One of the joys of sharing a house is that you can almost guarantee that at some point, you’ll hear your housemates bumping uglies. It’s like a university rite of passage.
But what about when it comes to indulging in a spot of alone-time?
No one wants their new roomies to know that they’re doing the five-knuckle shuffle after a particularly steamy episode of Orange is the New Black, and worrying about overly-loud vibrations and moans can really ruin the mood.
So for those of you who are shy about playing with yourself whilst your friends play FIFA on the other side of the wall, we've rounded up a selection of the best quiet sex toys, as well as some tips from our experts on becoming a top undercover lover.
Pop quiz: For breakfast this morning, did you have a) cereal, b) toast, or c) pizza?
Is your favourite game a) football, b) chess, or c) fuzzy duck?
Is your most prized piece of artwork a) a sculpture, b) a painting, or c) a beer can tower?
If you answered mostly c, odds are you're a student, battling the 11am alarm each morning, donning fancy dress at every chance, and honing your hawk-eyed tenacity for spotting a bargain.
Twinning top-rated toys with wallet-friendly pricing, this compilation of vibrating sex toys for students should send your skinflinty spidey sense haywire. All available for under £20, they're ideal for budget-conscious academics looking to blow off some post-lecture steam.
Their thrifty pricing makes these toys a steal, and additionally the ensuing run of nights in you'll enjoy post-purchase will also help rack up the pennies, making these toys doubly good value.
From everyone at Lovehoney, we'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and New Year.
2014 has been a very exciting year at Lovehoney HQ, and we're looking forward to everything to come in 2015.
Regular blog readers will know that we like to make your Christmas even happier with a festive secret sale.
We've chosen some of our favourite luxury products and slashed the price for one day only. Just add the item to your basket as usual and you'll see the discount at the checkout.
This offer is only available today and only while stock lasts, so hurry up and grab a bargain before it's too late!
Once again, have a very Happy Christmas from everyone at Lovehoney.
If there's one thing that never fails to make us smile at Lovehoney HQ, it's reading your happy feedback.
We love when our customers take the time to tweet, Facebook or email us nice comments.
Whether you're getting in touch because you love your purchases, have been taken care of by our award-winning Customer Care team, or even just because you've seen us on the telly - we always love to hear from you.
In fact, we have a tradition of sharing special comments with the whole company via email to spread extra cheer, and given that the year is coming to an end, I thought it would be nice to share some with you…
Below are my favourite customer comments (and one drawing!) from 2014. Feel free to get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook, email or in the comments below.
What are penis extenders, and why would anyone want to use one? The clue is in the name: Penis extenders are sleeves, often made of plastic or rubber, that slide over the penis and add extra inches in length and girth.
Some penis extender sleeves are closed on top, while others have an open tip. Some have stimulating nubs, and others are smooth. This guide talks you through the different types of penis extenders and helps you decide which is best one for you.
With more than half of adults still getting a stocking filled with pressies every year at Christmas, it's important to pick up some small treats in advance of Christmas Eve for your loved ones. While family and friends might get the standard socks and chocolate again this year, it's fun to get a naughty stocking filler for your lover.
With this in mind, I asked some people around Lovehoney HQ to choose their favourite sexy stocking filler for this Christmas. Read on for Lovehoney staff picks!
'Tis the season to be jolly (fa la la la la la la la la).
It's also the season for giving! So here at Lovehoney we have decided to launch a second Christmas survey to give you, our lovely customers, another chance to win some brilliant products just in time for Christmas.
If you want to be in with the chance of winning a luxury Lelo Bundle worth over £140, then all you have to do is complete the survey below and enter your email address at the end.
One lucky winner will get their hands on these two fantastic products:
Lelo Smart Wand Large Rechargeable Vibrator (£154.99)
Lelo Luna Mini Pleasure Bead System (£30.00)
Good luck and Merry XXXmas!
New customers are always telling us how useful they find our product reviews, so to say thank you for all your hard work, every month we choose our favourite sex toy review to win a sexy prize!
This month's winner is slinkykinky who submitted this awesome review of the brand new Happy Rabbit 2 Natural USB Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator (£54.99).
"Although I have the 'natural' version and not the G-spot version, I found that it hit my G-spot with ease, bringing me to a mind-blowing, multiple orgasm within minutes - my husband is amazed at how fast I can climax with this toy and it has become something that we use together, as well as a little treat for me when I'm on my own."
"Without gushing too much (excuse the pun!), I absolutely love this toy. It looks amazing, it feels great, and it will give you the most amazing orgasms within minutes."
Thank you so much for your brilliant feedback slinkykinky. You've won a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher. Enjoy! Read slinkykinky's review in full.
Still looking for inspiration for that special Christmas gift? Continue reading to find out who won a runner up prize for this month, and which toy they rated (or hated!)
It's official… The countdown to Christmas is upon us and we're busy, busy, busy!
Thankfully, you lovely lot have still found time to submit your best photos modelling Lovehoney purchases, providing us with a much-needed break from seasonal preparation.
We've gone through all of the user-uploaded photos for November, and picked out our favourite ones featuring a Lovehoney purchase for this month's Model of the Month competition.
Our winner for November is margaret.t with this stunning photo of her wearing the Seven Til Midnight Fishnet Lace Top Thigh High Stockings (£6.99).
We love everything about this photo, from the pose, to the lighting, and the perfect crop which focuses attention on the lace top stockings and flogger.
For her 'cracking' work, margaret.t has won a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher to to treat herself this Christmas!
The submissions for November were so good, we couldn't pick just one winner. Read on to find out who was awarded a runner up prize this month…
We love strong vibrations here at Lovehoney. In fact, we even have a whole category called Extra Powerful Vibrators that's filled with our hand-picked, tried-and-tested vibrators that are guaranteed to give you the most bang for your buck. A recent addition to this prestigious group is the ROCKBOX Finger Thrusting Vibrator (£34.99), and it certainly lives up to its name!
With an incredibly strong motor, this thrusting sex toy provides powerful stimulation that is unbelievably intense - that's why we recommend it for advanced users!
If you've been watching the Lovehoney documentary Frisky Business on Lifetime or Netflix, you'll be familiar with the Rockbox Finger. There's a memorable scene where co-founder Neal shows the initial prototype to customer care advisor Chelsea, and her reaction says it all!
Below we have a chat with the inventor of the Rockbox Finger to find out where the inspiration comes from…