Bondage Expert has been pretty easy!
As you can probaby imagine, I see a fair share of niche products, and every day have something new and fantastic on my desk. It's through personal research, experience and a keen interest in all things unusual that have led me to learn a tonne about a wide range of fetishes.
Every week I get asked questions about bondage and kink, but there are some questions which crop up (grooaan!) more often than others. That's the inspiration for this blog.
Every month I'll be taking the most common (or most interesting!) questions and answering them here.
Got a burning question about bondage, S&M or another fetish? Comment below and your question could be answered in next month's blog.