As Lovehoney's only Irish staff member, I'm obviously very excited that today is Saint Patrick's Day.
Paddy's Day is all about letting your hair down and having some fun, whether it's at a parade, in a pub, or even a ceili in honour of everyone's favourite medieval Welshman.
If that isn't your idea of fun, however, why not celebrate March 17th the Lovehoney way?
Fellas, forget a pint of Guinness at your local and indulge in a can of O'Doyle Irish Stout instead. And for the ladies, Lelo's bestselling luxury rabbit vibe, the Ina 2 is available in a beautiful light green.
To help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a luxury Lelo Ina Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator (worth £146.99)!
Simply comment below before March 22nd for your chance to win. Read on for this week's pick of sex news from around the web, and don't forget to comment and tell us what you're getting up to for St. Paddy's Day.
Did you know that if you write a sex toy review for Lovehoney you could win a whopping £100 to spend on whatever you like? Every month we choose our favourite user-uploaded review to win a Lovehoney shopping spree.
Review of the Month
This month's winner is Marchpane's review of the bestselling Beginners Basic Oriental Ben Wa Jiggle Balls. We love her transition from incredulous Fifty Shade of Grey reader to jiggle ball convert and think she perfectly sums up the appeal of Kegel balls:
"These little things pack a punch! Well, it's not quite a punch - more like a slow-burning, rolling, smooth pleasure right from the centre of pleasure inside the vagina itself, the G-spot. I slipped them in with ease (they aren't very big) and immediately noticed the pressure they put on my G-spot."
Read the full review by Marchpane
Read on to find out if you were a runner up…
With adult movies becoming easier to access, adult performers such as James Deen, Stoya, Belladonna and Jenna Jameson are becoming more than just cult favourites - they're being propelled to authentic stardom.
They have millions of Twitter followers, successful businesses and a slew of fans. It's official: porn A-listers are getting closer to achieving mainstream celebrity status than ever before.
The sex toy industry is sitting up and taking note. From Fleshlight Girls to Fleshjacks, chances are a detailed reproduction of your favourite pornstar's anatomy is available for your pleasure. Whether you want Sasha Grey's mouth or James Deen's cock, you can now recreate your favourite scenes from the comfort of your own home.
To help you satisfy your porn star fantasies, we’re giving away a Stoya Lotus Fleshlight (worth £59.99) to one lucky reader. Simply comment below before Friday the March 15th for your chance to win.
Read on for the best porn star news from around the web.
Image from Jon Millward's latest study: Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Their Careers
It is 6 inches and a creamy white plastic, surrounded now by the detritus of its plain brown wrapping. Me and Kate stare, giggling.
Masturbation was about to take a leap into a new and exciting phase.
It’s 1986 and we are just across the threshold into our twenties. Bestest of best friends and flatmates, this purchase with all its glamour of the forbidden, also offered a convenient way to do what we both liked doing.
Because if your hands and arms don’t move in the average way, a session of self-love is not a simple matter.
It had taken several weeks build up to get to this point. Kate saw the advert in a women’s magazine, one of those tiny ads, which exclaim ‘personal massager for all over relaxing relief’.
Guest post by Penny Pepper
Did you know that The Sleep Council have declared March to be National Bed Month? We're definitely on board!
Bed is synonymous with sex, and for good reason. The centre of romance, the bed remains a hub for kisses, cuddles and of course - sex.
There’s nothing like a weekend lie-in to encourage quality time with your partner, so take some time in the coming weeks to treat your lover to breakfast in bed in honour of National Bed Month.
To help you put a kinky twist on your bed, we’re giving away a Bondage Boutique Under The Bed Restraint Kit (£34.99) to one lucky reader. Simply comment below before Friday the March 8th for your chance to win.
We’ve scoured the web for the best sexy bed-related articles for you to enjoy (hopefully from bed!) on this lazy Sunday morning.
Image: Paul Schneggenburger
Between the long evenings made for snuggling and the all-important Valentine’s Day, February is definitely the month of love - and we certainly saw plenty of romance-inspired photography in February’s Model of the Month competition.
Each month, we give Lovehoney Community Members the chance to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney by uploading a picture of themselves in sexy lingerie. Congratulation to tracey3x who is the winner of this month’s competition with a romantic shot of a couple sharing a tender kiss.
We loved how tracey3x captures an intimate moment between lovers in this simple but stunning shot. The clever placement of her partner’s hand accentuates the sex appeal of the Fantasy Lace Garter Belt while her lace-topped stockings complete the look.
We're wondering what makes the nation tick when it comes to getting in the mood for sex (or what the most common reasons are for not being up for it!).
Are you most likely to have sex on a lazy Sunday morning, or as part of your weekday pre-bedtime routine?
How does your partner show they're interested, and what most commonly sparks sex with your partner - a cheeky grope, a kiss, a glass or two of wine?
With this quick little survey, you can help us find out the answers!
As a thank you for completing our Fast & Frisky Survey, we're giving you the chance to win a Lelo Indulgence Kit, which includes a Lelo Insignia Alia Luxury Massager (£109.99) and a Lelo Tantra Feather Tickler (£24.99).
Competition closes on the 11th March 2013. The winner will be contacted by email.
Toy With Me Tuesday is a sex toy meme that Ness, a sex blogger, started when she realised that there were a lot of creative ways to take another look at the sex toys in our homes.
We usually enter a photo every week, but we're taking a mini post-Valentine's break and have instead rounded up some of our favourite snaps of sex toys in a foodie setting. Some are from our own archive, while others are by talented sex bloggers and toy companies, and we use them by kind permission.
Which is your favourite? Have you taken a photo of a sex toy in the kitchen? Have you got any ideas for toys that would look good in a kitchen setting? Feel free to comment!
We all start off the year with the best of intentions, but by the time February comes to a close we’ve often abandoned our exercise routines and weight loss goals and reverted to bad habits.
If you need an incentive to keep up your healthy eating plan, just think about your sex life. Eating well not only makes you look and feel better, there’s also evidence that a balanced diet could boost your libido.
While the aphrodisiac properties of oysters may be exaggerated, eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet ensures you have plenty of energy to burn in the bedroom, leaving both you and your partner satisfied.
Not only do the right foods improve your sex life from the inside, it can be fun to stimulate your taste buds during sex with some delicious low calorie flavoured lube to lick off your partner.
We’re giving away FIVE bumper Sliquid Swirl flavoured lube bundles! Simply comment below before March 1st for your chance to win.
Read on below for the best food and sex articles from around the web.
If you write a sex toy review for Lovehoney, you could be in with a chance to win a rather splendid £100 to spend on whatever you like!
Review of the Month
Having racked up 99 customer reviews, we felt this review by laceandglitter summed up precisely why the Lovehoney Magic Wand Deluxe Massager has proved to be such a phenomenally popular toy.
"I received this as a gift from my boyfriend a couple of months ago. I intended to review it earlier, but I just haven't been able to leave the bedroom since then! Seriously, though, this is the best vibrator I own. I sometimes think it's the best one I'll ever own."
Read the full review by laceandglitter.
Each month we also choose a selection of highly commended reviews and reward them each with a whopping 2,000 Lovehoney Oh! Points to spend as they wish, or perhaps save up to spend on a luxury sex toy. Read on to find out who the runners up were…