Great news for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey this week! NBC Universal have just released an official app which allows you to get up close and personal with Christian Grey in advance of the movie release.
With the free app you can register for the Fifty Shades of Grey Internship Program and "complete weekly assignments, earn badges, and unlock exclusive official content related to the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie."
Features of the new app include weekly assignments, photo filters inspired by the books and "exclusive rewards".
Although only available on iTunes at the moment, word is the app will be coming to Google Play soon. Although there are plenty of fan-made apps already available, this is the only official app from the movie studio - so you know all the information is accurate. Yay!
The news of this app only builds excitement for the upcoming movie release - and the official trailer which premieres on July 24th - eek! We're not the only ones getting excited - even Beyoncé posted a teaser for the first trailer on her Instagram over the weekend.
Will you be entering the Grey Enterprises Internship Program? Get the free app here.
Earlier this week, however, I took a moment to marvel at the sheer range and variety of products Lovehoney stocks - thousands upon thousands of dildos, butt plugs and cock rings - and it got me thinking about the human urge to seek sexual pleasure. The amount of technical expertise and hours of planning that go into developing each bullet vibrator begs the question - do orgasms, rather than money, make the world go round?
Think about it. We can trace porn back 35,000 years, while the wheel made its first appearance about 6,000 years ago, and money didn’t come into common use until about 2,500 years ago. Clearly, our ancestors had similarly one-track minds.
With the advances in sex toy technology (the Violet Wand comes to mind), it’s easy to forget that our generation aren’t the first to use sex toys - not by a long shot!
Think university league tables are boring? Think again…
You may remember a little survey we ran a few weeks ago, which was all about education and sex. Well, the results are in, and (teamed with our latest sales data) what we discovered makes for some pretty interesting reading…
Cambridge University topped the sex toy league table, followed by Oxford - suggesting a high IQ could mean a higher sex drive, and that high-fliers are more open to sexual experimentation. Woah!
Not only were they officially the most sexually adventurous, students at Cambridge University spent 25% more than they did last year - with sexy lingerie being the biggest seller for this brainy bunch.
Nottingham and Northampton Universities, however, fell to the bottom of the sexual league with the least money spent on sex toys per student. You can do better than that!
Yet again you've dazzled us with your sex toy reviews this month! From detailed and precise, to funny and entertaining, your feedback is always a pleasure to read and this month has had us smiling from ear-to-ear.
Review of the Month
Dave_S is our winner for June - congratulations! Not only is his review of the Tracey Cox EDGE Ultimate Performance Kit (£50.00) helpful and informative, but his (clearly, quite special) relationship with "Little Dave" kept us entertained.
"Like many middle-aged men, my body has started to let me down. My hair's going grey and my joints are starting to ache. But most worryingly of all, Little Dave isn't quite as perky as he used to be. Where once he stood proud and erect, a monument to my virility, now he is but a pale shadow of his former glory, lying broken and half-hidden in the undergrowth, like the toppled statue of a once great leader. Unlike most middle-aged men, however, I chose not to buy a motorbike but instead put Little Dave into training, to get him back up to fighting weight…."
Sometimes it seems like there's a "day" for everything - it started with Mother's Day and Father's Day, but in July alone we're expected to celebrate National Shed Week, International Reggae Day and National Fishing Month.
However, there is one celebration coming up on Sunday* that we're happy to get on board with: International Kissing Day!
Let's face it - there's nothing like a good snog with the person you love to set the heart racing. With that in mind, we've put together a blog post with the top kissing facts for your enjoyment.
When we asked the author what inspired this anthology, she explained "In The Darker Side of Pleasure I wanted to present kink from three different perspectives, which is important because BDSM is such a unique experience for each of us."
Read on for a taster of Eden's writing, and find out what inspired each story…
Lingerie needs to be stored, washed and dried with extra care and attention to keep it in tip-top condition. Whether it's made of lace, silk or high-quality cotton, you'll find your sexy lingerie lasts much longer if you take proper care of it.
Here at Lovehoney, we want to ensure that you get the best from your lingerie. That's why we've put together this handy guide to keeping your smalls sorted and your lingerie looking lovely!
Above: Want to know how to store your lingerie safely? Watch Sammi Cole's top tips.