If you've been reading the Lovehoney blog for a while, you'll remember us raving about Jon Millward's studies in the past (we've talked about his analysis of porn stars, as well as his survey of call girls in Britain). This "Ideas Detective" really impressed us by taking mind-boggling data and presenting it in a simple but fun way.
In fact, we were so amazed by his fascinating articles that we got in touch to see if he'd be interested in doing an analysis of Lovehoney, and - you guessed it - he said yes!
We're so pleased and proud to present the world's biggest analysis of sex toy sales - ever! We gave Jon access to non-personal data (don't worry, we would never share your personal information with anyone) from 1 million sales over a 5 month period, and his insights are incredible.
If you've ever wondered which sex spends the most on toys, which porn star is most popular or who writes the longest sex toy reviews on Lovehoney, check out our top 10 most interesting at-a-glance stats below. You can also read the full report by Jon or see our abridged version of the results. Happy exploring!
Yet another month has been and gone, and so without further ado, it's time we announced our favourite sex toy reviews from August!
As always, we want to say a big thank you to everyone who takes the time to leave us feedback, whether it's for our products, our service, or something else. We couldn't keep things running so smoothly without you.
This month's winner is shades111 for his outstanding review of the L'Amourose Rosa Rechargeable Prostate and G-Spot Vibrator. Describing every detail, from his initial impressions on opening the box, to his first experience using this vibrator, shades111 doesn't beat around the bush in telling us how much he loved his new toy! To say thank you, we've sent you a £100 Lovehoney Gift Voucher to spend on anything you like!
"As time went on I moved through the speeds and vibrations and suddenly I was presented with what I can only call a rumbling kind of vibration that just hit me like a sledgehammer. Just tilting yourself forward or moving your legs up and down will give you new experiences with each movement."
Read shades111's review in full.
Have you got something you'd like to tell us? Did you love (or hate!) your last purchase and feel your feedback could help someone else? Submit your review and you'll be entered into next month's competition automatically.
Keep reading to discover who are our lucky runners up for August…
Luxury sex toy company Jimmyjane hit the cinema this week with a cameo in the comedy Sex Tape starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.
The film follows the story of a married couple (Diaz and Segel) who try to re-invigorate their love life by making a sex tape. Unfortunately, the video syncs with the iPads of their family, neighbours and bosses.
Sex toy geeks will be delighted to see the Jimmyjane luxury vibrators FORM 2, FORM 4 and FORM 6 make an appearance in the movie. Check out what our customers think of these rechargeable vibes below.
We love seeing sex toys go mainstream - in fact, our very own Lovehoney Sqweel Oral Sex Simulator made its screen debut a few years ago.
Have you ever made a sex tape? Or will you be heading to cinema to see this comedy? Check out the trailer below.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures.
Contrasting with last month's weather pretty drastically, it feels like summer has disappeared already! However, this hasn't put you lovely lot off stripping down for our Model of the Month competition.
Dominating this month's competition is ruffledsheets who has won the top prize for his captivating photo featuring the Blue Line Sheer V Neck Top (£5.00).
Set against a plain background and edited to a greyscale finish, this photo highlights the sheer, form-fitting quality of the garment, while flattering ruffledsheets' torso to perfection. He's cropped it just right so as to show off the entire ensemble, without showing his face. Not only does this maintain some privacy for him, but also adds a hint of mystery to this classy, sexy photo.
For all his hard work, ruffledsheets has won a £100 Lovehoney voucher to spend on anything he pleases - congratulations!
Did you submit a photo this month? Read on to find out if you were picked as a runner up…
Got 60 seconds?
Use them wisely and enter our competition…
Take our super-speedy sex survey and you could win 1 of 5 Lovehoney Silencer 6 Function USB Rechargeable Bullet Vibrators, worth £12.00 each!
Completely silent and discreet, this teeny gadget can be charged via USB, either in your computer or through an adapter charger.
Its long-lasting charge means you'll never have to use batteries again. Bliss!
For your chance to win, take the survey and enter your email address.
This competition has ended - the winners have been contacted via email.
The most complicated part of enjoying strap-on sex is making sure you get your hands on the right equipment, and ensuring the harness and dildo you own are compatible with one another. In addition, if your tastes change, and you fancy trying a larger or smaller attachment, the process of making sure the girth of your toy fits the harness you have can be a bit of a nightmare!
To solve this issue, Doc Johnson came up with an ingenious strap-on system. Vac-U-Lock is the world's first fully interchangeable pleasure system which enables you to enjoy strap on sex, without worrying about O-rings, flared bases and appendage girths. All you need to do is check whether the toy is Vac-U-Lock friendly, and you're good to go!
Here at Lovehoney, we think everyone should be able to enjoy a pleasurable, fun and safe sex life. That's why we were happy to donate 1,000 condoms to raTrust, an organisation working to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. They staged an event in Bournemouth this past weekend and made this incredible video - check it out below:
Here at Lovehoney we're always genuinely excited to discover a new product which raises the bar of sex toy excellence, and we're hugely excited to introduce the amazing We-Vibe 4 Plus. Having already created the world's number one couple's vibrator, We-Vibe have announced their upgraded version of the We-Vibe 4, which can now be controlled via your smartphone.
Well, as they say, 'there's an app for that'. Perfect for both long-distance fun and for use during lovemaking, is there anything this toy can't do?
Unlike remote controlled love eggs, the We-Vibe 4 Plus doesn't need to be within range of your remote to work - you (or your partner) can control your toy via your smartphone from anywhere in the world.
Yup, you read that right. Whether you're on separate continents or across the dinner table from each other, your pleasure is ready to be controlled at the swipe of an app.
Read on to find out more and for your chance to win the brand new We-Vibe 4 Plus worth £127.99.
It's time for another survey, and this time it's all about passion between the sheets.
What gives you fireworks in your belly? What kills your passion in a heartbeat?
We want to know the ins and outs - and of course, in return for your time we're offering not one, but five mega prizes, which means even more chances for you to win.
In each bundle you'll find:
This competition has ended. The winners have been contacted via email.
As Lovehoney’s Lingerie Category Manager, I have the luck of being surrounded by gorgeous things day in, day out. One of the hardest questions I’m asked is, ‘what’s your favourite piece of lingerie?’ Now, I’m definitely not complaining, but it’s always so hard to pick!
While I’m mentally flip-flopping (well, corsets are great, but everyone loves a matching bra set!), the one thing that seems to stick in my mind are Lovehoney’s more daring and sexy styles. Open cup lingerie is available in all sorts of styles, and it's hot hot HOT!
So, here are my most-loved open cup lingerie sets, with a few nipple pasties thrown in for good measure.
Bonus! Let me know in the comments what you think and if there’s anything you’d like to see added to our open cup selection.
Pictured here: Cottelli Underbust Chemise with Lace Panels