1. So we've all heard of Wayne Bobbitt and his angry wife Lorena who hacked off his manhood in a fit of pique… but 33-year-old Jakub Fik went one better (or worse) and hacked off his own manhood and hurled it at police. Along with some knives. Quite what he was thinking hasn't come to light, but luckily the resourceful officers in Chicago not only apprehended Fik but also his severed member, getting him and it to a hospital in time for them to be surgically reunited. (Via All Headline News)

    Channel Cincinnati has the scoop on dastardly thieves making off with $1500 worth of sex toys from a Florida convention.

    The victims were three women who were selling the toys at the Southeastern Erotic Cultural Conference. "They told police that someone took two pairs of leather and metal bondage suspension cuffs, a 28-inch-long leather whip, bath salts, rainbow pot holders and an electrical stimulation device."

    We're wondering what they're going to get up to with those… and we're also wondering quite how much the ladies were charging per item - it seems like not much stuff to ring up an (unpaid) bill of $1500. Maybe it was all super deluxe toys. Either way, we sincerely hope they find who did it and they get properly compensated for it too.

    Lovehoney has its own vault of bedroom bondage goodies securely tucked away…

    Florida might be getting its sex toys stolen, but at least it's legal to buy them there. In the state of Mississippi, just a couple of states across from the sunshine state, state judges have recently reinforced the law that says the sale of sex toys in Mississippi is illegal.

    The Japan Times has an interview with Minori Kitahara, the owner of Love Piece Club, Japan's first sex-toy shop owned by a woman and catering exclusively to women. She believes that women deserve their sexual fun and games and she has just the right toys for them.

    Minori has lots of firmly held convictions and is a real free spirit, as you'll see if you read the full interview. Of sex toys, she says: "If you don't use sex toys, you are missing out on a lot of fun. Think of them as different cuisines that can spice up your life." And, of course, she has distinct Japanese pride in homegrown technology: "Japanese vibrators are very good because they use advanced technology. But for me, the design and material are very important so my dream is to manufacture the kind of sex toys I want to use."

    We can't rival Minori's own shop for quality Japanese sex toys, but we do have a few of our own which are top-of-the-range beauties for those who love to have the best with the Vibratex range. These Japanese sex toys are ma of the finest materials and beautifully designed. And you don't need to go to Japan to get them - you can simply order them from us and get them delivered straight to you. Check them out for yourself!

    Glasgow's Daily Record carries an interview with Judith Crofts, who designs and tests vibrators: "With a BA from the London College of Fashion under her belt, Judith's mission is to bring a bit of chic to the sector by making a vibrator a tasteful designer accessory.

    She wants to produce vibrators that look girly, pretty and appealing, rather than looking like they have been taken straight from an erotic movie.

    Vibrators should be a discreet but acceptable part of women's lives. Long gone are the days when they were hidden away at the back of the wardrobe."

    Here at Lovehoney we say "hear, hear!" to Judith's mission and wish her every success. Unsurprisingly, we've got a extremely wide selection of vibrators, ranging from the ultimate bling bling titanium vibrators through to tiny, discreet pocket vibes. Whatever your taste in vibes, we've got something to suit, we're sure!

    Something very peculiar is going on in Denmark - "In what took locals by surprise, the national symbol of Denmark, the Little Mermaid sculpture perched on a rock overlooking the Copenhagen port, was splattered with green paint by vandals and adorned with a dildo, according to local police.

    Investigators have "no leads on the perpetrators of the act … which took place early on Wednesday," he adds.The vandals scrawled "8 marts" across the rock on which the Little Mermaid sits, marking the date in Danish of International Women's Day which was celebrated around the world on Wednesday." [Read the full story at All Headline News]

    Obviously Lovehoney doesn't condone such rum behaviour towards national monuments, but we're left scratching our heads as to what the point of it was. Some sort of feminist protest? A dildo liberation front action? Most odd.

    Just in to the Lovehoney shop are a big range of sexy uniforms and outfits from the Masquerade range. For the girls there's new twists on old favourites, like the Play Bunny (pictured), Blushing Bride and the Naughty Schoolgirl uniform, alongside some sizzling new stuff like the cheerleader uniform and the Female Zorro outfit! For the boys there's a hunky New York Police officer outfit, a Caveman outfit and even a Mountie outfit alongside a proper bloke version of the Zorro outfit too.

    Browse the whole Masquerade Uniforms and Outfits range to find even more ideas for a wild night of dressing up!

    Reuters: Mexico is deploying an army of inflatable sex dolls dressed as office executives in a head-turning publicity campaign against workplace harassment of women in the famously macho country.

    Timed to coincide with International Women's Day on Wednesday, the advertisements show sex dolls with staring eyes and gaping red mouths dressed in suits and sitting at computers.

    "No woman should be treated like an object. Sexual harassment is degrading and it's a crime," says a voice-over at the end of a television ad, which shows a man walking past one of the dolls and casually stroking her shoulder." [Read the full story]

    The Inflatable Hen Hat is the latest addition to our huge collection of Hen Night goodies which can make sure you give her a send off she'll remember for the rest of her life! This Hat is a mini party pack all on its own - besides the daft Hat itself, there's 5 silly signs, a veil, an L-plate, a condom, a Hens On Tour balloon, Access All Areas lubricant (!) and 5 metres of ribbon.

    If you're looking for other Hen Night stuff, we've got a ton of amazing Hen Night party gear over at our sister site Hen Night HQ. We've also got a free Hen Night Planner and Online Invitation Sender to help you get it all organised as well as buy the Hen Night goodies you need.

    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!

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