• The redoubtable Asian Sex Gazette tells us what we always knew - sex toys are good for you and a new report from Malaysia proves it. As the report states: " The Malaysian state of Kelantan may be orthodox in many ways - but not in matter of sex it seems, official studies have shown. Sex-aids and stimulants are more widely used in this Malay state than any other in the country. These are popular even with women who have reached menopause the studies have found. Human Reproduction Specialist Centre head for the National Population and Family Development Board Dr Mohd Ismail Mohd Tambi said studies showed most couples here opted for sex aids such as beads and rings.

    "A woman has sued 14 police officers for allegedly capering about with her sex toys and modeling her lingerie during a drug raid.The officers allegedly took the toys from a dresser and showed them to woman's son, asking him what his mother did with them. Then, 'the raiding party took (her) personal and private sex toys and used them for their own amusement and left them strewn about the residence', according to the Chicago Herald News. Besides bringing an eyewatering image to mind, this incident would dictate the necessity of having something snazzy to store your Love Bits in to avoid detection - something like the Adult Toybox Sex Toy Case or the Girl's Best Friend can keep your frisky fun machines away from prying eyes.



    Taiwan's Bureau of Health Promotion has come up with a distinctly, um, forward new logo. But as the Taipei Kid says: "Stop thinking those dirty thoughts, you bad, bad person! That Bureau of Health Promotion logo is NOT a sexually suggestive depiction of threesome--the BHP has even issued a statement about it, OK?" That's all right then…

    "An Athens mobile phone dealer has been arrested for allegedly selling thousands of amateur sex videos he had downloaded from cellular phones brought to his shop for repairs, police said Tuesday" (read more).

    We like to think of this as a culturally enlightened and scientifically progressive blog. Which is why we're deeply impressed by Susan Block, Ph.D's spectacular article on those tree-swinging swingers of the Congo, the Bonobo. Take it away, Ms Block:

    "Just in case you don’t know a bonobo from a bonsai tree, bonobos, classified as Pan paniscus, are also called pygmy chimpanzees in primatology circles. We call them the horniest apes on Earth…Bonobos have some kind of sex almost every day, usually several times a day.

    Such loving passion, such sexual dexterity, such clever, horny playfulness is found nowhere else on Earth except among certain humans.

    But that’s not all that makes our kissin’ cousins, the bonobos, so worthy of our attention -- worthy enough to be our official mascots at the Dr. Susan Block Institute (we even call our staff the "Bonobo Gang"). It’s not just how they have sex, but how they use sex -- to maintain friendly relationships, to ease stress (e.g., Don’t be nervous, come here and sit on my face), as a form of commercial exchange (e.g., I’ll give you a blow job if you give me a banana), and to reduce violent conflict. That is, they seem to use sex to make peace. And that, in a coconut shell, is why we love bonobos."

    Read on at SavvyInsider for all you can take about the insatiable sexual habits of these cuddly fornicators. And, if reading this has got you in the mood, you are a sick puppy will be pleased to know we've got some Mantric Banana Split Lube in stock especially for the occasion. Go ape!

    Turns out Alison Goldfrapp, out of top pop combo Goldfrapp, likes to perform live wearing a strap-on, according to this Sunday Herald interview:

    On stage, she wears a strap-on vibrator, worn backwards, her crafty way of affixing a horses tail, which she'll swish as part of her performance. No more, she insists, than "my homage to Iggy Pop. Which shows how old I am." Last year, she fell over on stage in a gay-indie club called Popstarz. "I got my horses tail caught in my stiletto and went flying," she recalls, "very unglamorously, with a horse's tail hanging between my legs, literally."

    Ooh la la indeed!

    Gentlemen! Want to stick your manhood in a tube of gooey muck so your schlong can be marvelled at by future generations? Thought so. The intimate details of how you can create an incredibly realistic replica of your partner's best friend is chronicled in this truly majestic photo essay at Hootisland.

    Aided by his manically laughing wife, and despite a couple of fully detailed mishaps along the way, Chris managed to fit his old man into the sweet caress of a cylinder full of muck and produce a perfect silicone clone of his half-erect wiener.

    We are unmentionably thrilled to get a glowing write-up in the September 2005 edition of super-glossy AXM Magazine, who were moved to describe our mega-ace gay sex store Cock Locker as "ASDA for your anus." Made us laugh too… COCK ON!

    New York has a new(ish) addition to its formidable culture circuit - the Museum Of Sex. Not so much MoMa as MoNer. Ho ho. Anne Stevens gives a full run down of her own tour round the Museum's three floors:

    "I moved to level three, the permanent collection, which is almost sans video titillation, but is utterly fascinating. I could see why a sign at the entrance read 'Please do not touch, lick, stroke or mount the exhibits'." Find out what's on level three by reading Anne's full article or visiting the official site at

    While we here at Lovehoney constantly pursue the newest innovations down below to keep your smile fully aglow, there are some sex toys out there that are so visionary they don't even exist yet. Except in the basement rooms of crazed but fearless inventors who are trying to push the limits of technological pleasure ever further.

    Slashdong is one man's ongoing chronicle of DIY sex toys. As he so pertinently puts it: "We'll be hooking up sex toys to anything we can get our hands on, making teledildonics free to those brave enough to put homemade electronics on their genitals. We hope they'll take pictures, too, 'cause we sure as shit ain't testing this stuff on ourselves."

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