Some say that there's no such thing as being "just friends" - and sometimes they're right.
An article published in The New York Times last month about the rise of "hooking up" has led to intense debate on whether or not the "friends with benefits" dynamic can ever really work.
Have you ever had a friends with benefits relationship? Or do you think sex is better with an emotional attachment?
Whether or not you're a believer in the "FWB" arrangement, we're giving you the chance to win a Toyfriend of your very own!
Comment below to enter our giveaway and be in with a chance to win a Bunny Toyfriend Waterproof Silicone Tickler (worth £26.99). Make sure to comment before August 2nd to be automatically entered.
Read on for the best FWB articles from around the web…
The Lovehoney staff were treated to quite a nice surprise last week, when our forum members decided to list all the reasons why they love Lovehoney.
Ranging from the sweet and simple "The logo is cute!" (thanks, theMightyBum, we love it too!) to the more sentimental "The fact that it doesn't matter who we are and what our level of sexual experience is, we can still get something out of the site" (from Cat Lady), it was great to get such positive feedback from our community members.
Whether they were praising our Discreet Packaging, great Delivery Options or fantastic Sex Toy range, the sincere and honest comments left the Lovehoney staff feeling elated - because if you're happy, we're happy.
Check out the list below (be warned, it's long!) or add your own on the forum thread.
We'd love to hear from you!
"Hair is one of the first big preoccupations of womanhood. It appears, unbidden, and so decisions must be made about it - decisions which signal to yourself, and the rest of the world, who you are." - How To Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
The way we style ourselves is our way of expressing who we are to the outside world, and to most of us, sending the right message is very important. So what about our most intimate areas? We spend a lot of time and money looking after the hair on our head, so what about "down below"?
First impressions can make a huge impact, so it's important that the 'you' you choose to portray is the real 'you'. Finding a style which slots into your everyday life, as well as making you feel sexy in the buff, can be tricky. With lots of women believing that pubic hair is 'messy' and that our partners want us 'bald below' many of us end up shaving or waxing it all off.
In fact there are tons of people out there who simply love body hair, not to mention enormous fetish communities who find body hair utterly irresistible.
Tight jeans, a sexy twang and a manly demeaner - there's just something about cowboys that has kept audiences enchanted for generations.
The topic of many an erotic book and adult film, the sexy cowboy trend shows no signs of abating.
With National Cowboy Day coming up in the States on the 28th, we thought we'd celebrate this week with a special giveaway that makes your partner giddy up!
We're giving you the chance to win a Fifty Shades of Grey Sweet Sting Riding Crop (worth £24.99) from The Official Pleasure Collection. To enter, simply comment below before Friday the 26th at 5pm.
With a slender, springy length and smooth faux leather tip, the Sweet Sting riding crop is the perfect addition to your Wild West roleplay.
Read on for the best sexy Sunday reads from around the web…
Having been called a "New York Times bestseller that will make a better lover of any man", Ian Kerner's comprehensive guide to cunnilingus, She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman (£12.00) certainly lives up to its 5 star rating.
The Times sex columnist Suzi Godson declared that women should "Get yourself a copy of Ian Kerner's manifesto She Comes First and make sure your boyfriend reads it too."
A frequent guest on the TODAY Show and Dr. Oz, Ian Kerner Ph.D is a clinical sexologist and sex counsellor whose own issues with erectile dyfunction led him to develop a foolproof approach to oral sex.
His how-to guide on every aspect of cunnilingus for men has enjoyed phenomenal success worldwide, with many happy girlfriends and wives taking to the internet to sing Mr. Kerner's praises. One reviewer even asked "Is it too late to nominate Kerner for some sort of Nobel prize?"
With a 5 star rating, Lovehoney customers clearly share this enthusiasm!
Have you ever wondered who the people are behind Lovehoney's award winning Customer Care department, what we do and how we can help guide you on choosing the right Sex Toys, Lingerie and Essentials for you or your partner?
My name is Chelsea and I am one of the Customer Care advisers here at Lovehoney HQ. I'm here to give you an insight into our award winning Customer Care department.
Here's a who, what and how guide to Customer Care and the benefits we can provide to your quest for intimate pleasure and sexual happiness:
Who are Customer Care?
Quite simply: We are the Sexual Go-to Gurus! Any questions or advice you may need on an order or product, then please feel free to get in touch so we can help you with any issues or queries you may have.
Don't be shy… There's nothing we haven't already heard!
We encourage you to talk to us in the first instance as our knowledge and experience means you're in the right hands to make an informed decision.
If you're looking for a thrills-guaranteed toy that's great for couples, a cock ring is the way to go. Previously our rings were divided between vibrating and non-vibrating versions and tucked away in male sex toys.
Drumroll please… we've now created a brand spanking newCock Rings section, all of its very own, to help make cock ring shopping easy!
In it you will find:
You can sort the rings by price, material, brand, colour and - all importantly - circumference. This should make finding a cock ring (or an O-ring!) even easier.
We've even decided to kick the new category off with a special 2 for £25 offer on selected cock rings.
The sun is out and the holidays are near (or already there for some!), which could be your opportunity to improve your sex life.
A Lovehoney survey shows that people have more sex whilst on holiday, making this the perfect time of year to update your wardrobe with the latest sexy lingerie.
With the current spell of hot weather, it's tempting to strip down to your undies to cool down - although you might raise your partner's temperature with our pick of the sexiest summer lingerie!
Bondage chic, retro glamour and eye-catching neon are this summer’s must-have lingerie looks and Lovehoney has several styles of the latest trends to suit you.
So get ready for some sexy summer seduction, with our six lingerie must-haves for this season:
Bonjour! Are you celebrating Bastille Day today?
Between French kissing and French knickers, we have a lot to thank our Francophone neighbours for when it comes to sex.
Indeed, the most popular sexy costume at Lovehoney is the classic French Maid look - and sales peak in July! So clearly some lovers are getting patriotic this weekend.
To celebrate all things French, we're giving away a luxury Uma by Je Joue Rechargeable G-spot Vibrator (£74.99) to one reader. Simply comment below before July 19th at 5pm to be automatically entered.
Meaning "I play" in French, luxury sex toy brand Je Joue may not be based in France, but their sleek pleasure objects wouldn't look out of place in the boudoir.
Read on for the best (French) sex related news from around the web…
It used to be that when you bought a vibrator, you had to remember to pick up batteries and lube separately.
A recent surge in the popularity of rechargeable vibrators has seen batteries become less of an essential - and a new sex toy company is seeking to eradicate the need for lube, too!
Incorporating LubePlay™ self-lubrication technology, Cascade rechargeable vibrators dispense lubricant at the touch of a button - ensuring you instantly have enough water-based lube where you need it most.
The UK-based company notes: "Cascade and LubePlay™ Technology have been developed to allow you the freedom to explore and discover a new way to play."
"Combining a luxury vibrator with the ability to release just the right amount of lubricant at the touch of a button, Cascade, is a truly unique experience."
With the silicone Flow, Ripple and Wave vibrators to choose from, there's a Cascade vibrator for everyone… Which is your favourite?