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…
Lovehoney has been named Best Internet Retail Site at the Xcite Book Awards for the second year running!
The annual awards held by the UK's leading publisher of erotica, Xcite Books, is a celebration of the most deserving companies, bloggers, authors and sex experts who are working to improve, explore and expand the world of erotica.
We also picked up the elusive Best Reviewer award for our outstanding contribution to erotica reviews, and it's all thanks to you! Your continued love of all things erotic and your honest feedback makes Lovehoney a friendly, helpful place to be, and we're so very grateful for all your contributions. Without you, it really couldn't happen.
All the votes were from lovely members of the public, so thank you for choosing us as your Best Internet Retail Site and Best Reviewer. We're over the moon!
As the cold weather continues in the UK this week, many people have started planning holidays to banish those February blues.
If you're lucky enough to go on holiday with your partner this year, be prepared to return home with more than just a tan - a new survey reveals that 28% of couples think their sex life improved after taking a holiday together.
Going abroad doesn't mean you have to sacrifice home comforts. Even sex toys are getting more travel-friendly. The Lovehoney Flash USB Mini Vibrator, released just last week, is ideal for travel. Rechargeable by USB, completely discreet and detachable, there's no chance of this powerful toy starting to vibrate in your luggage.
To celebrate the release of the Lovehoney Flash USB Mini Vibrator (worth £29.99), we're giving a lucky reader the chance to win one! Simply comment below before Friday the 22nd for your chance to win.
Read on below for the best travel related sex news from around the internet.
There's a reason why Valentine's Day is the second most widely celebrated holiday in the world - every once and awhile, it's nice to indulge our romantic side with flowers, chocolate…and sex!
February 14th is the perfect day to show your partner how much you love them. Whether it's a nice meal, seductive lingerie, a dozen roses or a couples sex toy, there's just something about treating your lover that inspires passion.
Being single on St. Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun, either - there are plenty of sex toys designed for solo pleasure.
To celebrate this romantic time of year, we're giving away a bumper Valentine's bundle to one lucky winner.
Prize includes a TENGA Flip Hole (£69.99), a Lelo Mia 2 (£69.99) and a pair of Luxury Sex Dice. Comment below before Tuesday, Februray 12th for a chance to win.
Read on for the best tips from across the web to guarantee the best Valentine's Day ever.
Drumroll, please… after years of being asked for them, we can finally offer you Lovehoney.co.uk Gift Vouchers to send to a loved one.
You can purchase a voucher worth anything from £10 to £500, and have it delivered instantly by email to the lucky recipient.
Everything is previewable, so you can fiddle with how the gift voucher would look without even having to enter the checkout.
Go on, have a play!
Lovehoney.co.uk gift vouchers can be spent on anything available on Lovehoney.co.uk (but not on more gift vouchers, because that would just be madness.
And might break the internet.)
They're as flexible as using cash: you can spend all your voucher, more than your voucher (and make up the difference), less than your voucher (without losing the difference), or even more than one voucher at once. Oh, and they don't have an expiry date either.
Got a question? Check out our Lovehoney Gift Vouchers Help page, or add your question in a comment and we'll do our best to answer them!