There's never a dull moment in the Lovehoney office, but this week has been especially exciting - between our little announcement and some heartwarming customer feedback, we've been kept busy.
But once again the weekend has rolled around, and as usual this Sunday we've scoured the best of the internet for your lazy morning reading pleasure.
We've brought you the regular mix of fascinating sexology articles and sex-related surveys, as well as a heads up on new Lovehoney products.
Sit down with a coffee (the stainless steel butt plug is optional) and enjoy Lovehoney's latest round up of sex news.
Photo featuring the nJoy Pure Butt Plug by ruffledsheets.
Write a sex toy review for Lovehoney and you could be in with a chance to win a whopping £100 to spend on whatever you like!
Review of the Month
This month's winning review of the Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator creates poetry in the face of adversity. Black Eyed Bunny's name seems very apt!
A Cautionary Tale
"Vibrators are fun and just the toy,
For a first time buy for a girl and boy.
Because while they hum and do their thing,
They make you giggle and your body go zing…"
Read the full review by Black Eyed Bunny.
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 were the runners up.
Happy autumn everyone! It might be cold outside but it’s still red hot in the Lovehoney Community where we’ve received a whole heap of saucy user photos for September’s Model of the Month competition.
We saw an emerging A/W 2012 trend of ‘black and white ass photos’ throughout September but our winner had the edge by adding some colour retouching to really make her image stand out.
Congratulations to Lorens for her sexy photo featuring the Dreamgirl Black Diamond All-in-One Sheer Dress and Stockings Set. Lorens wins £100 to spend at Lovehoney.
To be in with a chance of winning either £100 to spend on Lovehoney or 2,000 Oh! Points, upload a picture of yourself or your partner between now and 30th of September showing off a Lovehoney product.
To see our runners up, read on…
Hundreds of thousands of words get written at Lovehoney every year. As a writer and editor, it’s my job to make sure they're right. Getting it right is important. After all, if we can’t spell you’re not really going to want to give us your credit card details, are you?
Writing about sex can get us a bit over-excited, so a combination of fat fingers and a fast pace often leads to mistakes that are - thankfully - mostly picked up before they go live. Here are some of our favourite (and common) errors.
Please, add your own nominations below…
On Lovehoney's contact page, amongst the "Where's my order?", "Technical site help" and "Question about a product" options, there's one called "I want to say something nice".
Have you ever seen it? Have you ever wondered what happens if you use it?
These emails get forwarded to the entire company.
On a day when the steam's coming off our fingers from coding and writing, or the queue of returns is longer than ever, being told 'something nice' gives everyone a warm glow. More than that, though, it's feedback like this that makes us feel that we don't just work in a sex toy warehouse - we're the sexual happiness people.
Here is one that was so uplifting, we wanted to share it:
We don't wish to hijack Toy With Me Tuesday (perish the thought!) so we ummed and ahhed about this one. But, it's been such a huge project for us here at HQ and we're excited to let the meme-followers be first in on the secret we've all been sitting on for such a long time: the announcement of the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Collection.
Here at Lovehoney, we love the number ten. In fact, it's probably our favourite number.
For one thing, we've just celebrated our 10th birthday. We had a big party here at Lovehoney HQ in June to celebrate a whole decade of promoting sexual happiness.
We love ten so much, it even plays a big part in our products. For example, Lovehoney's revolutionary oral sex simulator, the Sqweel 2, has ten silicone tongues. That's ten times the pleasure.
Likewise, the Lovehoney Remote Control Egg Vibrator has a grand total of ten vibrating functions to leave you a happy bunny, much like our top-rated 10 Speed Dream Bullet Vibrator.
So with that in mind, our weekly round up of sex news is brought to you by the number ten!
I’ve written five sex education DVDs for the Lovers’ Guide, had 25 books about sex published internationally and founded the UK’s original erotica site for women, Cliterati.
As you might expect, I get asked a lot of questions about sex. A lot.
And by far the most common answer is, “communicate.” However, the word alone does not suffice.
Knowing how to communicate is far more complex than simply opening your mouth and letting words come out.
Guest post by Emily Dubberley
So often, we call these small, hand-sized vibrators 'pebble vibrators' but in this week's Toy with me Tuesday, we decided to prove it with the MiMi by Je Joue.
Your breath coming in short gasps, sweat running over your bare skin, your heart beating out of your chest as you urge yourself to go faster and faster…
Yep, this week we’ve been thinking about exercise (hey, what were YOU thinking of?). What with the Olympics and Paralympics done and dusted, here at the Lovehoney HQ we sense that the passion for fitness has died down somewhat.
Introducing, the Sexolympics! It may not have corporate sponsorship, a big venue in London or thousands of world class athletes, but it can be done from the comfort of your own home. So limber up and do your stretches, your training regime is about the begin.
This week we’ve been researching the link between fitness and sex to bring you the ultimate incentives to step your sex life up a gear. After all, burning 300 calories has never been more fun - and you don’t even need trainers.