As if you needed more proof that sex is good for you! Seperate research conducted in the US and South Korea suggests that not only does sex make us feel good, it can also have a positive effect on our intelligence.
One group of researchers monitored lab mice and found that after 30 minutes of sex a day, the mice "showed signs of improved cognitive function", while the other found that sex can reverse the ill effects of stress on memory.
While there are many obvious benefits to a good sex life, we tend not to think about the postive health effects in the heat of the moment.
To help you on the road to Mensa, we're giving you the chance to win a very special, very smart prize this week: A Lelo Smart Wand Large Rechargeable Vibrator (worth £154.99)!
To be in with a chance to win, leave your comment below. The lucky winner will be chosen on Friday the 24th.
Read on for even more reasons to indulge in a love session tonight…
Have you ever spotted someone's diary, and secretly wished you could delve inside and find out all their sexiest secrets? So have we.
OK, so we're not after your most intimate confessions, but we are looking to find out your sex habits – when, why, and what gets you in the mood.
Let us know by filling in our quick survey to be in with a chance of winning a Hot Lovers Bundle, worth over £200!
The items included in the prize bundle are:
It's time to announce our latest Lovehoney Model of the Month winner!
While we received many fantastic entries in December, the top prize of £100 to spend at Lovehoney had to go to community member Labyrinth for this stunning shot featuring the iCollection Racer Back Brocade Corset and G-String Set (£15.00).
Bathed in natural light, the model literally glows in this beautiful corset set. I love the intimate feel of the photo and the vibrant colour of the lingerie and model's hair, silhouetted against a bright background.
Congratulations to Labyrinth, and enjoy spending your Lovehoney voucher.
Do you have a keen interest in photography or modelling? Send us your snaps of sexy Lovehoney lingerie and be in the running to win next month!
That's not all - we've also chosen two fabulous runners up who each receive 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save.
Read on to see if you were a runner up and find out how to enter for next month…
December saw an influx of reviews, and we've been inundated with tons of fantastic feedback over the festive period. Quite how you've found the time during the hectic build up to Christmas we'll never know, but we absolutely adore hearing what you think about our products, so keep 'em coming in!
Review of the Month
This month we chose Tectonic Tiger's review of the Lovehoney Magic Cock Rings (6 Pack) (£8.99) to win our grand prize. His review was informative and thorough, and we especially liked his use of the term "man-cannon".
"Not only will you and your 'other half' notice the immediate difference that these make to your size and firmness, you should also benefit from a greater intensity when ejaculating and you may well be shocked at just how far your man-cannon can fire its ammo. To say that I highly recommend these is an understatement."
Read the rest of Tectonic Tiger's review here.
Informative feedback which makes us giggle is a (ahem) "sure fire" way of getting your review spotted and in the runnings to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney.
Read on to find out if you were one of our runners up…
Question time: You're stranded on a desert island and have to choose between a lipstick or a vibrator. Which would you opt for?
It should be a no-brainer, but considering 93% of women have said they'd never give up make-up, we're not so sure.
Luckily, we have the perfect product for anyone struggling to choose - the Kiss Me Lipstick Clitoral Vibrator (£14.99) looks like a cosmetic from the outside, but holds a sexy secret inside.
The discreet sex toy appears in February's edition of Cosmopolitan, where they give it a five star review.
We're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Kiss Me Lipstick Clitoral Vibrator (£14.99) and try it out for themselves!
To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below before 5pm on Friday the 17th to be automatically entered.
Read on for more on the subject…
New data released by Pornhub has revealed a whole host of insights into the UK's pornographic predilections.
While squirting is particularly big in Wales, there was a general trend towards MILFs across the UK and, in particular, people searching for the star Lisa Ann.
"It seems that Lisa Ann has quite the fan base in the UK, where she ranks first in every country except for England, where she ranks second after the term ‘British’. It’s no wonder MILF comes in as a top term all over the UK, with Lisa Ann’s popularity."
If you've harboured a fantasy for Lisa Ann, we're here to help! For a limited time only: get 10% off Fleshlights moulded directly from Lisa Ann!
Choose from the Lisa Ann Lotus Fleshlight, or the Lisa Ann Forbidden Fleshlight. (We can't promise they've been lovingly watered by Lisa Ann herself.)
See the full breakdown of data at Pornhub, here.
Introducing January's Book of the Month: Explosive by Beth Kery!
This month, steam up your reading glasses with Beth Kery’s latest smirk-inducing, breathtaking erotic novel, Explosive, and receive a free Lovehoney BASICS Love Bullet Vibrator!
Each month, we load up our shelves with a thrilling new erotic novel for our Erotic Book Club. Head over to the Lovehoney Forum to see what our community thinks of this month's chosen novel.
Contemporary and impressive with plenty of drama, twists and turns packed into its pages, Explosive draws in the reader with sensual descriptions of the sexual magnetism between the protagonists.
From the moment he arrives at Dr Sophie’s holiday retreat, ex-Navy explosives specialist Thomas fulfills her in ways she never knew she needed. A volatile electricity pulses and sparks between them, threatening to draw Sophie into the depths of his dangerous past.
Have you seen the amazing bargains up for grabs in our huge January sale?
With up to 75% off many items, there's never been a better time to pick up some sexy items to spice up your sex life!
We have lots of seductive lingerie to treat your lover, or you can pick up a brand new vibrator for as little as £3 and bring a new level of pleasure to your couples or solo play.
Try something new with great savings on flavoured lube and fun sex games. Your Friday nights in will never be the same again!
We're also giving you the chance to create your own bondage gift set for only £10 - just mix and match your favourite 3 items from our selection.
What deals have you found in our sale? Grab any great bargains? Let us know in the comments!
Happy New Year, one and all!
If you're like the majority of us, you'll have started off the year with the best of intentions - to get fitter, lose some weight or learn a new skill. However, it's the sad truth that many of these promises fall by the wayside come February.
But your sex life is one thing you shouldn't ignore this year. There's no reason why 2014 be the year you have the best sex of your life!
Why not get your year off to a good start by cleaning up your toy box?
We're giving away 5 bottles of Lovehoney Fresh Sex Toy Cleaner (worth £4.99 each) this week to our lovely winners. To be in with a chance to win, just add your comment below before 5pm on Friday the 10th of January.
Read on below for more tips and tricks for starting the year off with a bang.
Here's one trend that won't go away!
2013 was another huge year for bondage, with sales of blindfolds, spankers and handcuffs remaining strong.
Britney Spears even whipped out an item from our Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection in her new music video, and Bettie Page fans have been treated to a luxury collection inspired by the lady herself.
In Autumn we introduced a dedicated bondage section to make shopping for whips, rope and restraints even easier.
Which leads us to…
2. Fifty Shades of Grey (Again!)
After much speculation and gossip throughout the year, the final cast members were finally announced for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaption, with filming having already begun.
The Fifty Shades fever is still alive and kicking, with the Official Pleasure Collection designed by Lovehoney being expanded to include pharmacy products, in addition to sex toys and bondage gear.
New additions to the E L James approved collection, include items infused with Christian Grey's signature scent, like the Sensual Touch Massage Oil (left, £9.99).
Still haven't read the book? Pick it up (on sale!) here.