Ever wondered how erotic fiction writers tell their friends and family what they do for a living?
Nicola Jane, author of interactive erotic novel Follow Your Fantasy, reveals all in this special guest blog post.
This competition is now closed. Winners have been contacted via email.
The day my Facebook status update said "Just another day, writing about cock" was not the day I planned on coming out as an erotic writer to my day job as an educational materials writer.
But, after being on a panel at a materials writing conference, I started getting friend requests and Facebook mails from respectable fellow professionals, none of whom knew my little secret.
I couldn't accept their requests but I didn't want to snub them either. What was I supposed to do?
Each month we give the author of our favourite sex toy review £100 to spend at Lovehoney. We've rummaged through all of your feedback from January and are happy to announce the winner.
Review of the Month
Sum Sub's review of the DOMINIX Deluxe Metal Connector Chain 28 Inch (£13.99) really caught our eye. His breakdown of how important a classic chain is for enhancing and advancing your S&M play was fantastic. Plus he included inventive ideas for getting the most from this simple yet necessary product.
"What benefit can this possibly bring to my bondage sessions? Well let me tell you right here right now, you need this."
"The build quality on this is top notch, I feel like I have really put it to test and it has withstood everything I have asked of it. I think this will last years, and years and years. It is proper dungeon-worthy equipment."
Read the rest of Sum Sub's review here.
Every month we read your reviews and select our favourites to feature in the blog. If we decide you've written our 'Review of the Month' we'll give you £100 to spend on anything you like at Lovehoney! And the prizes don't stop there, you could win a bunch of loyalty Oh! Points if you're picked as a runner up.
Think you could write a winning review? Read our guide to getting started.
Continue reading to discover if you were picked as one of our lucky runners up…
I think I made it very clear that we're fans of Valentine's Day, but understandably lots of single people have mixed feelings about the most romantic day of the year.
However, just because you're uncoupled doesn't mean you can't celebrate February 14th with some self-love.
In fact, is there any better time of year to treat yourself to a sexy indulgance, just for you? Forget flowers and chocolates - spend this Friday exploring your own pleasure points with some sexy lingerie or luxury sex toys!
With that in mind, I asked the wonderful Lovehoney Community for their top items for solo Valentine's fun, and boy did they deliver!
I've included some of their top ideas below (sorry PPD, no "endless supply of willy shaped pizza"), and you can check out their full list on the Lovehoney forum.
Behold the top three Valentine's treats for single folk:
Can you keep a secret? We LOVE Valentine's Day.
Anything that encourages people to express their love is a winner in our book, and we're not alone - February 14th is the second most-widely celebrated holiday in America.
While we embrace the love heart look year-round, seeing it in shops, streets and online during the most romantic time of year simply warms our… well, heart!
To help spread the Valentine's love, we've put together an extra special giveaway for you this week. Just comment below to be in with a chance to win an incredible Valentine's Day Bundle!
The bundle includes a Royal Swan Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator (£99.99), TENGA Red Flip Hole Male Masturbator (£64.99), Lovehoney Hot Massage Rocks (£8.99), Lelo Personal Moisturising Lubricant (£24.99), adding up to a total value of £190!
Read on for more Valentine's goodness, and don't forget to leave your comment before 5pm on Friday. Good luck!
Pick up your copy of February's Book of the Month and receive a free Lovehoney Powerful Mini G-Spot Vibrator (normally £9.99) thanks to Lovehoney's Erotic Book Club.
The Seduction of Valentine Day by Eden Bradley tells the tale of beautiful call girl Valentine Day, who caters to the desires of her exclusive clientele in the finest hotels.
Basking in her world of luxury and fantasy, Valentine makes her living being the object of lust and adoration. But, the high life comes at a price: forever the seductress, she has never given into seduction herself…
Whether you're sharing your Valentine's evening with a loved one or treating yourself to a night of solo pleasure, pairing this sexy novel with the free G-spot vibe is sure to heat things up. The magnetic heat of seduction glows from the pages of this red-hot erotic novel - prepare to be drawn into a world of irresistibly heated passion.
Read on to find out what inspired the author to write this tale of seduction…
While prostate massage and stimulation has been popular in different parts of the world for thousands of years, it appears 2014 may be the year when it becomes even more mainstream.
Referred to by many as "The Male G-Spot", the prostate is a gland located a few inches inside the anus and can be stimulated internally or externally. Many men find that prostate play can lead to longer, more intense climaxes, and even handsfree orgasms.
Last year, we saw an increase of interest in anal sex toys like butt plugs, and the trend seems set to continue in the coming months.
This week you could win an Aneros Helix Syn Silicone Prostate Massager (left, worth £49.99)! Just comment below before 5pm on Friday, February 7th to enter.
Read on for more information about the P-spot, and don't forget to comment be in with a chance to win!
Valentine's day is just around the corner, and with all the pink fluffiness around Lovehoney HQ we're literally feeling the love in the air.
Whether you're loved up or free and single, we'd like to know about your verbal outbursts of affection – how long do you wait, how often you express your love and whether it really matters to you at all.
Plus, we're giving away Lovehoney Romantic Gift Sets to three lucky winners. These sexy sets include:
Enjoy everything you need for an amazing Valentine's night in.
Great news! For the third year running, sexual health charity Brook is hosting an incredible night of stand-up comedy for a great cause… and we're the proud sponsors!
Sex Appeal III: Mélange à Trois is happening on Saturday 15 February at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, and is set to be a hilarious night (as it's hosted by Al Murray!).
As the Sexual Happiness people, Lovehoney are all about positive sex education. Brook's commitment to addressing issues surrounding contraception, STIs, pregancy and parenting as well as educating about sexuality is something we strongly support.
With so few schools teaching a comprehensive sex education class, it's charities like Brook who provide the vital know-how for curious teens and young adults, and ultimately help keep them safe.
Fancy a night of giggles and feeling good at making a difference? You can buy tickets here, and at just £18.50 it's one of the biggest bargains you'll see all year.
It's always exciting when we get new products on our desks, but even more exciting when they're part of our own brand of Lovehoney sex toys.
We've been working hard to create even more high-quality, affordable sex toys to add to our Bionic Bullet range, and we're chuffed to be able to reveal five new products:
Made from high-quality silicone which is velvety-smooth to the touch and super-easy to clean, the Bionic Bullet range is already incredibly popular with beginners and experts alike, and these extra little treats we're adding to the collection are no exception.
We love them so much we've decided to give away one of each toy in celebration of their arrival. All you need to do is comment on this blog and we'll select five winners at random. Hurrah!
Bondage and S&M fetishes have existed for as long as sex has, but for too long it's been classed as 'too kinky to discuss', and certainly too 'out there' to shop for. Even with famous bondage pioneers like Bettie Page and Irving Klaw blazing the trail, it's remained a taboo topic for decades.
Luckily, in recent years the outlook on bondage has started to evolve. Books such as Fifty Shades of Grey have made restraint play accessible to a wider audience and enabled more and more couples to fulfil their tie-and-tease fantasies.
Nowadays there are a plethora of items available for dipping your toe into the sub/Dom domain, but what about those who want to take their BDSM play to the next level?
We're extremely happy to announce that Lovehoney have just launched DOMINIX, our deluxe range of bondage equipment for all your professional and recreational S&M requirements!
Read on to find out what makes this collection so luxurious, and why you should be shopping right now!