Whether you call them sex myths, clichés or stereotypes, general assumptions about love and sex are something we all find ourselves faced with at some point in our lives.
As a fair-haired woman I can't count the number of times people have asked me "so do blondes really have more fun?".
I have also regularly heard my friends and family recite sex myths such as 'the way to a man's heart is through his stomach' and 'if they can dance they'll be great in bed'.
But where do these myths come from? And is there any truth behind them?
Although I have my own experiences, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to ask the wonderful Lovehoney community their thoughts and get some answers. That's you guys!
Plus it's a fabulous excuse to offer a Sexy Summer Bundle prize worth over £200 to treat a lucky winner.
Whether you're gearing up for the Wimbledon final or following the Tour de France, this summer is a great time to get inspired to go outside for more exercise.
Of course, there's a lot of exercise you can do from inside comfort of your own home… Sexercise is a great way of avoiding your cardio workout - by replacing it with an energetic sex session!
At Lovehoney, we're always trying to help you get fit, with plenty of sex toys for couples and sex furniture to enhance your sexercise routine.
And let's not forget the importance of exercising the Kegel muscles, which leads to better sex for both partners (not to mention a stronger orgasm for her)!
Plus, to get your Kegel muscles in shape, we're giving you the chance to win a Magic Banana Kegel Exerciser (£44.99). Simply comment below before July 12th at 5pm to be in with a chance to win.
Read on for the best sexercise stories from around the web…
Want to show off your modelling skills?
Upload a picture of you striking your best pose in sexy lingerie and be in with a chance to win £100 to spend on whatever you like at Lovehoney!
Runners up receive 2,000 Oh! Points to help save up for something special.
We were pleased to see lots of new and old faces entering our Model of the Month competition this month, with great photos of sexy lingerie and costumes.
Top of the bunch was this cheeky snapspot of Britfan999 (left), where she looks every inch the naughty secretary in the raunchy Dreamgirl Working Late Sexy Secretary Outfit (£29.99).
We loved her confident pose and use of the included glasses, and thought she did a great job of showing off the role play costume.
Think you could be our next Model of the Month? Simply upload a photo of yourself with a Lovehoney product to be automatically entered - and remember to follow the Lovehoney Photo Rules!
Read on to find out if you were a runner up this month…
How would you like an extra £100 to spend at Lovehoney?
Write a sex toy review and be in with a chance to win a £100 Lovehoney voucher to spend on whatever you like!
Review of the Month
The winner this month is HappilyExperimenting with her review of the Lelo Mia 2 USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator. We loved her down to earth writing style and comparisons with the original Lelo vibrator
"The Lelo Mia 2 was anticipated by all who had ever heard of the luxury sex toy brand. The original Mia was a slim discreet lipstick vibe and every travelling woman’s companion. Being USB-chargeable and having a lock function, there wasn’t anything Mia couldn’t do. That is, until her older sister stepped up to the mark."
"The original Mia was powerful but this one is so much better! It has comfortable, slow vibrations on the lower end of the scale which help tease up to the point where I can turn it up to the higher settings to tip me over the edge"
Read the full review by HappilyExperimenting.
Read on to find out if you were chosen as a runner up..
It's time to revamp your lingerie collection with key pieces for this season.
This summer is all about sexy see-through clothes, in and out of the bedroom.
Seven 'til Midnight is one of the most popular lingerie brands on Lovehoney. Their affordable, easy-to-wear hosiery, sexy lingerie and costumes are always right on trend.
Often featuring seductive lace, cute ruffles and plunging necklines, their designs achieve a balance between playful and sexy that works great in the bedroom.
Offering beautifully designed garments in a range of sizes, Seven 'til Midnight lingerie is designed to look great on normal women - not just supermodels.
We've compiled our top 6 most-wanted items below. Which is your favourite?
Prepare to pucker up, because next Saturday is International Kissing Day!
Occuring annually on July 6th, Kissing Day is the perfect time to share an intimate smooch.
Whether you're in a relationship or on the prowl, we hope everyone finds time for some kissing next weekend.
To help you celebrate International Kissing Day, we're giving you the chance to win a YESforLOV Intimate Pleasure Ice Hot Kisses Lipstick Set (worth £20.00)! Simply comment below before Friday July 5th at 5pm to be in with a chance to win.
This twin lipstick set not only keep your lips soft and luscious, it also transforms your kisses into tingly warm and cool sensations for your partner to enjoy.
Read on for the best kissing-related Sunday reads…
Some of you may have noticed that we have made some changes to our delivery services to improve shopping and shipping for our UK customers.
You may remember we ran a survey a couple of months ago asking for your feedback on our products and services. From your responses we found that, overall, we seem to be doing a pretty great job across the board (thank you!) but the vast majority of you wanted to feel more in control of your deliveries and be able to track all orders. You also wanted to be able to shop later, and still get same day despatch. You asked… we delivered!!
The last cut off for same day despatch on all orders is now 5:30pm – that's an extra hour and a half of shopping time! This puts us well ahead of our leading competitors who have online cut of times ranging from 2pm to 4pm.
In addition, all deliveries are now traceable, so you can keep an eye on the progress of your delivery at every stage. You'll be sent your tracking information in your usual automated despatch email.
As many of you may know, TENGA is a name synonymous with pioneers of male pleasure. The time has come, however, for TENGA to venture into the world of female sex toys. Hurrah!
Lovehoney are very excited to announce that the best-selling brand have now launched their debut collection of sex toys designed specifically for women, by women.
The iroha collection was born from TENGA's quest to redefine pleasure for women as well as men, and each vibrator offers a unique, powerful and innovative form of intimate stimulation.
The trio of palm-sized vibrators is made up of the Yuki, Sakura and Midori luxury vibrators – which are being hailed as a "new beginning in pleasure for women".
Keep your eyes on the Lovehoney twitter page as we'll be giving away one of each of these incredible vibrators!
Which one is your favourite?
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."
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.