Ah, commemorative crap. All those chintzy plates, tea towels and special edition drinks bottles that unassuming folk purchase in the hope that it will one day acquire value. I’m telling you now, it won’t.
In order for something gain value, it needs to be relatively rare. Mass produced mugs aren’t going to do much for your bank balance as a few thousand people have the same idea. What you want is something unlikely to turn up in 50 years time…
When it comes to royal memorabilia, Lovehoney has 'previous' in the shape of the Commemorative Royal Wedding Ring. But for the Diamond Jubilee, we've really pulled out all the stops. Her Majazzle - a patriotic vajazzle dubbed "the most outrageous souvenir on offer" by The Sunday Times Magazine - truly is the crowning glory in jubilee ephemera.
Looking to recreate the full-on hen party look that Rochelle and Una from The Saturdays enjoyed at the weekend? Look no further than Hen Night HQ.
Lovehoney's sister site Hen Night HQ supplied all the tiaras, willy straws, l plates, fluffy boppers, foam fingers and sashes for Rochelle Wiseman and Una Healy's bumper hen party weekend.
Bedecked in tradional hen party accessories, the girls had a joint hen do to celebrate their last few nights of freedom.
Rochelle Wiseman is marrying Marvin Humes from JLS (who had their own range of condoms on Lovehoney), while Una Healy is set to wed rugby ace Ben Foden.
Visit Hen Night HQ to recreate the look from The Saturdays hen party.
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Our Best Sex Survey asked you about the frequency and quality of sex you’ve had over your lifetime.
The results are in, and it’s good news if you’re approaching the big 3-0. On average, people had the best sex of their lives at the age of 30.
But that’s not the end of the story…
There’s always speculation at Lovehoney HQ as to who was the willing model for some of our more realistic dildos.
Following the airing of More Sex Please, We’re British, we have attached a face (and body) to one of our best sellers - Adam’s Cock.
In the documentary Laura from Customer Care (pictured, with Adam) has a giggle about this fleshy phallus, explaining that her boyfriend is also called Adam. He may not have been the original model for the sex toy, but Mr Laura will be forever associated with this veiny willy.
Adam and Eve’s 8-Inch Pleasureskin Dildo (£29.99) has been a best seller for 2 years at Lovehoney and in that time we’ve sold over 6,000 to happy customers. The average rating is 4.5 stars out of 5, making it one of our most favoured sex toys ever.
When did you have the best sex of your life - and when did you have the most sex? Did the two coincide? We're really curious to know!
Fill in the survey below, and leave us a comment if you've got anything else to say on the topic.
By completing our survey, you're in with a chance to win 1 of 5 Tracey Cox Supersex Secret Vibes (worth £19.99). With three speeds and a handy tin to keep it in, this bullet vibrator is versatile and discreet.
One of the best things about the new Lovehoney Happy Rabbit is that it's rechargeable. Instead of relying on batteries, it uses a mains charging motor that provides you with two hours of uninterrupted pleasure. There are so many benefits to using rechargeable toys, one of them being that they're far more environmentally friendly. Removing the battery pack the vibe not only lets you say goodbye to the cost and hassle of batteries, but it allows you to enjoy a cleaner, greener and more powerful sex toy.
If you make the decision to upgrade your old rabbit vibrator to one of Lovehoney's Happy Rabbits, you can do so discreetly, in a way that benefits both you and the enviornment. Use Rabbit Amnesty - the world's only environmentally friendly sex toy recycling scheme.
It’s not a good idea to use baby oil as a lubricant, as it can disturb the delicate pH balance in the vagina, leading to yeast infections like thrush.
Lovehoney has over 169,000 sex toy reviews – making it the biggest resource of sex toy reviews in the world.
By reviewing sex toys on Lovehoney, you automatically enter our monthly competition to win £100 to spend on Lovehoney, and can also register to become a Sex Toy Tester. Only the best reviews will win competitions and earn tester products, so this guide will help you write a great review.
When you review your purchases on Lovehoney, your aim is to give other people the information that they can’t find on the product page: an opinion on how it performs and whether you think it’s worth spending the money on.
The best reviews are those that help someone else make an informed decision about the right toy for them. It doesn't matter whether you loved a toy or thought it was awful, the most important thing is to describe how it made you feel and what someone else would find if they bought the same item.
Remember to use your item a couple of times before you pass judgement on it. First impressions do count, but you might find your opinion changes (for better or worse) after a couple of sessions.
When writing a sex toy review for a Lovehoney, think about the following things:
This week's awesome sex toy is the Pipedream Extreme Realistic Male Sex Doll (£499.99), as seen being measured by me with the Official Lovehoney Depth Probe in Channel 4’s “More Sex Please, We’re British”.
This buff bod is one of the finest examples of male sex dolls I’ve ever had the privilege to fondle. Perfectly formed with spectacular musculature and a lob-on so fierce that you can practically see it throbbing, this stud of a doll definitely has the right visuals.
Of course, he has no head, arms or legs, but these are minor details when you’re faced with such a randy Adonis (and this also makes the doll less expensive, which is good for the pocket).
Did you catch the Lovehoney Documentary ‘More Sex Please, We’re British’ on Channel 4? How closely were you watching…? Take our quiz to find out and let us know in the comments below what your score was!
It’s currently the second most popular show on Channel 4’s 4OD service, so if you have missed the initial airing (or need to revise before taking the quiz) on May 8th 2012, you can still catch it.
Watch More Sex Please, We're British on 4OD.