At last, the long-awaited day has arrived: Fifty Shades Darker has been released in cinemas!
The second film based on E L James' best-selling erotic novels that brought BDSM to the masses, it stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele and Christian Grey as they try to rekindle the romance that ended so abruptly in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fans of the franchise have eagerly anticipated the cinematic interpretation of Fifty Shades Darker, with its even more intense storyline and kinkier-than-ever bondage play - and it's certainly lived up to the hype.
The sex is steamier, the plot more intriguing, and we were thrilled to get a longer look at the many sex toys in Christian's impressive Red Room collection.
So - in the name of research, of course - we sat through a gruelling two hours of topless Jamie Dornan and poker-hot sex scenes to pick out which sex toys you can use to recreate Darker at home.
With so many new launches ready for the big night (Valentine's, of course!), your reviews have been coming in thick and fast, making it a tough pick for our Review of the Month competition. But we managed to choose a winner, huzzah!
Looking for a kinky Valentine's treat? Then this month's winner; mrs_l has a suggestion for you… The Best Valentine's Ever Gift Bundle. This couple have introduced new play into their lives thanks to this bumper kit . I am sure the £100 voucher will help explore further. Congratulations!
"After ordering the hubby and I were like kids at Christmas, and really couldn't wait for it to arrive. When it did arrive we opened up the box and got straight down to trying them out. So onto the toys…" Read the full review here.
Keen to see who's won Oh! Points as runners up this time?
We all know that small romantic gestures help keep a relationship exciting and fresh. Spontaneous gifts are the number one choice for couples who want to surprise one another. Your favourite box of chocolates, a book by your favourite author, a bouquet of flowers - all these are classic ideas.
Fresh roses and sexy lingerie are also top of the romantic lover’s list so we thought: Why not do something different and combine the two?
And we mean it! Today we’ll show you how you can create a clever little gift for your partner that they won’t be expecting at all: a red rose made from a pair of sexy knickers.
Pretty, lacy lingerie such as our Flirty Boyshorts are perfect for this little DIY project. If red isn’t your thing, you can always choose something else from our range of sexy colours. You can even create an entire bouquet if you’re especially keen.
We’ve all had those moments where we aren’t physically with someone, but we can’t help but think of all the sexy things we’d love to be doing with them right then.
Whether it’s a partner of years or just someone really hot who you’re casually talking to, the urge to get them as turned on as you are is an exciting thought.
Sexting is an awesome tool for setting the mood and making your intentions known. However, not all of us are pros at this particular activity, and expressing yourself sexually via the written word can often come less naturally than expression in physical form.
It has been a learning curve from when I first started engaging in sexting a few years ago, but as someone who feels they have come a long way and become more comfortable over time, here are my top ten do’s and don’ts to make sexting an exciting, enjoyable and non-intimidating experience every time.
Leather is an extremely popular material for bondage play because it's durable, comfortable and only gets better with age, but what if you don't like (or agree with) leather products?
With more and more people choosing to live a life free from animal-based products, it can be tricky to expand your sexual horizons without going against your beliefs.
The good news is change is happening, and it's happening quickly. Manufacturers are now realising the increasing number of vegan kinksters out there and are making excellent alternatives to leather to help you get your kicks, without feeling guilty.
So, whether you're giving Veganuary a go, are a vegan-lifestyle veteran or simply don't like leather, I've picked out our top vegan-friendly spanking tools for newbies, experts and all those in between.
Come back next month for my leather-free restraint recommendations.
There is no way of knowing what the year ahead will bring; but one thing is for certain, and that is the tidal wave of selfies taken at the gym that flood social media throughout January, accompanied by the inevitable #newyearnewme hashtag.
Getting in shape is one of the most common New Year's resolutions. But why give your hard-earned money to a gym? Let's face it, you'll probably only go once or twice before flopping back onto the couch to watch Netflix for the other 363 days of the year.
Instead, why not aim to do more sex-ercise in 2017?
Sex-ercise is when you make a conscious effort to incorporate more exercise into your sex life. It makes a lot of sense. Sex is hands down the the most enjoyable activity in the world, so why not squeeze in a cheeky workout?
With this in mind, I've taken some common positions and highlighted the muscle groups they work. Just think of it as naked circuit training.
Eagle-eyed YouTube viewers may have spotted a special someone popping up on the Lovehoney YouTube channel.
Sex and relationships vlogger and writer, Hannah Witton, joined the Lovehoney experts for the very first installment of 'Guess the Sex Toy', with hilarious results!
Thanks to her engaging and informative YouTube videos, Hannah recently won the Best Sex & Relationships Influencer at the Cosmo Influencer awards, making her a big deal in the world of sex advice.
So if you loved the video, and want to see a little more of Hannah's collaborations with the Lovehoney team, we've got great news for you.
As well as a special VIP tour of life behind the Lovehoney scenes that you can watch on Hannah's YouTube channel, Hannah has created two of her advice-packed vlogs especially for Lovehoney viewers, which you can watch on the Lovehoney YouTube channel (or above).
Intrigued? You should be…
Click here to check out Lovehoney's YouTube channel. We broadcast 4 fun-and-frolic-filled shows a week, covering sex toys, bondage, sexy lingerie and sex advice.
When The Bloodhound Gang sang these poignant lyrics, they probably weren't singing about the fact that most of us are naturally capable of growing pubic hair.
But I like to think that they were.
Scientifically, sure, most adults have pubes. But historically and culturally, we have subjected these downstairs hairs to a hell of a lot. So I decided to take a look into the hair-raising history of pubes.
If, like me, you thought waxing your bush was a fairly modern phenomenon, you'd be wrong. People have been man-scaping and trimming their lady gardens for thousands of years.
Intrigued? Then just keep reading for a truly hair-razing history lesson.