• Lovehoney wins at the ETO awards!

    It's happened again: Lovehoney are delighted to announce that we have been voted Best Online Retailer at the Erotic Trade Only awards!

    We attended the fabulous awards at the NEC in Birmingham over the weekend. The prestigious ETO awards recognises excellence in the sex toy and adult industries, and Lovehoney scooped the rather impressive 'Best Online Retailer' award, earning us a pretty shiny trophy!

    It's thanks to such a wonderful, loyal customer base and a 47,000 strong community that we have been able to build up a database of 50,000 sex toys reviews - the biggest in the world.

    This invaluable source of knowledge makes Lovehoney a great place to learn as well as purchase. So much diversity and many different levels of experience within our community makes us strong! Thank you to each and every one of you for making this such a wonderful place to be.

    Lovehoney's co-founder Richard Longhurst said: "Online retailers live or die by their customer service. We are very, very close to our customers."

    "We put a lot of work into making sure that everyone who comes to Lovehoney has a great shopping experience. We have a huge community who we interact with every day, and they quickly tell us what we are doing right and what we are doing wrong. We are very close to our customers."

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    Dancing is sexy. Whether it's hip hop, rave or ballroom, there's just something about dancing that makes us hyper-aware of our own bodies and sensuality.

    It's been suggested by scientists that dancing is a mating ritual, which explains why love often sprouts up on the dancefloor.

    In this week's blog we're taking a look at the truth behind sexy dancing.

    To help you get your groove on, we have not one, but TWO Thrill by We-Vibe Dual Action Vibrators (worth £94.99 each) to give away to two lucky readers! To enter, simply comment below before 5pm Friday, June 28th.

    The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email, so be sure to enter an email address that gets checked regularly.

    Read on for the best dance-related sex stories from around the web.

    number one male sex toy by men's health

    It seems as though Lovehoney is on a winning streak! Just last week, we won an Insider Trade Award for Fifty Shades of Grey The Official Pleasure Collection, and now one of our own-brand products has been voted best sex toy for men by Men’s Health magazine.

    The July 2013 issue of Men’s Health features a glowing review of the Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock Ring, which nabbed the top spot - being named the Best Male Sex Toy.

    What makes this vibrating cock ring so great? According to Men's Health: “The best all-rounder is a cock ring called the Bionic Bullet - a product that lives up to its heroic name. It has two rings: one slips around your penis, the other around your testicles.

    '"The pulsing sensation not only feels amazing but also prolongs erections and delays ejaculation. And the 'bullet', which sits across the top of your penis during sex, is perfectly positioned to massage her clitoris, making it more likely that she'll orgasm during penetrative sex.

    "That's a three-in-one benefit you can both enjoy.”

    Reasonably priced at £15.99, the vibrating cock ring features a removable bullet vibrator, meaning it can be used for solo pleasure for him or her, but it's also great for couples play.

    Fancy finding out more about the Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Vibrating Cock Ring? Read our customer reviews for this product or check out the video below to see it in action:

    Lovehoney nominated for an Internet Retailing Award

    The much anticipated Internet Retailing Awards 2013 is being held later this month and celebrates Internet retailers who go out of their way to provide excellent service, innovative products and contemporary business ventures.

    As you know from our Blog post last month, Lovehoney have been named Commended Winners of the Internet Retailing Customer Award based on our outstanding Customer Service - yippee!

    To make things even more exciting, we're also in with a chance of winning the big boy - the 'Internet Retailing Award 2013', and this is where you come in.

    Sex or Pizza?Did you watch the Million Pound Drop this weekend? If you did, you might have noticed Lovehoney crop up at a crucial moment during the show!

    We've all jokingly asked each other hypothetical questions such as 'would you rather have sex or pizza?', but what would you do if you had £75,000 riding on it? Saturday night saw contestants playing The Million Pound Drop facing that very dilemma.

    Despite admitting their love for pizza, young couple Mel and Neil decided they'd be better placed to answer a sex-related question, and were very glad they did!

    Playing for some seriously big bucks, the pair were presented with a question from Lovehoney's 'Fast and Frisky Sex Survey', which revealed when, where and how often we are having sex.

    With just 60 seconds to decide which day of the week we are most likely to have sex, the couple swiftly reasoned that 'on Fridays you're knackered after work', splitting their money between Saturday and Sunday.

    Win a bondage bundleHappy Sunday! This week began with the exciting news that people who practice BDSM tend to have higher levels of wellbeing than those who don't.

    To celebrate this exciting revelation, we're encouraging you to start living a healthier lifestyle with our range of bondage gear, whips and floggers, and wrist and ankle restraints.

    We're giving you the chance to win a luxury bondage bundle, featuring the Tease Me Satin Wrist Restraints (worth £10.00), Tease Me Soft Satin Blackout Blindfold (worth £10.00), Tease Me Satin Heart Riding Crop (worth £12.00) and Tease Me Satin Position Ties Restraints (worth £10.00).

    That's a total of £69 (well, £69.96 to be precise!) of luxury bedroom bondage equipment.

    To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below before 5pm on Friday, June 21st to be automatically entered. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email, so be sure to enter an email address that gets checked regularly.

    Read on for more information on the health benefits of BDSM, plus more bondage news from around the web.

    Lovehoney wins international trade award!

    We're all doing jumps of joy here at Lovehoney, after winning a top award for Fifty Shades of Grey – The Official Pleasure Collection.

    On Wednesday night we attended the South West Insider International Trade Awards in Bristol and won Best International Deal thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey pleasure products in America and Europe.

    Pictured here (left to right) is Bonny, our Head Buyer, Co-Director Neal, Lucy our in-house PR Executive (that's me!) and the lovely Jess who is our Writer and forum enthusiast!

    Lovehoney celebrates 50,000 Reviews. Win 5000 Oh! Points!

    We are pleased to announce that Lovehoney have now received over 50,000 product reviews! This makes us the only company within the world of sex toys to offer such a wealth of knowledge and customer feedback, as well as the largest resource of sex toy reviews in the world.

    It's our devotion to customer happiness which has landed us nominations for numerous awards, including our most recent nomination for the Internet Retailing Customer Awards 2013.

    We are currently Commended Winners along with some other fantastic retailers, such as House of Fraser, John Lewis and Lakeland. We find out later this month who will be named the Overall Winners, so keep (almost) everything crossed for us!

    The overriding star of your reviewed sex toys is the one and only Jessica Rabbit 2.0, which now boasts over 500 product reviews! Consistently a top seller since its launch in 2008, the Jessica Rabbit 2.0 is just as popular today as it was five years ago.

    TENGA limited edition onacupBetween Kegel exercises and female orgasm boosters, our Sunday blogs have been quite female orientated recently.

    To remedy this, this week we're celebrating masculinity with a semen-themed blog (yes, really!) and super TENGA giveaway.

    Whether you have a semen fetish or a biological interest in reproduction, read on for weird and wonderful articles from all over the web, and be in with a chance to win.

    We're giving away a limited edition TENGA Soft Tube Cup Masturbator! For your chance to win this very special Onacup (left), simply comment below before June 14th to be automatically entered to the competition. Best of luck!

    Read on to discover the top semen-related stories from around the web…

    You may have seen my last blog post in which I wrote about My Boudoir Photography Experience. If it's made you start thinking about doing a Boudoir photo shoot for yourself, there are lots of things to think about before you step in front of the camera.

    Whether you choose to pose at home or go about it professionally, here are some of my top tips for having some sexy pictures taken.

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    • What look do you want to achieve? First things first. Do you see yourself as a vintage glamour queen, a rock chick or a soft and fluffy kitten? Although you'll be able to change your look in terms of your outfit and props, your hair and makeup will remain the same so think about the kind of vibe you want to give off. Dark, heavy makeup and big hair is great for a sultry or kinky look, whilst red lips combined with otherwise barely-there make up oozes old-time glamour.
    • Choose a range of different looks. It's really important to choose the right lingerie to take with you. As well as thinking about how sexy your body will look, it's also important to be comfortable, as you might be wearing your items for a while as you try to capture the perfect photograph. You can always take more items than you need and leave some out. I took about ten different bra sets and three corsets with me but actually only wore four for my shoot. My photographer helped me choose which outfits would look best for each scenario.
    • Think about items which create shape. Professional lighting helps create wonderful shapes, but clothes and posture makes a huge difference as well. If you want to create curves, try reducing your waist with a corset or waspie. Wearing ruffles can add volume to bottoms and busts whilst giving a flirty and feminine look. Basques allow you to take gorgeous timeless photographs without constriction, and they also create a wonderful silhouette. Never underestimate the phenominal effect of a pair of high heels on your body shape and confidence levels!

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