Currently getting a lot of attention in the international press is the new sex toy vending machines that Tabooboo have installed in pubs in London. The bright pink vending machines have proved a big hit with customers, offering novelty sex toys for people to have a laugh with during their big night out.
ShortNews.com reports: "The pink Tabooboo vending machines that sell sex toys are a new trend for London bars & nightclubs. Nightclub owner Geoff Todd stated, "Some buy the toys because they are a novelty, some do it for a laugh, some buy them as presents. It's been a great success." The machines have also began to appear in health clubs, salons, and retail stores. he machines carry 11 different sex toys and have an average cost of 5 pounds (euro 7.30, US$8.80) each. [Read the full story]
It was only a couple of weeks ago we mentioned the Dutch vibrator vending machines which were launched over a year ago. Clearly it's a whole new craze that's going to sweep Europe. Lovehoney can provide sex toy vending joy too - buy something from our website and it will be discreetly delivered through the slot in your door straight away!
Men New Daily has an amusing advice article about the importance of men understanding the power of the clitoris:
A woman’s clit is her master switch; every woman dreams of the man who can toggle it. According to my lady friends, though, most men either don’t know the clit’s location or operation sequence, or they view it as an arcade game to be accessed and activated only by feeding it cash. How very sad…
When I ask women why they use vibrators, they answer: “Using my hand takes too long.” Women aren’t only horny, they’re impatient and demanding! Shocking, isn’t it. It’s rare that I meet a vibratorless woman. Sex toys are big business, with annual purchases in the USA estimated at $500M. And, these sex toys are not for men—at least not the men in the Red states. Women just can’t live without their daily orgasms, and they freely divulge this to me.
With Virgin Galactic recently opening for business, the possiblity of having zero gravity sex in space has become a definite reality. All you need is lots of money…and to not throw up when you go into zero g. It seems that the fantasy of weightless spacebonking may well be better than the vomit-inducing reality, as Xeni Jardin at BoingBoing explains:
"…without careful choreography and helpful gear, physics get in the way. First, there's that microgravity-barfing connection. But then, Boyle writes…
Sex in space would likely be "hotter and wetter" than on Earth, Bonta said, because in zero-G there is no natural convection to carry away body heat. Also, scientists have found that people tend to perspire more in microgravity. The moisture associated with sexual congress could pool as floating droplets.
Hotter and wetter sex in this case being, apparently, a bad thing.
We're all for progress, but it might be best to stick to (near) zero gravity sex in the tried and trusted way, using a Love Swing (as seen on Sex And The City) or a Weightless Sex Chair - it's cheaper and there's no vomit involved.
All Headline News: "A man and woman were cited Friday in connection with a bizarre incident that resulted in a fake penis being microwaved at a convenience store last week.
According to the Pittsburgh Gazette, Leslye Creighton, 41, of Wilkinsburg and Vincent Bostic, 31, of Pittsburgh were both cited for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct in the incident at the Get Go! gasoline and convenience store in McKeesport, about 10 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Bostic had filled a fake penis with his urine that Creighton, a friend, planned to use to pass a drug test she was taking to get a job.
Creighton asked a store clerk to microwave the device so the urine inside would be body-temperature and fool those giving the drug test."
No one has still quite got to the bottom of they chose a fake penis as a receptacle for the urine. There's a sort of logic to it… but fake penises aren't cheap. Just look at our Penis Extensions section - it would be a waste to put them in the micowave when tupperware would clearly suffice.
We were talking about Lovehoney's growing collection of luxury sex toys the other day - and it's clearly a market that's only going to get bigger. There's a great article in the San Francisco Chronicle about Jimmyjane, a new company in the States making luxury sex toys and proving to be a big hit with discerning customers.
Consider Jimmyjane's signature product, A Little Something, a cigar-size noise-free vibrator that in its 24k Little Gold top-selling incarnation gives the phrase "silence is golden" a whole new meaning. Little Gold is gorgeous - an object that, when held, makes one gasp not just with sexual portent, but with appreciation for its flawless design. If Antiques Roadshow is around in 100 years, appraisers will cluck over Great Grandma's special edition Little Gold.
Should the $250 Little Gold strike a shopper as a little gaudy (it is, a Jimmyjane staffer concedes, a bit J.Lo), there are other options. Upscale, the more Grace Kelley-esque $400 Little Platinum gleams with understated elegance; downscale, in the rocker chick/Angelina Jolie aesthetic, the more industrial looking Little Steel retails for $195. For those willing to pay more for laser engraving on Little Steel: Consider the birds and bees version, bedecked with hummingbirds and bees trundling toward a flower with a prominent stamen, or the vanitas version, etched with skulls and butterflies in homage to paintings of 17th century Northern Europe that meditated on the fleeting nature of life's pleasures including, perhaps, la petite mort.
Coo. Maybe we should get some of these so people on the other side of the pond can enjoy them as well.
We're all about what's good for body and mind - and chocolate usually comes top of the list. Now there's a complete chocolate treatment to smooth away the stresses of modern living. All Headline News is reporting that the newest must-have spa treatment sweeping Britain is "chocotherapy cocoa mixed with black pepper and Madagascan carnation cloves. Made from the finest cocoa powder in Ecuador, the chocolate mousse contains a high concentration of anti-oxidants, which do all sorts of wonderful life-enhancing things for the skin."
Coo. We're betting it's not cheap. Buying your own Hitachi Magic Wand personal massager and one of our delicious sexy chocolate treats might be less cash and longer lasting too! We've got Sin Tin Sexy Chocolates, Gourmet Chocolate Massage Oil and, of course, the now iconic Chocolate Willy.
Well, sort of. Total Film magazine reports that
"Tea Leoni and David Duchovny must have nothing to talk about when they get home. Because they seem to work together an awful lot.
Their latest joint project is Funlady, the true-life story of single mom Linda Brewer, an Arkansas woman struggling to raise her daughters. But here’s the twist - to raise money, she started selling sex toys out of her car. Writer Susan Brightbill will pen the script."
Clearly this was before the days of the internet when you can just get your sex toys delivered straight to your door. But we're curious to see how well this goes down at the cinema if it gets made - as it were.
Alternet carries an interesting article from Liz Langley about her time working at our USA friends Good Vibrations, a adult toy shop in Orlando, Florida.
I expected entertainment (finding film titles like "Dawson's Crack"), but I hadn't anticipated seeing sales associates who really helped their customers in that meaningful way normally associated with teachers or doctors.
"That's why we work here. To make the world a better place," says Jo-El Schult, an assistant manager and SESA (sex educator sales associate) at the Good Vibrations retail store in Berkeley, Calif.
If Schult's assertion seems too ambitious, think again. Sex is significant, and its quality or crappiness can make people happy campers or miserable bastards. We've all thought about some poor jerk, "S/he needs to get laid," but what if the problem is actually that they're not quite sure what they're doing once they get there? [Read the fulls story]
Amen to that. Here at Lovehoney we've obviously got a lot of fun toys for you to play with to enjoy by yourself and with a partner too - but we've also got our sex toy buying guides
so you can figure out what goes where and what you're interested in. You can shop confidentially online and have the goodies delivered discreetly to your door. No one else need ever know. Except for the big smile on your face…
For the woman who has everything, luxury sex toys are the ultimate indulgence. Splash some cash to buy a toy that really knows how to do the business and comes in a nice box too. We've talked before about the lovely Je Joue Luxury Stimulator and the bling bling wonder that is the Le Lynx titanium vibrator, but Ms Lovehoney has some other luxury items in her ever growing love arsenal.
Beyond bling is the Elemental Pleasure Titanium Vibrator kit, which comes in an even nicer box than the Le Lynx and, crucially, has some excellent extras for even better self-loving. The three diffrerent, interchangable heads deliver three different levels of vibration to suit your mood - the three bump tip is high speed, the two bump tip is medium speed and the one bump is low speed. It's not cheap at £250, but the titanium manufacture is guaranteed for life and it's the best you can get.
If you want even more variety than that, then the Love Machine is for you. This fantastic invention has taken the US by storm with its six different attachments that can provide an amazing range of different pleasurable sensations. It can please both sexes too, so don't think it's just for the girls. Best of all, you can use the Love Machine in all sorts of positions. Go Horizontal. Go Vertical. Go Wild! The Love Machine can sit on any flat surface, and has mounting outlets for easy attachment to your wall. You can adjust the angle of the Pleasure Attachments to any position you desire, The 90 degree adjustability helps you find the angle and position that feels good for you! Ride it like a pony, take it from behind, or just sit back and let The Love Machine do all the work. The possibilities are as boundless as your imagination! It does everything, which makes it actually quite a bargain despite its hefty price tag of £270. It's a lot more fun than one of those diamond-encrusted vibes, anyway…
or so claims the blurb on their website. A rubber saddle mounted on a steel frame with a hole cut through the middle of the saddle for a man's bits, The Gravitizer lets you practise all sorts of positions while doing most of the work for you. See The Gravitizer site for positions and more information.
UPDATE: The Gravitizer site has disappeared unfortunately. But we've found something possibly even better that does the same thing - the Angel Wings Sex Chair. And you can buy it in the UK too.
The Gravitizer seems remarkably like the Bodybouncer, which we covered here back in September last year. Both of these bits of new bedroom furniture are only available in the States at the moment, but we reckon you might be better off with a Love Swing for zero-g sex - it's the same one that Samantha used in Sex And The City! (Well, not the exact same one, obviously. That would be just silly). We've got lots of other sexy bedroom furniture for you to browse besides the Love Swing too.
UPDATE: The Gravitizer website seems to have disappeared. But here at Lovehoney we now have the Angel Wings Weightless Sex Chair which we reckon is just as good as the Gravitizer and the Bodybouncer - and it ships in the UK too!